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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Don't know if anyone's come across this before on Google Earth, but it was pointed out to me by an American visitor recently.

It's part of the military base in San Diego...




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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

I wonder when it was built? Does anyone know of any other unusual shape buildings on Google Earth?


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Looks like maybe they figured that out after they built it. The two under construction just to the lower left are not shaped like a swastika.

Anyone searching for this, it is on Silver Strand, just below Coronado, in fact is straight south of the big bend in the Coronado bridge.



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Link to Google map


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

LOL imagine how red the architect went when he discovered that and how much of a telling off he would've got!!

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User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Unless this was built a very long time ago there's no way this could have been built without SOMEONE noticing.

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

On travel/road maps of Korea, I remember they use the 'swastika' symbol to indicate a Buddhist temple.

Can anyone tell me what's the reason for this?



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
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Quoting Homer71 (Reply 6):
On travel/road maps of Korea, I remember they use the 'swastika' symbol to indicate a Buddhist temple.

Can anyone tell me what's the reason for this?

the swastika as a Buddhist symbol predates Nazism by a long time - I am not sure of the original significance - but the nazis stole it and corrupted it ( the Nazi version is actually a mirror image ie it 'rotates' the wrong way compared to the proper swastika )


if you go to the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen you will see swastikas on the buildings there too , tour guides always take care to explain to people touring the brewery that these are proper swastikas , nothing to do with the nazis .



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 7):
the swastika as a Buddhist symbol predates Nazism by a long time - I am not sure of the original significance - but the nazis stole it and corrupted it ( the Nazi version is actually a mirror image ie it 'rotates' the wrong way compared to the proper swastika )

The swastika is not exactly a Buddhist symbol - it is a symbol of the Aryan race (of ancient India) of which Gautama Siddharta (Buddha) was a member. The four arms of the swastika have been called the "Four Arms of Vishnu," and also represent evolution and dissolution (consider the four arms creating two opposite paths). Although the swastika has been used in Buddhism for over 2,000 years, it is more properly an ancient Indian symbol.

Indeed, the Nazis drew it the opposite way, and also rotated it 45 degress to a "diamond" configuration as opposed to a "square" one.


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Excellent! Maybe the architect was the son of an ex-nazi and wanted to flip the bone in a big way.

You'd think someone would have noticed!!


User currently offlineNHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

The swastika is also a symbol that was used by native Americans for a thousand years or so, it represents intertwining paths among other things. The symbol itself has been used by tons of other cultures as well for thousands of years. But we all know what happened to the symbol after Hitler.

Its not any different from the pentagram that has been used by pagan religions for thousands of years which represents 5 elements or something, even some christian knights in the very early days used the symbol on their shields. But now everyone instantly associates it with "satanic" stuff because they perverted it.

There are lots and lots of one harmless symbols out there that have been adopted by groups or individuals who used it to represent bad things and ended up perverting the symbol to the point where everyone sees it as the bad thing and never realizes its other meanings that predated the bad.



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