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dar al islam

from brother ali, tupac shakur posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

The video for Brother Ali’s 'Never Learn,' a single off his 2017 album All the Beauty in This Whole Life, is set at Dar al Islam, a Muslim retreat and resource center in New Mexico.

Watch Brother Ali hang out with a white horse in the video for 'Never Learn.'

Tupac's video for 'I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto,' released in 1997 as his first posthumous single, was also filmed at Dar al Islam (labeled in the video as located in Rukahs, New Mexico... Shakur spelled backward).

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recckio’s bowling center

from buffalo ‘66 posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

Billy and Layla span time as a couple at Recckio's Lanes in Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66.

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ryugyong hotel

from north korea, totalitarianism posted in history by pete_nice

From reddit: "The Ryugyong Hotel is an unfinished 105-story, 330 metres (1,080 ft) tall pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. The building is also known as the 105 Building, a reference to its number of floors.

Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. After 1992 the building stood topped out, but without any windows or interior fittings.

In 2008 construction resumed, and the exterior was completed in 2011. It was planned to open the hotel in 2012, the centenary of Kim Il-sung's birth, but this did not happen.

A partial opening was announced for 2013, but this was also cancelled. As of 2017, the building remains unopened."

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bighead’s incubator

from silicon valley posted in television by pete_nice

Bighead has his incubator set up at this posh home in season 3, episode 4 of Silicon Valley.

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heptapod landing area

from arrival (2016) posted in movies by pete_nice

In Arrival, the serene meadows of Montana were invaded by the hovering heptapod stone-egg ships.

This picturesque backdrop is actually located outside the town of Rimouski in Quebec, near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

The Canadian director spoke of the location, “It was strange for me to create something foreign in Quebec. But as a Canadian it was a pleasure to bring U.S. money back home.”

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