Soviet Shuttle

This is the real ‘Buran’ Soviet shuttle in Gorky Park, Moscow. Well, nearly real anyway, it’s actually a prototype vehicle designed for static tests. The Soviet shuttle program began in 1976 as a response to the United States equivalent (Soviet…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

Venice

This is the beautiful Venice, city of canals. Venice is built on more than a hundred islands in a shallow lagoon, with the canals serving the function of roads – every form of transport is on water or on foot.…

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Oktoberfest, Munich

Despite the title, the annual “Oktoberfest” takes place each September in Theresienwiese, Munich. You can see the large tents being constructed where Germans and tourists will sit at enormous long tables and drink beer by the litre. If things haven’t…

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Air Base Weirdness, Iraq

There’s something very odd going on at this air base in Eastern Iraq. Quite apart from the aircraft parked on the runways, there’s some serious image misalignment, and what on earth is going on with the colours? Thanks to Marc…

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Burning Oil Fields

An incredible image here of burning oil fields in Iraq, just north of Basra. Zoom out to see how far the plumes of smoke have travelled, and zoom in to see how huge the fires are. Thanks to Sean, Jason…

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Blue Mountain

This is the Blue Mountain ski resort outside of Palmerton, Pennsylvania (although there’s nothing very ‘blue’ about it). That sure is some excellent snowmaking facilities they’ve got though! It might be interesting going skiing or boarding and looking out at…

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