Stanley Park is the centrepiece attraction of the city of Vancouver, receiving eight million visitors each year. At exactly 1,001 acres, it is ten percent larger than New York’s Central Park. A mix of natural and man-made landscapes, the park is renowned for its temperate rainforest setting on a peninsula that juts into the Strait of Georgia.
Tuesday, 29th March 2011
As we around the world continue to acquire automobiles at a precipitous rate, we also have to build increasingly complex intersections to deal with the resulting traffic. Few places epitomise this movement more than the the massive, five-level High Five Interchange in Dallas, Texas, one of the most impossibly complex highway junctions you will ever see.
Tuesday, 22nd March 2011
Originally two separate lakes, Upper Arrow Lake and Lower Arrow Lake were joined together in 1968 as part of a programme of construction that has seen 14 dams built on the Columbia River since 1937, converting almost the entire 2,000…
Tuesday, 2nd November 2010
Four weeks ago, Google launched their Street View service in the Republic of Ireland. Google had been capturing pictures1 of Irish cities, towns and countryside over the previous year. So where were you the day the circus came to town?…
Wednesday, 27th October 2010
The Suez Canal is a 193km long waterway in Egypt which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, allowing ship traffic to pass between Asia and Europe without having to travel all the way around Africa. The narrow width…
Tuesday, 10th August 2010
The Rideau Canal is a World Heritage Site waterway which connects Canada’s capital Ottawa to the city of Kingston on Lake Ontario. The route consists of a combination of several lakes, numerous rivers and dams, and 19km of man-made canals,…
Tuesday, 27th July 2010
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