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Victoria Falls

Situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this is the jaw-droppingly spectacular Victoria Falls. The falls are known locally as “the smoke that thunders”, and you can certainly see why! There’s a bungee platform if you’re feeling brave, although…

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Thursday, 23rd March 2006

Southend Pier

This is Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea, England. At a staggering 2,158 metres, it is officially the world’s longest pleasure pier. Work began in 1887, and at the peak of its popularity in 1949, Southend Pier had 7 million visitors. Southend…

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Friday, 10th February 2006

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

This is Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in Bedfordshire, England. Whipsnade is one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks – it’s home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. Thanks to Google’s new upgraded imagery,…

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Friday, 3rd February 2006

Buckingham Palace

This is Buckingham Palace in London, England, it’s the Queen’s official English residence and she must be in as the flag is flying. It was originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham as a large townhouse, and in…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Cathedrals of Florence and Milan

The Cathedral (Duomo) of Florence is officially called Santa Maria del Fiore and is the end result of years of work spanning various architectural styles. The original building was started by a sculptor in 1296, then Filippo Brunelleschi added the…

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Friday, 13th January 2006

Changing of the Guard, Copenhagen

Here in Copenhagen, Denmark you can see loads of tourists hanging around in the middle of Amalienborg Palace, the winter home of the Danish royal family. Notice how they’ve formed a straight line on the south side? That’s because this…

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Wednesday, 7th December 2005
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On this day: Paul Cézanne Died

On this day in 1906, French painter Paul Cézanne died. Montagne Saint-Victoire, circa 1890, is amongst many of his works…

On this day: USS Constitution Launched

On October 21, 1797, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston Harbor. Nicknamed ‘Old Ironsides’, the vessel has far outlived…

On this day: Sydney Opera House Opened

On October 20, 1973, Sydney Opera House opened to the public following 14 years of construction. The building actually houses…

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