Monuments

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was, as we all know, donated to America by the country of France and stands as a welcome to all returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants. She stands at just 151 feet tall and as everyone says…

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Thursday, 20th April 2006

The White Sands National Monument & Missile Range

This is the utterly bizarre, and totally incredible White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, USA. The monument is the southernmost part of a 710 square kilometre (275-square mile) field of startlingly white sand dunes, which are composed of gypsum…

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Wednesday, 12th April 2006

Sails of the South

These are the Sails of the South, found beside the M275 near Portsmouth, England. Unveiled in March 2001 as part of the Gateway Project regeneration scheme, it represents a masted tri-sail in homage to Portsmouth’s maritime heritage. Er, a bit…

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Thursday, 6th April 2006

Jim Onan’s Pyramid House

This is Jim and Linda Onan’s Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois. Yes, it really is a six-storey gold-plated pyramid in the middle of Illinois – and apparently it’s the world’s largest gold-plated object. Near the entrance to the grounds…

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Tuesday, 4th April 2006

The Oscars

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud, honoured, humbled, overawed and delighted to present, the permanent home and location of today’s 78th annual Academy Awards, Hollywood California’s Kodak Theater! And just outside is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dotted with over…

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Sunday, 5th March 2006

Battle of Britain Memorial

A large propeller is carved into the ground as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Fernenear near Dover, UK. At the centre of the propeller is a statue of a sitting airman looking out to sea and to…

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Wednesday, 1st March 2006

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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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