Monuments

Baghdad’s Monuments

During the 1980s Saddam committed money from oil revenues to build many over-the-top monuments around Baghdad. The most famous is the now toppled statue of Saddam (it’s pretty hard to spot from the satellite photo) but most of the other…

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Tuesday, 9th August 2005

Portuguese Bridges

Portugal has some pretty cool bridges! First up is the Arrábida Bridge over the Douro River in Porto. The bridge is 493 metres long, and at the time of its construction in 1963 it had the largest concrete span of…

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Monday, 8th August 2005

Rajpath, India

Updated Post The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the Official residence of the President of India. At the back of the building you can see the 13 acre gardens with Mughal style canals and fountains. To the east is the Rajpath (‘Kings…

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Sunday, 31st July 2005

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe at the centre of some eternally busy roads in Paris (more info). Thanks: Bill Kendrick, nixx, Thomas, Keith, Nels N Nelson, gIMpSTa, Chris Granger, Don Campbell, Jim L., ringo, Donald P., numlok, Jason Hale

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Friday, 24th June 2005

Spire of Dublin

The world’s largest sculpture, The Spire of Dublin, is 120 metres tall and is located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar which was destroyed in an IRA bombing. The pillar is really just a very big spike, with…

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Thursday, 23rd June 2005

Forbidden City

Inside Beijing, lies the Forbidden City, the location of the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the world’s largest palace and features a six meter deep moat, a ten meter high wall, five halls, seventeen palaces…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005
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The Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

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