Structures

The Aqueduct of Segovia

This is the Aqueduct of Segovia, which was probably built during the second half of the 1st Century AD, and is one of the most significant and best-preserved Roman monuments in Spain. Technically, this is just the bridge part of…

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Friday, 29th February 2008

Paris, China.

North of the Chinese city of Hangzhou, a brand new housing development is taking shape in an unusual style. At least unusual for China anyway, as Tianducheng is designed to look like Paris, France! There are currently just 2000 residents…

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Monday, 25th February 2008

The World’s Largest Gators

When I was younger, it was always one of my favourite ‘facts’ that “millions of years ago crocodiles and alligators were, like, hundreds of feet long”. Of course it’s difficult to argue with a statement this naïve, but we do…

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Wednesday, 6th February 2008

Panopticon Prisons

Originally conceived by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham in 1785, the panopticon was intended to be a type of prison that allowed the guard to observe any of the inmates without them knowing if and when they were being watched. The…

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Monday, 4th February 2008

Barton Swing Aqueduct

In the past we’ve featured some incredible feats of engineering in service of canals and their traffic, but perhaps none as elegant as the Barton Swing Aqueduct, England. Designed by Edward Leader Williams1 and first used in 1893, the aqueduct…

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Thursday, 31st January 2008

Brú na Bóinne

Brú na Bóinne (Palace of the Boyne) is a World Heritage Site situated in a bend of the River Boyne, County Meath, Ireland. The site contains around 40 passage graves as well as other standing stones, henges and later features.…

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Thursday, 24th January 2008

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