Theme Parks

Santa Claus, Indiana

Like the rest of the world at the moment, it’s obvious that the 2200 residents of Santa Claus, Indiana, are totally immersed in the Christmas spirit. Originally named Santa Fe, the town had to change its name in 1856 when…

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Thursday, 18th December 2008

Boblo Island

This huge pavilion and dance hall is the only remaining structure from Boblo Island Amusement Park in Ontario. The Amusement Park was open to the public from 1898 until 1993 and through the years it was home to a number…

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Wednesday, 12th November 2008

Fire destroys Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare

At 6:45am this morning local time, fire fighters were called to a massive blaze taking place at the Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier. Ironically, the fire service were having difficulty getting enough water to put out the blaze. As you can see…

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Monday, 28th July 2008

Alton Towers

Rounding off our totally unplanned week of obscure towers is… Alton Towers, which is very obscure, being that it’s actually a theme park. Located in the grounds of a former stately home in Staffordshire, England, Alton Towers opened as a…

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Friday, 25th July 2008

Storm King Art Center

Dotting the landscape here in Mountainville, New York, is a collection of bizarre shapes and interesting shadows. This is actually a huge outdoor sculpture garden called the Storm King Art Center. Founded in 1960 by Ralph E. Ogden as a…

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Thursday, 10th July 2008

Arches National Park

The Arches National Park in Utah, USA, is an area of unique geological formations, most famous for the huge abundance of naturally formed sandstone arches, of which over 2,000 have been formed due to the gradual erosion of the rock.…

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Friday, 13th June 2008
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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.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

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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