Theme Parks

World’s Smallest Parks

The state of Oregon has not just one, but two of the smallest municipal parks in the whole world. The first, Waldo Park in Salem, is only 3.6 by 6 metres and only contains a plaque, and a giant sequoia.…

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Wednesday, 24th January 2007

Xscape, Milton Keynes

Is that a mountainous Trimaxion Drone Ship1 hovering above Buckinghamshire, England? Sadly not – this is actually the Milton Keynes Xscape, one of three leisure centres in the UK which contain, well – mountains. Xscapes are centered around a real-snow…

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Tuesday, 12th December 2006

Large Buildings

The Palace of the Parliament in Romania has a floor area of 350,000 m² which makes it one of the world’s largest buildings. Previously called the “House of the People” under communism it also narrowly misses the top spot of…

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Monday, 11th December 2006

Time Travelling Dinosaurs

It’s time travelling time at GSS, and today we’re travelling back to the Jurassic, Late Jurassic and the Pleistocene periods, all at the same time! Yes you heard me right, as here in the Plänterwald leisure area, Berlin, we can…

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Friday, 17th November 2006

Madurodam

This is the small city of Madurodam in the Netherlands. They have an airport, canals, stadiums, boats, gardens, windmills and bridges with… giant people on them? And there’s some giant cars too! Waaaait a minute… Madurodam is actually a truly…

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Thursday, 6th July 2006

Gulliver Park

This is Gulliver Park in Valencia, Spain. The figure you see is an enormous fibreglass model of Lemuel Gulliver trapped by the Lilliputians, and the ropes that tie him to the ground form part of a children’s adventure playground. Children…

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Tuesday, 23rd May 2006
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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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