Theme Parks

Opryland Hotel

This is the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now I think I’ve got this right when I say that the Opryland is the third largest non-casino hotel in the world. Regardless, it’s enormous, with 5 restaurants, 6 eateries, 14 retail…

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Monday, 14th November 2005

Gage Park Fair

This is Gage Park, Chicago, and it looks like the fair’s in town! I’m not sure what most of the rides are, but if you look very closely (or in Google Earth) you can make out the shadow of the…

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Thursday, 3rd November 2005

Paramount’s Kings Island

This is Paramount’s Kings Island theme park in Mason, Ohio, and it looks absolutely awesome. The place is a flippin’ enormous 364 acres, with more rides than you could shake a stick at… in fact there’s more than enough room…

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Thursday, 27th October 2005

Ocean Breeze Gorilla

At the entrance to the Ocean Breeze water park in Virginia Beach, VA, stands a 30 foot gorilla wearing beach clothes and sunglasses. You can clearly see his shadow in this image, but you can also see a ground-level shot…

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Friday, 23rd September 2005

Slide & Splash and the Mystery Bridge

Whilst I was in Portugal, we crossed this very pretty bridge, just east of Portimão, on our way to Slide & Splash (I suppose we probably crossed it on the way back too, but I was fast asleep). The thing…

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Tuesday, 20th September 2005

Tokyo Disney Resort

Completing the set of Disney Parks is the Tokyo Disney Resort. The resort is split into two main sections, Tokyo Disneyland Park, with the usual magic mountain, etc. and Tokyo DisneySea Park which is based around various themed ‘ports’. One…

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Monday, 18th July 2005
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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.

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