Watercraft

SS American Star

In 1994 the SS American Star was being towed to Thailand to become a floating hotel. Disaster struck while passing the Canary island of Fuerteventura and a strong storm beached the ship and broke her in two. Today you can…

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Monday, 8th August 2005

Iraqi Shipwrecks

In the waters of Shatt al-Arab in Basrah, Iraq, lie the wrecks of several ships, some just lying there floating on their sides, others half-submerged and seemingly covered in rust (or perhaps it’s actually damage from explosions?) They look like…

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Friday, 5th August 2005

Qatar Oil Industry

Check out this port in Qatar. Shake says: Is that an oil spill in the water? Because it looks like that tanker is capsizing and some other small boats are trying to push it back. We weren’t sure however. Could…

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Thursday, 4th August 2005

Suburban Venices

This is Venice of America, in California. Originally intended to be a copy of its namesake, the rapid development of the the motor-vehicle industry sadly meant that in 1929, barely 24 years since its inception, most of the canals were…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Leaky Ships

This is the port of Tripoli in Libya, which appears to have a leaky tanker or two… Yuk! Thanks to Twombly.

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Monday, 1st August 2005

Extremely Long Jetties

This is the Port Germein jetty. It is an absolutely staggering 1646 metres long (or maybe 1680 metres, depending on who you talk to). You can really see why it needs to be so long though – it extends right…

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Monday, 1st August 2005
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World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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