Africa

Victoria Falls

Situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this is the jaw-droppingly spectacular Victoria Falls. The falls are known locally as “the smoke that thunders”, and you can certainly see why! There’s a bungee platform if you’re feeling brave, although…

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Thursday, 23rd March 2006

Durban Seaworld

A good couple of hundred metres inland of the South African coast, a ship appears to have crashed right into the middle of Durban Seaworld. Sadly, like the previously posted Whampoa in Hong Kong, this is just a fake ship…

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Tuesday, 21st March 2006

Oil Platform Megapost

Yep, it’s time for another Monday Megapost and this week we’re focusing on those gentle giants of the sea: Oil Platforms. The problem with finding oil platforms on Google Maps is that most of the open sea isn’t available on…

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Monday, 13th March 2006

Kebira Crater

Currently doing the rounds in the mainstream press, this is the recently discovered Kebira meteorite crater in the western desert of Egypt. At 31 kilometers across Kebira utterly dwarfs Arizona’s famous Barringer meteor crater (which is only 1.2 kilometres in…

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Monday, 6th March 2006

Beached Whale

Here’s a sad image of a dead or dying whale on a beach in South Africa. It seems that people are having to try to save beached whales increasingly often, and sadly there’s some suggestion that our marine sonar systems…

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Monday, 13th February 2006

Ancient Roman City

One of many ancient roman cities in West Tripoli, Libya features an impressive amphitheatre. Much of this city, which is just north of the Libyan Museum of ancient history, is still to be excavated. Thanks: Mahmoud Swed

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Monday, 12th December 2005
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