South Africa

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

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

Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument was built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers), who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854. The monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1949, the anniversary of the “Battle of Blood River“, and…

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Friday, 18th November 2005

‘Net Jesus Red’

Some large type. ‘Net Jesus Red‘ is seen here written on the side of a hill in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. I assume the language is Afrikaans, but unfortunately none of the online tools I could find…

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Tuesday, 19th July 2005

Shipwreck!

This is the hulking, rusted remains of some sort of large ship off the coast of South Africa… a few hundred miles up the coast from here is the famous skeleton coast, home to countless shipwrecks. Many thanks to Patrick.…

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Friday, 15th July 2005
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