China

Jiuquan Atomic Energy Complex

Jiuquan Atomic Energy Complex is purportedly used for the manufacture of China’s Nuclear weapons. The plant is centred in a small patch of high-resolution satellite photography, but I’m sure those readers who understand Nuclear power plants can tell all sorts…

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Monday, 8th May 2006

The Lotus Bridge

Have you ever wondered what happens to traffic at a border between two countries that drive on opposite sides? The Lotus Bridge between mainland China and the former Portuguese colony of Macau was completed in 1999 and is a fantastically…

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Monday, 14th November 2005

Central TV Tower, Beijing

Still in Beijing, this is the Central TV Tower, which (including its antennae) is 405 metres tall, and easily the tallest structure in the city. A race to the top of the tower is held annually, with two laps of…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Brightly-Coloured Beijing Cars

Check out all these brilliantly brightly-coloured cars on this highway in Beijing. I’m not sure though why these cars seem quite so colourful, and perhaps it’s simply down to the combination of an over-saturated image and a very sunny day,…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

The Great Wall of China

It’s a very common misconception that the great wall of china is the only man made object visible from space (sometimes others say from the moon, or from a satellite). Apparently the rumour started long before anyone had even been…

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Thursday, 21st July 2005

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is a temple of Taoism in Beijing. If you zoom out a little you’ll see that the northern section is enclosed in a semi circular wall (representing heaven) while the southern section is within a rectangle…

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Tuesday, 12th July 2005
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