China

Pudong Skyline

The skyline of Shanghai’s Pudong district is dominated by two enormous structures: the 468 metre Oriental Pearl Tower and the 420.5 metre Jin Mao Building. The striking looking Oriental Pearl Tower is the tallest tower in Asia, and the third…

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Thursday, 17th August 2006

China’s Scale Model

A while back KenGrok over at the Google Earth Community was browsing China’s Huangyangtan region and discovered a scale model of Aksai Chin – a disputed terrain on the Chinese / Indian border. Australian paper The Age did some proper…

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Sunday, 6th August 2006

Very Large Buddhas

Seated at the top of 268 steps in the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, is the Tian Tan Buddha – the world’s largest ‘seated outdoor bronze statue of the Buddha’. The 34 metre tall sculpture can be seen facing…

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Monday, 29th May 2006

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
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Google Ice View (Rideau Canal Skateway)

Each winter, 7.8km (4.8miles) of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa freezes into what is dubbed the World’s Largest Skating Rink…

Sochi Winter Olympics Preview

February 7th marks one year until the opening ceremony1 of the 22nd Winter Olympics, taking place in Sochi in Russia’s…

Ancient Rome

To follow on from our recent tour of the Via Appia Antica, we’ll move into the centre of Rome to…

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