Asia

Baghdad’s Monuments

During the 1980s Saddam committed money from oil revenues to build many over-the-top monuments around Baghdad. The most famous is the now toppled statue of Saddam (it’s pretty hard to spot from the satellite photo) but most of the other…

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Tuesday, 9th August 2005

Bullet Trainyard

This seems to be some sort of Bullet Trainyard in Tokyo (perhaps that should be Bullet Train train-yard?). I can count 15 with 4 more slightly south. Also, could this be part of one of the Doctor Yellow trains we…

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Monday, 8th August 2005

Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi

The Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi has 120,000 square meter roof constructed from a 3 large concrete shells. My first thought was that it looked a lot like the Olympic Stadium in Montreal so it’s no surprise that…

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Sunday, 7th 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

Haneda Airport, Tokyo

This is a cracking shot of a plane coming into land at Haneda Airport (AKA Tokyo International Airport). By sheer passenger throughput, Haneda is the busiest airport in all of Asia and the fourth-busiest airport in the world, handling over…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005
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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

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