Belgium

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s still the 14th of February for another hour in some time zones, so we’d like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day with this heart-shaped swimming pool in Belgium! Yes okay, that’s a stretch. In reality the only places…

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Thursday, 15th February 2007

African Village in Belgium

On the day this image was captured there was something slightly unusual going on in this derelict factory in Brussels, Belgium. Inside the walls of the roofless building, there’s some tents and several lorries, a Helicopter, and… an African village?…

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Friday, 12th January 2007

Gun Lake

Could this possibly be the largest example of using a lake as art? Deliberately shaped like a handgun, the lake was excavated to use the land for building a nearby highway way back in the seventies. Why on Earth they…

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Wednesday, 16th August 2006

Maasmechelen Swastika

Belgian news last week picked up the story of a fountain in Maasmechelen which, after sitting happily in front of City Hall since 1979, will now be torn down and rebuilt. The reason for this change is the recent Google…

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Sunday, 30th July 2006

Atomium

This is the incredible Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. It is (if you hadn’t already guessed…) a 103-metre-tall representation of “a unit cell of an iron crystal” magnified 165 billion times. This thing is huge – it’s 16 metres taller than…

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Friday, 17th February 2006
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

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Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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