France

Synchrotrons

Synchrotrons are just a fancy type of particle accelerator. I’m not the world’s greatest physicist but, as far as I understand it, they are circular accelerators that use an electricity field to speed up sub atomic particles to something near…

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Tuesday, 8th May 2007

The Millau Viaduct (Under Construction)

Although in these images it remains unfinished, the most recent image updates have at least allowed us to see what is today, the tallest road bridge in the world – The Millau Viaduct. Constructed by the Eiffage company (better known…

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Thursday, 29th March 2007

Playground Game?

Does anyone know why these kids in a French playground have formed a giant star shape? Perhaps it’s some sort of playground game, but not one I ever played! Which makes me wonder — has anyone found any other kids…

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Friday, 23rd March 2007

Parachute In Flight

As Google Earth is getting higher and higher resolution images, there’s much more to see in flight that the odd aeroplane, and today we can see a skydiver in flight over a French drop-zone. It looks like the skydiver is…

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Tuesday, 6th March 2007

Majesty of the Seas

Most driveways around the world are reserved for parking the family car, but 58 year old ex-coal miner Francois Zanella uses his driveway to park his personal home-made cruise ship. The ship is a 1/8th reproduction of the Royal Caribbean…

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Monday, 5th February 2007

Fort Boyard

Brand new on Google Maps/Earth this week is Fort Boyard, located between the Île d’Oléron and the Île-d’Aix in the Pertuis d’Antioche straits, on the west coast of France. It was designed to bridge the gap between the two islands,…

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Thursday, 5th October 2006
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Recent Comments

  1. Sarah Wilson: Just wanted to say that I have driven on the road parallel to the hanger on Lakehurst. We stayed in the...
  2. John: Don’t like the Peter the Great statue on this list. The actual figure of Peter the Great isn’t very...
  3. Ian Brown: And of course the day after this was posted I read that there is a possibility that there will soon be a...
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