France

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was, as we all know, donated to America by the country of France and stands as a welcome to all returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants. She stands at just 151 feet tall and as everyone says…

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Thursday, 20th April 2006

Mulberry Harbour

Mulberry Harbours were the artificial harbours constructed by the Allies for the D-Day landings at Normandy. The concrete structures in the sea are the remains of Mulberry Harbour B which was at Gold Beach near Arromanches in France. Mulberry A…

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Saturday, 18th March 2006

Nuclear Power MegaPost : Redux

The last Nuclear Power Megapost proved successful so here is another! I’ve been collating all the nuclear power themed entries since then and here are the most interesting of them. Shoreham Nuclear Power Station This is a plant that was…

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Sunday, 22nd January 2006

Grande Arche

The Grande Arche is a modern Parisian monument which mirrors the Arc de Triomphe. From above it has the appearance of a giant cube although it is in fact an arch, there’s good panoramas and pictures on From Paris. Thanks:…

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Wednesday, 21st December 2005

Roquefavour Aqueduct

This is the absolutely stunning Roquefavour aqueduct, which carries water from the Durance over this valley in France. Built between 1841 and 1847, this incredible stone structure is a massive 83 metres tall. There’s lots more stats and a good…

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Thursday, 8th December 2005

Unité d’Habitation (Housing Unit)

This is Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, France. Completed in 1952, it’s a modernist residential housing complex for up to 1,600 people which features 337 apartments over 12 stories. Interestingly, every apartment is built over 2 floors and is…

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2005
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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

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

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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