Greece

Corinth Canal

Following on from yesterday’s Rio-Antirio Bridge, right at the very end of the Gulf of Corinth is the Corinth Canal, a 6.3 kilometre long canal which technically turned the Peloponnesian peninsula into an island upon its completion in 1893. Although…

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Tuesday, 27th June 2006

The Rio-Antirio Bridge

Inspired by some posters I’ve seen recently advertising a rival mapping service, here’s the Rio-Antirio bridge which spans the Gulf of Corinth in Greece, which has the world’s longest cable-stayed suspended deck. It was completed in 2004 but is still…

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Monday, 26th June 2006

The Simian Messiah

The simian messiah has been found! Twice! All hail our mighty primate overlords. Thanks to Sebastian ‘BuzzDee’ and Cecco.

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Wednesday, 10th May 2006

Ancient Greece

This is the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis has an incredibly ancient history (described in some detail over at Wikipedia), but today it is best known for the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece, the Parthenon (which is…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Ship Graveyard

Update: Turns out that this is actually just an image glitch, thanks to everyone who helped clear that up. Still cool though 😉 Check out this fantastic image of half-sunk ships in Greece. Spooky! Props to Mike for this little…

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Friday, 15th July 2005

Athens Olympic Sports Complex

Here is the sports complex used for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Most of the venues were still under construction at the time of the photo, but you can still see the various sections. Starting from the west is…

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Saturday, 25th June 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.

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