Netherlands

Newspaper Carpark

Now this is truly “Large Type” – Perscombinatie printing works in Amsterdam print a lot of newspapers, so when they were decorating the car park they opted for a neat newspaper-like 6 column layout. Brilliant! Submitter “Koos van den Hout”…

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Friday, 28th April 2006

UFO Landing Strip

Hoping that it might just put their small town on the map, the people of Houten have built the world’s first specialist UFO landing strip. Honestly, I’m not making this up! The tower at the centre of the western roundabout…

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Tuesday, 25th April 2006

Aruba Revisted Pt. 2

This post is a continuation of Aruba Revisted Pt. 1 which was posted earlier today. During our honeymoon we stayed at the Tara Beach Suites in Buciti Beach resort, which is situated on the exquisite Eagle Beach. I can almost…

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Friday, 17th March 2006

Aruba Revisted Pt. 1

The island of Aruba is, as the locals say, “One Happy Place”. Situated just off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea it actually forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. I visited Aruba with my beautiful new…

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Friday, 17th March 2006

Brainpark III

Brainpark III is an office park outside Rotterdam which, while under construction a few years ago, had its name written in the dirt. Before you ask, yes there is a Brainpark I and II, a name so stupid they used…

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Tuesday, 10th January 2006

The Euromast

Sticking with members of the World Federation of Great Towers, this is Rotterdam’s 186 metre-high Euromast. Apparently the tower is built on a concrete block weighing 1,900,000 kilos! You can see the view from the 100 metre-high restaurant on the…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005
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