Netherlands

Star Fort Megapost

A star fort or trace italienne is a type of military fortification first introduced in Italy around the mid-fifteenth century. Traditional medieval castles, towers and ring forts had proved extremely vulnerable to increasingly mobile cannons, and star forts were introduced…

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Thursday, 1st May 2008

Panopticon Prisons

Originally conceived by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham in 1785, the panopticon was intended to be a type of prison that allowed the guard to observe any of the inmates without them knowing if and when they were being watched. The…

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Monday, 4th February 2008

Intimate Rooftop Moment?

On a rooftop in the Netherlands we find a blurry picture that may, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes, might appear to be two people that are lying very close to each other. Now, I’m not going to speculate what these people are doing…

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Friday, 1st February 2008

Prisoner Doing Press Ups

In the yard of Scheveningen prison, the Hague, the incredibly high resolution aerial photography has captured this prison inmate doing press ups! As an aside, this is actually the prison where the former communist President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan…

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Thursday, 7th June 2007

Spiral Land Art

This is the bizarre Spiral Jetty, a huge piece of land art on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Built of mud, salt crystals, basalt rocks and earth, it forms a 1500 foot long (~450 metre),…

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Saturday, 2nd June 2007

Invasion of the Giant Seals

Yes people, there really is an absolutely enormous seal in The Hague, Netherlands. Apparently it belongs to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and presumably it’s designed to so utterly terrify the seal hunters that they’re unable to ever again…

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Friday, 2nd March 2007
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