Netherlands

Lonsdale

Here we see that someone has carved the word Lonsdale into the crops of a small field in the Dutch town of Veenendaal. The name “Lonsdale” could refer to many things; towns, travel agents, accountants, or colleges – but probably…

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Thursday, 25th January 2007

Keeping Up With The Joneses Part 3

Welcome to the third in a series that has seen competitive homeowners across the globe vying to emulate the affluence of their immediate neighbours – Keeping up with the Joneses Part 3! (Also see part 1 and part 2) This…

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Monday, 22nd January 2007

Top 10 Naked People on Google Earth

You’ve all seen the original Google Sightseeing Topless Sunbather already, but did you know that the Hague is in fact completely overrun with naked and semi-naked Dutch men and women? Yes people, it’s time to get your magnifying glasses out,…

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Tuesday, 28th November 2006

Impossible Houses

Despite looking like one of M.C. Escher‘s impossible creations, Kubuswoning is actually just a very unusual housing block in the Netherlands. Meaning “Cube houses” in English, this Rotterdam landmark was designed by Piet Blom in the early 80s, and is…

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Wednesday, 8th November 2006

Delta Works

After the North Sea flood of 1953 destroyed 4,500 buildings, drowned 10,000 animals and killed 1,835 people, the Netherlands began work on the world’s largest flood protection project, Delta Works (Dutch: Deltawerken). Today Delta Works consists of over 16,500 kilometres…

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Tuesday, 31st October 2006

Topless Sunbathing

Imagine having a quiet afternoon’s topless sunbathing on your private, secluded, back patio – and then one day discovering that your nearly naked body has been posted all over the Internet! Whilst this isn’t the first time someone has been…

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Tuesday, 19th September 2006
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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.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

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