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Palmerston Sea Forts

Back in the 1850s, Britain was worried that France would try and invade, so Lord Palmerston (the Prime Minister of the time) decided to build the Palmerston Forts to defend Portsmouth’s dockland, four of which were built out at sea.…

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Thursday, 11th January 2007

Driving Boat

“Look mum, there’s a boat driving down the Queen’s road in Bournemouth!” Spoiler: Careful examination of the bridge’s shadow will explain this mystery… Still looks pretty cool though! Thanks to ajho.

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Wednesday, 20th December 2006

Pen 15 Club

Here at Yarm School Teesside, England, the pupils are performing better than most in the schools league tables. They’ve also impressively managed to get themselves featured on GSS, by drawing a picture on the roof of one of their school’s…

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Thursday, 14th December 2006

Xscape, Milton Keynes

Is that a mountainous Trimaxion Drone Ship1 hovering above Buckinghamshire, England? Sadly not – this is actually the Milton Keynes Xscape, one of three leisure centres in the UK which contain, well – mountains. Xscapes are centered around a real-snow…

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Tuesday, 12th December 2006

Parcelforce International Hub, Coventry

This is the centre of Parcelforce Worldwide’s UK operations, their International Hub beside Coventry Airport, England. Why would I link to the Parcelforce International hub? Well, apart from being one of the largest buildings in the UK, as I write…

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Thursday, 7th December 2006

Soap Operas

We recently had a request to find the Neighbours set, and we always like to keep our readers happy, so here is the real Ramsay Street. If you view in ‘Hybrid’ mode you might accuse my of telling fibs, as…

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Wednesday, 6th December 2006

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Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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