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Thomas the Tank Engine

During my childhood years I was convinced that the excellent Thomas & Friends, a cartoon about a locomotive who liked being really useful but wasn’t too keen on plowing snow, was a work of fiction. However, as proved by this…

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Saturday, 28th January 2006

Buckingham Palace

This is Buckingham Palace in London, England, it’s the Queen’s official English residence and she must be in as the flag is flying. It was originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham as a large townhouse, and in…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Thames Barrier

This is the bizarre-looking Thames Barrier on the River Thames, London. Opened in the 1980s, the barrier is designed to protect London’s low-lying areas from flooding, and is the world’s second-largest movable flood barrier (after the Oosterscheldekering in the Netherlands…

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Wednesday, 18th January 2006

Christmas Trees

I’m not sure what it’s like where you are… but here in Edinburgh, Christmas seems to be well underway, despite the fact that at time of writing we’re still 19 days away… Presumably the U.S. National Christmas Tree (a 40-foot…

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Monday, 5th December 2005

Manchester Airport & Manchester Football

Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK so there’s planes to see all over the place as well as a passenger jet coming in to land. Also dotted around Manchester Airport there’s giant footballs painted on the…

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Tuesday, 15th November 2005

The Gherkin & Tower 42, London

30 St Mary Axe aka ‘The Gherkin’ was opened on the 28 April, 2004, yet is still under construction in the satellite photo (I’ve been saying that a lot recently). Wikipedia goes into detail of all the clever designs incorporated…

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Thursday, 10th November 2005
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Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

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Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
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