England

Southend Pier

This is Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea, England. At a staggering 2,158 metres, it is officially the world’s longest pleasure pier. Work began in 1887, and at the peak of its popularity in 1949, Southend Pier had 7 million visitors. Southend…

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Friday, 10th February 2006

Emley Moor Tower

The Emley Moor Tower (formerly the NTL Tower) is a transmitting station in an area of moorland near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It’s Britain’s tallest free-standing structure at 330m and casts no shadow in this excellent aerial shot. Thanks: Jonathan…

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Thursday, 9th February 2006

City of Lincoln

Of 7,377 WW2 Lancaster bombers built only two survive, one in Canada and the other in England as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Last month a keen-eyed Google Earth user managed to find the English bomber, the…

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Wednesday, 8th February 2006

Radio Controlled Aeroplane

Here on Two Tree Island, England, our submitter has actually managed to spot an individual person, flying a radio controlled aeroplane! The plane is easy enough to see, and the person is identifiable by the person-shaped shadow extending north. With…

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Tuesday, 7th February 2006

The Angel of the North

The 20m tall Angel of the North is the work of artist Anthony Gormley, who had the stature cast entirely out of steel. Standing in Gateshead on the A1 road from London to Edinburgh the angel has a 54m wingspan…

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Monday, 6th February 2006

Powerkiters

Here’s an excellent sight of some Powerkiters doing their thing on a windy day in Southend-on-Sea, England. I wonder if they’re landboarding, or maybe even buggying? Thanks to Steve Wrona.

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Monday, 6th February 2006
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