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European Barge Lifting

Today we’re posting a roundup of the most interesting ways Europe has employed to get canal barges up-and-over stuff. The simplest method is of course a bridge, of which you can see several excellent examples in our previous post, A…

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Friday, 30th November 2007

Greenwich prime meridian

The equator, or latitude 0, separates the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Defined as the middle point of the two geographic poles, there’s no way anyone could argue about its location. However the meridian – longitude 0 –…

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Thursday, 29th November 2007

Runway Roads

When the American Eisenhower interstate system was constructed it was a specific requirement that one in every five of the 46,837 miles of road had to be kept perfectly straight. The idea was that during times of war the roads…

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Monday, 19th November 2007

Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh

The Act of Union, passed in 1707, created a political union between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England, meaning that Scotland was directly governed from London for 292 years. In 1997 a referendum of the Scottish people approved the re-establishment…

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Thursday, 15th November 2007

St Pancras Railway Station

Today marks the launch of London’s new Channel Tunnel1 rail link, High Speed 1 – which from now on terminates here at the “Cathedral of the railways”, St Pancras railway station. The station actually comprises two of the most celebrated…

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Wednesday, 14th November 2007

Truck spillage

Near the city of Liverpool, UK, an articluated lorry appears to have taken the roundabout a bit too fast, and toppled over onto the side of the road. Whatever it was the trailer was carrying is now splattered across the…

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Wednesday, 31st October 2007

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who!

Whovians everywhere are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their favourite time traveller. Doctor Who first aired on the BBC on…

Uunartoq Qeqertaq (Island Week 6)

We often hear that global warming and rising sea levels will lead to the disappearance of low-lying islands such as…

Island Week 6

OK, so we’ve really outdone ourselves this year, but better late than never we always say – this year, November…

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