North America

Double Bridge Shadow

Here’s a great double bridge shadow in New Orleans. Weirdly, Google Maps labels both bridges as the Greater New Orleans Bridge, and they also both appear to carry the same highway. Does traffic only go one way on each perhaps?…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Washington Square Park

One of more than 1,700 parks in New York City, Washington Square Park is probably one of the best known (after Central Park obviously). In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguracy as president, a large plaster and…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Tacoma Narrows

This is the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which is the replacement for the original one which famously collapsed on film in 1940 (the link is to the movie on Wikipedia in ogg format, there’s loads of statistics there too). What’s really…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

George Washington National Masonic Monument

Based on the lighthouse in ancient Alexandria (one of the ‘seven wonders of the world’), the George Washington National Masonic Monument in Alexandria, VA stands at 333 foot tall. Washington was the ‘worshipful master’ of the local Masons lodge when…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Mount Sutro TV Tower

On Mount Sutro in San Francisco stands the 977 foot Mount Sutro TV Tower. To withstand earthquakes the steel tower is built on foundations made from 15 million pounds of concrete. Ground level photos of the tower can be found…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio

Another Theme Park in Texas is Six Flags Fiesta Texas which has a pool shaped like… Texas! Genius. Thanks: Klobetime & Freddie

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Tuesday, 31st May 2005

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On May 30, 1832, the Rideau Canal opened between Kingston and Ottawa, providing British forces with a safe supply route…

On this day: The First Known Ascent of Everest

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first known ascent of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest…

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