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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

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

As the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum is spread over a couple of locations. The main display facility is right in the heart of Washington DC, although…

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Monday, 31st October 2005

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is in Washington DC, just west of the Washington Monument (posted earlier). The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death.…

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Sunday, 17th April 2005

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument in Washington DC is over 500 feet high and offers fantastic views over the capital. It looks pretty cool from the air as well, check out the size of that shadow!

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

The Whitehouse

Here’s the Whitehouse, complete with ‘national security protection’ (some quick Photoshopping…)

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Thursday, 7th April 2005
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