Hawaii

Trick of the Eye (Trompe l’oeil)

Trompe-l’œil, or Trick of the Eye, is a long-established art technique where an artist uses very realistic imagery to create the illusion that the things shown in the image are actually three dimensional. The technique has been popularised on the…

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Wednesday, 17th February 2010

Streetview arrives in Mexico, Hawaii, updates in Netherlands, Spain

Another month, another absolutely massive Street View update. The big news is that Google has launched a wealth of imagery for previously uncovered Mexico; but they’ve also added imagery to Hawaii for the first time, added many new places in…

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Tuesday, 10th November 2009

The world’s steepest streets

Obscure geography trivia time: where would you find the steepest street in the world? You might guess San Francisco. If you’re a Guinness Book of Records-reading smart alec, you might say New Zealand. As it turns out, you’d be wrong…

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Wednesday, 3rd June 2009

The Boiling Seas of Hawaii (Volcano Week 3)

It’s Volcano Week 3 here at GSS, which explains why our posts over the course of this week have been mostly volcano related. Kīlauea on the island of Hawaiʻi is often considered to be the world’s most active volcano. The…

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Thursday, 16th October 2008

Oceanic Flight 815

No-one could deny that it’s got more and more stupid with each passing episode, but somehow many of us are still hooked on Lost1, the TV show about large group of good-looking people stuck on a mysterious island. In what…

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Tuesday, 20th November 2007

Aloha Stadium

It’s two stadiums in one! While looking at the most recent Imagery update for Google Earth on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, I was trying to match up the older Google Maps images with the newer Google Earth images. I…

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Monday, 27th November 2006
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World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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