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Lake Michigan Water Pumping Station

A couple of readers pointed out a cool-looking pumping station (in the thumbnail) and another not-so-cool one, both in Lake Michigan. Presumably they are both involved in pumping water towards the nearby city of Chicago; Lake Michigan is the largest…

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Tuesday, 11th October 2005

United Center

The United Center was built in 1994 to replace the Chicago Stadium and is home to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. It’s apparently the largest arena in the United States. Thanks: Adrian Holovaty & Dana Olson

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Friday, 2nd September 2005

Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier host numerous entertainment facilities including a 148 ft Ferris Wheel, a 44ft high musical carousel with 36 hand-painted animals, the 1500 seat skyline stage, a 7 story Shakespeare theatre complex, an 18 hole mini-golf course, 2 museums…

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Monday, 22nd August 2005

Target Stores

One of the most recognized corporate symbols in the United States is that of the Target corporation, who have 1,351 stores in 47 of the 50 states. Of those 1,351 stores we’ve found three which have a giant Target painted…

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Sunday, 14th August 2005

Powers of Ten

Back in 1977, Charles and Ray Eames made a short movie entitled ‘Powers of Ten‘, which Wikipedia describes like this: It begins with a couple picnicking in a park; the view is that of one meter across. The viewpoint then…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Bahá’í Temples

The Bahá’í Faith is one of the youngest of the world’s major religions. There are currently seven Bahá’í Houses of Worship in various parts of the globe, although we can only find two of them available in high-res satellite shots.…

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Thursday, 14th July 2005
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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

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