Louisiana

State Capitol, Baton Rouge

As the tallest state capitol in the United States the Louisiana State Capitol is 450 feet high with 34 floors. Twenty-five hundred rail cars were needed to bring in the limestone used on the exterior and the interior marbles which…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

The Louisiana Superdome

The Louisiana Superdome is the home of the New Orleans Saints, and with a dome diameter of 680 feet (210 meters), it is the largest domed structure in the world. Thanks to Andrea and Jeff Fuchs.

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Thursday, 19th May 2005

Flock of Birds

Jeff says: This is located over a marsh in South Louisiana. This is the area where I sail, and I was scouting out possible anchorages when I saw these birds. Someone apparently said in the comments that yes, this definitely…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Forest Fires

It’s pretty obvious where the fire has been and where it is heading in the first forest fire in Louisiana (thumbnail #1) and there is an immense amount of smoke from this other fire in Louisiana. You can see a…

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Monday, 25th April 2005

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Following on from my previous post, I’d like to proudly present the world’s longest bridge. Yes it’s true, no bridge in the entire world is any longer (check for yourself at the Guinness World Records site). At a staggering 23…

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Saturday, 16th April 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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