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Giant Alien Writing

Arrrgggh! Haven’t these drivers noticed they’re about to be vaporised by some giant glowing-green alien writing?! Oh dear… Did I just mention aliens? Whoops. Thanks to David for alerting us to the impending invasion.

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Thursday, 8th September 2005

Swirly Sands

Here’s an absolutely fantastic image of what can only be described as swirly sands on Core Sound at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It seems that we’re looking at sand ridges under the water and the channels running through them. Wonderful…

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Friday, 17th June 2005

U.S. Open

This is Pinehurst, North Carolina, where the 2005 U.S. Open kicked off today. Unfortunately it’s not all in high-resolution, but in the thumbnail I think we’re looking at the 18th. Just to the west is the clubhouse. See, we can…

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Thursday, 16th June 2005

F-14 Tomcat In Flight

Someone with sharp eyes spotted this F-14 Tomcat off the coast of North Carolina. Thanks: André Jodoin

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Carowinds theme park

Paramount’s Carowinds theme park is on the border of North and South Carolina. Some of the rides look great from up here – check out the giant rollercoaster at the North-West corner, which looks like it might be the wooden…

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Thursday, 5th May 2005

Picture This

Here’s a cool sculpture, ‘Picture This‘ outside the North Carolina Museum of Art is made of all sorts of different stuff (pavement, wooden boardwalk, sand, gravel, etc). Tom Cole says: It’s almost impossible to clearly make this out at ground…

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Thursday, 28th April 2005
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