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Central Taxi Hold, JFK

You can never find a taxi when you need one and at JFK airport that’s because they’re all hiding in a four acre sea of yellow known as the Central Taxi Hold. According to the New York Times the drivers…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Communication Towers

Very close to each other near Walnut Grove CA, are three utterly enormous communication towers. Firstly is the Channel 40 Tower which stands at 608.7 metres, then just a little South is the Hearst-Argyle Tower which stands at 609.6 metres…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Safeco Field, Seattle

Home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club, the Safeco field has a retractable roof, which was open on the day of this photo. Just to the north is Qwest Field, a football stadium home to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle…

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Monday, 16th May 2005

Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is Southwest Pennsylvania’s amusement park, and was known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” in the 1970s for its collection of excellent wooden coasters. Scott Ventura (who seems to know quite a bit about this park!)…

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Monday, 16th May 2005

Aerostat, stat!

Aerostat balloons are all along the southern borders of the US. The one shown here is at Fort Huachuca located near Sierra Vista, Arizona. The “Tethered Aerostat Radar System” is a balloon-borne radar primarily used to provide radar data to…

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Saturday, 14th May 2005

Torrey Pines Glider Port

Hang Gliders parked at Torrey Pines Glider Port, adjacent to the world-famous PGA Tour stop, Torrey Pines Golf Course. Can anyone find any gliders in flight? Thanks: Eric T

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Saturday, 14th May 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: 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…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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