Brazil

Goodyear Blimp

Since 1925, the Goodyear Blimp has been an integral part of American sports culture, probably more famous than the tyre company whose logo is along the side. Goodyear have built more than 300 blimps over the years and today there…

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Monday, 25th June 2007

Giant Man-Shaped Lake

It would seem that someone has spent a lot of time and money to create this lake, in the shape of an extremely happy looking man! I’m not sure what he’s got to be so happy about though. I mean,…

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Friday, 15th June 2007

Crash Landing

Nestled within the trees of this suburban park is a crashed plane, that’s been there since 1985! The story goes that the pilot ran out of fuel over the city of Sao Jose dos Campos and was forced to land…

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Sunday, 18th February 2007

Casas Bahia

Some classic ‘Large Type’ action in Brazil – Casas Bahia is the largest retail chain in Brazil, and proudly display their logo on the roof. They have a complex numbering scheme for their buildings – you’ll see that this is…

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Friday, 8th September 2006

Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil, who both claim the falls as one of their top tourist destinations. In peak flow the water has a massive surface area of 1.3 million square feet, split…

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Wednesday, 26th July 2006

Itaipú

Damming the Paraná River on the border between Brazil and Paraguay sits an incredible engineering achievement – the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipú. Itaipú is 196 metres high and contains enough iron and steel to build 380…

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Thursday, 20th July 2006
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