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28/06/2016
Ideas and Activities

Australia!

Recently we had an unusual request from a customer who wanted a map of Australia for her local swimming pool.  Members of the pool have set themselves various challenges over the years, initially to swim lengths the equivalent distance of around Great Britain, and then more recently to see how far south they could get.  Recently, they had clocked up the distance equivalent to reaching landfall in Australia, and this season they are going to see how far they can get around Australia!  Hence the map to plot their achievements!... Read More

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Tower Bridge

London has many bridges crossing the Thames, but this is one of the most loved. It took eight years to construct and opened officially on 30 June 1894. Some of London’s bridges have undergone massive change and, for some, frequent replacement. But Tower Bridge continues to be proud of both its design and its technology. […] via Over a Century — Travel with Intent

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The outboard motor thundered and kicked up a fountain of spray as it propelled us between rows of water palms, their luxuriant fronds aglow in the early morning light. Just one and a half hours outside Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi and the largest city in eastern Indonesia, we were cruising a placid […] via South Sulawesi’s ancient secrets — Plus Ultra

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LOST LONDON!

London has a great collection of grand buildings, famous bridges and other urban objects that delight tourists and residents alike, but there’s quite a few impressive structures that haven’t made it to 2016. Here is a map of a London that you can’t see. The premise is simple – it shows some of London’s distinctive… via Lost London — Mapping London

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The Strangeness of Everything — Planet Bell

A few weeks after moving to Bangkok, I started to get desensitized to the strangeness. What once struck me as bizarre and exotic – monks collecting alms in the morning, an entire family plus the dog on a motorbike going the wrong way down a one way street, green tea flavored Kit Kats – became part […] via The Strangeness of Everything — Planet Bell

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I’ve posted plenty of posts dedicated to maps over the years but none quite like this. This special project was undertaken by UCL and Kiln in London and tracks all the major cargo vessels of the world. As well as being fascinating to look at, the project also had the aim of raising awareness of […] via Amazing maps tracking the cargo ships of the world — Stephen Liddell

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Nevis

The island of Nevis is one of the least well-known islands of the Caribbean. It certainly isn’t the most populated, with a population that currently stands at around twelve thousand. However, what it does have is an unspoilt beauty as far as the eye can see. It is known for it’s sandy beaches and fabulous […] via Could You Enjoy The Simple Life In Nevis? — Journey Around The Globe

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A “guerilla statue” of conscientious objector Archie Baxter, erected in Frank Kitts Park by Peace Action Wellington, stands out against a beautiful calm Wellington evening sky during the evening commute home. A contribution to Sylvain’s photo challenge with the theme of incongruous via SL-WEEK 41: Incongruous — Middleton Road