June 2016

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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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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