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Category Archives: Geography

Scottish Ginphographic

Impressive, Scotland. Very impressive!

Gin Guide - Scotland

Thanks to 5pm.co.uk for reminding me of what I’ve missed out on (I think Hendrick’s is the only one that I’ve tried…)

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London when it’s completely empty

Ever wonder what London would look like if it were completely empty?

Well, wonder no more! Freelance photographer Genaro Bardy has put together a series of photos, captured when London was completely deserted (namely Christmas Day!).

See the full staggering collection for yourself!

St. Paul's Cathedral

Oxford Street

Piccadilly Circus

New London tube map for walkers

London Tube walking map
Transport for London has just unveiled its new London Tube map, which shows how long it takes to walk to stations (so you can finally make an educated decision on whether it IS faster to walk versus take the Tube.) As a side note, it’s been my experience that it’s ALWAYS faster to walk when you’re up against the Circle Line, but that is neither here nor there …

Here is the full map for your viewing pleasure!

The United States of LEGO

Colorado

Colorado

Have you seen these Lego scenes as captured by Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen? He has done a “brick tour” in his new coffee table book of all 50 states in the U.S. Take a sneak peek! I would love to see this extended to the U.K.

Iowa

Iowa

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

New Mexico

New Mexico

Quiz: How well do you know your U.S. geography?

US geography

Think you know your U.S. geography? Take Buzzfeed.com’s quiz and see how you do.

I scored a paltry 7 out of 16! (I’m wondering if Brits would fare better or worse on this quiz!)

Brits label the U.S. … incorrectly

Yeah, yeah, we know. Americans don’t know their geography. Europe’s complicated. Brits rule, right?

Ah, maybe not. Buzzfeed.com asked some Brits to label states in a U.S. map and the results were quite shocking. And hilarious! Check out these amazing guesses.

Brits label U.S. map

Brits label U.S. map

Brits label U.S. map

A West Country map

West Country Map

I was amused by this – and I think my West Country friends and relatives will be, too!

32 Things You Might Not Know About London

Think you know all you need to know about London?

Well, check out this list, courtesy of Buzzfeed. Things like …

Westbourne, London's lost river

and

The Tyburn lost river

Loch Ness Monster spotted!

I visited Loch Ness back in the late ’90s and was hoping upon hope to spot something. Amateur photographer David Elder apparently has beat me to it! Here’s his proof that the Loch Ness Monster exists. Exhibit A:

Loch Ness Monster

He is quoted as saying:

“Out of the corner of my right eye I caught site of a black area of water about 15 feet long which developed into a kind of bow wave.

“I’m convinced this was caused by a solid black object under the water. The water was very still at the time and there were no ripples coming off the wave and no other activity on the water.

“Water was definitely going over something sold and making the wave. It looks like the sort of wave perhaps created by a windsurfing board but there was nobody on the Loch at the time, no boats, nothing.

“It is something I just can’t explain.”

What do you think? Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

Britain: Accept no imitations

Britain: Accept no imitations

I spotted this on Reddit.com and wanted to share this little bit of obvious British propaganda! 😉