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1/29/2015

Construction of Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport

London, England,  UK

51.47029°N 0.45205°W

 

Hello from London! The construction of Terminal 2 - The Queen's Terminal at Heathrow Airport is currently underway and in expected to be completed sometime in the 2020's. Once it is finished, the new terminal will have capacity for 30 million passengers each year.


 

1/28/2015

Residential Development

Hitchcock, Texas, USA

29.288721940°, -94.966697010°

 

Massive, residential houses are constructed on circular canals near the Gulf of Mexico in Hitchcock, Texas


 

1/27/2015

West Side Yard

New York City, New York, USA

40°45′16″N 74°00′11″W

 

The West Side Yard in New York City is used to store commuter rail trains for the Long Island Rail Road. Located between 30th Street, 33rd Street, 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue, it is the only active railroad yard in Manhattan, excluding the subway system.


 

Australia Day

Bondi Beach

Sydney, New South Wales

33°53′28″S 151°16′40″E

 

In honor of Australia Day - the country’s national holiday celebrated annually on January 26th - we wanted to share this breathtaking Overview of Bondi Beach in Sydney. One of the city’s most popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks.



 

6/19/2014

Bucket-wheel excavators at Tagebau Hambach

Elsdorf / Niederzier, Germany

50°54′39″N 6°30′10″E

 

Bucket-wheel excavators run on tracks at the Tagebau Hambach open-pit mine in Niederzier and Elsdorf, Germany. These massive machines (up to 315 feet tall and 730 feet long) continuously scoop materials from the surface in order to extract lignite. Lignite, often referred to as "brown coal", is a soft combustible sedimentary rock that is formed from naturally compressed peat and is used as a fuel for steam-electric power generation.


 

1/24/2015

Punta della Dogana

Venice, Italy

45.431°N 12.336°E

 

Boats are docked by the Punta della Dogana - an art museum - in Venice, Italy. The building is situated in the triangular area of Venice where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal. These canals serve as the major public transit corridors throughout the city with water buses (known as “vaporetti”), water taxis, and the tourist favorite, gondolas.


 

1/23/2015

Vineyards

Douro Valley, Portugal

41°18′N 7°45′W

 

The Douro Valley in northern Portugal is recognized as the home of port wine. The hills of the region are covered with terraced fields of grape vines that steeply rise from the Douro River (the namesake of the valley). Port wine, grown exclusively in this region, is a sweet, red wine that is often served with dessert.


 

1/22/2015

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California, USA

37°49′11″N 122°28′43″W

 

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long suspension bridge in San Francisco, California that spans the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge’s signature color, known as "international orange”, was selected to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog.


 

1/21/2015

Salins de Berre

Marignane Territory, France

43.471087815°, 5.154336928°

 

An airplane (at left) soars above the Salins de Berre salt marshes after a recent departure from nearby Marseilles Provence Airport in the Marignane territory of France. In one year the evaporation ponds will produce more than 100 million pounds of salt and the airport will service more than eight million passengers.


 

1/20/2015

Whirlpool Interchange

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

25.055363303°, 55.248780015°

 

A whirlpool interchange connects three major roads by the Miracle Garden in Dubai, UAE. When construction of this junction began in 2006, Dubai contained 30,000 industrial cranes - 25% of all cranes on the planet.


 

1/19/2015

World's Longest Pier

Progeso, Mexico

21°16′48″N 89°40′12″W

 

The pier in Progreso, Mexico is the longest in the world, stretching 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) into the Gulf of Mexico. Because the town’s shore sits on a limestone shelf that drops off gradually as it gets further into the Gulf, the pier requires this vast length to allow cruise ships to dock here.


 

1/18/2015

Barges

Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

29.935377240°, -90.221002638°

 

New Orleans is connected to 14,500 miles of inland waterways through the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Barges, like the ones seen here, are flat-bottomed boats that are used transport heavy goods such as coal, coke, timber, and iron ore. Because they are not self-propelled, they need to be towed or pushed by towboats through the waterways.


 

1/16/2014

Residential development

Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

26°31′41″N 80°4′35″W

 

For nearly five decades, much of Boynton Beach, Florida was covered with dairy farms as the city became the main milk supplier for Palm Beach County. However, by the 1970s, the dairies were no longer profitable and the lands were converted into housing developments like the ones seen here.


 

1/15/2015

Niagara Falls

Border of Ontario, Canada and New York, United States

43.0799°N 79.0747°W

 

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist boat, visible here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846.


 

1/14/2014

Port of Bristol

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

51°30′18″N 2°42′25″W

 

Bristol Port has the capacity to handle up to 700,000 automobiles a year. The facility also contains extensive storage lots to hold vehicles before they are transported throughout the United Kingdom.


 

1/13/2015

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, Illinois, USA

41.709166°N 87.981992°W

 

The particle accelerator at the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, Illinois is known as a synchrotron. A synchrotron is a circular accelerator that uses a carefully tuned magnetic field and electric field to accelerate particles up to 99.999999% of the speed of light.


 

1/12/2015

Fantasy Island

Skegness, United Kingdom

53°11′29″N 0°20′52″E

 

Numerous caravan parks surround the Fantasy Island amusement park in Skegness, United Kingdom. Situated on the eastern shore of England, the town serves as a popular holiday resort and tourist destination.

 



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