When they scrapped USS South Dakota in 1962, Sioux Falls couldn't get the whole battleship into landlocked South Dakota. So they salvaged what parts they could, poured a foot-high concrete outline onto the ground in Sherman Park along the banks of the Big Sioux River, and combined the pieces into a minimalist pseudo-replica.
The USS South Dakota was in every major battle and the...
Apataki Atoll, an atoll in the Tuamotu Islands in the south Pacific, is approximately 370 kilometers northeast of the island of Tahiti, near 15°27' South, 146°19' West. The atoll was discovered in 1722 by a Dutch navigator, Jakob Roggeveen. It was later visited by Captain Cook in 1774.
Vauxhall Bridge is a steel arched bridge for road and foot traffic, crossing the River Thames in a north-west south-east orientation, between Lambeth Bridge and Grosvenor Bridge, in central London. On the north bank is Westminster, with Tate Britain and the Millbank Tower to the north-east, and Pimlico and its tube station to the north and east. On the south bank, Vauxhall Cross, site of Vauxha...
The Republic of Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast. It is bordered by Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990, and as such it is one of the youngest nations in the world. Its capital is Windhoek.
For more look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia
The current Beijing South Railway Station (Chinese: 北京南站; pinyin: Běijīng Nán Zhàn) is a new and massive railway station on the south side of Beijing that opened on August 1, 2008. The new station replaced the old Beijing South Station, also known as the Yongdingmen Railway Station before 1988, which stood 500 m away and operated from 1897 to 2006. The new ...
This is the Piri Reis Map drawn by Turkish captain Piri Reis in 1513. There is debate over whether the land to the south of the map is the south-east coast of South America, or if it is the north coast of Antarctica (which was covered by the snow cap around 10,000 years ago!). I'm resubmitting this hack with a smaller image. Should work this time round!
Power plant near Kriel (east of Johannesburg), South Africa. Seems to show at least six cooling towers; best information available seems to indicate facility is a Thermal Power Station, rather than nuclear.
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