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Friday, 1 July 2022

The Historians Saving America?s Pint-Sized Railroads

quote [ From Maine to Alaska, narrow gauge is all the rage, including one of the most historic, Pennsylvania?s East Broad Top. ]

Working on the railroad all day long
[SFW] [travel]
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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Dyrehavsbakken: The World?s Oldest Amusement Park

quote [ Just 10 km north of central Copenhagen, in the woods of Dyrehaven, sits Dyrehavsbakken, or simply Bakken, an amusement park that attracts close to 3 million visitors per year making it the second most popular attraction in Denmark. ]

Til Hithouse og Dyrehavsbakken
[SFW] [travel]
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Monday, 30 May 2022

Is This Your Last Chance to 'See Rock City'?

quote [ The Southern roadside attraction is thriving, but its iconic barn-top billboards are fading away. ]

I'll go back to Rock City
[SFW] [travel]
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Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Italian Streets That Don't Exist on Any Map

quote [ How a system designed for circus performers and traveling salesmen helps homeless people access services. ]

I see her walking Italian streets
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
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Wednesday, 30 March 2022

The Woman Who Taught the World How to Fly

quote [ Clara Adams was one of the first frequent flyers?a role as important to aviation history as the first pilots. ]

Frequent flyer, show me something new
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 7 March 2022

Test Your Sense of Direction with Star Maps and Stick Charts of Polynesian Wayfinders

quote [ In an age where we almost entirely rely on our smartphones and satellites orbiting Earth to tell us what direction to go in, imagine traversing thousands of miles of open ocean using only your senses. ]

Did your star map lead you home?
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

This 200-Foot-Long Railway to Nowhere Is Actually a Brilliant Shipping Loophole

quote [ the law requires shipping between American ports be done with American-built, American-flagged vessels, which the ASG doesn't operate. An exemption known as the third proviso, however, apparently accommodates goods that make part of the journey via rail in Canada. ]

Logistics vs Laws vs Loopholes
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@4:44pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Oh, Just a Decaying Soviet City in the Middle of the Sea

quote [ In the waters of the Caspian Sea, about 40 kilometers from the coast of Azerbaijan, lies an intricate network of bridges and man-made platforms which is currently home to around 2,000 people. Encompassing about 17 miles, this real-life water world is a veritable city called Neft Da?lar? (Neft Dashlari or Oily Rocks). ]

Decaying structures in a city of death
[SFW] [travel] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

The Ancient Egyptian Obelisks of Rome

quote [ When the Romans were not busy moving earth to build colossal amphitheaters and aqueducts, they were busy moving obelisks. ]

obelisk is reaching to the sky
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Bokor Hill Station ? Cambodia?s Abandoned Town

quote [ The history of Cambodia in the twentieth century is one of almost continual struggle and conflict. One place which encapsulates the traumatic events which the country persevered is the Bokor Hill Station. This eerie ghost town has been abandoned not once, but twice in its history. ]

Flying to Cambodia
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:22amGMT] [0 comments]

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