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Largest cities straddling the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian 


   Listed below are the eight largest cities that straddle O degrees longitude, otherwise know as the Prime or Greenwich Meridian. Included are those cities situated within one degree of the meridian.  London, United Kingdom: 8,538,689 (2014) Accra, Ghana: 2,291,352 … Continue reading

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Largest cities straddling the Equator


Each of the following cities straddles/abuts the Equator, as the coordinates for each are less than one degree latitude from the Equator. Only the core city population is provided, so there may be some suburbs that could have been part … Continue reading

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World’s largest cities at/beyond 60 degrees south latitude


This is a very short list, as there are no incorporated communities located at or beyond 60 degrees south latitude – only research stations/posts on Antarctica. By the way, do you say “above” 60 degrees in the Southern Hemisphere or … Continue reading

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World’s largest cities above 60 degrees north latitude


 At the end of this post is a list of the 17 northernmost cities in the world with a population of 100,000 or more residents and which are situated at a minimum of 60 degrees north latitude. Metro area populations … Continue reading

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From institutional to inspirational


Unlike this amazing aerial shot, photographs taken from the ground can hardly depict the enormous size and impressive setting of Grand Traverse Commons (formally Traverse City State Hospital or Northern Michigan Asylum). Once an imposing (and probably intimidating) institutional facility, … Continue reading

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Transforming the mundane into the m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s!


There are certain mundane objects that we see each and every day, but hardly think about. They have become the equivalent of background noise in our visual world. Such mundane items might include light poles, mailboxes, dumpsters, utility boxes, overpasses, … Continue reading

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America’s loneliest cities


The following are America’s 20 loneliest larger cities – those with the most single-person households as of 2014. As is evident from the data, cities in Upstate New York, Ohio, Florida, and Virginia tend to be the most lonely (when … Continue reading

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