Tag Archives: Australia

Largest Australian and New Zealand airports (by acreage)


Below is a list of the largest commercial aviation airports in Australia and New Zealand as measured by total acreage (using hectares and then multiplying by 2.471). Finding this land data proved to be more difficult than one would think … Continue reading

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Soaring into aviation history aboard the Southern Cross


Those of us who grow up in the United States tend to get taught a largely American-centric view of world history. Not to say that is bad or that the same thing doesn’t happen elsewhere, but given our diverse, melting … Continue reading

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A sea turtle’s underwater world


An amazing and beautiful video from the World Wildlife Fund taken with a GoPro camera on the back of a sea turtle at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy!

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A beautiful Buddhist building blossoms


Above and below are images of the magnificent new Nan Tien Institute (a Buddhist educational center) located in Wollongong, Australia. The building’s entrance was designed to resemble the blooming petals of a lotus flower, which has three significant spiritual meanings to … Continue reading

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Melbourne to join the 1,000 foot+ skyscraper club


Above is an image of the Australia 108 which is to be constructed in the Southbank section of Melbourne, Australia. The impressive residential tower will be 1,047 feet (319 meters) in height when completed and will replace the 978 foot tall Eureka … Continue reading

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Heavy/precious metal cities and towns


Here’s my list of those cities and towns that are either named for metals or with the name of metals included as part of its name. As the photo of beautiful Copper Harbor, Michigan shows, some of these communities are … Continue reading

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Great seaports from space – Oceania


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Sky-high Ferris wheels – latest urban fad?


Until the past few days, I had not realized how many cities have added an enormous Ferris wheel as an urban attraction. Yes, I knew of the London Eye and even visited it myself in 2008, though the queue and … Continue reading

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Australia’s most walkable cities for 2014


Similar to the data provided previously for cities in Canada, here is the 2014 walk scores for cities in Australia. Sydney = 63 Melbourne = 57 Adelaide = 54 Geelong = 53 Brisbane = 51 Perth = 50 Newcastle = … Continue reading

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Pleasant large city names


I realize that attractive or appealing large city names are subject to individual tastes and the opinion of the beholder, but I thought I would list some of my favorites to gauge the reaction of those reading this post. Often, … Continue reading

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