Saturday, January 21, 2006


National Geograph

I recently stumbled across Geograph British Isles: it's a volunteer attempt to get a photograph from every grid square (ie everywhere square kilometer) of Great Britain and Ireland.

They're already up to 28% of the country, and the photos plus their captions are often weirdly captivating. For instance, check out this one for OS Grid SH6139:

Explosives Hut. One of the buildings on the old Cookes Explosives site, formerly used for preparing and packaging explosives. The grey stone wall is a blast barrier, about 10ft thick. The brick built hut has a 'floating' roof, so that any explosion would dissipate upwards, rather than outwards.

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