Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

Britain from Above

July 2, 2012

Britain from Above is a project aimed at conserving photographs dating from 1919 to 1953 that form the Aerofilms collection.  The site is searchable or you can browse using a map of Great Britain. There is also an opportunity to try to identify images whose locations are not recorded.

The BBC has a nice video about the collection.


The Gough Map

July 25, 2011

The Gough Map of Great Britain, thought to date from the 14th century, is the oldest surviving road map of Great Britain and one of the earliest to show Britain in a geographically recognizable form.

An interactive, searchable edition of the Gough Map is now available online. Note that east is at the top of the map, not north!

Happy Birthday Eiffel Tower

March 31, 2009

Bonjour tout le monde et bienvenue à l’édition de mardi Thing of the Day! Today is the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Eiffel Tower and here is the official website (in Anglais):

For those of you in the North, however, here’s a similar sort of structure that is probably easier to get to:

And not forgetting our own offering down here in Portsmouth: