Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Spaghetti Junction

May 24, 2012

Spaghetti Junction – that synonym for complexity – is 40 years old today!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_Junction

A quick Google produces some terrific images (not all of the Gravelly Hill interchange):

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=spaghetti+junction&hl=en&prmd=imvnsu&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=2lW-T67dO8LR8gPht60-&sqi=2&ved=0CHwQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=843

And here’s a Guardian piece from today:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/24/spaghetti-junction-unravelling-britain-modernity

Have you been where the Queen’s been?

May 8, 2012

It’s only a month until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the BBC has marked the occasion with a map pinpointing the 113 countries she has visited during her reign. You are challenged to compare the number of countries you have visited with the number visted by the Queen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17826107

Fotopedia Heritage App

February 28, 2012

Here on TOTD we have been bringing you the best of the web for a number of years. We will from now on also be bringing you the occassional app! Today’s app is fotopedia Heritage available for iphone and ipad for free from itunes.

This app brings you 30,000 stunning photos of  the world’s collective cultural and natural human legacy. Created in conjuction with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre this app will have you lost for hours in the truely remarkable photography as well as interesting stories and information.

The app is currently only available from itunes and is free

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id383327395?mt=8&affId=1788472&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

Slowcoast

April 28, 2010

On 21 June 2009, Nick Hand set off on a 4541 mile cycle ride around the coast of Great Britain. The short documentary soundslides are a feature of this site. There’s an entry for Southsea, featuring members of the Southsea Breakfast Club.

http://www.slowcoast.co.uk

You can get your bike checked and ready to ride at one of the free Check ‘n’ Mend events, which begin today.

http://www.port.ac.uk/staffessentials/whatson/news/newsdetails,111241,en.html

Explore the world from your destop

September 24, 2009

Want to explore the world from the comfort of your desktop? earthtv.com transmits streaming video feeds from 70 cameras across five continents, creating a window for visitors to travel the width and breadth of the world from the comfort of their own homes. The feeds are wonderful quality and the site is full of useful maps and information. So sit back relax and explore the world.

http://www.earthtv.com/en

World Factfiles

May 27, 2009

Summer is almost upon us. Have you decided where you’re going on holiday yet? If not then perhaps the Guardian‘s Country Profiles will help you decide:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/series/country-profiles

You can find out the languages spoken, currency, political system, local dishes and other bits of interesting information.