Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This and That


  1. Dear Bee,

    thanks for the links - the Art of Science Gallery is really beautiful. And I remember my grandfather telling me about some islands called "antipodes" near New Zealand - no idea if they are real, but now I can search for them on google maps ;-)

    Cheers, Stefan

  2. Hi Stefan & Bee,

    Well Stefan your grandfather was right, and as you can see on
    wikipedia, it refers precisely to Australia/New Zealand, and probably to the surrounding islands too.

    Beautiful gallery indeed.


  3. The Indian Ocean is to the southWEST of Australia. Lots of things are upside down in the south, but not east and west.

  4. Ooops, thanks. That was of course just to test the attentiveness of our readers ;-)

  5. Oh, and even the Antipodes Islands really exist, southeast of New Zealand, and roughly antipodal to London. And they are on google maps - at least in the satellite view, and though they appear a bit spooky, out of the blue...

  6. Well, one does quickly notice the suspiciously crater like shape of the smaller island.

  7. Thanks for your posting on startkick1@ymail.com - scam information -- i had an ad in craigslist looking for an apt in switzerland and received the identical written response identifying the apt word for word like yours in stockholm. Today june 7th 2009. Thanks Again Gisella!


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