55 days, 32 states and 12,225 miles in five minutes.
Freelance photographer Brian DeFrees took the two-month road trip across the United States starting in Syracuse, NY on August 8th and ending back there on October 1st. [via]
Not something you want to see when you look out of the plane window.
Ianvists.co.uk has an excellent post about a London Underground station that is used for training. What's unique about it is that it's built on the third floor of an office block!
The station comes complete with a platform, Oyster card readers, signalling and display boards although the trains don't work. There is a also a model railway and a simulator that is used to train LU staff.
Ian has posted lots of photos although with a detailed account of his visit to 'West Ashfield Station'
An excellent Google Maps mashup that shows all trains on the London Underground network in approximately real time. Stations are in yellow and trains in red. You can click on each train to find out its number, the station it just left and approximately how long until it reaches the next station.
The Daily Telegraph has a gallery of some of the world's strangest, weirdest and scariest airports. The first one to be featured is Denver Airport which I'll be flying into in September. Apparently there are questions about what may lie underneath the airport.
A time-lapse video showing Southwest Airlines' Florida One Boeing 737 being assembled and painted.
FlightRadar24 allows you to track flights in real time around the world (but mainly in Europe). Only airplanes equipped with an ADS-B transponder within the coverage area of the company's 100 receivers are visible on the map.
Each flight has information associated with it such airline, flight number, destination, altitude and ground speed. [via]
Kulula Airlines has released a funky new livery that explains all the different parts on a plane including the 'Loo (or mile-high initiation chamber)', the 'Throne Zone' (or exit seats) and the 'rudder (the steering thingy)'.
You can view more photos here.
This rare piece of colour footage of London was recorded in 1927 by Claude Friese-Greene, the son of pioneering cinematographer William Friese-Greene. His father had developed a colour process called Biocolour which wasn't successful and was overtaken by Techincolour.
The footage features scenes of London Bridge, the Thames, the Tower of London, Greenwich Observatory, the London docks, Whitehall, the Cenotaph, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Petticoat Lane, the Oval, the Changing of the Guard, Rotten Row, and the Houses of Parliament.
Air New Zealand are to pimp out the economy section on California to Auckland route that will have rows of seats that can be converted into a bed.
The Skycouches can fold flat creating a small bed for two. You can buy the third seat for a half price, allowing you and your travel companion to take a short nap whenever needed.
You can view more photos here.
A selection of images showing the extravagant interior of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building.
Some NSFW content.
This is what may happen to you if you film the US embassy in London.
Room Atlas is a Google Maps mashup that overlays prices of 53,000 hotels. The prices are colour coded for easy identifcation and you can filter by amenties. You can also overlay additional information such as Wikipedia landmarks.