Cape Town Overview Tour (1/7)
This week historian Jon Morgan will give us an Overview Tour of his hometown - Cape Town, South Africa. Tune in each day for a fresh look at ‘The Mother City’. 

7/28/2014
Castle of Good Hope
Cape Town, South Africa
33.9260884°S 18.4280907°E

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, the Castle is now situated next to the city’s railway station as a result of land reclamation. The building was constructed as a “star fort” so an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.

Cape Town Overview Tour (1/7)

This week historian Jon Morgan will give us an Overview Tour of his hometown - Cape Town, South Africa. Tune in each day for a fresh look at ‘The Mother City’. 


7/28/2014

Castle of Good Hope

Cape Town, South Africa

33.9260884°S 18.4280907°E

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, the Castle is now situated next to the city’s railway station as a result of land reclamation. The building was constructed as a “star fort” so an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.

7/26/2014
Bordo Poniente Landfill
Mexico City, Mexico
19°24′00″N 98°59′20″W

The Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City – the only center of its kind within the capital – processed 12,000 tons of trash per day. The landfill was shut down in 2009 once it reached its maximum waste capacity. According to the Clinton Foundation, Bordo Poniente releases almost 1.5 million tons of methane per year.

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7/26/2014

Bordo Poniente Landfill

Mexico City, Mexico

19°24′00″N 98°59′20″W

The Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City – the only center of its kind within the capital – processed 12,000 tons of trash per day. The landfill was shut down in 2009 once it reached its maximum waste capacity. According to the Clinton Foundation, Bordo Poniente releases almost 1.5 million tons of methane per year.

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7/22/2014
Duri Field
Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
1.33622, 101.228242

The Duri Oil Field is located in the Riau Province of Sumatra, Indonesia. In operation since 1954, Duri now covers approximately 125 square miles. The field is operated by Chevron Pacific Indonesia and produces an average of 185,000 barrels of oil per day.

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7/22/2014

Duri Field

Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

1.33622, 101.228242

The Duri Oil Field is located in the Riau Province of Sumatra, Indonesia. In operation since 1954, Duri now covers approximately 125 square miles. The field is operated by Chevron Pacific Indonesia and produces an average of 185,000 barrels of oil per day.

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7/21/2014
Nahalal
Nahalal, Israel
32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E

Nahalal is a moshav in northern Israel. A moshav is a type of cooperative agricultural community that is composed of individual farms and is governed by an elected council. Founded in 1921, Nahalal is one of the oldest moshavim in Israel and its layout of concentric circles is the basis for the design of many moshavim established in Israel before it became a state in 1948.

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7/21/2014

Nahalal

Nahalal, Israel

32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E

Nahalal is a moshav in northern Israel. A moshav is a type of cooperative agricultural community that is composed of individual farms and is governed by an elected council. Founded in 1921, Nahalal is one of the oldest moshavim in Israel and its layout of concentric circles is the basis for the design of many moshavim established in Israel before it became a state in 1948.

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Please note, July 6th will be the final Overview before we head off on a two-week vacation. We wanted to send a sincere thank you to everyone for your support of the project for the past seven months. We still have plenty more Overviews to share and will resume our posts on July 21st!7/6/2014Rotonda WestRotonda West, Florida26°53′16″N 82°16′17″WRotanada West, Florida is an unincorporated community shaped like an incomplete wagon wheel. A closed, fresh-water canal system surrounds the outside of the “wheel” and travels inside each of the pie-shaped wedges to form the subdivisions of the development. A protected wetland that is home to alligators, bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets and many other species is the reason for the wheel’s incomplete construction.www.overv.eu
Please note, July 6th will be the final Overview before we head off on a two-week vacation. We wanted to send a sincere thank you to everyone for your support of the project for the past seven months. We still have plenty more Overviews to share and will resume our posts on July 21st!

7/6/2014
Rotonda West
Rotonda West, Florida
26°53′16″N 82°16′17″W

Rotanada West, Florida is an unincorporated community shaped like an incomplete wagon wheel. A closed, fresh-water canal system surrounds the outside of the “wheel” and travels inside each of the pie-shaped wedges to form the subdivisions of the development. A protected wetland that is home to alligators, bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets and many other species is the reason for the wheel’s incomplete construction.

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7/5/2014
Cadiz Ranch
Essex, California, USA
34.494638, -115.500469

Cadiz Ranch in Essex, California is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The organic farm grows lemons, table grapes (dried and turned into raisins) and squash on more than 300 acres of irrigated desert. This is made possible by seven wells that pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute at all times from an underground aquifer - a layer of water-bearing permeable rock from which water can be extracted.

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7/5/2014

Cadiz Ranch

Essex, California, USA

34.494638, -115.500469

Cadiz Ranch in Essex, California is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The organic farm grows lemons, table grapes (dried and turned into raisins) and squash on more than 300 acres of irrigated desert. This is made possible by seven wells that pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute at all times from an underground aquifer - a layer of water-bearing permeable rock from which water can be extracted.

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