Archive for geography

Germany from Above - Spectacular Route from Lindau to Berchtesgaden (HD)


From Above German Castle

From YouTube:

In this episode we explore a route through Germany, taking in lakes, amazing castles, mountains, and towns. We hope you enjoy it, whether you plan to visit or just want to learn more about Germany!

The journey is from Lindau on Lake Constance, to Baden Baden, Ulm, Fussen, Bavarian Alps and fantasy castles, Oberammergau, Lake Chiemsee, and Berchtesgaden.

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of The World From Above (HD)


World From Above

From YouTube

We are a small group who are passionate about what we do. We want to help people explore this amazing planet that we live on.

Come on the journey with us - and if you know someone who might love what we do, be sure to tell them about us too!

This video is an insight into who and what makes our channel a reality. If you can please comment, like, and subscribe.

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What's Your Name, Again?


United States Map

Recently featured in an article by Ryan Grenoble was a list of original names of real places.  For instance,

If someone told you they hailed from the "Farm of the Elf Counsel's People," you'd be forgiven for thinking they'd grown up in Middle-earth, not Arlington, Texas. Yet according to a very special new atlas, that's precisely what "Arlington" means.

The Atlas of True Names has been compiled by Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, two cartographers who aspire to uncover the "original" meaning of place names, as determined by their etymological roots. The results are highly amusing: Pensacola, Fla., becomes the land of "Hair People"; Chicago is simply "Stink Onion"; what appears to be Kermit, a small town in West Texas, transforms into "Son of the Envyless."

So here's a fun quiz.  Match the state with it's real name: (Choices are below)

1 Land of the Shallow Water

2 Land of the people with dugout canoes

3 Land of the Wind People

4 Land of Little Big Hills

5 Land of Folks

6 Land of those who speak normally

Your choices are:

Massachusetts(E), Missouri(O), Arkansas(N), Maine(S), Illinois(T)  Nebraska (H)

Give up?  The correct answers, in order, spell out, HONEST.  Honestly.


Video Mid Day Distraction- How many continents are there?


Via the Daily What.