Posts from ‘March, 2009’

Cunard shows off the new Queen Elizabeth


The new Queen Liz

Cunard have recently shown off pictures of their new ship the Queen Elizabeth, to be launched in September 2010. The new Queen will join the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria as Cunard’s flagship ships and takes the name of a former Cunard ship the Queen Elizabeth that first sailed with Cunard White Star Line in 1936 and was later retired in 1969 when the QE2 took to the seas. The theme of this new ship is much like her namesake with some wonderful art deco designs that are reminiscent of the 1930’s. hit up the full page for a gallery of the plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Boosting tourism with a Giant Squid vs Robot fight

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Some of the first thoughts that come to mind when you think of stereotypical Japanese’s favorite things would be sea creaters, robots and anime. Well this tourism video by the city of Hakodate sees a giant squid  fighting a robot (while destroying the city in the process). How this gets tourist to the town we are not sure as all we can make out from the series of ads is that it’s from a campaign called “Go Hakodate”. Hit the read more for more from this odd series of ads. Read the rest of this entry »

The Heritage Listed Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple

When you think about a building that is on the heritage register you probably think of everything else but a huge fiberglass pineapple.  Today the Big Pineapple was named on the heritage register in Queensland, and while many people may consider the pineapple and the fact that it now has heritage protection a bit of a joke, you must remember the pineapple has been a tourist icon of the state for some time. The Big Pineapple was built in 1971 and has attracted a huge amount of tourists over the years to not only the pineapple but also to the plantation it sits on where the Nut-Mobile ( a nut shaped train) takes tourist around the plantation of pineapples and macadamia nuts finishing up at the gift shop next to the huge plastic fruit. The Big Pinapple is located near Nambour on Queensland Sunshine Coast. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday Concorde

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It’s 40 years since everyone’s favorite supersonic jet first hit the Sky’s, so we found this great British Airways promo video over at youtube that is kind of cool and makes us want to go for a flight in it. Sadly for us I don’t think that is going to happen, but at least you can see them on display at several museums across the world like this one at Shinsheim in Germany we visited a few years back. If you have visited a Concorde at a museum or have been on a flight in one and want to brag about it hit up our comment form below.  Read the rest of this entry »