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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ABC Wednesday: G is for Globe

Raleigh, NC has a gigantic globe as part of the downtown Nature Research Center.
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The globe is named the Daily Planet.
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The continents are made of satellite pictures.
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The globe is three stories high and inside the globe is audience seating and a 40 by 40 foot HD screen which scientists can use for special presentations. Click for the home of ABC Wednesday.  

32 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

oh girl, I got tears in my eyes right now, because I miss so much Brazil and I stared the South America touching my heart, the Globe is wonderful and you got perfect pictures in a beautiful sunny day.
I would like to visit there, Raleigh is a beautiful city!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

ladyfi said...

Great pictures of this huge globe!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

What a creative way to entice visitors and to make a statement that the world we live in is a rare and beautiful jewel.

Łucja-Maria said...

Oh Carver
Your pictures are wonderful and very interesting.
I send a lot of greetings.
Lucia

lotusleaf said...

Grand Globe!

richies said...

Very cool! I would love to see it.
An Arkies Musings

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Shades of 'Superman' ~ creative photos for ABC ^_^

Reader Wil said...

This is really spectacular! I have never seen such an enomous globe with all those satelite photos of the continents! Thank you for sharing, for this is really interesting!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images of the globe. Very huge.

photowannabe said...

How fascinating. It certainly is huge and interesting to know that one can site inside for presentations.

ewok1993 said...

simply incredible. what a great teaching/learning tool for everyone of all ages.

is it a permanent fixture?

Roger Owen Green said...

the world, all right there - cool
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Hildred said...

Wonderful, and such a fitting name Raleigh's other enticement for me is the Raleigh Ringers - marvelous handbell choir.

Hildred said...

Wonderful, and such a fitting name Raleigh's other enticement for me is the Raleigh Ringers - marvelous handbell choir.

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and yes the globe is a permanent fixture.

Ann said...

I feel like Lois Lane and Clark Kent should be walking by any second. Very neat.
Ann

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Oh, Carver, I didn't know about this! Thx for multiple shots. "Where's KENT? Jimmy, grab your camera!"

Such fun. Thx, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/02/26/gorgeous-goldfinger-gal-shirley-bassey/

Jama said...

That is one huge globe!

Hazel said...

Gigantic post! The big screen sounds exciting.

uberrhund said...

Wonderful and useful display space,inside and out!

magiceye said...

This is beautifully unique!

LOLfromPasa said...

Wow, what a fantastic 'G'. Super photos.

AmitAag said...

Great Globe pics!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/grey-and-green.html

Shooting Parrots said...

The globe is amazing and incredibly detailed - which I suppose isn't surprising if it uses satellite images!

RamblingRound said...

Great post for the letter G. Gosh, I'd love to see this globe!

Indrani said...

That is very huge!
Never seen something like that.

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's huge!

Gums and Gummies
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great choice for G! What a tourist site!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! Great globe!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pictures of this interesting landmark -- thanks for all the information as well.

Leslie: said...

That's fantastic. I've been considering buying my grandchildren a really good globe for Christmas next year. He will be 10 Jan. 1 and she will be 6 Mar 3. A good educational gift!

Leslie
abcw team

zongrik said...

that's a cool globe!!

my g post for this week: gripping girdle limerick

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