Google Sightseeing: Fakin’ It!

The concept of a Potemkin village dates back to the late 18th century, when tales spread that the Russian military leader and governor Grigoriy Potyomkin (Potemkin) had ordered the construction of temporary, false-facaded ‘villages’ in his territory to impress visiting officials. The areas of the southern Russian Empire under Potyomkin’s governorship (‘New Russia‘, today’s southern…

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A Collection of Geography-Related Films and Shorts, Part III

Every few months, The Basement Geographer brings you an assemblage of short films from around the Internet featuring geography and landscape in a prominent manner.  For the previous instalments of films, click here and here. A Newfoundland Language Lesson A humorous look at the complex world of language in Newfoundland featuring prominent Canadian comedian Mark…

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