Happy Third Anniversary!

Well, here we are, three years later. Wackiness, I tell you. I continue to be stunned by your appreciation for this little corner of the web, and I can never thank you enough!  Thank you for your patronage, and I hope you’ll continue to stop by. There are now over 540 articles for you to…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the all new Basement Geographer! New look, same erratic content. Coming into 2013, two things were long overdue: me taking a break from the site, and the site itself needing to be a standalone entity rather than just a Blogger account. The break didn’t last long –  I quickly realised that I missed writing…

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The Basement Geographer GeoCentum Quiz 2012: The Results Are In!

We have a winner!  Aletheia Kallos picked up the $100 prize in The Basement Geographer GeoCentum Quiz 2012 by being the first respondent to answer all 100 questions correctly.  Congratulations to Aletheia; I hope it was fun!  I hope everyone else playing at home enjoyed it as well. Below, all the answers to all 100…

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Odds and Ends: 29 February, Unofficial Football World Championship

Today is 29 February, the extra day that occurs in the calendar every four years as well all know. But, did you know that there was actually a time and place where 30 February occurred on the calendar? The Spanish geoblog Fronteras has a nice article documenting just how it came to be (I won’t…

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Google Sightseeing: Valleys of Valais – Lötschental and Belalp

Google Street View was at it again this summer, this time with its tricycle.  The trike has the ability to give viewers close-up view of spectacular places not accessible by car.  Its latest ‘Trike View’ update saw images from twelve different locations in Switzerland, such as the famed ski resort of Zermatt and Zurich’s Letzigrund…

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