Info for new readers of Found in China
Looks like an article has appeared in newspapers (at least online) belonging to the McClatchy Newspapers group: http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15494246.htm. It appears to have resulted in a bunch of new readers (howdy, y'all!) stopping by here at the Found in China blog (our motto: "Serving the internet community since, oh, sometime in July"). The article doesn't actually provide a link to here, so to the approximately 3,530 new (and probably handsome / beautiful as well as highly intelligent) visitors who managed to find this during the past 3 days: congratulations! BONUS POINTS: leave a comment telling everyone how you figured out where this blog is (rather than just citing which paper mentioned it).
BONUS TRIVIA: sometime late Thursday night Found in China was read for the 10,000th time. Congratulations to Mr. Richard Smedley of Dimpled Bottom, PA. Your Found in China t-shirt and garden trowel will be mailed presently.
Now that you're settled in, here are a few points to get you started:
This blog tells a story. It may be sometimes rather boring or silly, but still, you'll need to start with the very first blog posting in order to understand it all. Otherwise you'll be asking yourself "What in the heck do guppies have to do with a highly unusual military facility in the middle of China?" Like most blogs, the first posts are at the bottom, so scroll down a couple of meters / yards from here.
In this post I've also finally gotten around to summarizing the main places where you can get information about the scale model landscape. Well, actually there's little real information in the way of facts. We still don't know what function the facility has.
My original post in the Google Earth forum:
An article at The Register (U.K.), apparently the first place to report on this:
Articles at the Sydney Morning Herald, which has been following this:
Analysis at ABC News:
A reference at the Huffington Post
Analysis at the Indian Express:
A light article at The San Francisco Gate:
Comments at Digg:
Musings about Google Earth:
Added 21 Sept:
In The Herald (Scotland), a general article about Google Earth, with a brief mention of the Huangyangtan mystery:
Hope this helps!
Your humble servant,