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Airship Hangars Around The World

Thursday, 10th April 2014 by

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western Europe and the USA to house the massive lighter-than-air craft. Today, only a handful of these huge structures remain, including the earliest such building – Hangar Y at Chalais Meudon outside Paris.

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Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Thursday, 30th August 2012 by

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania that at 5,893 metres is the highest mountain in Africa. At the time,…

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Floating Bridges

Thursday, 3rd April 2014 by

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations where water conditions are very sheltered. The road surface is supported by pontoons, which – while they do float – are usually anchored to the sea, lake or river-bed to ensure they stay in place. The longest floating bridge in the world is the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point which stretches 2.3 km (1.4 miles) as part of a longer bridge across Lake Washington between Seattle and Medina.

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Thursday, 27th March 2014 by

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway. Today we will explore the coastal regions visited by the historic Hurtigruten (The Express Route), a daily passenger and cargo service between Bergen and Kirkenes, operated by eleven distinctive white, red and black ships, including the MS Nordnorge, shown here in Bergen. Join us on the epic journey to the 34 ports served by Hurtigruten, looking at some of the scenic highlights, and seeing how many of the ships we can spot along the way, when Google’s Street View car happened to be in a location at the same time while collecting extensive coverage of the country.

Amphitheatres

Thursday, 13th March 2014 by

The ancestor of the modern stadium, amphitheatres have been playing host to large-scale cultural and sporting events for thousands of years. Approximately 230 Roman-era amphitheatres have been identified across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The tradition continues today as hundreds of amphitheatre venues have been constructed to host concerts and plays, often in natural settings.

Google Boat View

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 by

A few years ago it was a common joke to suggest that Google would follow the success of Street View by attaching cameras to boats to capture imagery of rivers, canals and oceans. Well, of course that is now a reality so we will take a brief look at a number of watery locations around the world, including the most famous of all – Venice.

Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics

Wednesday, 5th February 2014 by

A year ago we previewed the venues which were under construction for the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. With the Opening Ceremony taking place on February 7th – to be followed by the Paralympics Opening Ceremony on March 8th – we can look at the now-completed venues on Google’s updated satellite imagery of the coastal and mountain venues.

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Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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