The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower in the Italian city of Pisa. Originally meant to be vertical the first stone was laid on August 9, 1173 but by 1178 it was pretty obvious that the tower has…

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Friday, 27th January 2006

The World’s Tallest Buildings

You would think that deciding on the world’s tallest building would be pretty simple: get a big measuring tape, measure the buildings, biggest one wins. Easy, huh? Well, apparently not. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have defined…

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Wednesday, 25th January 2006

Buckingham Palace

This is Buckingham Palace in London, England, it’s the Queen’s official English residence and she must be in as the flag is flying. It was originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham as a large townhouse, and in…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Gary

Submitter Dee reckons that Gary, Indiana is home to the largest factory on Earth, I can’t verify the fact but I can say that this is one really, really big steel mill (you can scroll around for AGES). Gary was…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a distinctly recognisable shell-like building that has become a symbol of the city, if not the whole country. The shells are constructed from 1,056,000 glazed granite tiles which were imported from Sweden and cover over…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Updated imagery and more zoom levels!

Over at the official Google blog is the announcement of Google Local now using the same image database as Google Earth, as well as gaining two extra zoom levels! Of course that means there’s even more cool places which we…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006
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Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: International Mountain Day

Today is International Mountain Day, and we’re rather fond of beautiful scenery here at Google Sightseeing, so we think it’s…

On this day: The First Episode of Coronation Street

On December 9, 1960, the first episode of British soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast on Granada Television. Still going…

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