The Gyle Shopping Centre

We had so many submissions for the Mall of America we had to post it back in May last year. So here is our revenge in the form of the Google Sightseeing team’s local “shopping centre”, The Gyle. It actually…

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Tuesday, 28th February 2006

Geneva’s Jet d’Eau

At the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, you can hardly miss the spectacular Jet d’Eau – a 140 metre jet of water, and officially the world’s largest fountain. Two groups of pumps spray an astonishing 500…

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Tuesday, 28th February 2006

Kim Il-Sung

North Korea’s former dictator, Kim Il-Sung (Kim Jong-Il’s father) is held in very high esteem, as shown by this absolutely gigantic bronze statue of the “Eternal Leader” who died in 1994. This ground level photo should give you an idea…

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Monday, 27th February 2006

Al-Askari

The Al-Askari shrine in Samarra, Iraq was one of the holiest sites for Shia Muslims. Sadly this distinctive gold dome was destroyed last week by bombers hoping to escalate tension in the area (BBC News Report). Thanks: Tom & Adam

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Monday, 27th February 2006

Bennie The Dinosaur

Bennie was a fifty-foot tall, 15,000 pound brachiosaur with a shady past, who used to watch over the I-680 highway from this vantage point in Benicia, CA. Before moving here Bennie used to live on the I-80 in Dixon, CA…

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Sunday, 26th February 2006

Ryugyong Hotel

This is the striking (and huge) Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. It’s a 330-metre-tall pyramid-shaped building with 3,000 rooms, and was supposed to have 7 revolving restaurants, except they never actually finished it. Wikipedia says: newspapers estimated the cost…

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Thursday, 23rd February 2006
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