Mississippi Basin Model

The Mississippi Basin Model reproduces the drainage basin of the Mississippi River at a horizontal scale of 1:2000 and a vertical scale of 1:100. This makes it the largest small-scale working model in the world1! The concrete model was built…

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Monday, 26th November 2007

World’s Largest Crosses

As so often seems to be the way with claims of “World’s Largest”, there’s a certain amount of jostling for the top slot – regardless of who should rightfully be in it. Most often described as the World’s Largest Cross…

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Friday, 23rd November 2007

Plymouth Rock

Today, the fourth Thursday of November, is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving festival traditionally thanks God at the end of the year’s harvest, and is a tradition passed down from the Plymouth Colony who settled in New Plymouth…

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Thursday, 22nd November 2007

Oceanic Flight 815

No-one could deny that it’s got more and more stupid with each passing episode, but somehow many of us are still hooked on Lost1, the TV show about large group of good-looking people stuck on a mysterious island. In what…

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Tuesday, 20th November 2007

Runway Roads

When the American Eisenhower interstate system was constructed it was a specific requirement that one in every five of the 46,837 miles of road had to be kept perfectly straight. The idea was that during times of war the roads…

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Monday, 19th November 2007

Google Sightseeing Meets Facebook

Does anybody out there use Facebook? Of course you do, I bet you’re only reading this because there’s nothing new on your wall. Well now all you Facebookers can join the Google Sightseeing Official Facebook thing! It doesn’t achieve much,…

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Friday, 16th November 2007
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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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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