African Village in Belgium

On the day this image was captured there was something slightly unusual going on in this derelict factory in Brussels, Belgium. Inside the walls of the roofless building, there’s some tents and several lorries, a Helicopter, and… an African village?…

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Friday, 12th January 2007

Palmerston Sea Forts

Back in the 1850s, Britain was worried that France would try and invade, so Lord Palmerston (the Prime Minister of the time) decided to build the Palmerston Forts to defend Portsmouth’s dockland, four of which were built out at sea.…

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Thursday, 11th January 2007

The Big Duck

It’s been a long time coming to this site, but finally it’s time to visit the *world famous**, Long Island New York Big Duck! Seemingly adored by Long island residents, the Big Duck was built in 1931 by a duck…

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Wednesday, 10th January 2007

Return of the Alien Civilization

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… it’s the Return of the Alien Civilization! If you’ve been a reader for a while you’ll remember the original Alien Civilization post, where people were arguing about…

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Tuesday, 9th January 2007

Events in Google Earth

The cliquey Foo Camp was born out of a joke at O’Reilly that they should create a literal “Foo Bar”. The event is held each year at O’Reilly’s headquarters and during the 2006 event (held during August 25-27, 2006) Google…

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Monday, 8th January 2007

Sultan the Pit Pony

Near Ystrad Mynach in south Wales, we find a fantastic 200 metre long earth-sculpture of Sultan the Pit Pony. This is the UK’s largest figurative earth sculpture, and although I’m not sure there’s actually much competition for that particular title,…

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Monday, 8th January 2007
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On August 25, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, from Dover to…

My 200th Post – A Look Back

Almost six years ago I wrote a brief article for Google Sightseeing. Today marks my 200th full-length1 post, so I’m…

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