Grande Dixence Dam

Completed all the way back in 1935, this is the Grande Dixence Dam which holds back the Lac des Dix, a 4 km long lake in the Val d’Hérens, Switzerland. The water mainly comes from the summer melt of glaciers,…

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Friday, 12th October 2007

USS Ohio (October 07 Image Update)

This is the USS Ohio, an Ohio class submarine cruising along the US/Canada border in the Straight of Juan de Fuca. Flanked to the north and south, it looks like it has its missile tubes open, as seen in this…

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Thursday, 11th October 2007

Staigue Stone Fort

This is the Staigue Stone Fort, a beautiful round Iron Age fort located in County Kerry, Ireland. Although exact dating is difficult, this fine example of an Irish ring fort could be up to 2,000 years old. The walls are…

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Wednesday, 10th October 2007

Snow Fun

On a frozen Alaskan lake… it appears that someone’s been messing around on snowmobiles… and here’s the culprits! Thanks: XF

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Tuesday, 9th October 2007

Spare Runways

If you happened to own an airfield, and you just happened to have some spare runways lying around – what would you do with them? RAF Thurleigh was built during WWII and after the war became a development site known…

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Monday, 8th October 2007

Hot Slag

At the ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Bruckhausen is a fantastic image of molten slag being poured out of a slag car. Slag is a by-product of the manufacturing of steel; an alloy produced by smelting pig iron at temperatures of…

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Friday, 5th October 2007

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

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

This weekend will see the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, modestly called The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The contest…

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

Portmeirion & The Prisoner

Portmeirion is a small resort village in North Wales famous for its Italianate architecture, and for being the setting for…

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  1. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
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