Alert, Nunavut

Welcome to Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. Only 817 km (508 miles) from the North Pole, Alert1 has a chilly average high temperature of -14.7 C (6 F), and winter lows of around -46 C…

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Thursday, 28th January 2010

Scenic Street View

The most recent additions to Google’s Street View service made us wonder if it might be in danger of having a misleading name; beautiful scenery and historic ruined buildings aren’t typical on British streets. Google collaborated with the National Trust…

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Tuesday, 26th January 2010

Haiti Earthquake (Updated Imagery)

Last week’s catastrophic 7.0 earthquake in Haiti is estimated to have killed 200,000 people, injured 250,000 and left 1.5 million people homeless. Following the quake, Google quickly released a KML file that included imagery taken by the GeoEye satellite within…

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Wednesday, 20th January 2010

Rio Tinto Mines and River

The mines at Río Tinto have been producing copper, silver, gold, sulphur, and other minerals for the last 5000 years. The river flowing past the mines is the source of the name, which means the “Painted River”. As the name…

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Tuesday, 19th January 2010

Haiti Earthquake

By now the whole world has seen or heard of the devastation caused by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12th, with particular impact on the capital Port-au-Prince. Estimates put the death toll in the tens of…

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Friday, 15th January 2010

Blob in the Bath

Wayne Coyne is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of rock outfit The Flaming Lips, and is known for his extravagant stage entrances and over the top performances. Flaming Lips gigs have been described as “psychedelic experiences”, and Mr. Coyne…

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Thursday, 14th January 2010
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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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Walled Cities of the Caribbean

In many people’s imaginations, walled cities are associated with mediaeval Europe, but such cities exist all over the world. In this post we look at walled cities from around the Caribbean.