Spiral Island II: An island floating on plastic bottles

Ever dreamed of living on your own private tropical island? Rishi Sowa clearly had, as he took the rather novel approach of building his own floating paradise – Spiral Island. A keen environmentalist, Sowa wanted to make a statement about…

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Thursday, 24th February 2011

Yukon Ho! Part 1: The Top of the World Highway

Bisected by the Arctic Circle and reaching to the Arctic Ocean, Canada’s Yukon is one of the most remote locations visited so far by Google Street View. The territory is larger than Sweden but has a sparse population of 34,200 people. Today we begin a two-part journey crossing Yukon from west to east starting with the Top of the World Highway.

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Tuesday, 22nd February 2011

Which lake was that again?

Straddling the international border between Canada and the United States sits a region known as the Boundary Waters. Carved repeatedly by massive sheets of ice, this region has become home to over 1,000 protected and pristine lakes – so many…

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Friday, 18th February 2011

The Art of Henk Hofstra

Henk Hofstra is a Dutch artist famous for his large-scale environmental art projects. Some reports claim that he hopes his works will appear on Google Earth; while this hasn’t happened yet, a couple of them are visible on Street View…

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Monday, 14th February 2011

Brasília: a Modernist Masterpiece

The largest city on the planet that wasn’t in existence at the beginning of the 20th century, the city of Brasília was built in 1960 to serve as the new capital of Brazil. One of the greatest civic engineering achievements…

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Wednesday, 9th February 2011

The rise and fall of “B of the Bang”

Back in 2005, when Google Sightseeing was brand new, we were desperate for Google to add aerial images of Manchester and catch a glimpse of the UK’s tallest sculpture, B of the Bang. It’s now six years since the unveiling,…

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Monday, 7th February 2011
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