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On this day: The Coney Island Cyclone Opened

Remain seated and keep your hands inside at all times … On June 26, 1927, the Coney Island Cyclone wooden roller coaster opened to a public that had recently developed a passion for thrill rides. Fully…

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Thursday, 26th June 2014

Tour Japan’s abandoned Hashima Island (AKA Battleship Island), inspiration for the hideout in Skyfall!

Tour Japan’s abandoned Hashima Island (AKA Battleship Island), inspiration for the hideout in Skyfall! http://POSTURLHERE #streetview

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Friday, 28th June 2013

The bridge from Vladivostok to Russky Island was opened today, with the world’s longest cable suspension at 1,104m

The bridge from Vladivostok to Russky Island was opened today, with the world’s longest cable suspension at 1,104m http://gss.st/2Gw

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Monday, 2nd July 2012

The #streetview bike has been out and about at the stunning Peter and Paul fortress, Zayachy Island, St. Petersburg

The #streetview bike has been out and about at the stunning Peter and Paul fortress, Zayachy Island, St. Petersburg http://gss.st/2D9

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Thursday, 23rd February 2012

Greenland (Island week 6)

It’s surprises me that in 6 years of island-themed posts, and our frequently-documented obsession with all things “largest”, that the Google Sightseeing team have yet to feature Greenland1, the largest of all islands. At its most…

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Friday, 25th November 2011

Unguja, Zanzibar (Island Week 6)

The name ‘Zanzibar’ evokes an air of exotic wonder. For thousands of years, this archipelago off the coast of East Africa has been the continent’s gateway to Asia and the Middle East. Over the centuries, great…

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2011

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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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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