Desert Week 2010

Only one week late, today marks the return of the much-more-interesting-than-it-sounds desert week! If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, then prepare yourself for a week of posts based in areas that, er… receive extremely low amounts of precipitation. We previously…

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Monday, 21st June 2010

Google Sightseeing v3 (beta)

Do not adjust your internet devices – you may (or may not) be seeing our brand new design for 2010! We’re doing some testing of the new design before a full launch, so if you are seeing our new design…

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Tuesday, 8th June 2010

Atlas Film Studios

If you need to shoot a movie in the desert, there’s somewhere that should be top of your list: Atlas Film Studios in Morocco. Over the years it has played a part in Alexander the Great, Gladiator and Black Hawk…

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Friday, 14th May 2010

Face of Jesus found in Hungarian field

Way back in 2005 we thought we found the face of Jesus in a Peruvian sand dune. However it turns out we were looking in completely the wrong country – obviously, Jesus was actually busy making Himself known in Hungary.…

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Tuesday, 27th April 2010

Earth Day 2010: The world’s most powerful solar power tower

Today is Earth Day, the mission of which is to “broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide”. Inspired by an excellent post over at the Google Earth Blog, today we’re going to visit the Planta Solar 20 – the world’s…

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Thursday, 22nd April 2010

Stig, Stig, wherefore art thou Stig?

BBC TV’s Top Gear programme features a famously mysterious racing driver known only as “The Stig“, who (ironically for someone so secretive about their identity) can be found in numerous places on Google Street View. More bizarre however are Google’s…

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Friday, 16th April 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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