Washington Square Park

One of more than 1,700 parks in New York City, Washington Square Park is probably one of the best known (after Central Park obviously). In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguracy as president, a large plaster and…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Tacoma Narrows

This is the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which is the replacement for the original one which famously collapsed on film in 1940 (the link is to the movie on Wikipedia in ogg format, there’s loads of statistics there too). What’s really…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Google Sightseeing we get a lot of people asking us stuff, so we’ve finally put together a Frequently Asked Questions page. There you can learn how to send us maps, visit a specific latitude and longitude, and even…

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Tuesday, 31st May 2005

Trimarans

Here’s a cool picture of some trimarans docked in Quebec. Perhaps they were competing in the 2004 Transat Québec Saint-Malo, which is the only crewed non-stop transatlantic race to be held from west to east (Canada to France). The race…

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Saturday, 28th May 2005

New Quebec Crater

Formely known as Chubb crater, the New Quebec Crater has a rim diameter of 3.4 kilometers and is estimated to be about 1.4 million years old. It’s also filled with a 250-meter-deep lake. That’s a big old hole. There’s a…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Brooklyn [heart] U

Slightly unfortunate placement of the Google logo here, but you can still just about make out this large type on a building in Brooklyn, which says ‘BROOKYLN [HEART] U‘. Awww, isn’t that sweet? We don’t know what this building is,…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

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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