Scotch Tape

Apparently Canada is held together with Scotch tape. Well, who would have thought that! Many thanks to Ben Singleton and Andrew McC.

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Black Holes

Finally! We have proof that Google is hiding things from us in Alaska, Mexico and er… New Jersey. Hmmm. Anyway, it’s a conspiracy I tell you! Firstly stretching over a large part of Alaska, all the way into the Yukon…

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

The Gas Tank

Check out this giant liquefied natural gas tank that sits just to the side of the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Ironcladlou (who is now on his fourth posted submission!) says: The gas tank (as it’s known ’round these parts)…

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Caterpillar Tractor Co.

Outside of Sun City West, Arizona are the Caterpillar Proving Grounds, where there is some extremely large type! I wonder if the bulldozers prove themselves by digging out these letters over and over again? Thanks to Yablo and Jeff Burton.

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Downtime

Apologies for the downtime today, we’ve been experiencing some er… difficulties with the server. We’re back now, but not quite up to speed, so you may find some issues with comments pages (amongst other things). We’ll let you know when…

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Monday, 6th June 2005

FAQ Update

Just a quick heads-up to let anyone interested know that we’ve updated the FAQ page with a bit more information about how the zoom level works on Google Maps. Many thanks to Ryan Jonasson and gIMpSTa for the information. There’s…

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Monday, 6th June 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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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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