The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Following on from my previous post, I’d like to proudly present the world’s longest bridge. Yes it’s true, no bridge in the entire world is any longer (check for yourself at the Guinness World Records site). At a staggering 23…

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

The Mackinac bridge

The Mackinac bridge (which connects the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan) is the 3rd largest suspension bridge in the world. At five miles in length, it is the third-longest suspension bridge in the world. Seriously, check it out… it’s…

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

The White Snake of Baja

Rick Vincent sent us what he describes as ‘The White Snake of Baja‘. Looks like a river, but it is HUGE. You can still see it all the way out here!

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

Grand Canyon

Loads of submissions for this one, and man it is really, really big. Check out how far zoomed out we are! Also of note are the road around the rim, the visitors centre, and what appears to be a footbridge…

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

I Love Simi

Greg Duncan sent us this large scale geekery – the Simi Valley Smiley and I Love Simi Heart. Greg says: The smiley is very visible from the freeway and one of the first things you see as you drive into…

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

Planes In Flight Mega-Post

Well it’s my own fault really. Since I posted that I hadn’t seen any planes in flight, we have been absolutely inundated with submissions proving that I was completely wrong. Glad to hear it, ‘cos some of these are really…

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Wednesday, 13th April 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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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