Nail Houses

If you happen to live in one of the countries1 in which Pixar has chosen to release their latest movie before now, then you might already have seen their latest 3D rendered movie, Up; in which the protagonist’s home is…

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Friday, 21st August 2009

The Long-Awaited Street View Update of August 09

Yesterday Google finally announced the launch of some fantastic new Street View imagery, covering Portugal, Switzerland and Taiwan. This means we can now use Street View to see some great previously featured sights, such as the current title holder of…

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Wednesday, 19th August 2009

World’s Tallest Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine

Here in Canada, there’s a large scale windfarm known as Le Nordais, which as well as having 133 conventional wind turbines, also features one particular design of wind turbine with which you may be unfamiliar. Le Nordais is split between…

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Friday, 14th August 2009

Xico Volcanic Crater

By population, Mexico City is the third largest city in the world, sent into the record books by a massive greater metropolitan area, that has a population exceeding 19 million people. The municipality of Xico is part of the Mexico…

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Thursday, 13th August 2009

Mount Fuji (Volcano Week 4)

It’s Volcano Week 4 here at GSS. Volcanoes, about a week. You know the drill! Japan’s Mount Fuji (Fuji-san) is one of the most iconic and best recognised of any of Earth’s volcano, and when GSS first launched we received…

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Friday, 31st July 2009

Volcano Week 4

It makes the team here at GSS feel positively web-ancient, but today sees the return of our very-long-running series Volcano Week! Now in its fifth year1 Volcano Week2 is devoted to sights created by the process of molten rock, mud,…

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Monday, 27th July 2009

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.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

Previously on Google Sightseeing

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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