Desert Dome (Desert Week 2)

Welcome to the second annual GSS Desert Week! In time-honoured tradition, we’ll mostly be posting about deserts. For about a week! The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, is renowned across the US for exhibits like the largest cat complex in…

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Tuesday, 16th June 2009

Desert Week 2

Following on from the resounding success1 of 2008’s first annual Google Sightseeing Desert Week, this week we’re running with the theme all over again, astoundingly, exactly a year since last time! We’ve got a plethora of desert-related posts planned for…

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Monday, 15th June 2009

Peace Sanctuary

The following email was sent to us way back in 2005: From: “deryk houston” <[email protected]> Date: 18 Apr 2005 02:40:26 -0000 To: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]> Subject: [Google Sightseeing] Contact Form I constructed a peace sanctuary on the foothills of the Rocky…

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Tuesday, 2nd June 2009

Torqued Towers

This is the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, which at 190 metres is Sweden’s tallest skyscraper. The most striking thing about this tower is that it appears to be twisted around its axis. It has nine segments of five-story pentagons…

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Wednesday, 20th May 2009

Nanyang Technological University’s Green Roof

Here at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, the School of Art, Design and Media stands out amongst the other campus buildings thanks to its unique approach to modern, ecologically-minded architectural practices. Actually, despite being a 5 storey building, it doesn’t stand…

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Monday, 18th May 2009

Ghost Town: Rhyolite, Nevada

This post is part of an occasional series where we visit some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. A couple of hundred kilometres northwest of Las Vegas lies the former mining town of Rhyolite, one of the largest ghost…

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Thursday, 14th May 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.

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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.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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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