Hyperboloid Towers

Vladimir Shukhov was a Russian engineer, scientist and architect whose pioneering structural engineering work led to the design of the world’s first hyperboloid structures. In mathematics, a hyperboloid is a quadric (“a D-dimensional hypersurface defined as the locus of zeros…

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Friday, 21st November 2008

Public Toilets in Japan

Wow, here in the north-west sprawl of Tokyo, when they say public toilet, they really mean it! A glance up at a nearby sign reveals that this is actually a shop window display for a shop selling toilets made by…

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Friday, 14th November 2008

Caught Picking up a Hooker?

On first glance it looks like the guy driving this www.rentandrent.it van on the outskirts of Rome has been caught red handed by the Google Street View camera, whilst engaged in the process of attempting to procure the services of…

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Saturday, 8th November 2008

Ghost Towns: Kolmanskop

This is the first in an occasional series where we’ll be looking at some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. In 1908, diamonds were discovered in the Namib Desert, and one of the towns that sprang up to provide…

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Friday, 7th November 2008

Halloween ’08

Here in the UK there’s a lot of dressing up that happens around Halloween, there isn’t anything like the kind of mania that seems to possess Americans with regards to dressing up their homes, gardens or anything else that gets…

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Friday, 31st October 2008

Kid Crashes Scooter in Epic Moment of Embarrassment

Time and time again we’ve seen that the moment the Street View car is passing, people have an incredible urge to fall off the mode of transport they’re travelling on. As the Street View car drives up 88th Street New…

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Wednesday, 29th October 2008

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

On this day: First Person to go over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

On October 24, 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a…

On this day: Pelé was born

Celebrating his 74th birthday today is Pelé, one of the greatest ever football players. At least we think he is…

Ghost Towns of Chile

In a country as large and historically rich as Chile, it’s no surprise that ghost towns abound throughout the country. Now with full Street View coverage throughout Chile, it’s time to take a peek at some of these fascinating lost communities.

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