Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a 60ft rock carving featuring (left to right) former U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Props to xylon (and many others).

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Staples Centre, LA

Following on from the ‘Dave’ post yesterday I’ve created a new category for legible text called ‘Large Type’. The first of which is the Staples Centre, LA (Props: jbum). I’d like to think they put the text there on the…

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Empire State Building

There’s loads of cool things to find in Manhattan, but this shot of the Empire State Building is probably the best. The photo is at quite an angle so you can see a lot of the building. Also, over to…

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Thursday, 7th April 2005

Las Vegas Strip

Some of Las Vegas’ top casinos all in one image. There’s the Sahara top left, then New York, New York below that (complete with Statue of Liberty on the corner). Eastward of NY is the MGM Grand (which looks quite…

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Thursday, 7th April 2005

Boneyard, Tucson

Wow – there are a LOT of planes in Pima Air & Space Museum. It looks like they’ve got at least 10 of each plane, all laid out in very neat rows. Also of note is the plane scrapheap –…

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Thursday, 7th April 2005

The Pentagon

The Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are very easy to spot from space.

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Thursday, 7th 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

The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially)…

Trollstigen (Troll’s path)

In a country renowned for its natural beauty, one of the most spectacular landscapes is found along the Trollstigen (Troll’s…

Fill ‘er Up!

In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.

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