Site News: James May’s Big Ideas

Regular readers of Google Sightseeing, and especially those who own the book, would probably enjoy last week’s James May’s Big Ideas. The program opened with May visiting Russia to see miniature Ekranoplans, a popular sight from the book, and also…

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Sunday, 5th October 2008

Two New GSS Authors!

We’re delighted to announce that the Google Sightseeing team now has two new writers! Ian Brown manages a fair trade retail store in Ottawa, Canada, and says he spends his spare time perusing maps to find new routes to ride…

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Tuesday, 30th September 2008

Bayer’s Crosses

Where would you expect to find the world’s largest illuminated advertisement? With my years of experience in completely-useless “World’s largest” facts, I would definitely assume it would be in America, perhaps in Times Square or maybe Las Vegas. But I…

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Wednesday, 24th September 2008

Mystery Stone Arrow

Near Sebago Lake in Cumberland County, Maine, we find a strange arrow arranged from piles of stones: What makes the arrow really bizarre is that rather than your usual pointing-style arrow, this apears to be a representation of the sort…

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Tuesday, 23rd September 2008

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008

Avast Ye! ‘Tis only turned ou’ t’ be International Talk Like a Pirate Day again! Arr! We got a bucketload o’ Street View sights for you scurvy dogs, gar! This pirate’s ship gone an been turned int’ a landlubber’s restaurant…

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Friday, 19th September 2008

Win a copy of the Google Sightseeing book!

Our friends over at Virtual Globetrotting are currently running a Street View scavenger hunt to find interesting words in the imagery. Prizes for the top 5 competitors in the scavenger hunt is a copy of the 5 star rated classic…

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Thursday, 18th September 2008
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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 Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

Britain’s Beach Huts

It has been a pretty good summer here in Britain (by our standards at least), and people have been flocking…

The War of 1812 – USA

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number…

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