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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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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