Independence Day 2008

If you’ve been wondering why half of the Internet had gone quiet, then (like us) you might not have realised that today is the 4th of July, and that means it’s America’s Independence Day. The holiday marks the signing of…

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Friday, 4th July 2008

Tour de Street View

The first Street View images outside America are now available – Street View has come to France! Added in celebration of the upcoming Tour de France, the street view images are mostly restricted to the race route (rather than allowing…

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Wednesday, 2nd July 2008

Blue Trees

It’s commonly quoted as fact that in nature, no food or vegetable is naturally blue. This information was again disputed recently by the re-introduction of blue Smarties1, this time using 100% natural seaweed extract to create the blue colour. Additional…

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Monday, 30th June 2008

The (Current) Largest Restaurant in the World

Syria’s Damascus Gate restaurant has recently been certified by Guinness as the “World’s largest restaurant”, stealing the crown from Thailand’s (previously featured) Mang Gorn Luang. Seating up to 6014 diners at one time, it easily tops the previous holder’s 5000…

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Thursday, 26th June 2008

The Desert of Maine (Desert Week)

We’re continuing the first annual GSS Desert Week! We’re mostly posting about deserts and it’s lasting about a week! The 40 acre Desert of Maine is located in a pine forest near the town of Freeport. Although not a real…

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Thursday, 19th June 2008

Sand Tornado (Desert Week)

We’re continuing the first annual GSS Desert Week! In time-honoured tradition, we’ll mostly be posting about deserts. For about a week! The Sahara is probably the world’s most famous desert, and covers much of northern Africa. However today we’re only…

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Tuesday, 17th June 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.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

Previously on Google Sightseeing

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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