The Invisible Street View Car

Prior to the recent Street View update you could pan down on the street view images to see the car which carried the 360° cameras around the cities. However, the most recent update somehow manages to make the car disappear, so…

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Wednesday, 11th June 2008

Loads of new areas for Google Street View

Last week, we celebrated Street View’s first anniversary with our Top 10 unseen posts. Google have now joined in the celebrations by adding a massive 37 new areas. All the new areas are still US based, but the update does…

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Wednesday, 11th June 2008

The Sun as a Face

This sparse forest in Denmark bares a uncanny resemblance to a face, could it be just a coincidence? Unfortunately not, as it’s man-made. But the face is the work of famous 1800s Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who originally created…

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Monday, 9th June 2008

Driving Through Buildings

In Japan’s “second city” of Osaka, space for offices is severely limited. So limited that the 16 story ‘Gate Tower Building’ had to lose the 5th, 6th and 7th floors to a raised highway! The story goes that back in…

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Thursday, 5th June 2008

1.21 Gigawatt Fire Destroys Movie History

Yesterday a large fire tore through the Universal Studios backlot, injuring 3 people and destroying numerous sets. Thankfully no-one was seriously injured, but the fire did destroy a key piece of movie history: Courthouse Square. Courthouse Square has been used…

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Monday, 2nd June 2008

Google Earth Web Plugin Released

The newly released Google Earth Web Plugin allows you to access the 3D globe of Google Earth, right within your browser. You can give it a go right now as we’ve enabled the Google Earth mode on our map page1.…

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Wednesday, 28th May 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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