A Lost Submarine

The town of Holbrook, Australia, is notable as home to the only set of traffic lights between Sydney and Melbourne. Slightly more interesting though is that here, 160 miles inland we can plainly see a full-size submarine. Originally this place…

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Wednesday, 28th May 2008

Aircraft Strip Bar

Just outside Lisbon Airport we can see an old jet airliner. Nothing unusual about that, clearly – however you’d have to go a very long way to find another aircraft that has ever been converted into a strip bar, complete…

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Friday, 23rd May 2008

Langkawi Sky Bridge

The Langkawi Sky Bridge perches precariously over a spectacular chasm, 700m above sea level on Pulau Langkawi, an island within Malaysia’s Langkawi archipelago of 99 distinct islands1. Incredibly, the cable-stayed bridge actually curves 125m around a single support, sweeping out…

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Wednesday, 21st May 2008

North Korea’s Thunderbird Runways

As any bond villain will attest, a true megalomaniacal dictator should have a number of underground lairs from which to hatch evil plots. As we can see, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il and his associates have plans to go one better…

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Monday, 19th May 2008

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns

When we last spotted Thomas the Tank Engine he was happily entertaining children on the Isle of Wight. People said things like “Best. Sight. Ever!“, and we all reminisced about the favourite anthropomorphised train from our childhood. Since those halcyon…

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Friday, 16th May 2008

Street View Face Blurring

A recent update to the Street View images of Manhattan has added a new feature designed to protect the privacy of innocent people wandering the streets. So what is this incredible new technology? Why, it’s automatic blurry faces of course!…

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Wednesday, 14th 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.

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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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