Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees…

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Wednesday, 2nd February 2011

Google Sightseeing Awards 2010

As we wave farewell to another successful year of Google Sightseeing, let us cast our minds back to some of the best posts of 2010, all summarised neatly into some arbitrary made-up categories!   Most comprehensive sightseeing tour We like…

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Wednesday, 5th January 2011

Street View Romania

Romania has today become the 27th country to receive coverage on Google Street View. Almost 4,000 miles of road has been photographed, capturing sights such as Bran Castle, the probable inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle. In the capital of Bucharest,…

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Wednesday, 8th December 2010

Guest Post: Twelve Mile Circle

Today we feature another in a series of special guest posts from geography bloggers, this time from Tom Howder who is responsible for Twelve Mile Circle. Tom has dedicated his site to the many unusual places on the map that…

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Monday, 22nd November 2010

Google Street View in Germany

After years of wrangling and debate over the privacy issues, Street View images are finally available for 20 of Germany’s largest cities. To secure release of the images Google had to allow Germans to opt-out of having their house on…

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Friday, 19th November 2010

GSS Now Optimised for iPhone, iPad and Other Mobile Devices

We’ve recently added a number of improvements to Google Sightseeing for those on mobile devices. Firstly, users on smaller screens such as iPhone, iPod or Android phones will automatically see our new mobile-optimised style, which breaks the site down into…

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Wednesday, 17th November 2010
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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

On this day: First World Cup Final

Goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! On July 30, 1930, Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 to win the first World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario…

On this day: The Arc de Triomphe Was Inaugurated

On July 29, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated after a lengthy construction process. The Tomb of the Unknown…

On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…

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