Stonehenge Replicas

Earlier this week archaeologists began excavating Stonehenge in an attempt to decide once and for all exactly when this enigmatic monument was constructed. Stonehenge has most certainly been around many thousands of years, meaning there has been plenty of time…

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Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

New Imagery in Google Earth 1st April ’08

Honest, it’s not a prank! Yesterday Google announced new imagery in Google Earth covering all continents and 86 different countries. Updated: The new imagery is now available in Google maps and the (long) list of what’s new has been posted.…

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Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

Leaked Images Reveal Google’s X-Ray Spy Plan!

A Google engineer, who asked to remain anonymous, has just emailed to let us know about an amazing new secret feature in both Google Earth and Google Maps: two new satellite modes which let you see heat maps and believe…

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Tuesday, 1st April 2008

Plane shaped swimming pool of death

Around this time last year we put together a collection of swimming pools shaped like airplanes. And, at first glance, this pool in Slovenia seems to fit into that same category. But I wouldn’t recommend going for a dip, as…

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Tuesday, 25th March 2008

Easter Eggs

Today is Easter Sunday, and it is the earliest Easter we’ve had since 1913. In fact, it’s almost the earliest possible date for Easter, which via a very complex calculation falls between March 22nd and April 25th (inclusive). The last…

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Sunday, 23rd March 2008

Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake sits just North of America’s most famous active volcano, Mount St. Helens1. The most catastrophic eruption of Mount St Helens was in May of 1980, which killed 57 people. A side effect of this eruption was the largest…

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Thursday, 20th March 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

Airmail Arrows Across the USA

In the early days of the US Postal Service’s national airmail service, pilots had to navigate across the USA by…

On this day: The Rideau Canal Opened

On May 30, 1832, the Rideau Canal opened between Kingston and Ottawa, providing British forces with a safe supply route…

On this day: The First Known Ascent of Everest

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first known ascent of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest…

Recent Comments

  1. Longtime reader: There has not been a new Google Sightseeing post since this one on May 22, 2015. Can we expect more...
  2. criticalmass: Every day I get this as an update – and every day starts with a song… [HER:] They say we’re...
  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
  4. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
  5. Andrew Thielmann: Not longest skating anymore: the skating trail on the lake in Invermere (lat/lng:50.493583,...

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