St Patrick’s Day

The worldwide celebration of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick, has almost always been held on the 17th of March. This year, due to Easter arriving unusually early, the Catholic Church decided to move St Patrick’s day so that it didn’t…

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Monday, 17th March 2008

Two out of Three views of Japan

The “Three Views of Japan” are just like the Seven Wonders of the World, except they’re all in Japan. And there’s only three of them. Firstly there’s “Matsushima”, a group of around 260 miniature islands which are all covered in…

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Friday, 7th March 2008

Beacon Ring Hillfort

The Beacon Ring hillfort in the region of Welshpool has seen numerous uses in its 3000 year history. The central burial hill, or round barrow, would have been formed around the Bronze age. Then, in the Iron age, a fort…

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Thursday, 6th March 2008

Parisian Roadblocks

Here we see the Paris Fire Brigade in action- they’ve blocked off this road and are completing what can only be a daring rescue of a cat from a rooftop (well, do you seen any smoke from a fire)? Rue…

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Thursday, 28th February 2008

The Space Shuttle Columbia

On the 1st of February 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia tragically broke up on re-entry killing all seven astronauts on board. However, here it is, seemingly unscathed in a Canadian field! It turns out that is actually a full-scale model…

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Thursday, 21st February 2008

New Imagery in Google Earth 19th February ’08

The first imagery update of the New Year is now available in Google Earth. As usual, Google have announced the update with a scavenger hunt while Google Earth Blog, which noticed the update earlier today, has a more complete list…

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Tuesday, 19th February 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

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11…

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