It’s surprises me that in 6 years of island-themed posts, and our frequently-documented obsession with all things “largest”, that the…
In 2005, the military government of Burma (Myanmar) made one of its most curious moves yet when it gave its ministerial officials less than a day’s notice that they were to pack up and move to a new capital almost 400 km north of the old capital, Rangoon, under threat of arrest or imprisonment. The government had secretly been constructing a capital in the middle of the nowhere called Naypyidaw; a way for the government to escape the congestion and chaos of Rangoon in a purpose-built capital in which everything would be under their control. Naypyidaw covers a sprawling 4,800 km2 – that’s 78 times the size of Manhattan!
Wednesday, 5th October 2011
The final year of school in every country comes with many ceremonies and traditions. In Canada, one of those traditions is to celebrate the supremacy of your graduating class over all others by spray painting your ‘grad’ year over anything and everything.
Friday, 16th September 2011
We here at Google Sightseeing pride ourselves on bringing you all sort of fantastic sights from around the globe covering all sorts of topics, but we know where our bread is buttered. The visitor statistics and Street View submissions say…
Friday, 2nd September 2011
We all know Antarctica as the home of extreme cold and ice, but not everythingthere is cold, for the Ice Continent is also home to the world’s southernmost volcano. Rising out of the Southern Ocean at the centre of Ross Island, Mount Erebus sits just over 12 degrees north of the South Pole and has been in a state of eruption since 1972.
Monday, 22nd August 2011
Nothing says summer like a trip down the midway at the local fairground when the carnival comes to town. Games, rides, food, creepy carnies missing various portions of their extremities – all of them a ritual for millions of fair-goers each year. Join us as we travel the world in search of amusement…
Tuesday, 2nd August 2011
Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.
Thursday, 21st July 2011
Previously on Google Sightseeing
The name ‘Zanzibar’ evokes an air of exotic wonder. For thousands of years, this archipelago off the coast of East…
Whovians everywhere are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their favourite time traveller. Doctor Who first aired on the BBC on…