Aircraft

Maho Beach & Princess Juliana Airport

Pictures of Maho Beach on the Dutch Antilles island of St Maarten have been cropping up on the net for years – usually with people claiming them to be the result of a photoshopping competition. You see, the island is…

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Wednesday, 2nd August 2006

Madurodam

This is the small city of Madurodam in the Netherlands. They have an airport, canals, stadiums, boats, gardens, windmills and bridges with… giant people on them? And there’s some giant cars too! Waaaait a minute… Madurodam is actually a truly…

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Thursday, 6th July 2006

Nazca Lines

The bizarre Nazca Lines were created thousands of years ago (between 200BC and 600AD) using simple tools to scrape away the dark pebbles and reveal the light sand underneath. Although they’re called the Nazca lines, the famous geoglyphs also feature…

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Thursday, 29th June 2006

Mid-air refuelling

Over a seemingly dull field in California we find an unusual sight – a mid-air refuelling of a C-5 Galaxy by a smaller KC-135! Very, very cool. The image ghosting is caused by the way satellite photographs are taken in…

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Monday, 26th June 2006

Tropical Islands Resort

Tropical Island Resort is a large artificial “exotic island” resort in Germany. The 107m tall building was designed and built as a hangar for CL160 Super Heavy-Lift Cargo Airships, but the airships were never constructed so the hangar was a…

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Thursday, 15th June 2006

AWACS

Today we’re looking at E-3 Sentry AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) planes – they’re really just Boeing 707s with a 9.1m diameter rotating radar strapped onto the back, which provides airborne surveillance and battle management. Starting in Britain there’s…

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Thursday, 8th June 2006

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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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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