Aircraft

Spitfire Island

The metal structure in the middle of the traffic island is a memorial to the factory and industrial area of Castle Bromwich near Birmingham which produced the famous WWII fighter plane the mighty Supermarine Spitfire. The Supermarine Spitfire was a…

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Saturday, 5th November 2005

Chicago’s Midway Airport

This is Chicago’s Midway Airport and yes, at the end of all the criss-crossing runways, and surrounding it on every side are houses. Midway is smack-bang in the middle of a residential area. Fortunately the airport has these tiny little…

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2005

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

As the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum is spread over a couple of locations. The main display facility is right in the heart of Washington DC, although…

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Monday, 31st October 2005

Canadair Planes

These yellow planes parked in France are aerial water bombers, used to fight forest fires. They are commonly known as “Canadair” planes, after the company who manufactured them (although Canadair has been bought out by Bombardier Aerospace). The planes skim…

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Saturday, 15th October 2005

Lake Michigan Water Pumping Station

A couple of readers pointed out a cool-looking pumping station (in the thumbnail) and another not-so-cool one, both in Lake Michigan. Presumably they are both involved in pumping water towards the nearby city of Chicago; Lake Michigan is the largest…

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Tuesday, 11th October 2005

The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks

Well we’ve all finally recovered from James’ wedding which took place this Saturday, and in true Scottish style there was a fantastically enthusiastic Céilidh which went on until we could barely stand up any more! As is traditional, we ended…

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Monday, 19th September 2005

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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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  1. Alex Turnbull: Hi Jeffery! That’s Awaji Kannon, a statue of Guanyin which, as you suspected, is 100m only when...
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  3. Chuck Sears: Hitchcock Naval Air Station was a blimp base. It was decommissioned after WW2 and pretty much destroyed...
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