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

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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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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