Buildings

Taj Mahal

The marble tomb of the Taj Mahal is supposedly the ultimate symbol of love, being built by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, for his second wife. I always believed the story that he planned to build a second Taj…

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Tuesday, 4th July 2006

Giant Cogs

On the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine there’s giant cogs! They were left over parts from the world’s largest clock, which spanned 600m across the coast and was used by scientists in Mir space station to tell…

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Friday, 30th June 2006

Square Circle, Saudi Arabia

Here in Saudi Arabia, there’s a large square with a smaller circle inside it. Um… yeah, I really don’t know what this place is! It’s just outside of a small town, and the square is about 500 metres across, defined…

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Friday, 30th June 2006

Saint-Exupéry TGV Terminal

Following up on a comment in Alex’s TGV post back in October, I present Saint-Exupéry International Airport in Lyon and more specifically the TGV terminal . The airport was built in 1975 but the TGV terminal with its stunning roof…

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Saturday, 17th 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

The Eagle’s Nest

Thanks to the various Google Maps updates of imagery in Germany we can now get a good look at Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” or Kehlsteinhaus as it is properly known. The Eagle’s Nest was part of the Berghof complex in the…

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Tuesday, 6th 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

The Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

Britain’s Beach Huts

It has been a pretty good summer here in Britain (by our standards at least), and people have been flocking…

The War of 1812 – USA

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number…

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