Buildings

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

Main Street Station Sign

Fantastic shadow being cast from the sign on top of the Main Street Station Hotel and Casino and Brewery in Las Vegas. There’s actually two signs, which means we can see it backwards too. Nice. Useless fact about this hotel?…

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Monday, 5th June 2006

Potsdamer Platz

The Potsdamer Platz is a huge traffic intersection and square in Berlin. In the 20s and 30s it was one of the busiest traffic centres in Europe and was the heart of Berlins’s nightlife. As is sadly the case with…

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Tuesday, 30th May 2006

The Armadillo & the SECC

This is the Armadillo in Glasgow. Oh all right, it’s really the Clyde Auditorium, but everyone calls it the Armadillo. It was designed to be a 3,000 seat extension to the boxy beige building to the north – the Scottish…

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Friday, 26th May 2006

Live Local Update

As reported by both the Google Earth Blog and Ogle Earth, Microsoft has provided an awesome update to the UK satellite imagery on their Live Local service. (I still can’t work the zoom tool unfortunately, has anyone else noticed that…

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Wednesday, 24th May 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

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…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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