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20 Years After Chernobyl

Yesterday was the 20 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and Google has marked the occasion by providing high-resolution imagery of the whole area. In our thumbnail you can see the concrete sarcophagus which was built to attempt to contain…

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Thursday, 27th April 2006

Windsor Castle

Today is the Queen’s 80th Birthday (her actual birthday, as opposed to her official birthday), which is being celebrated at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation…

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Friday, 21st April 2006

Richard’s Grandad

Richard found his Grandad! I just managed to get Google Earth installed on my PC, and was trying to explain to my Grandad how it works. So I found his house – and lo and behold he was standing in…

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Friday, 7th April 2006

Jim Onan’s Pyramid House

This is Jim and Linda Onan’s Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois. Yes, it really is a six-storey gold-plated pyramid in the middle of Illinois – and apparently it’s the world’s largest gold-plated object. Near the entrance to the grounds…

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Tuesday, 4th April 2006

Morton Salt, Chicago

Morton Salt is apparently North America’s leading producer of salt and have been based in Chicago since being founded in 1848. The roof of the factory has the company name, along with their slogan “When it Rains It Pours” and…

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Saturday, 1st April 2006

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is home to many exhibits including a coal mine, a 3,500 square foot model railway and the U-505, which can be seen in the middle of the thumbnail below. Captured off the coast of…

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Wednesday, 29th March 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

MLB Stadium Tour – American League

With Major League Baseball having recently paused for its mid-season All Star Game break, this is the first of a…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 2)

Continuing our tour of Olympic venues, we today move away from the Olympic Zone, to two other areas of London:…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

It may have escaped your attention, given the lack of publicity, but there is a large sporting event about to…

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