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Parasailing

The white blob in our thumbnail is a parasail, with the speedboat doing circles just to the East. This is just off the coast of Mexico where we can see the Rui Palace hotel (again, under construction in the satellite…

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Friday, 11th November 2005

The Gherkin & Tower 42, London

30 St Mary Axe aka ‘The Gherkin’ was opened on the 28 April, 2004, yet is still under construction in the satellite photo (I’ve been saying that a lot recently). Wikipedia goes into detail of all the clever designs incorporated…

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

Torre Agbar, Barcelona

Still under construction in the satellite photo, Torre Agbar was inaugurated by the king of Spain just a couple of months ago on the 16th September 2005. The 142m tall building houses the Barcelona Water Company and has more than…

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

The Reichstag

Update: A couple of our readers have pointed out some inaccuracies with this post, which I intend to address. Firstly, we accept that we quoted incorrect information, and that the Nazi party never did much of anything with the Reichstag……

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

Pavilion Z

There’s not much to say about Pavilion Z of the Brno Exhibition Centre except that it looks like a big volume control dial. At this size it will presumably go up to 11. Thanks: Lukáš N.

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Friday, 4th 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

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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