Buildings

Buckingham Palace

This is Buckingham Palace in London, England, it’s the Queen’s official English residence and she must be in as the flag is flying. It was originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham as a large townhouse, and in…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Gary

Submitter Dee reckons that Gary, Indiana is home to the largest factory on Earth, I can’t verify the fact but I can say that this is one really, really big steel mill (you can scroll around for AGES). Gary was…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a distinctly recognisable shell-like building that has become a symbol of the city, if not the whole country. The shells are constructed from 1,056,000 glazed granite tiles which were imported from Sweden and cover over…

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Tuesday, 24th January 2006

Mormon Temple Lot

According to Mormons, the Garden of Eden was originally located near Temple Lot, a small piece of land which is now shared by three different sects of the religon. The largest of the three sects, the Church of Jesus Christ…

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Friday, 20th January 2006

Rynek Glowny, Krakow

The 10-acre Rynek Glowny (Grand Square) has been the hub of Krakow since the 13th century and today is a popular destination for tourists and locals to go shopping or hang out in the cafes, bars and clubs (you can…

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Thursday, 19th January 2006

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, was designed by Kenzo Tange to house a gymnasium, basketball court and Olympic swimming pool for the 1964 Summer Olympics. His futuristic tent-like design later inspired the architect behind the 1972 Olympic Park…

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Saturday, 14th January 2006

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

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