Buildings

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

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Founded in 1755, Lomonosov Moscow State University is the oldest and largest university in Russia. The main building was built in 1953 and stands at 240 metres, making it… (can you see what’s coming yet?), the tallest educational establishment in…

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Tuesday, 1st November 2005

Cathedral of Learning

This is the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. In what sounds like a hideous industrial accident, this building attempts to ‘fuse the idea of a modern skyscraper with the tradition and ideals of Gothic architecture’, and is America’s tallest…

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Monday, 31st October 2005

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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