Buildings

Europe’s Largest Wooden Building

This is Eski Rum Yetimhanesi, on the island of Buyukada off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. I can’t verify this as Wikipedia doesn’t seem to have any information, but apparently: it was built as a hotel, although it never received…

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Thursday, 18th August 2005

Brazilian Blimp

I didn’t spot this one at first glance, but there’s a blimp floating over São Paulo in Brazil. Does anyone know what the cool ‘S’ shaped building just to the east is? Thanks: MrManson, Renato Tassinari, Joso Aloysio

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Wednesday, 17th August 2005

Notre Dame de Paris

This is the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, France. More commonly known simply as “Notre Dame” (Wikipedia page), it’s a gothic cathedral on the Île de la Cité, surrounded by the river Seine. Construction began in 1163, but wasn’t finished…

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Monday, 15th August 2005

Target Stores

One of the most recognized corporate symbols in the United States is that of the Target corporation, who have 1,351 stores in 47 of the 50 states. Of those 1,351 stores we’ve found three which have a giant Target painted…

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Sunday, 14th August 2005

Space Centre, Bremen

This ‘space-craft like’ building was designed to house ‘Space Centre‘, an interactive space exhibition. The centre closed last September, despite being open for less than a year. You can also see what is apparently a “Ariane 44LP Orbital launch vehicle”…

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Thursday, 11th August 2005

Château d’If

The Château d’If is on the small island of If, in the Bay of Marseille, France. It was completed in 1531, and was originally intended as a defence against attacks from the sea, however it never had to fight off…

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Wednesday, 10th August 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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