Buildings

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

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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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