Buildings

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is housed in a former Royal Palace and is home to many priceless works of art including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and according to Dan Brown, the holy grail. In the satellite photo you can…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Cabo Da Roca

This is Cabo Da Roca (Cape Roca), Portugal, which is the very westernmost point of mainland Europe. You can see the lighthouse perched on the cliff-top, and also what looks like a viewing area on the cliff-edge. Doesn’t look very…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Prophet Mosque

The absolutely huge Prophet Mosque in Medina makes the city the second holiest city of Islam, after Mecca. The mosque has the Shrine of the Prophet Muhammad in the middle, also known as the Dome of the Prophet, and ten…

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Saturday, 3rd September 2005

Airplane Home

Yup, some crazy person actually intends to live in this old Boeing 727 which he’s got up on blocks in his garden, near Portland, Oregon. You can read more than you ever cared to know about his plans over at…

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Friday, 2nd September 2005

Amsterdam

There’s only a tiny amount of high-resolution Amsterdam. Dam Square in the centre of the city features a monument to Holland’s WWII dead and is outside of the Royal Palace (the big white building). Follow the roads to the east…

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Thursday, 1st September 2005

Plaza Mayor

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is a square completely enclosed in buildings, which makes it look very odd from above. Hidden from the surrounding streets, the square is accessed through archways and was historically the site of executions, tournaments, weddings, bullfights and…

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Wednesday, 31st August 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

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

It may have escaped your attention, given the lack of publicity, but there is a large sporting event about to…

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

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