Buildings

Château de Versailles

With more than 67 staircases, 700 rooms, 1250 fireplaces, 2,000 windows and more than 1,800 acres of grounds, this is the awesome royal Château de Versailles outside Paris, France. I visited Versailles about 15 years ago (eek!) and it truly…

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Thursday, 22nd September 2005

Location, Location, Location

This is the tiny Scottish island of Little Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, near Glasgow. It has a jetty, two cottages, three vacant houses, a lighthouse complex and a twelve bedroom baronial mansion… and it’s currently for sale. The…

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Thursday, 22nd September 2005

BBC Television Centre

The BBC Television Centre in London was the first purpose built television production building in the world and the filming location for many of the BBC’s great shows including Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers. In the centre of the ‘concrete…

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Friday, 9th September 2005

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep overlooks the city of Chiang Mai from its mountain top location 3,520 feet above sea level. Dating back to 1383, the temple is accessed via the 290 step staircase which you can…

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Friday, 9th September 2005

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

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…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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