Buildings

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

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

As the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum is spread over a couple of locations. The main display facility is right in the heart of Washington DC, although…

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Monday, 31st October 2005

Hexa Grace

The colourful tiled roof Hexa Grace is the artistic creation of Victor Vasarely, who is famed as the father of Op-Art. (Close-up photo.) The green roofed building to the North West is the famed Casino Monte Carlo. Thanks: Jeff Vinocur…

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Sunday, 23rd October 2005

Boy’s Town

The Laredo “Boy’s town” in Mexico is a legal prostitution area which, not by chance, is just over from Laredo, Texas. A Dallas Observer article goes into further details of the American young men who frequent the area. In the…

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Friday, 21st October 2005

Roadrunner Lake Resort

Just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, lies this totally bizarre little patch of buildings. Sitting isolated out in the desert, these structures are packed into perfectly regular square… and as far as I can see, for absolutely no good reason –…

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Wednesday, 19th 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

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

This weekend will see the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, modestly called The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The contest…

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

Portmeirion & The Prisoner

Portmeirion is a small resort village in North Wales famous for its Italianate architecture, and for being the setting for…

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