Buildings

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

Exploration Place

This is a Children’s science center in Wichita, Kansas called Exploration Place. Alongside the weird shaped buildings there’s some quite nice looking gardens, which I believe incorporate a mini golf course. The official website has a ground level photo at…

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Monday, 17th 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

Rock ‘n’ Roll R.I.P.s

The world has a certain reverential (or just morbid) fascination with the death sites of famous musicians. The pantheon of dead music legends is far too great (and depressing) to capture in just one article, but here’s a look at just some of the famous/infamous places where great talents have met untimely ends.

England’s Model Villages

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, villages were constructed by English industrialists and landowners to provide housing close to…

Top Ten Most Expensive Restaurants in the US

Last year bundle.com released a list of the 25 most expensive restaurants in the US, with mind-boggling average prices for…

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