Buildings

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

Wenceslas Square

Prague’s National Museum was founded as the “Patriotic Museum” in 1818 and sits at the south end of Wenceslas Square, which isn’t actually a square; it’s a 750 metre long road. Wenceslas Square has been the location for many important…

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Friday, 26th August 2005

Cirque du Soleil

This is the Cirque du Soleil in Montreal. Well, it’s one of them anyway.. the ‘Circus of the Sun’ is an entertainment company founded in 1984 by former fire-eater Guy Laliberté, and actually consists of at least 11 different troups…

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Thursday, 25th August 2005

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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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Piton de la Fournaise (Volcano Week 7)

On the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, there are two volcanoes: Piton des Neiges has been inactive for…

Colima (Volcano Week 7)

Colima is an active volcano in Mexico — one of the most active in North America. With an elevation of…

Volcano Week 7

For the seventh year running, volcano week is back!. We have a fascinating line-up of volcano posts scheduled, where we’ll…

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