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

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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.

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…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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