Buildings

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is a temple of Taoism in Beijing. If you zoom out a little you’ll see that the northern section is enclosed in a semi circular wall (representing heaven) while the southern section is within a rectangle…

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Tuesday, 12th July 2005

British Museum

The Norman Foster designed glass roof of the Great Court, a spectacular covered square at the heart of the British Museum. Also Centre point which stands 117m (385ft) tall, accommodating 35 floors of office space. Thanks: Julian

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

Vatican City

This is the Vatican City, within Rome, Italy. The home of the popes, it is the smallest independent state in the world in terms of area (0.44 km²) and population (just over 900). The Vatican City is separated from Rome…

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Tuesday, 5th July 2005

The Kremlin

This is the Moscow Kremlin, which is commonly referred to simply as The Kremlin (which in Russian means ‘citadel’). The complex is the seat of Russian power, as it serves as the official residence and principal workplace of the President…

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Monday, 4th July 2005

Sagrada Familia

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s masterpiece which he started in 1884. It is still under construction and work is expected to be completed around 2024. Look for the shadow to make out the shape of the…

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Sunday, 3rd July 2005

Bavarian Motor Works

The BMW world headquarters in Munich, Germany is the ‘four-cylinder’ building (which was built top-down), while the famous logo is atop the BMW museum. Over in South Carolina is BMW’s North American home. The rather-cool crescent moon shaped building is…

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Saturday, 2nd July 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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London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 2)

Continuing our tour of Olympic venues, we today move away from the Olympic Zone, to two other areas of London:…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

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