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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast Ye! Today, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day an’ we’ve got a barrel-load of piratey-themed sights fer ye landlubbers! Las Vegas’ Treasure Island be havin’ a daily pirate battle, ‘ere the swashbucklers by defeated by th’ booty-shaking o’…

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Wednesday, 19th September 2007

Balloons?

High above the Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara County, it looks like there’s hundreds of colourful balloons floating up into the sky. The possible balloons are unfortunately on the overlap of two images, but appear to be rising up from…

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Monday, 17th September 2007

Prisoner Doing Press Ups

In the yard of Scheveningen prison, the Hague, the incredibly high resolution aerial photography has captured this prison inmate doing press ups! As an aside, this is actually the prison where the former communist President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan…

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Thursday, 7th June 2007

Google Maps Street View

If you haven’t yet heard about the Google Maps street view launched yesterday, then make sure to check it out. Although currently only available in 5 U.S. cities, there’s loads to see on the panorama images and it’s all wrapped…

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Wednesday, 30th May 2007

Planes Towing Banners

Check out this fantastic capture of a plane towing a banner message past a packed beach in Italy. Here’s another plane towing a message off the coast of South Carolina (where there’s also a great shot of someone parasailing too).…

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2007

Millennium Bridge, London

The first pedestrian crossing of London’s Thames river in over one hundred years, the Millennium Bridge was conceived as part of the high-profile Millennium Project. Opened on the 10th of June 2000, it was closed again just three days later…

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Tuesday, 22nd May 2007
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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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

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