Islands

Hashima (Abandoned) Island

Hashima Island, 15 kilometres from Nagasaki, Japan, was once the densest human development on Earth, and today stands completely empty and abandoned. Mitsubishi bought the island in 18901 and began using it as a coal mining facility. When space for…

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Monday, 16th April 2007

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s still the 14th of February for another hour in some time zones, so we’d like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day with this heart-shaped swimming pool in Belgium! Yes okay, that’s a stretch. In reality the only places…

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Thursday, 15th February 2007

The World (in Dubai)

Possibly the most ambitious of Dubai’s land reclamation projects, The World is an archipelago of 300 islands laid out to represent countries of the world. The first developed island is owned by Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. The $7 million…

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Wednesday, 3rd January 2007

Gigantic B2 Stealth Bomber

Here on Tenerife there’s an absolutely gigantic shape on the landscape, which looks very like a B2 Stealth Bomber. Just a coincidental arrangement of images, or the accidental discovery of a super-secret B2 Invisibility Cloak? Via haha.nu (Thanks Rob W…

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Wednesday, 29th November 2006

Dolphin Island

To add to our collection of dolphin-shaped things from last week, here’s the Ile du Golfe off the south coast of Tasmania which looks astonishingly like (you guessed it), an absolutely gigantic dolphin. More on the Maatsuyker Islands, of which…

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Tuesday, 14th November 2006

Delta Works

After the North Sea flood of 1953 destroyed 4,500 buildings, drowned 10,000 animals and killed 1,835 people, the Netherlands began work on the world’s largest flood protection project, Delta Works (Dutch: Deltawerken). Today Delta Works consists of over 16,500 kilometres…

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Tuesday, 31st October 2006

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

The Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

Britain’s Beach Huts

It has been a pretty good summer here in Britain (by our standards at least), and people have been flocking…

The War of 1812 – USA

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number…

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