Islands

Dog Team, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Could these be the shadows of one or more dog sleds following old tracks through the snow on Svalbard, the northernmost part of Norway? Unfortunately these are only medium resolution images1 (which disappear in Google Maps if you get too…

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Tuesday, 31st July 2007

Takeover Week: Bomb Island (Zack)

Welcome to day four of Google Sightseeing Reader Takeover Week! Every day this week, one of you has been chosen to have their very own sight posted here on GSS, while Alex and James take a well deserved holiday. Today’s…

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Thursday, 12th July 2007

North Dumpling Island

North Dumpling Island is a small piece of land just off the coast of Connecticut and the private residence of Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Personal Transporter. Like any good inventor it seems Kamen is a wee bit eccentric,…

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Tuesday, 29th May 2007

East Germany, in the Caribbean

This is the small island formerly known as Cayo Blanco de Sur, Cuba. The island is around 15 km long, about 500 metres wide, and is uninhabited save for the indigenous birds and iguanas. In 1972 while on a state…

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Thursday, 17th May 2007

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

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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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

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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