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Inappropriate Images In Street View

In the comments on our last post one of our readers posted a link to this, er, revealing billboard advert parked in front of the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Which of course raises a question about the suitability of these images…

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Thursday, 31st 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

DUMAC?

In the comments of this morning’s Underwater Explosion post reader Julian found this great large type. Apparently made of trees planted in the water, the word may well be “DUMAC” or Ducks Unlimited de México. Despite the title, Ducks Unlimited…

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Tuesday, 1st May 2007

Big Fish

Leaping out of the back of someone’s house is a gigantic Bass fish. The record for the world’s largest Bass fish ever caught was set way back in 1932, when a George W. Perry caught a 22lb, 4oz largemouth, which…

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Wednesday, 11th April 2007

You! America Make Proud!

A farmer has written a giant message to the landing pilots of the nearby 549th Strategic Missile Squadron. The field says “You! America Make Proud!”. I’m not sure of the exact meaning of this cryptic message, I guess the most…

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Monday, 9th April 2007

Will You Marry Me?

Here on a rooftop in Des Moines, Iowa we find the messaage “Becky will U marry me? Chris“. Now we don’t mean to be cruel, but we’re hoping that Becky went with “No”. You see, as we’ve previously defined, here…

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Thursday, 15th March 2007

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

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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