Monuments

World’s Largest Crosses

As so often seems to be the way with claims of “World’s Largest”, there’s a certain amount of jostling for the top slot – regardless of who should rightfully be in it. Most often described as the World’s Largest Cross…

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Friday, 23rd November 2007

Kazan Cathedral (St. Petersburg)

This is St. Petersburg’s imposing Kazan Cathedral, which features an impressive and absolutely massive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. In 1876, this was the location of the first ever political demonstration in Russia. This is actually…

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Friday, 19th October 2007

Cotton Castle & the Holy City (Pamukkale & Hierapolis)

These are the famous white cliffs of Pamukkale, Turkey. Literally meaning “cotton castle”, this natural phenomenon is a result of earthquakes here which created a number of hot springs – the waters of which are extremely rich in many minerals,…

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Wednesday, 17th October 2007

Easter Island (Island Week 2)

(It’s Island Week 2 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week.) Located in the south eastern Pacific Ocean, almost four thousand kilometers from continental Chile, Easter Island – or locally Rapa Nui…

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Thursday, 30th August 2007

The Great White Pyramid of China

Legend tells us that near the city of Xi’an, China, there lies a gigantic white pyramid – far larger than any Egyptian pyramid – that has remained undiscovered for millennia. The story goes that this pyramid is encased in “pure…

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Monday, 20th August 2007

English Chalk Figures

Along with the more modern pastime of making crop circles, etching chalk figures into the side of hills seems to be a peculiarly English obsession. The Uffington White Horse is the confirmed oldest of the many chalk figures in England,…

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Thursday, 16th August 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

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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