Monuments

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

Love Land

This is South Korea’s infamous Jeju Loveland, an outdoor sculpture park on Cheju Island, which is based entirely around the theme of sex. The park’s website describes it as “a place where sexually-oriented art and eroticism meet”. Which means that…

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Tuesday, 14th 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

Rock ‘n’ Roll R.I.P.s

The world has a certain reverential (or just morbid) fascination with the death sites of famous musicians. The pantheon of dead music legends is far too great (and depressing) to capture in just one article, but here’s a look at just some of the famous/infamous places where great talents have met untimely ends.

Google Boat View

A few years ago it was a common joke to suggest that Google would follow the success of Street View…

Google Sea View

Not content with covering almost every road in the world, Google have partnered with the University of Queensland to produce…

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