Monuments

Sultan the Pit Pony

Near Ystrad Mynach in south Wales, we find a fantastic 200 metre long earth-sculpture of Sultan the Pit Pony. This is the UK’s largest figurative earth sculpture, and although I’m not sure there’s actually much competition for that particular title,…

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Monday, 8th January 2007

Angkor Wat

The Cambodian ruins of Angkor, the capital of the Khmer civilization, consists of 72 major temples and other buildings from the 9th to 15th Centuries in an area about 15 miles across. The dense forest around the ruins shows how…

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Sunday, 29th October 2006

Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z is a giant manga robot who had his own anime show in the early 70s, and according to Wikipedia had a great influence on the Super Robot genre. In this satellite photograph we can see a giant statue…

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Monday, 23rd October 2006

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Mumbai’s most famous monument, the Gateway of India was traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of the city. The Gateway is 26 metres high and was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and…

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Thursday, 7th September 2006

Island of the Dead (Island Week)

At first glance Hart Island in the Long Island Sound, New York, seems a rather inconspicuous little island. Dig a little deeper… and things get a little more disturbing. In 1869 Hart Island was established as the City’s public cemetery…

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Thursday, 31st August 2006

Iwo Jima (Island Week)

(It’s Island Week all this week at GGSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. Catchy name, huh?) The tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima, part of the Ogasawara Islands, is just over 1000km south of Tokyo. It was…

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Monday, 28th August 2006

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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…

England’s Model Villages

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, villages were constructed by English industrialists and landowners to provide housing close to…

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