Monuments

Sails of the South

These are the Sails of the South, found beside the M275 near Portsmouth, England. Unveiled in March 2001 as part of the Gateway Project regeneration scheme, it represents a masted tri-sail in homage to Portsmouth’s maritime heritage. Er, a bit…

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Thursday, 6th April 2006

Jim Onan’s Pyramid House

This is Jim and Linda Onan’s Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois. Yes, it really is a six-storey gold-plated pyramid in the middle of Illinois – and apparently it’s the world’s largest gold-plated object. Near the entrance to the grounds…

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Tuesday, 4th April 2006

The Oscars

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud, honoured, humbled, overawed and delighted to present, the permanent home and location of today’s 78th annual Academy Awards, Hollywood California’s Kodak Theater! And just outside is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dotted with over…

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Sunday, 5th March 2006

Battle of Britain Memorial

A large propeller is carved into the ground as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Fernenear near Dover, UK. At the centre of the propeller is a statue of a sitting airman looking out to sea and to…

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Wednesday, 1st March 2006

Geneva’s Jet d’Eau

At the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, you can hardly miss the spectacular Jet d’Eau – a 140 metre jet of water, and officially the world’s largest fountain. Two groups of pumps spray an astonishing 500…

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Tuesday, 28th February 2006

Kim Il-Sung

North Korea’s former dictator, Kim Il-Sung (Kim Jong-Il’s father) is held in very high esteem, as shown by this absolutely gigantic bronze statue of the “Eternal Leader” who died in 1994. This ground level photo should give you an idea…

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Monday, 27th February 2006

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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High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

Recent Comments

  1. Alex Turnbull: Hi Jeffery! That’s Awaji Kannon, a statue of Guanyin which, as you suspected, is 100m only when...
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  3. Chuck Sears: Hitchcock Naval Air Station was a blimp base. It was decommissioned after WW2 and pretty much destroyed...
  4. Errol: If the USA did go to the moon why have they never been back and why has no one else ever been there this is...
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