Monuments

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

Stonefridge

Welcome to Stonefridge. Yes, this really is a replica of Stonehenge – made entirely from refrigerators. Built using only human-power, the monument is now 2.5 fridges high. Apparently the artist (yes, this is art) needs only 60 more fridges to…

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Friday, 10th February 2006

Valle de los Caidos

The Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos (or, “National Monument of the Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen”) not only has a really long name but is the tallest memorial cross in the world,…

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Thursday, 2nd February 2006

Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk commemorates the first successful powered flight, which was achieved by the two brothers here on December 17th 1903. The straight dirt path going from the main memorial to the NNW leads directly…

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Tuesday, 31st January 2006

77 Water Street Biplane

Crazy, but there appears to be a biplane, complete with runway, on the roof of 77 Water Street, NY. So what’s it doing there? NYC Architecture says that it’s a a full-size model of a WWI Sopwith Camel, designed by…

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Tuesday, 31st January 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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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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