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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The First Known Ascent of Everest

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first known ascent of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest…

On this day: The Afsluitdijk Opened

On May 28, 1932, the (unpronounceable for those of us outside the Netherlands) Afsluitdijk opened. This 32km (20mile) dike is…

On this day: The Golden Gate Bridge Opened

On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened, with around 200,000 people walking or roller-skating across on the…

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