Natural Landmarks

Kawarau River and Bridge

The Kawarau River and Bridge in New Zealand both have notable claims to fame. The river, which runs between Lake Wakatipu and Lake Dunstan, played its part in the Lord of the Rings films as Middle Earth’s Great River Anduin.…

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Sunday, 23rd July 2006

The Great Lakes

Here’s a neat trick – this is a satellite photo of the great lakes, the largest fresh water lakes in the world etc, etc. Now if you click to the great lakes and them zoom in step-by-step you’ll arrive here:…

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Monday, 17th July 2006

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”, is an ancient ruined city found at the top of a mountain. It was probably built around 1440 and the most impressive thing is that it’s all still there, despite being constructed…

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Friday, 14th July 2006

Mount Bromo and the Mystery Grids

I realise we’ve had quite a few volcanoes this week, but you guys keep submitting them, so here’s just one more. This is the Mount Bromo in the Tenggar caldera, Indonesia, which I think looks fantastic with just one solitary…

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Friday, 23rd June 2006

Lanzarote

Thanks to the brand new image update, Google maps’ satellite imagery now covers the Spanish island of Lanzarote in glorious high-resolution imagery – just in time to make this year’s volcano day! Lanzarote is a volcanic island which consists of…

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Tuesday, 20th June 2006

Mount Oyama

Update: Since posting this 4 hours ago, Mount Oyama has been updated to some jaw-dropping high-resolution imagery. Timing huh!? This is Mount Oyama on the Japanese island of Miyakejima, which is seen here spouting a rather impressive plume of steam.…

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Tuesday, 20th June 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

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Google Underwater View

The latest frontier for Google’s Street View technology is underwater. Cameras have visited quite a number of popular diving and…

Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

Recent Comments

  1. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
  2. Andrew Thielmann: Not longest skating anymore: the skating trail on the lake in Invermere (lat/lng:50.493583,...
  3. Allaiyah Weyn: Close to Santa Laura is what looks like a big bloody mess. I wonder what all the red stuff is. The van...
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