Natural Landmarks

Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil, who both claim the falls as one of their top tourist destinations. In peak flow the water has a massive surface area of 1.3 million square feet, split…

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Wednesday, 26th July 2006

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

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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On this day: Antoni Gaudí was Born

On June 25, 1852, Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was born. Renowned for his elaborate building forms, often inspired by nature,…

On this day: Roy O. Disney was Born

On June 24, 1893, Roy O. Disney was born. While Walt Disney was the creative partner, Roy looked after the…

On this day: Canada’s First National Park

On June 23, 1887, Canada created it’s first national park in Banff, Alberta. While a small reserve had been created…

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