Celebrating his 74th birthday today is Pelé, one of the greatest ever football players. At least we think he is…
G J Oliver’s Industrial Steel factory has a collection of unusual pets in the back garden; giant Steel Dinosaurs. Under the order of Mr Oliver himself the prehistoric creatures are created in spare moments by company employee Woody Hauser, who…
Wednesday, 22nd February 2006
As a follow up to yesterday’s fabulous elephant shadow, here’s an equally cool giraffe shadow in Oakland zoo! I think these are ace 😀 Thanks to Paul LaVigne and Vladimir Vysotsky.
Tuesday, 21st February 2006
No prizes for identifing this animal in Houston zoo, Texas – it’s an elephant! Thanks to Artemis and Dave Garcia.
Monday, 20th February 2006
This is the incredible Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. It is (if you hadn’t already guessed…) a 103-metre-tall representation of “a unit cell of an iron crystal” magnified 165 billion times. This thing is huge – it’s 16 metres taller than…
Friday, 17th February 2006
The Flatiron Building (actually the Fuller Building) is one of New York’s most distinctive sights, and when they finished constructing it in 1902, it was one of the city’s tallest buildings (although 87 metres seems pretty tiny these days). At…
Thursday, 16th February 2006
Here’s an excellent sight of some Powerkiters doing their thing on a windy day in Southend-on-Sea, England. I wonder if they’re landboarding, or maybe even buggying? Thanks to Steve Wrona.
Monday, 6th February 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing
In a country as large and historically rich as Chile, it’s no surprise that ghost towns abound throughout the country. Now with full Street View coverage throughout Chile, it’s time to take a peek at some of these fascinating lost communities.
On this day in 1906, French painter Paul Cézanne died. Montagne Saint-Victoire, circa 1890, is amongst many of his works…