Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…
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
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,…
Thursday, 2nd February 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing
Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.
It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…