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Rio-Niterói Bridge

This is the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects Rio de Janeiro with Niterói in Brazil. Built between 1969 and 1974, this gargantuan structure is over 13 kilometres long (8.25 miles) and is a record holder for the size of it’s central…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Avenida 9 de Julio

This is the Avenida 9 de Julio in the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 127 metres, it is one of the widest streets in the world, with some eighteen lanes of traffic! Unfortunately our thumbnail doesn’t really do it…

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Tuesday, 6th September 2005

Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

Often incorrectly referred to as ‘London Bridge’, this is in fact Tower Bridge. There’s a story which claims that when American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch bought the original London Bridge in 1968 and had it rebuilt in Lake Havasu City,…

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Tuesday, 23rd August 2005

Holmenkollen ski-jump

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Olso was first used way back 1892 and has since been extended 14 times to the current height of 60 metres. The 1952 Olympic games were hosted here. In the satellite photo you can see…

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Sunday, 21st August 2005

Kuwait Towers

The Kuwait Towers are on the waterfront in Kuwait City. Built in 1979 these three towers have a dual function as both entertainment facilities and water reservoirs but you’ll probably recognise them from the backdrop of every news report that…

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Thursday, 18th August 2005

Canary Wharf

This is Canary Wharf, on the Isle of Dogs, London. Canary Wharf contains the UK’s three tallest buildings, the 1 Canada Square building (235m), the HSBC Tower (200m) and the Citigroup Centre (199m). As ever, tons of fascinating info on…

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Thursday, 11th August 2005

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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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