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Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower needs no introduction as we’ve all seen it a thousand times in pictures, movies and TV. The odd angle of this aerial photo makes the tower seem sideways and upside down but you can’t miss the great…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

Toronto City Hall

The City Hall of Toronto has two towers of different heights, each a semicircle that from above looks a lot like a boomerang. You may also recognise the building as the headquarters of the Umbrella corporation in the film Resident…

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Sunday, 19th June 2005

The Sunsphere

This is the Sunsphere in the 1982 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a 266 foot high structure, topped with a 74 foot sphere made of bronze-coated reflective glass. The Sunsphere was featured in the Simpson’s once (Nelson accidentally toppled…

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Parliament Hill is the seat of power for the Government of Canada. The white dome to the north is covering the Library of Parliament which is currently being restored. The library was built in 1876 and is the only part…

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Sunday, 12th June 2005

Feelin’ Groovy

1, 2, 3… This is the 59th Street Bridge, New York City. Not hugely interesting to look at, but Simon and Garfunkel sang a really great song about it (and it does have quite a cool shadow too!). Although I…

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Friday, 10th June 2005

US Air Force Wooden Test Rig

This massive structure is apparently a US Air Force test stand and is one of the world’s largest wooden structure. Military planes are parked on it and their resistance to things like lightning and EMP are tested (Or maybe they…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005
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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.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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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