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The Solar Project

This is the incredible Solar Project in the Mojave desert, California. Originally conceived as Solar One, this was the first test of a large scale thermal solar power tower power plant, and you can clearly make out the tower’s shadow…

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Tuesday, 15th May 2007

Jamesburg Earth Station

This is the 30-metre wide satellite dish of the Jamesburg Earth Station. Originally built in 1968 to support the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Earth Station was shut down in 2002 and put up for sale. It was subsequently bought…

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Monday, 23rd April 2007

The Mystery of the World’s Largest Wooden Ship

In 2001 the Radisson Hotels & Resorts chain built a huge ship next to one of their hotels in Kuwait, and they called it the Al-Hashemi-II. They issued a press release at the time, claiming that at 83.7 metres long,…

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Friday, 20th April 2007

Giant Lady Leg Sundial

Here at the Sun Aura resort in Indiana, they have just what you’ve always wanted – a 19 metre (63 foot) long sundial, in the shape of a lady’s naked leg. Classy! And for what reason? Well, Sun Aura is…

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Friday, 16th March 2007

Australia Day Flyover

The super-high-resolution aerial images of Sydney from the recent Australia Day flyover have this morning been added to Google Maps.1 Google even did some sightseeing of their own in the email announcement when they included links to Queenscliff Bay, Shark…

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Tuesday, 27th February 2007

Telling the time on Google Earth

The KT Palmer Sundial is the largest in North America, described well at The Big Waste of Space. As sundials were primarily designed for telling the time it should be easy to find out when this satellite photograph was taken.…

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Wednesday, 22nd November 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: Sydney Opera House Opened

On October 20, 1973, Sydney Opera House opened to the public following 14 years of construction. The building actually houses…

On this day: First British Open Golf Championship

On this day in 1860 the first British Open Golf Championship was held at the Prestwick Golf Club. Eight golfers…

On this day: Skye Bridge Opened

Scotlands’ Skye Bridge opened on this day 19 years ago, physically linking the islands to the mainland for the first…

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