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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

Delta Works

After the North Sea flood of 1953 destroyed 4,500 buildings, drowned 10,000 animals and killed 1,835 people, the Netherlands began work on the world’s largest flood protection project, Delta Works (Dutch: Deltawerken). Today Delta Works consists of over 16,500 kilometres…

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Tuesday, 31st October 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

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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