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Google Sightseeing is now optimized for your iPhone and iPod Touch!

If you’re lucky enough to own an iPhone or an iPod Touch then you’ll be delighted to hear that Google Sightseeing is now fully optimized for handheld sightseeing! Just dig out your iPhone on Touch and point Safari to http://googlesightseeing.com/1…

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Tuesday, 29th January 2008

Please welcome our newest writer!

It’s special day here at GSS, as we’re letting one of our most loyal readers join us as a member of the writing team! We’d like you to all welcome Rob Witherow, who we’re sure you’ll already know, as he’s…

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Wednesday, 9th January 2008

Google Sightseeing 2007 Awards

As 2007 draws to a close we present our choices for the best posts of the year. Best Mystery There were numerous contenders for the most confusing or bizarre images, but our pick is the Mystery Plane Outline, as even…

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Monday, 31st December 2007

Christmas 2007

Today’s the last day of work before our much needed Christmas break, so things will be quiet over the next week as we spend time with our families, eat too much food and celebrate Hogmanay. So we leave you with…

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Friday, 21st December 2007

New Imagery in Google Earth 17th December ’07

A last minute imagery update of the year has appeared in Google Earth. By my count the eighth update this year, Google have continued the recent trend of announcing the update with a scavenger hunt. Read the Latlong blog for…

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Monday, 17th December 2007

8 More US Street View Cities

The Google latlong blog has just announced that they’ve added street view imagery for 8 more US cities – Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Detroit, and Providence. They’ve also linked to this cool image of the Zakim…

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Wednesday, 12th December 2007

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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Best of Google Sightseeing

Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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