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Site News October 06

Off the Map Ships Early Amazon.com have sneakily begun shipping the US version of our book, Off the Map – The Most Amazing Sights on Earth as Seen by Satellite a week before the official release date of November 1st.…

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Friday, 27th October 2006

Imagery update October 3rd

There’s been an announcement on the Google Earth Forums about another large imagery update for both Google Earth and Google Maps. From the Post: the whole state of Minnesota, South Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri (updated to 2005), Idaho, Maryland, and…

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Tuesday, 3rd October 2006

Is this thing on?

It’s been a rollercoaster week with all the Digg traffic, most of which I knew nothing about as I’ve been on holiday, but Alex has been doing an stellar job keeping the site up as much as possible. Now that…

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Tuesday, 26th September 2006

Digg Update

Hello? Can you hear me? Well, four days later, and I can finally access the site for long enough to write an update post. Since the Major Digging on our Topless Sunbather story, things have been pretty crazy. I posted…

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Sunday, 24th September 2006

Major Digging

Hi! We’re still here but we got seriously digged! Please bear with us and normal service will resume as soon as possible. Update: Looks like the worst of the storm is over now – Digg is pretty big these days…

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Wednesday, 20th September 2006

Imagery Updates Sept 8th 2006

Google Earth Blog and Google Maps Mania are reporting new satellite imagery updates across many US towns available in Google Maps (but, at the moment, not in Google Earth). I won’t bother repeating the lists of what is new, as…

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Friday, 8th September 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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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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