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Volcano Week 6

This week sees the return of our longest-standing theme week, which is now entering its sixth year: Volcano week. The theme of the week is “volcanoes”, but over the next few days we hope to discover more about the places…

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Monday, 22nd August 2011

Guest post: Tom Howder of Twelve Mile Circle

We’re taking a bit of a summer breather here at Google Sightseeing, so to fill the gap in our schedule, we asked Tom Howder of the fascinating Twelve Mile Circle blog to write up a story he and his readers…

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Wednesday, 10th August 2011

Desert Week 2011

As is customary, the “much-more-interesting-than-it-sounds” desert week is one week late again this year! However, our writers have been touring (in some cases literally) the deserts of the world, to bring you the most fascinating sights to be found in…

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Monday, 20th June 2011

Guest Post: David Nicol

We were recently contacted by David Nicol from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, who had started writing an article (mostly for his own amusement), that used Google Street View to spotlight the few surviving remains of Elizabethan London as it would…

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Friday, 10th June 2011

6 Years of Google Sightseeing

Unbelievably (for us at least) today is the sixth anniversary of the the first ever post on Google Sightseeing, which was an aerial view of a MIckey Mouse-shaped lake at Disney World, Florida1. We’re very glad to still be here,…

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Wednesday, 6th April 2011

Street View Romania

Romania has today become the 27th country to receive coverage on Google Street View. Almost 4,000 miles of road has been photographed, capturing sights such as Bran Castle, the probable inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle. In the capital of Bucharest,…

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Wednesday, 8th December 2010
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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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