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Downtime

Apologies for the downtime today, we’ve been experiencing some er… difficulties with the server. We’re back now, but not quite up to speed, so you may find some issues with comments pages (amongst other things). We’ll let you know when…

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Monday, 6th June 2005

FAQ Update

Just a quick heads-up to let anyone interested know that we’ve updated the FAQ page with a bit more information about how the zoom level works on Google Maps. Many thanks to Ryan Jonasson and gIMpSTa for the information. There’s…

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Monday, 6th June 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Google Sightseeing we get a lot of people asking us stuff, so we’ve finally put together a Frequently Asked Questions page. There you can learn how to send us maps, visit a specific latitude and longitude, and even…

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Tuesday, 31st May 2005

Updates

You might have noticed that we’ve made a few changes around the site. The main one is the introduction of the ‘Map’ tab above. This gives you a mini google maps interface with all of our ‘sights’ plotted on it.…

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Tuesday, 24th May 2005

Googlesightseeing.com

Just in case you hadn’t noticed yet, we’ve finally made the move to a permanent domain. Welcome to googlesightseeing.com! RSS feed has also been updated (googlesightseeing.com/feed/), as has the comments RSS feed (googlesightseeing.com/comments/feed/). We’ve also been getting more press coverage.…

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Saturday, 30th April 2005

Links Baby!

Wow, what a launch we’ve had! Thanks to everyone who has submitted locations for us to check out. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response! If you’ve submitted somewhere and we haven’t posted it please be patient as there are over…

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Thursday, 21st April 2005
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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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Best of Google Sightseeing

Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

The World’s Largest Blue Holes

The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they…

100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic

On the 15th April 1912, exactly 100 years ago this weekend, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean…

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. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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