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New Feature: Browse by locality

One of the most requested features for this site is Browse All Posts by Locality.

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Wednesday, 20th April 2005

We’re back!

Sorry for the downtime – we’ve moved host now and everything will be back to normal in no time – thanks for your patience!

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Site News

A quick update before we return to our scheduled postings. In the past 3 days this site has used up 25% of our monthly bandwidth limit so we’d be extremely thankful to anyone who contributed a small amount via the…

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Monday, 11th 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: First Person to go over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

On October 24, 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a…

Michael Heizer’s Landscape (and other) Art

Michael Heizer is a contemporary artist known for creating landscape art on a massive scale in isolated locations. His largest…

On this day: Pelé was born

Celebrating his 74th birthday today is Pelé, one of the greatest ever football players. At least we think he is…

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