Street Views

Street View Ireland: 4 weeks later

Four weeks ago, Google launched their Street View service in the Republic of Ireland. Google had been capturing pictures1 of Irish cities, towns and countryside over the previous year. So where were you the day the circus came to town?…

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Wednesday, 27th October 2010

Skyspaces, by James Turrell

James Turrell is an enigmatic American artist known for playing with the viewer’s concepts of light and space. His creations include an ambitious series of works called Skyspaces, of which Roden Crater is the most notable example where a series…

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Monday, 25th October 2010

Street Circuits, Part 3: Europe, Valencia

Continuing our tour of city streets converted to race tracks, let’s visit the spiritual home of road racing itself, Europe! Europeans are no strangers to speed, some of the biggest races in the world occur throughout the continent. Arguably the…

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Thursday, 21st October 2010

Royal Shrovetide Football, Ashbourne

The small Derbyshire town of Ashbourne is home to an ancient and extremely unusual sporting event – the Royal Shrovetide Football Match, which lasts for two days and involves hundreds of participants. This pre-Lent tradition is believed to date back…

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Tuesday, 19th October 2010

Top 10 Rudest Place Names in Canada

O’ Canada, say it isn’t so! From the Northwest Territories all the way to Newfoundland, we’ve got a list of the top 10 rudest (or just plain funniest) real Canadian places you’ll ever see! It doesn’t matter if it’s a…

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Friday, 15th October 2010

Tribal Art of Taiwu Township, Taiwan

Taiwan. The Republic of China. Formosa. All three names describe the same island.1 But before the island was settled by Han Chinese or colonised by Europeans, it was inhabited by aborigines. Taiwanese aboriginal people are genetically related to the native…

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Wednesday, 13th October 2010

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

Piton de la Fournaise (Volcano Week 7)

On the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, there are two volcanoes: Piton des Neiges has been inactive for…

Colima (Volcano Week 7)

Colima is an active volcano in Mexico — one of the most active in North America. With an elevation of…

Volcano Week 7

For the seventh year running, volcano week is back!. We have a fascinating line-up of volcano posts scheduled, where we’ll…

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