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Stuck at the Border

More than three years in, the folks at Google have amassed a healthy roster of countries covered by Street View. Alas, there are still those places where the Street View cars must turn around at the border. Luckily, they often get close enough to at least give us a glimpse at what lies on the other side.

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Tuesday, 15th March 2011

Spiral Island II: An island floating on plastic bottles

Ever dreamed of living on your own private tropical island? Rishi Sowa clearly had, as he took the rather novel approach of building his own floating paradise – Spiral Island. A keen environmentalist, Sowa wanted to make a statement about…

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Thursday, 24th February 2011

Brasília: a Modernist Masterpiece

The largest city on the planet that wasn’t in existence at the beginning of the 20th century, the city of Brasília was built in 1960 to serve as the new capital of Brazil. One of the greatest civic engineering achievements…

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Wednesday, 9th February 2011

Climbing in a Flat Land

You might think that living in the Netherlands would be inconvenient for aspiring rock climbers – what with much of the country being at or below sea-level. However, this challenging situation has resulted in the creation of a variety of…

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Thursday, 27th January 2011

Roadside Mascots of Manitoba

Few places have taken to heart the concept of the ‘roadside attraction’ like the Canadian province of Manitoba, where dozens of quirky and wacky monuments to local icons dot the prairie landscape.

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Tuesday, 25th January 2011

Romania’s Black Sea Coast

With Google’s expansion of Street View coverage this month into Romania, we now have street-level imagery of the Black Sea Coast for the first time. Known as the Romanian Riviera, the Black Sea Coast is littered with popular beaches and resorts. As well, the coast serves as Romania’s shipping link to the rest of the world.

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Thursday, 13th January 2011

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

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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