Structures

Lavender Pit

This is the Lavender Pit, part of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona. The Phelps Dodge Corporation began work on this huge hole in 1951, but they had to move 46 million tons of material before they reached the…

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Wednesday, 25th October 2006

The Sultan of Brunei

The ostentatious Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the one-time richest man on the planet, the Sultan of Brunei. Arguably this is the largest residential palace in the world, and possibly even the largest residence of any…

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Monday, 16th October 2006

Walk of Ideas Pt. 2

Continuing our journey along Germany’s “Walk of Ideas” we arrive at a giant pill entitled “Milestones of Medicine”. Then there’s “Milestones in Music” – a collection of giant musical notes in front of the Konzerthaus. Which leads us to “Modern…

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Monday, 9th October 2006

Ribcage and Cheesestick

As visitors to Melbourne travel along the city’s new CityLink motorway, they’re confronted by 39 giant red poles lining the road, and an enormous yellow pillar tilted precariously over the traffic below. Officially named the ‘Melbourne International Gateway’, the locals…

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Monday, 2nd October 2006

World War II Bomber Gas Station

In 1947 a guy named Art Lacey decided he wanted to buy a surplus B-17G “Flying Fortress” WWII bomber, and with little prior experience, fly the plane from Kansas back to Milwaukie, Oregon. After an incredible (and highly improbable) sounding…

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Thursday, 21st September 2006

Westerbork Radio Telescope

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in the Netherlands is: an aperture synthesis interferometer that consists of a linear array of 14 antennas arranged on a 2.7 km East-West line. Um… So, aperture synthesis is when a collection of telescopes are…

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Thursday, 14th September 2006

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

MLB Stadium Tour – American League

With Major League Baseball having recently paused for its mid-season All Star Game break, this is the first of a…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 2)

Continuing our tour of Olympic venues, we today move away from the Olympic Zone, to two other areas of London:…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

It may have escaped your attention, given the lack of publicity, but there is a large sporting event about to…

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