Structures

Tetraeder Bottrop

To follow-up from the Copper Mining earlier in the week, we head over to the German coal mining town of Bottrop, where there’s lots of industrial stuff going on. But if you’re more of an art person, on a nearby…

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Thursday, 26th October 2006

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

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

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…

Ghost Towns of Chile

In a country as large and historically rich as Chile, it’s no surprise that ghost towns abound throughout the country. Now with full Street View coverage throughout Chile, it’s time to take a peek at some of these fascinating lost communities.

On this day: Paul Cézanne Died

On this day in 1906, French painter Paul Cézanne died. Montagne Saint-Victoire, circa 1890, is amongst many of his works…

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