Structures

Anti-Tank Hedgehogs

These spiky looking red things are “anti-tank hedgehogs” just outside of Moscow. They are designed to be placed in roads or along defensive lines to stop mobile armour zooming about. These hedgehogs are a memorial that marks the closest point…

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Monday, 3rd April 2006

TeesPort Tanker & Hartlepool Nuclear

Here we can see what looks to be an oil tanker refuelling at Teesport near Middlesbrough in the UK. Teesport is the 2nd largest port in the UK and the 10th largest in Western Europe, and also happens to be…

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Saturday, 25th March 2006

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in Britain after Windsor castle. It is also one of the largest fortresses in Europe and is cunningly surrounded by shallow lakes to slow attackers and prevent tunnelling.…

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Friday, 24th March 2006

World’s Largest Bug

At 58 feet long and 928 times the size of an actual termite, Nibbles Woodaway (as he was named in a radio competition) is the world’s largest bug. The giant creepy crawly is attached to the roof of New England…

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2006

Mulberry Harbour

Mulberry Harbours were the artificial harbours constructed by the Allies for the D-Day landings at Normandy. The concrete structures in the sea are the remains of Mulberry Harbour B which was at Gold Beach near Arromanches in France. Mulberry A…

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Saturday, 18th March 2006

Oil Platform Megapost

Yep, it’s time for another Monday Megapost and this week we’re focusing on those gentle giants of the sea: Oil Platforms. The problem with finding oil platforms on Google Maps is that most of the open sea isn’t available on…

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Monday, 13th March 2006

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Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

The World’s Largest Blue Holes

The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they…

100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic

On the 15th April 1912, exactly 100 years ago this weekend, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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