Structures

Bennie The Dinosaur

Bennie was a fifty-foot tall, 15,000 pound brachiosaur with a shady past, who used to watch over the I-680 highway from this vantage point in Benicia, CA. Before moving here Bennie used to live on the I-80 in Dixon, CA…

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Sunday, 26th February 2006

Belfast Docklands

In our never-ending quest to catalogue everything that stakes its claim to being the “world’s largest something” I present to you the world’s largest dry dock. Located in Belfast’s Docklands (where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built) the dry dock…

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Thursday, 23rd February 2006

Atomium

This is the incredible Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. It is (if you hadn’t already guessed…) a 103-metre-tall representation of “a unit cell of an iron crystal” magnified 165 billion times. This thing is huge – it’s 16 metres taller than…

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Friday, 17th February 2006

Lombard Street

This is the world famous Lombard Street in San Francisco. Known as “the crookedest (most winding) street in the United States”, Lombard street was re-created in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as “Windy Windy Windy Windy Street”. Its ridiculous switchback…

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Thursday, 16th February 2006

Stonefridge

Welcome to Stonefridge. Yes, this really is a replica of Stonehenge – made entirely from refrigerators. Built using only human-power, the monument is now 2.5 fridges high. Apparently the artist (yes, this is art) needs only 60 more fridges to…

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Friday, 10th February 2006

Southend Pier

This is Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea, England. At a staggering 2,158 metres, it is officially the world’s longest pleasure pier. Work began in 1887, and at the peak of its popularity in 1949, Southend Pier had 7 million visitors. Southend…

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Friday, 10th February 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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