Structures

Kastellet, Copenhagen

This is the 341-year-old Kastellet in Copenhagen, Denmark – one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe. King Christian IV originally had the star-shaped island built to house a castle for him to hide in (should the need arise),…

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Thursday, 12th January 2006

Giant Egg Thing?

Can anyone figure out what on earth this giant egg-like thing is, near Acton, Massachusetts? Update: As ever our readers have come to the rescue, and it seems that this is the Annursnac Hill Reservoir, a covered water storage facility…

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Thursday, 29th December 2005

Herrenhausen Gardens

The Royal Herrenhausen Gardens comprises of the Grosser Garten, Georgengarten, Welfengarten and Berggarten. I’m not much of a garden expert but apparently the most important movements in the garden arts can be found here: French Baroque, the English landscape garden…

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Thursday, 15th December 2005

Taum Sauk Reservoir Bursts

It seems that the reservoir of the Taum Sauk pumped storage plant in Missouri burst today. The reservoir sits on top of Proffit Mountain, some 800 feet above the hydroelectric plant, and when a section of the reservoir collapsed, it…

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Wednesday, 14th December 2005

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is a beautiful park in the middle of Rome. Hovering above the ground is a large blue baloon which grants tourists a 360 degree view of the city. Now, I don’t want to start a whole new 600…

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Wednesday, 7th December 2005

Salvation Mountain & Slab City

Salvation Mountain is an ongoing project of Leonard Knight, who has built and hand decorated the 3-storey “mountain” (I think it’s really just a hill) for nearly two decades. The hill is created out of adobe, straw and many gallons…

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Wednesday, 30th November 2005

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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