Structures

Siberian Diamond Mine

This is the worlds biggest open cast diamond mine in Mirny, north eastern Siberia. It’s more than 1 km in diameter and half a km deep! Wow, that’s a big hole. The Google Maps imagery isn’t super high-res but there…

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Saturday, 26th November 2005

Arahman Mosque, Baghdad

Originally due to be finished this year, it seems that all construction has come to a halt at the Arahman Mosque in Baghdad. The place is absolutely colossal, and the fittingly large cranes used in the construction can still be…

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Thursday, 24th November 2005

The Berlin Wall

Today, the 9th of November, is the 16th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Not much of the wall still stands, but the largest reamining section is now maintained as the world’s largest open air gallery, the East…

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Wednesday, 9th November 2005

Spitfire Island

The metal structure in the middle of the traffic island is a memorial to the factory and industrial area of Castle Bromwich near Birmingham which produced the famous WWII fighter plane the mighty Supermarine Spitfire. The Supermarine Spitfire was a…

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Saturday, 5th November 2005

Carrier Landing Practice Runway

This is pretty cool. It’s a Marine Air Corps runway but they have the outline of an aircraft carrier painted on the runway with little planes and everything. This is obviously for carrier landing training, a wee bit safer than…

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Saturday, 5th November 2005

Casa Grande Copper Mine

Most of the mines which people submit are in low-res, but here’s one which isn’t. This is an abandoned open pit copper mine in Casa Grande, Arizona. Can’t imagine why they abandoned it… I mean, that hole isn’t nearly big…

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Thursday, 20th October 2005

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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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Michael Heizer’s Landscape (and other) Art

Michael Heizer is a contemporary artist known for creating landscape art on a massive scale in isolated locations. His largest…

Ferris Bueller’s Chicago

In 1986, Matthew Broderick starred as Ferris Bueller in the now classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and inspired a whole…

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