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The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was a huge iron and glass building originally erected in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 (photo tour). After the exhibition the building was moved to Upper Norwood where it stood from 1854 until…

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Thursday, 24th August 2006

Pudong Skyline

The skyline of Shanghai’s Pudong district is dominated by two enormous structures: the 468 metre Oriental Pearl Tower and the 420.5 metre Jin Mao Building. The striking looking Oriental Pearl Tower is the tallest tower in Asia, and the third…

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Thursday, 17th August 2006

World’s Largest 7 Up

This has got to be the world’s largest can of 7 Up, and even better – it’s actually full of 246,051 litres (65,000 gallons) of 7 Up! (OK that’s not entirely true. The 19 metre can is actually a water…

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Monday, 24th July 2006

Madurodam

This is the small city of Madurodam in the Netherlands. They have an airport, canals, stadiums, boats, gardens, windmills and bridges with… giant people on them? And there’s some giant cars too! Waaaait a minute… Madurodam is actually a truly…

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Thursday, 6th July 2006

The Houses of Parliament

It’s great when you realise we haven’t posted classic sites like this. These are the UK Houses of Parliament or technically the Palace of Westminster. Most people will recognise Big Ben which is actually the name of the largest bell…

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Wednesday, 3rd May 2006

20 Years After Chernobyl

Yesterday was the 20 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and Google has marked the occasion by providing high-resolution imagery of the whole area. In our thumbnail you can see the concrete sarcophagus which was built to attempt to contain…

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Thursday, 27th April 2006
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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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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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