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A Canal Across Germany

Germany has an extensive canal system, made up in part by the Mittellandkanal (Midland Canal), which helps form an important industrial shipping route from the west of the country, all the way to Poland. In Minden the Mittellandkanal engages in…

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Wednesday, 26th September 2007

The Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Bay

This is the absolutely fantastic Rainbow Bridge that crosses Tokyo bay, Tokyo. A 570 metre-long suspension bridge, it has two decks that carry three transportation lines – the Shuto Expressway on the top, and on the bottom, Route 357 and…

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Friday, 21st September 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast Ye! Today, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day an’ we’ve got a barrel-load of piratey-themed sights fer ye landlubbers! Las Vegas’ Treasure Island be havin’ a daily pirate battle, ‘ere the swashbucklers by defeated by th’ booty-shaking o’…

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Wednesday, 19th September 2007

Mud Island (Island Week 2)

(It’s Island Week 2 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week.) On the mighty Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee, is Mud Island, which is home to a steamboat museum, restaurants, an outdoor amphitheatre…

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Wednesday, 29th August 2007

Floating Swimming Pool

This is the Badeschiff or “bathing ship” in Berlin, Germany – an old barge which has been converted into an outdoor swimming pool, actually in the River Spree. Opened in the summer of 2004, the facilities have proved highly popular…

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Monday, 23rd July 2007

The Caen Hill Flight

The Caen Hill Flight is a set of 16 locks, designed to allow canal boats to rise 237 feet in just 2 miles of canal. This means that Caen Hill is officially the world’s steepest flight of locks. We do…

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Thursday, 19th July 2007

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.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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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  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
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