Watercraft

Ekranoplans

An Ekranoplan (“surface-plane” in Russian) is a plane-ship hybrid that can skim over the water using the upward force of the WiG (Wing in Ground) effect, which forms a cushion of air under the short but very wide wings. It’s…

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Sunday, 13th August 2006

Saharan Shipwrecks

Er, Saharan Shipwrecks? Yup, shipwrecks in the desert! Okaaaay, so it’s the beach, but it is the Sahara Just down the coast there’s another wreck, and as I zoomed out from there I found a third! Flickr has a picture…

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Friday, 11th August 2006

The Galapagos Islands

Welcome to The Galapagos Islands – 13 main volcanic islands, 6 smaller islands, 107 rocks and islets, loads of high resolution images and tons and tons of incredible sights to see. Have fun 😀 More on the Galapagos Islands at…

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Thursday, 3rd August 2006

Curly Bridge Over the Seto Inland Sea

Check out this fantastic curly bridge, which connects mainland HonshÅ« to one of the tiny islands of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan. It looks a bit like a tiny Lotus Bridge, but instead of allowing traffic to swap sides of…

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Thursday, 27th July 2006

Itaipú

Damming the Paraná River on the border between Brazil and Paraguay sits an incredible engineering achievement – the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipú. Itaipú is 196 metres high and contains enough iron and steel to build 380…

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Thursday, 20th 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

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

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11…

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