Weirdness

Top Ten Confusing Place Names

Following the example of Alex’s Rudest Place Names post, I hereby present my top ten confusing place names. For each of these sights, I picture a confused driver arriving in town, rolling down the car window and asking a passer-by …

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Tuesday, 10th March 2009

The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Airport

This is Naval Air Station Sigonella, a U.S. Navy installation in Sicily, Italy, as seen in this image on Google Earth that was originally captured on June 27th, 2006. This next image of exactly the same area is from Microsoft…

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Monday, 9th March 2009

Weird Waterways

Today we have a trio of mysterious water-based sightings. First up, these strange pools in Arizona. With all the other weirdness in Arizona, these symbols could only be alien communications, right? The reality is that they were created by Forest…

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Tuesday, 24th February 2009

Ghost Towns: Underwater Edition

This is the second in an occasional series where we’ll be travelling to some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. Fuelled by the ancient myth of the lost continent of Atlantis, underwater cities have always been the subject of…

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Wednesday, 18th February 2009

Miniature Castles Megapost

We’ve explored many castles in the past on Google Sightseeing – whether large, illegal or remote – but there are many more diminutive castles out there worth exploring. Nunney Castle in Somerset may be historic, but is barely larger than…

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Wednesday, 11th February 2009

The Futuro House

The Futuro House is a round, prefabricated house that was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1968. About 100 of the kits were erected around the world, and you’d know if you saw one – because they look exactly…

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Tuesday, 10th February 2009

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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