On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…
Doesn’t everyone appreciate elephants? We certainly do, and apparently September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day. These fine specimens were captured by the Street View car in Botswana.
Monday, 22nd September 2014
Google Maps is on fire! Or at least it seems that way, considering the number of fires Google imagery has captured over the years. Take a journey with us as we travel the globe in search of flames and smoke.
Tuesday, 31st May 2011
More than three years in, the folks at Google have amassed a healthy roster of countries covered by Street View. Alas, there are still those places where the Street View cars must turn around at the border. Luckily, they often get close enough to at least give us a glimpse at what lies on the other side.
Tuesday, 15th March 2011
For our first post from Botswana, let’s visit the communities of Orapa and Letlhakane, home to some of the largest diamond mines in the world. While we’ve seen a “world’s largest diamond mine” before, it is no-longer in use. Wikipedia…
Monday, 15th December 2008
Previously on Google Sightseeing
On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…
On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…