On May 28, 1932, the (unpronounceable for those of us outside the Netherlands) Afsluitdijk opened. This 32km (20mile) dike is…
Nobody likes traffic. The frequent starts and stops just to roll another few feet can grind away at anyone’s mind. Well, if you’re planning a trip soon, you might want to avoid the following destinations! They were determined by an…
Tuesday, 8th May 2012
Every day around the world, millions of people gather in giant stadiums to watch their favourite sporting events and performance acts. But what happens when time inevitably catches up with these facilities? Today we begin our tour of abandoned stadiums from around the world with a look at old arenas in Europe, South America, and Africa.
Friday, 18th November 2011
In the past few hours, Google have announced their largest ever Street View update, incorporating new imagery for thirteen of the twenty six countries with existing coverage. The countries receiving updated imagery are Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,…
Wednesday, 29th June 2011
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
Since 1871, the city of Kimberley in the Northern Cape has been at the centre of the diamond-mining industry in South Africa. The city instantly grew around the burgeoning mines, eventually surrounding many of the giant pits dug into the ground, which have become tourist attractions in their own right.
Thursday, 28th April 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
Previously on Google Sightseeing
On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened, with around 200,000 people walking or roller-skating across on the…
On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…