China

The Great White Pyramid of China

Legend tells us that near the city of Xi’an, China, there lies a gigantic white pyramid – far larger than any Egyptian pyramid – that has remained undiscovered for millennia. The story goes that this pyramid is encased in “pure…

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Monday, 20th August 2007

World’s Largest… Erection.

I’m sorry to report that I don’t mean any old structure either… nope, this is honestly claimed by the Chinese to be The World’s Largest Phallus. At least I think this is it – as you can see the satellite…

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Friday, 20th July 2007

Elusive Submarines

While on holiday we missed the news of a new Chinese nuclear submarine being spotted on Google Earth. Not much is known about the new class of Ballistic Missile Submarine, which is called the Jin-class or Type 094, but the…

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Tuesday, 17th July 2007

Plane Shaped Pools

It seems that more than one person has had the idea of theming their swimming pool around aeroplanes… Here’s a small private plane-shaped pool in Miami. This is the Flying W Airport in New Jersey, where they have a cool…

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Thursday, 26th April 2007

Landlocked

This aircraft carrier in China is going to have a hard time achieving much while locked in a small lake some 30 miles from the sea. That’s because it’s a ¾ scale model of the U.S. Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier,…

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Monday, 20th November 2006

Shekou Sea World

Back in 1962 France launched a ship named Ancerville, which was purchased by the People’s Republic of China in 1973 and renamed Minghua. 10 years later the ship was permanently berthed at Shekou, Shenzhen, where she was refurbished and rebranded…

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Thursday, 12th October 2006
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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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