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Buran OK-GLI

Although the Soviet Buran space program only ever achieved in a single orbital flight, we’ve found a surprising number of space shuttles on Google Earth. We started with images of a structural test shuttle and then the abandoned follow-up model…

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Tuesday, 30th January 2007

The World (in Dubai)

Possibly the most ambitious of Dubai’s land reclamation projects, The World is an archipelago of 300 islands laid out to represent countries of the world. The first developed island is owned by Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher. The $7 million…

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Wednesday, 3rd January 2007

Toyosaki

Continuing last week’s post about inventive use of space in Japan, today’s feature is Toyosaki, a 160 hectare area built on reclaimed land. The development is just outside Tomigusuku City, and due to its proximity to Naha Airport they’ve made…

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Monday, 18th December 2006

Making Room In Tokyo

With a population of around 35 million people, Tokyo is officially the world’s most populous metropolitan area. As there’s so little space to go around, the people of Tokyo have to be a bit inventive with where they put things……

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Friday, 15th December 2006

The World’s Largest Airport

Continuing this week’s semi-theme of very large things, we present the world’s largest airport near Dammam, Saudi Arabia! Although it’s nowhere near what I’d expect from such a grand title. Compare its tiny, empty terminal to the bustling Heathrow airport…

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Wednesday, 13th December 2006

Large Buildings

The Palace of the Parliament in Romania has a floor area of 350,000 m² which makes it one of the world’s largest buildings. Previously called the “House of the People” under communism it also narrowly misses the top spot of…

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Monday, 11th December 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

Trollstigen (Troll’s path)

In a country renowned for its natural beauty, one of the most spectacular landscapes is found along the Trollstigen (Troll’s…

Fill ‘er Up!

In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.

Google Snow View

Over the past few years Google has captured imagery of ski resorts and other snowy locations using Street View snowmobiles…

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