Asia

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Baikonur Cosmodrome is the world’s oldest and largest operational space launch facility where you can clearly see the Energia, Soyuz and Proton launch platforms. Located in what is now Kazakhstan, the facility was named Baikonur to confuse the West of…

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Sunday, 27th August 2006

Ming Class Submarine

A long time ago, way back when this website began, I thought that spotting submarines on satellite photographs would be very unlikely, what with them travelling underwater most of the time. As it turned out there are a lot of…

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Tuesday, 22nd August 2006

Ship Breaking

Ship Breaking is primariliry carried out in developing nations such as India and Bangladesh – as their laws on dealing with lead paint, asbestos and general worker’s conditions fall far short of Europe and the US. Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard…

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Monday, 21st August 2006

Pudong Skyline

The skyline of Shanghai’s Pudong district is dominated by two enormous structures: the 468 metre Oriental Pearl Tower and the 420.5 metre Jin Mao Building. The striking looking Oriental Pearl Tower is the tallest tower in Asia, and the third…

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Thursday, 17th August 2006

Mecca

The mosque of Al-Masjid al-HÌ£arām in Mecca surrounds the Kaaba, the place where all Muslims are expected to visit once in their lives (the Hajj) and where they turn towards when praying. In this picture you can see masses of…

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Wednesday, 9th August 2006

China’s Scale Model

A while back KenGrok over at the Google Earth Community was browsing China’s Huangyangtan region and discovered a scale model of Aksai Chin – a disputed terrain on the Chinese / Indian border. Australian paper The Age did some proper…

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Sunday, 6th August 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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World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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