Asia

Great Buddha of Kamakura

Right in the middle of our thumbnail, you can just make out the shape of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Around 13 metres tall, the bronze statue is said to have been cast all the way back in 1252, and…

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Tuesday, 29th November 2005

Arahman Mosque, Baghdad

Originally due to be finished this year, it seems that all construction has come to a halt at the Arahman Mosque in Baghdad. The place is absolutely colossal, and the fittingly large cranes used in the construction can still be…

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Thursday, 24th November 2005

Golden Tulip Al Jazira

The Al Jazira Hotel & Resort is located on a man-made 7km private channel between the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From the satellite photo it is clear that the hotel boasts a couple of tennis courts, a helipad,…

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2005

Rama’s/Adam’s Bridge

A 30 mile chain of limestone shoals connect the islands of Mannar, near Sri Lanka, and Rameswaram, off the coast of India. The bridge is known as Rama’s bridge in Hindu mythology and Adam’s bridge in Christian mythology. Some archaeologists…

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Tuesday, 22nd November 2005

North Korean Airfields

There’s a couple of airfields in North Korea that airplane buffs and wannabe spies will enjoy browsing. Taechon airfield has numerous biplanes sitting in little bunkers and a couple more randomly parked on the runway. One submitter reckoned they could…

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Saturday, 19th November 2005

Macau Sky Tower

The is the Macau Sky Tower which at 338 metres, is a very tall tower for such a little place. Macau is a bit of a gambling mecca, and this tower was built by local casino-billionaire Stanley Ho Hung-Sun after…

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Friday, 18th November 2005

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

The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially)…

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.

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