Australia / Oceania

Street View Comes Unstuck

Even a company as all-powerful as Google occasionally needs a helping hand, as the driver of this Street View car in Australia discovered. Give him credit though: despite getting stuck in the mud, he kept his camera running to record…

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Wednesday, 8th April 2009

Ghost Towns: Underwater Edition

This is the second in an occasional series where we’ll be travelling to some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. Fuelled by the ancient myth of the lost continent of Atlantis, underwater cities have always been the subject of…

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Wednesday, 18th February 2009

The Futuro House

The Futuro House is a round, prefabricated house that was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1968. About 100 of the kits were erected around the world, and you’d know if you saw one – because they look exactly…

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Tuesday, 10th February 2009

“Google Stole My Adsense”

Many people have tried to get their personal messages captured on Google Earth, but for whatever reason, most have failed – even when they knew the images were being taken. On this basketball court in Australia however, someone has finally…

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Wednesday, 4th February 2009

The Best Job in the World

Yesterday1 was Australia Day, when each January 26th, Australians crack open some beers and toss another shrimp on the barbie to celebrate their arrival on the world’s smallest continent all the way back in 1788. Australia has many wonderful things…

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Tuesday, 27th January 2009

Impaling Cars in the Name of Art

While driving along Telephone Road in Waikato, New Zealand, you may notice that someone appears to have tried to park their car on top of a large tree stump. This doesn’t seem to be an officially sanctioned public artwork, but…

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Friday, 9th January 2009
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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