On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…
Missing Christmas already? Already needing a do-over for your failed New Year resolution? Don’t fret, because we’re about to show you places where it’s Christmas and New Year all year round. Literally!
Tuesday, 7th January 2014
As we ring in 2012 here at Google Sightseeing, we know that you, too, are celebrating the New Year. Of course, depending on where you are around the globe, you’re celebrating it at very different times – sometimes more than a day apart! With that in mind, here’s your guide to the first – and the last – places on Earth to enter 2012.
Monday, 9th January 2012
Who wouldn’t want their own private island to wall themselves off from the rest of the world while enjoying the comforts of wealth and opulence? After all, celebrities do it all the time. Thanks to Google Maps, we can get a glimpse of these water-bound estates and see how the other half live.
Friday, 3rd June 2011
Do you think it’s possible in today’s world to have an unclaimed treasure chest buried on a beautiful, remote island in the south Pacific? Well if there’s anywhere in the world that it might be possible, it would be Suwarrow…
Tuesday, 28th September 2010
It’s Island Week 4 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week. On September 29, 2009, just south of the islands that make up the Independent State of Samoa in Polynesia, an earthquake…
Friday, 2nd October 2009
Clipperton Island, a remote coral atoll, is a place of mysterious geography with a disturbing history.
Thursday, 9th April 2009
Previously on Google Sightseeing
On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…
On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…