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Angelina releases updated Geo-Tattoo

Angelina Jolie was photographed this weekend sporting version 1.1 of her geocache tattoo. The original tattoo was four co-ordinates, each pointing to the birthplace of her existing four children, which we mapped on Google Earth last year. The new additions…

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Tuesday, 7th October 2008

Big Keys

On display outside a French High School, there’s what is claimed to be the world’s largest key. The key measures around 10.5 metres long, although may have lost its title earlier this year when Bethlehem claimed the crown1. It’s still…

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Friday, 29th August 2008

Backchannel

Sorry folks, no post today. However, many of you may be unaware that we operate a “backchannel” of sorts over at Twitter, where as well as a feed of all the posts from the main site, we also post some…

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Tuesday, 26th August 2008

Google Attempts Vehicular Assassination

As the Google Street View car drives down this small Parisian side street, we can see an approaching Rollerblader, glancing down the street at the oncoming car. However the sight of the massive camera mounted to the roof must have…

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Wednesday, 20th August 2008

Watching Me Watching You

Google is in trouble. The company now has so much money that it’s finding it increasing hard to spend it all – so as a first step has decided to employ a 2 car convoy to capture Street View images!…

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Wednesday, 30th July 2008

Tour de Street View

The first Street View images outside America are now available – Street View has come to France! Added in celebration of the upcoming Tour de France, the street view images are mostly restricted to the race route (rather than allowing…

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Wednesday, 2nd July 2008

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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Best of Google Sightseeing

Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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