Germany

Hot Slag

At the ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Bruckhausen is a fantastic image of molten slag being poured out of a slag car. Slag is a by-product of the manufacturing of steel; an alloy produced by smelting pig iron at temperatures of…

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Friday, 5th October 2007

A Canal Across Germany

Germany has an extensive canal system, made up in part by the Mittellandkanal (Midland Canal), which helps form an important industrial shipping route from the west of the country, all the way to Poland. In Minden the Mittellandkanal engages in…

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Wednesday, 26th September 2007

Anti-Gravity Cars

Look closely at the car park of BMW’s headquarters and you’ll see that there’s a Mini parked on the wall. Even more bizarrely, this isn’t even unusual: we’ve found gravity-defying Mini parking before! You may also remember that early last…

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Wednesday, 12th September 2007

Horrific Multi-Vehicle Accident

This double-decker bus appears to have crashed and then toppled over, actually crushing a car underneath itself! (Look carefully at the roof of the bus and you’ll see part of a car protruding.) Worse still, at the same location a…

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Wednesday, 8th August 2007

Portrait Paintings in Google Earth

Your average portrait painting isn’t very large or, in the case of the Mona Lisa, it’s surprisingly tiny. That said, we have found one or two giant portraits which are viewable from above. To start, Anne Frank can be seen…

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Wednesday, 1st August 2007

World’s most leaning towers

A small German church has laid a bold claim to the title of “World’s most squinty building“. Located in the town of Bad Frankenhausen, the bell tower of a 14th century church has been measured at an angle of 4.5…

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Tuesday, 24th July 2007
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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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