Europe

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

This is Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in Bedfordshire, England. Whipsnade is one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks – it’s home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. Thanks to Google’s new upgraded imagery,…

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Friday, 3rd February 2006

Valle de los Caidos

The Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos (or, “National Monument of the Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen”) not only has a really long name but is the tallest memorial cross in the world,…

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Thursday, 2nd February 2006

Mid Air Glider Collision!

Oh no! It appears that this pair of gliders have collided in mid-air near the London Gliding Club! Presumably there were no survivors. Thanks to Bryan Robson.

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Thursday, 2nd February 2006

Blackpool Tower

Another member of the World Federation of Great Towers is Blackpool Tower on the famous seaside Promenade. Obviously inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Blackpool’s version also features Britain’s highest post box and the ‘Walk of Faith’ glass floor,…

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Wednesday, 1st February 2006

Glider Over Over

This is a rather cool glider flying over Over, near Cambridge in England. Presumably it’s part of the Cambridge Gliding Club, so here’s some photos taken from what could well be the same glider. Thanks to Mathieu.

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Monday, 30th January 2006

Thomas the Tank Engine

During my childhood years I was convinced that the excellent Thomas & Friends, a cartoon about a locomotive who liked being really useful but wasn’t too keen on plowing snow, was a work of fiction. However, as proved by this…

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Saturday, 28th January 2006

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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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

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