Europe

Tower of Hercules

The Tower of Hercules is the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world and the only one still in operation. Spanish legend has it that one of the many heroes named Hercules battled the giant Gerión on this site, killed him,…

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Sunday, 13th November 2005

Barcelona Port

The Port of Barcelona is covered in Large type, there’s El Consorci, Honda, Frimercat and a couple more which I can’t quite read. Perhaps Google Earth users will have more luck 😀 Thanks: Reven

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Friday, 11th November 2005

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

The Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain is used for the the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix along with other motorsport events. Inaugurated in 1991, there are three different routes: the Grand Prix track (4,727m), the National track(3,067m) and the…

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Friday, 11th November 2005

The Gherkin & Tower 42, London

30 St Mary Axe aka ‘The Gherkin’ was opened on the 28 April, 2004, yet is still under construction in the satellite photo (I’ve been saying that a lot recently). Wikipedia goes into detail of all the clever designs incorporated…

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

Torre Agbar, Barcelona

Still under construction in the satellite photo, Torre Agbar was inaugurated by the king of Spain just a couple of months ago on the 16th September 2005. The 142m tall building houses the Barcelona Water Company and has more than…

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

The Reichstag

Update: A couple of our readers have pointed out some inaccuracies with this post, which I intend to address. Firstly, we accept that we quoted incorrect information, and that the Nazi party never did much of anything with the Reichstag……

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

Recent Comments

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