Europe

Train à Grande Vitesse

This is a Train à Grande Vitesse or TGV (literally meaning ‘high-speed train’), presumably travelling from Marseille to Paris. 17 years younger than Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train system, the more modern TGV has travelled faster than any other commercially-operating conventional…

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Wednesday, 5th October 2005

Circus Maximus

There’s absolutely loads of sightseeing to be done in Rome, but today we’re just going to be visiting the Circus Maximus… actually, there’s so much history in Rome that it’s nearly impossible to see just one thing. Close to the…

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Tuesday, 4th October 2005

Marseille Skatepark

This is Marseille Skatepark in Marseille, France. Just like the previously posted Kona Skatepark, the Marseille park featured in one of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, THPS 2. You can clearly see the large multi-bowl and the side-by-side pools.…

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Thursday, 29th September 2005

The Euromast

Sticking with members of the World Federation of Great Towers, this is Rotterdam’s 186 metre-high Euromast. Apparently the tower is built on a concrete block weighing 1,900,000 kilos! You can see the view from the 100 metre-high restaurant on the…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Château de Versailles

With more than 67 staircases, 700 rooms, 1250 fireplaces, 2,000 windows and more than 1,800 acres of grounds, this is the awesome royal Château de Versailles outside Paris, France. I visited Versailles about 15 years ago (eek!) and it truly…

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Thursday, 22nd September 2005

Location, Location, Location

This is the tiny Scottish island of Little Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, near Glasgow. It has a jetty, two cottages, three vacant houses, a lighthouse complex and a twelve bedroom baronial mansion… and it’s currently for sale. The…

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Thursday, 22nd September 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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