Europe

Soviet War Memorial, Tiergarten, Berlin

This is the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, Berlin. The inscription on the side of the memorial reads: Eternal glory to heroes who fell in the struggle against the German fascist invaders for the freedom and independence of the Soviet…

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Thursday, 10th November 2005

The Oberbaum Bridge

Just to the south of the East Side Gallery, is the really cool looking Oberbaumbrücke, or Oberbaum Bridge, which at the time this photo was taken, seems to have two bright yellow metro trains crossing it. In fact, there’s also…

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Wednesday, 9th November 2005

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona’s home stadium is called Camp Nou. It is apparently the largest capacity stadium in Europe with over 98,000 seats, although our many submitters couldn’t seem to agree on the actual capacity (I could look it up myself, but…

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Wednesday, 9th November 2005

The Berlin Wall

Today, the 9th of November, is the 16th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Not much of the wall still stands, but the largest reamining section is now maintained as the world’s largest open air gallery, the East…

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Wednesday, 9th November 2005

Alstom Factory, Barcelona

ALSTOM is a large French company whose businesses are power generation and manufacturing trains (including the Eurostar). I’ve never heard of them before but their Barcelona factory has a large example of the logo. The name is not an acronym,…

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Tuesday, 8th November 2005

Barcelona Olympic Stadium

The Barcelona Olympic Stadium was originally built in 1927 to host the 1929 Barcelona World’s Fair and 1936 Olympics (or so they hoped, the Olympics went to Berlin that year). The stadium was then re-built in 1986 to host the…

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Tuesday, 8th 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

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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