Spain

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

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

Kio Towers

Here at Google Sightseeing we’ve previously featured photos of buildings which appear to be leaning towards each other due to the angle of the photo. However, Madrid’s Kio Towers actually do lean towards each other, here’s a ground level pic…

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Saturday, 8th October 2005

Plaza Mayor

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is a square completely enclosed in buildings, which makes it look very odd from above. Hidden from the surrounding streets, the square is accessed through archways and was historically the site of executions, tournaments, weddings, bullfights and…

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Wednesday, 31st August 2005

IKEA stores

Everybody loves the big blue furniture store, sitting here in my living room I can count at least 25 things I’ve purchased from IKEA. Anyway, they’ve got hundreds of stores and here’s one in Spain (in the flight path to…

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Wednesday, 24th August 2005
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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.

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