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The Cenotaph

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, which is being commemorated across the globe. Earlier today, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, there was a 2 minute silence held at…

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Tuesday, 11th November 2008

Bulford Kiwi

Kiwis in England? No, just a large carving of one cut out of this chalk hillside on the slope of Beacon Hill, Wiltshire. The kiwi was created in 1919 by the New Zealand soldiers who stayed here awaiting ships to…

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Monday, 20th October 2008

The Bean

This giant shiny artwork in Chicago’s Millennium Park is officially called “Cloud Gate” but, as with most public art, everyone knows it by a much more obvious nickname – in this case “The bean“. The work of British artist Anish…

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Friday, 10th October 2008

Harwich Redoubt

Harwich Redoubt is a perfectly circular redoubt (a type of fort) which was built in 1808 to defend the ancient English seaport of Harwich, Essex, from Napoleonic invasion. If you’re thinking the fort looks like it has actually been built…

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Thursday, 9th October 2008

Brick Train

Is it a giant turd? Is it Superman? No, it’s a train! Made entirely from bricks! See, seriously. A train made from bricks, and all in the name of art apparently. The brainchild of sculptor David Mach, the brick train…

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Friday, 12th September 2008

Live Long and Prosper

This weekend, I was lucky enough to see the only flying Avro Vulcan in existence, yet Murphy’s Law dictated that my camera should under no circumstances work. So, whilst this post was to be interjected with marvelous self-made photography, it…

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Thursday, 11th September 2008

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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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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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