England

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

Denge’s Concrete Ears

Way back in the 1910s and 20s, before radar had become a useful technology, Britain needed a way to try and detect incoming enemy aircraft. The solution was to build enormous concrete “listening ears” around the south coast of Britain,…

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Wednesday, 10th September 2008

Lindisfarne (Island week 3)

It’s Island Week 3 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. It’ll probably last about a week. Lindisfarne is a tidal island, off the north-east coast of England, which thanks to having been home to a…

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Wednesday, 3rd September 2008

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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