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English Chalk Figures

Along with the more modern pastime of making crop circles, etching chalk figures into the side of hills seems to be a peculiarly English obsession. The Uffington White Horse is the confirmed oldest of the many chalk figures in England,…

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Thursday, 16th August 2007

Missed the Turn

When it was opened in 2001, Rockingham Motor Speedway was Britain’s first purpose built racetrack in almost a hundred years. On the day the Google Earth photograph was taken the stands are all empty, so we can see who sponsors…

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Monday, 6th August 2007

Strategically Positioned Crop Circles

Here’s a nice new crop circle we haven’t seen before, south of Leeds, England, and handily for drivers who might be fans of crop art, this is right next to the M1 motorway. Funnily enough, the M1 seems to be…

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Saturday, 4th August 2007

House in the Clouds

This is the fantastic House in the Clouds in Thorpeness, England, which was built in 1923 and functioned as the town’s water tower1 for the next 40 years. It originally held 189 kilolitres (~50,000 gallons) of water, and was designed…

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Friday, 3rd August 2007

World’s Largest Cow

It would seem that we have finally reached the absolute pinnacle of our continuing quest to discover the latest and greatest “World’s blankest blank“, as seen by satellite! Yes you lucky people, prepare yourselves for… The World’s Largest Cow! This…

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Friday, 27th July 2007

The Caen Hill Flight

The Caen Hill Flight is a set of 16 locks, designed to allow canal boats to rise 237 feet in just 2 miles of canal. This means that Caen Hill is officially the world’s steepest flight of locks. We do…

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Thursday, 19th July 2007

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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High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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