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Palmerston Sea Forts

Back in the 1850s, Britain was worried that France would try and invade, so Lord Palmerston (the Prime Minister of the time) decided to build the Palmerston Forts to defend Portsmouth’s dockland, four of which were built out at sea.…

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Thursday, 11th January 2007

Driving Boat

“Look mum, there’s a boat driving down the Queen’s road in Bournemouth!” Spoiler: Careful examination of the bridge’s shadow will explain this mystery… Still looks pretty cool though! Thanks to ajho.

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Wednesday, 20th December 2006

Pen 15 Club

Here at Yarm School Teesside, England, the pupils are performing better than most in the schools league tables. They’ve also impressively managed to get themselves featured on GSS, by drawing a picture on the roof of one of their school’s…

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Thursday, 14th December 2006

Xscape, Milton Keynes

Is that a mountainous Trimaxion Drone Ship1 hovering above Buckinghamshire, England? Sadly not – this is actually the Milton Keynes Xscape, one of three leisure centres in the UK which contain, well – mountains. Xscapes are centered around a real-snow…

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Tuesday, 12th December 2006

Parcelforce International Hub, Coventry

This is the centre of Parcelforce Worldwide’s UK operations, their International Hub beside Coventry Airport, England. Why would I link to the Parcelforce International hub? Well, apart from being one of the largest buildings in the UK, as I write…

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Thursday, 7th December 2006

Soap Operas

We recently had a request to find the Neighbours set, and we always like to keep our readers happy, so here is the real Ramsay Street. If you view in ‘Hybrid’ mode you might accuse my of telling fibs, as…

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Wednesday, 6th December 2006

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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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