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Miniature Parks across the Globe

Miniature parks and model villages are sort of like a pre-internet 3D Google Earth, allowing you to view a representation of a village or city sights from above. So it’s no surprise that on visiting my local park, Bekonscot Model…

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Monday, 29th October 2007

Dove-shaped Crop Circle

Ok, so this is hardly a crop-circle, but whoever has created this giant drawing of a pair of doves in a field in Somerset, England, certainly shows dedication and creative flair. B+. Note: Actually I appear to have been mistaken…

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Wednesday, 24th October 2007

Plane Aerotowing a Glider

Check out this brilliant shot of a plane in flight, aerotowing a glider into the sky! These guys clearly took off from the nearby Devon & Somerset Gliding Club, where we can see several other gliders, presumably waiting for their…

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Tuesday, 16th October 2007

Spare Runways

If you happened to own an airfield, and you just happened to have some spare runways lying around – what would you do with them? RAF Thurleigh was built during WWII and after the war became a development site known…

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Monday, 8th October 2007

Garlic?!

Written on the ground beside the runway of an old World War 2 airfield is the most bizarre large type yet: “Garlic?!“. This airfield used to be RAF Hibaldstow, which has been inactive since 1947. Currently the site is used…

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Tuesday, 21st August 2007

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

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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Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

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