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Island at War

Look closely at Barton Aerodrome and you’ll see 1940s army cars, oildrums, an anti-aircraft gun and a Nazi Fieseler Storch aeroplane. The Nazis have invaded! Luckily, this is actually the film set for 2004 Period drama Island at War, which…

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Thursday, 5th July 2007

Goodyear Blimp

Since 1925, the Goodyear Blimp has been an integral part of American sports culture, probably more famous than the tyre company whose logo is along the side. Goodyear have built more than 300 blimps over the years and today there…

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Monday, 25th June 2007

HMP Weare

In 1997, due to vast overcrowding of the UK’s prisons, the HMP Weare was moored at a disused Royal Navy dockyard in Dorest and converted into a prison ship. The ship had started life as a troop ship during the…

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Friday, 22nd June 2007

Giant Toxic Bug Invades Yorkshire

It looks like there’s a massive toxic bug in Yorkshire! Run for the hills! On closer inspection I’d say that a massive toxic bug has been squashed on Yorkshire. Come back from the hills and help clean this mess up.…

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Friday, 22nd June 2007

The Eden Project

Here in sunny Cornwall, England, is an absolutely fanastic-looking environmental complex – The Eden Project. Built inside an old china clay quarry, the complex includes two sets of giant interconnected transparent domes made of ETFE cushions1 (each emulating a natural…

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Tuesday, 19th June 2007

The Magic Roundabout

Last week I started working in the nearby town of Swindon, where I asked my colleagues about the local sights. The unanimous answer to the best Swindon has to offer was “The Magic Roundabout“. It may be saying something negative…

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Monday, 18th June 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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