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Abbey Road

This is the Abbey Road zebra crossing, just outside Abbey Road studios, where the iconic Beatles cover for their album ‘Abbey Road’ was shot. Abbey Road was the final album recorded by the Beatles, and the cover photograph has since…

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Thursday, 16th March 2006

Fred’s Weather Map

UK readers might recall this floating weather map in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, which was used for many years to present the weather for ITV’s “This Morning” program. The presenter, Fred Talbot, would run about the miniature UK informing viewers of…

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Wednesday, 15th March 2006

Pac-Man

It doesn’t get much nerdier than this: a Giant Pac-Man, complete with dots for him to eat, makes the ultimate crop circle. We’re actually quite familiar with Pac-Man here at GGSS towers having seen him before in field irrigation and…

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Thursday, 9th March 2006

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Eek! It’s the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Help! Update: Sorry, I forgot to include the link to the Wikipedia page on Flying Spaghetti Monsterism for the non-Pastafarians amongst us. Thanks to DDA.

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Thursday, 2nd March 2006

More Crop Circles

More crop-circles have been found! This time half-way between Leeds and Sheffield, person or beings unknown have decided to create a rather complex star-shaped impression in these crops. Why here? Well, it’s right next to the M1 motorway of course!…

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Monday, 20th February 2006

Spinnaker Tower

Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower is like a giant sail on the dock. It was supposed to be a millennium project but only opened last year and as you can see it is still under construction in the Google Maps photo. There’s…

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Tuesday, 14th February 2006

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

On this day: Blondin Crossed Niagara Gorge on a Tightrope

On June 30, 1859, The Great Charles Blondin became the first person to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.…

On this day: The Battle of Berne

On June 27, 1954, a World Cup Quarter Final game between Hungary and Brazil turned ugly with increasingly aggressive play…

The World’s Longest Bridge

While we have looked at a number of very long bridges here on Google Sightseeing in the past1 generally they…

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