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The Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a 153 km stretch of the English Channel coastline that is world renowned for the incredibly diverse nature of its geology – so much so that in 2001 it became only the second natural landmark in…

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Friday, 24th April 2009

Fictitious Characters Come to Life on Google Street View

When Google were recording their recently launched UK and Netherlands Street View imagery, a small team of crack-commandos cosplayers were tasked with leaving behind some highly recognisable British icons for the public to find. The most famous of these was…

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Friday, 17th April 2009

Top 10 Street Views, April 2009

Our all-out assault on Street View continues over on Twitter, and since we still haven’t integrated our Twitter posts into the main site anywhere, here’s another Friday roundup of the 10 best sights we’ve found recently. Lady exposes genitals At…

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Friday, 10th April 2009

Welcome to the brand new Ordnance Survey Sightseeing site!

Today we’re embarking on a brand new journey. After long negotiations with Britain’s national mapping agency, we’re extremely pleased to announce that from today the website previously known as Google Sightseeing is to become ORDNANCE SURVEY SIGHTSEEING. Ordnance Survey is…

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Wednesday, 1st April 2009

MV Ross Revenge

Tied up in Tilbury Docks, we find the MV Ross Revenge, home to Radio Caroline and one of the last surviving pirate radio ships. For many people in the UK and Western Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, pirate…

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Monday, 30th March 2009

“Scientists” Discover Ancient Relic with Google Earth

Thanks to the excellent high-quality imagery in Google Earth, some “scientists”1 claim to have discovered a 1,000-year-old forgotten relic of the fishing world. Just off the coast of Wales they spotted this large v-shaped row of rocks beneath the water…

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Thursday, 26th March 2009

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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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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