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Just when you thought it was safe…

Headington, a suburb of the famous university city of Oxford, is the only known habitat of the aerial shark, a rare but fearsome predator that dives on its unsuspecting victims from heights of over a quarter of a mile. Incredibly,…

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Thursday, 30th April 2009

The World’s Largest Car Parks?

While many malls, theme parks and stadiums may boast large car parks, most pale in comparison to car storage facilities like the one at the former RAF base in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire. After 43 years of service to British and…

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Wednesday, 29th April 2009

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

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.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

Previously on Google Sightseeing

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

South Sudan

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