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Strategically Positioned Crop Circles

Here’s a nice new crop circle we haven’t seen before, south of Leeds, England, and handily for drivers who might be fans of crop art, this is right next to the M1 motorway. Funnily enough, the M1 seems to be…

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Saturday, 4th August 2007

House in the Clouds

This is the fantastic House in the Clouds in Thorpeness, England, which was built in 1923 and functioned as the town’s water tower1 for the next 40 years. It originally held 189 kilolitres (~50,000 gallons) of water, and was designed…

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Friday, 3rd August 2007

World’s Largest Cow

It would seem that we have finally reached the absolute pinnacle of our continuing quest to discover the latest and greatest “World’s blankest blank“, as seen by satellite! Yes you lucky people, prepare yourselves for… The World’s Largest Cow! This…

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Friday, 27th July 2007

The Caen Hill Flight

The Caen Hill Flight is a set of 16 locks, designed to allow canal boats to rise 237 feet in just 2 miles of canal. This means that Caen Hill is officially the world’s steepest flight of locks. We do…

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Thursday, 19th July 2007

Takeover Week: Billionaires Row (Rob)

Welcome to the final day of Google Sightseeing Reader Takeover Week. Every day this week, one of you has been chosen to have their very own sight posted here on GSS, while Alex and James take a well deserved holiday.…

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Friday, 13th July 2007

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

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: Ground was broken for Fenway Park

On September 25, 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park in Boston, the oldest ballpark still in use in the…

On this day: Devils Tower Declared a National Monument

On this day in 1906, Devils Tower in Wyoming was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt. Seventy years…

On this day: Lincoln Center Opened

On September 23, 1962, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York. The Avery Fisher Hall, home…

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