United Kingdom

UK Devolution

Not to get too political for a website dedicated to things from above, but today I’d like to look into the United Kingdom’s devolved assemblies, if you’ll join me… Back in 1999, after a couple of referendums, the UK government…

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Wednesday, 17th January 2007

Palmerston Sea Forts

Back in the 1850s, Britain was worried that France would try and invade, so Lord Palmerston (the Prime Minister of the time) decided to build the Palmerston Forts to defend Portsmouth’s dockland, four of which were built out at sea.…

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Thursday, 11th January 2007

Sultan the Pit Pony

Near Ystrad Mynach in south Wales, we find a fantastic 200 metre long earth-sculpture of Sultan the Pit Pony. This is the UK’s largest figurative earth sculpture, and although I’m not sure there’s actually much competition for that particular title,…

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Monday, 8th January 2007

Poo!

Aliens have been trying to communicate with us puny humans for years now, usually via the confusing medium of drawing circles in Britain’s fields. But a recent trend shows them branching out into more direct forms of communication with actual…

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Tuesday, 26th December 2006

Driving Boat

“Look mum, there’s a boat driving down the Queen’s road in Bournemouth!” Spoiler: Careful examination of the bridge’s shadow will explain this mystery… Still looks pretty cool though! Thanks to ajho.

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Wednesday, 20th December 2006

Best Google Earth Image update EVER!

Just after yesterday’s announcement of New Google Earth version 4 betas the team have sneaked out another, as yet unannounced, imagery update. Although it’s not clear where has or hasn’t been updated it is already clear that this is the…

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Sunday, 17th December 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

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.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

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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