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The Sultan of Brunei

The ostentatious Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the one-time richest man on the planet, the Sultan of Brunei. Arguably this is the largest residential palace in the world, and possibly even the largest residence of any…

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Monday, 16th October 2006

Trafalgar Square Crowd

Man, there’s a whole heap of people in Trafalgar Square since the latest image update. Does anyone know what they’re all doing? Update: dda worked it out – this is the 29th of January 2006, and we’re seeing several thousand…

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Wednesday, 4th October 2006

Heathrow Terminal 5

With the recent image updates to central London we can see how they’re getting on with the controversial Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. The aerial image was taken earlier this year and although there’s been some progress they still have…

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Tuesday, 3rd October 2006

Crikey, it’s Stingray City!

We feel sure that the undoubtedly great, and now very sadly late Steve Irwin wouldn’t blame the stingray that brought about his untimely demise for a single second. In fact we reckon that Steve probably wouldn’t want these normally very…

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Tuesday, 5th September 2006

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Island Week)

Welcome to the loose collection of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean known as South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Currently an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, the glacier covered main island of South Georgia was invaded by…

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Tuesday, 29th August 2006

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was a huge iron and glass building originally erected in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 (photo tour). After the exhibition the building was moved to Upper Norwood where it stood from 1854 until…

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Thursday, 24th August 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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