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TeesPort Tanker & Hartlepool Nuclear

Here we can see what looks to be an oil tanker refuelling at Teesport near Middlesbrough in the UK. Teesport is the 2nd largest port in the UK and the 10th largest in Western Europe, and also happens to be…

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Saturday, 25th March 2006

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in Britain after Windsor castle. It is also one of the largest fortresses in Europe and is cunningly surrounded by shallow lakes to slow attackers and prevent tunnelling.…

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Friday, 24th March 2006

The Milton Maize Maze

This is the “Milton Maize Maze” just north of Cambridge in England. The maze is created differently every year in a field of maize and visitors can pay entry to attempt to navigate it. From the photos on their website…

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2006

Abbey Road

This is the Abbey Road zebra crossing, just outside Abbey Road studios, where the iconic Beatles cover for their album ‘Abbey Road’ was shot. Abbey Road was the final album recorded by the Beatles, and the cover photograph has since…

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Thursday, 16th March 2006

Fred’s Weather Map

UK readers might recall this floating weather map in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, which was used for many years to present the weather for ITV’s “This Morning” program. The presenter, Fred Talbot, would run about the miniature UK informing viewers of…

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Wednesday, 15th March 2006

Pac-Man

It doesn’t get much nerdier than this: a Giant Pac-Man, complete with dots for him to eat, makes the ultimate crop circle. We’re actually quite familiar with Pac-Man here at GGSS towers having seen him before in field irrigation and…

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Thursday, 9th March 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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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