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Spinnaker Tower

Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower is like a giant sail on the dock. It was supposed to be a millennium project but only opened last year and as you can see it is still under construction in the Google Maps photo. There’s…

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Tuesday, 14th February 2006

Alien Crop Circles!

Here at Google Sightseeing one of the things people most often ask us to post, are your common-or-garden alien crop circles. Never liking to disappoint our readers, GGSS is proud to present… a whole slew of possibly alien crop circles!…

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Tuesday, 14th February 2006

Southend Pier

This is Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea, England. At a staggering 2,158 metres, it is officially the world’s longest pleasure pier. Work began in 1887, and at the peak of its popularity in 1949, Southend Pier had 7 million visitors. Southend…

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Friday, 10th February 2006

Emley Moor Tower

The Emley Moor Tower (formerly the NTL Tower) is a transmitting station in an area of moorland near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It’s Britain’s tallest free-standing structure at 330m and casts no shadow in this excellent aerial shot. Thanks: Jonathan…

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Thursday, 9th February 2006

City of Lincoln

Of 7,377 WW2 Lancaster bombers built only two survive, one in Canada and the other in England as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Last month a keen-eyed Google Earth user managed to find the English bomber, the…

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Wednesday, 8th February 2006

Radio Controlled Aeroplane

Here on Two Tree Island, England, our submitter has actually managed to spot an individual person, flying a radio controlled aeroplane! The plane is easy enough to see, and the person is identifiable by the person-shaped shadow extending north. With…

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Tuesday, 7th February 2006

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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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