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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

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Eek! It’s the Flying Spaghetti Monster! Help! Update: Sorry, I forgot to include the link to the Wikipedia page on Flying Spaghetti Monsterism for the non-Pastafarians amongst us. Thanks to DDA.

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Thursday, 2nd March 2006

Battle of Britain Memorial

A large propeller is carved into the ground as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Fernenear near Dover, UK. At the centre of the propeller is a statue of a sitting airman looking out to sea and to…

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Wednesday, 1st March 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

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.

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…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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