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World’s Largest Cowboy Boots & Hat

Thursday, 29th January 2009 by

There are a few contenders for the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots. The best claim perhaps belongs to this pair, which stands 12m tall, outside the North Star Mall in San Antonio, Texas. Tall as they are, they’re barely visible from above, but thankfully the Street View car drove right by. And they make quite the sight when decorated for Christmas! A solitary boot of almost the same height can be…

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The Crowsnest Pass

The Crowsnest Pass corridor shared between British Columbia and Alberta stands out as one of Canada’s most scenic mountain destinations. The area is also known for being one of the world’s largest sources of coal and for the numerous tragedies that have shaped its landscape over the past 125 years.

Population: One

Recently the town of Burford, Wyoming made the headlines when it was sold for $900,000, which isn’t a bad price…

Einstein Is Everywhere

The 14th of March marks the 133rd birthday of the most famous theoretical physicist in history, Albert Einstein. While the man passed on nearly six decades ago, his name remains synonymous with genius and intellectual capability. Now, we could devote an entry to the myriad institutions and statues dedicated in his honour, or we could show you his greatest legacy of all – that of a corporate pitchman!

Landslide!

Landslides, landslips, and land slumps are hazards the world over. Some occur over weeks or even months; others occur in…

The best of Google Maps: Circles, Paintings, and Rude Messages

It’s often the simplest things that get the biggest laugh around here, and when we open the GSS suggestion box…

Ghost Towns of the Palliser Triangle

The Palliser Triangle is the driest part of the Canadian Prairies, constituting southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan. Settled at the turn of the 20th century by farmers and ranchers, dozens of tiny villages sprung up to support them. While modern farming techniques have helped mitigate the hard times, the exodus of people from the Triangle has been steady for the past few decades, leaving numerous ghost towns listing in the wind.

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

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