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Terry Fox

Terry Fox is a hero to many Canadians for his Marathon of Hope – an endeavour for which he is commemorated with a statue directly across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the nation’s capital1. Born in 1958 in in Winnipeg,…

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Friday, 16th July 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics: City Venues

Continuing on from last week’s look at the mountain venues, today we’ll explore the city venues of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. The Games’ opening and closing ceremonies, along with nightly ‘Victory Ceremonies’ (which we assume means medal presentations) will…

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Monday, 15th February 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics: Mountain Venues

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games start today and Google has treated us to excellent new imagery of many of the venues1, particularly those in and around Whistler, the mountain venue about 120 km north of the city. Earlier this…

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Friday, 12th February 2010

Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels – Part 3

With the expansion of Street View coverage in Canada, we can continue our exploration (see parts one & two) of historic Grand Railway Hotels. Travelling again from east to west, we begin in Winnipeg, location of the magnificent Fort Garry…

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Friday, 18th December 2009

Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels – Part 2

Thanks to last week’s launch of Google Street View in Canada, our Canadian correspondent Ian has been able to prepare a grand tour of Canada’s Railway Hotels, in 2 parts. Continuing our journey from east to west, looking at Canada’s…

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Tuesday, 13th October 2009

The Osoyoos Desert (Desert Week 2)

Welcome to the second annual GSS Desert Week! In time-honoured tradition, we’ll mostly be posting about deserts. For about a week! While Canada is generally thought of as a land of ice and snow, it is home to one arid…

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Wednesday, 17th June 2009
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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

World’s Largest Graffiti? Not even close.

Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…

The Street Art of Newtown, Sydney

Newtown is an inner suburb of Sydney, New South Wales and is one of that city’s major cultural and artistic centres. The suburb is renowned for its graffiti and street art, and since the 1980s all sorts of murals, drawings and paintings, both legal and illegal, have been popping up all over the neighbourhood.

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