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Colorado Balloon Things

Doug described these things in Colorado as ‘deep space satellites’. Can anyone confirm what they are? (Please, please don’t say ‘weather balloons’…) 😉 Update: Turns out that these are actually two parabolic dish antennas belonging to the Deep Space Exploration…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Double Bridge Shadow

Here’s a great double bridge shadow in New Orleans. Weirdly, Google Maps labels both bridges as the Greater New Orleans Bridge, and they also both appear to carry the same highway. Does traffic only go one way on each perhaps?…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Washington Square Park

One of more than 1,700 parks in New York City, Washington Square Park is probably one of the best known (after Central Park obviously). In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguracy as president, a large plaster and…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

Tacoma Narrows

This is the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which is the replacement for the original one which famously collapsed on film in 1940 (the link is to the movie on Wikipedia in ogg format, there’s loads of statistics there too). What’s really…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

George Washington National Masonic Monument

Based on the lighthouse in ancient Alexandria (one of the ‘seven wonders of the world’), the George Washington National Masonic Monument in Alexandria, VA stands at 333 foot tall. Washington was the ‘worshipful master’ of the local Masons lodge when…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Mount Sutro TV Tower

On Mount Sutro in San Francisco stands the 977 foot Mount Sutro TV Tower. To withstand earthquakes the steel tower is built on foundations made from 15 million pounds of concrete. Ground level photos of the tower can be found…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

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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On this day: St Isaac’s Cathedral Was Inaugurated

On August 19, 1768, St Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg was inaugurated. An estimated ten thousand tree trunks were embedded…

On this day: The Last Day of Woodstock

On this day 45 years ago, the Woodstock festival wrapped up on Max Yasgur’s farm, with bands playing through the…

On this day: Tivoli Gardens Opened

On August 15, 1843, Tivoli Gardens opened in Copenhagen. One of the oldest surviving theme parks in the world, this…

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