North America

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

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio

Another Theme Park in Texas is Six Flags Fiesta Texas which has a pool shaped like… Texas! Genius. Thanks: Klobetime & Freddie

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Tuesday, 31st May 2005

Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal

Île Sainte-Hélène (or St. Helen’s Island) is an island on the Saint Lawrence River and is part of the city of Montreal. Along with Île Notre-Dame. the island hosted Expo 67, for which the island was expanded and a theme…

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Monday, 30th May 2005

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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

On this day: Blondin Crossed Niagara Gorge on a Tightrope

On June 30, 1859, The Great Charles Blondin became the first person to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.…

On this day: The Battle of Berne

On June 27, 1954, a World Cup Quarter Final game between Hungary and Brazil turned ugly with increasingly aggressive play…

The World’s Longest Bridge

While we have looked at a number of very long bridges here on Google Sightseeing in the past1 generally they…

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