North America

Shipwreck, Key Largo

Amongst the Coral Reefs of the John Pennekamp State Park we can see an intentionally sunk 329 foot long military ship. Apparently two such ships, the Coast Guard Cutters DUANE and BIBB, were sunk here in 1987 with open hatchways…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Open Drawbridge

Here’s an open drawbridge in Jacksonville, Florida. Pretty cool, anyone found any more? Thanks: David Fletcher

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened on May 24 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to link Manhattan and Brooklyn and is now crossed by an average of 350,000 people a day. Look to the North for an interesting image registration problem visible…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

The Clarence Buckingham Fountain

Dedicated in 1927, the Clarence Buckingham Fountain was a gift to the city of Chicago by somebody I’ve never heard of, to her brother Clarence. Apparently. Much more interesting is that it’s the fountain featured in the opening credits of…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

World’s Tallest Water Sphere

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere in Union, New Jersey. Apparently a tower in Edmond, Oklahoma is taller and holds more water, but technically that design is a water spheroid. Union’s Water Sphere is still the tallest true water sphere. More…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

The University of Large Type

Studying at University can be quite a stressful experience so why not take your mind of things by indulging in a popular student pastime? No, not drinking and casual sex – creating gigantic letters on the side of a hill!…

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Wednesday, 25th 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: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

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