North America

Mormon Temple, Bethesda

Jon Bell submitted this Mormon Temple in Bethesda. He said: “This thing always scared me growing up as my parents drove around the beltway”. Well it might be scary from the ground level but to me it looks like a…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Black Rock City (Burning Man)

This is the site of Black Rock City, which is built and torn down every year for the week long annual Burning Man festival. Chach says: Looks like this was flown shortly before the festival.. the street grid and intial…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Pixel Fields

This is an awful lot of fields… scroll around for a bit – there’s thousands! And from all the way up here, it looks like some sort of cool pixel-art. Which might perhaps explain why the farmers chose Pac-Man as…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Dealey Plaza, Texas

The site of former U.S. President JFK’s assassination: Dealey Plaza, Texas. Caknuck (Thanks again!) breaks down the points of interest: The grassy area in the middle of the image (where the one road forks into three) is Dealey Plaza. The…

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Monday, 18th April 2005

Angel Stadium, Anaheim

It looks like they’re set up for some Motocross Mayhem in the Angel Stadium, Anaheim. Thanks: Patrick Gunderson

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Monday, 18th April 2005

Citadel, Halifax

Regular contributor “caknuck” submitted the The Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This fort was built in the mid-19th Century to protect the British harbour city of Halifax from an American invasion. While it never faced a direct attack, the fort…

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Monday, 18th April 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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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.

South Sudan

It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…

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