North America

Long Beach

Long Beach, CA is a major port of entry for goods imported into the US via ship. This view gives a nice perspective on the sheer scale of the operation. Note the thousands of containers used in the process. Panning…

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Disneyland

After my faux pas of calling Walt Disney World in Florida “Disneyland” a few people submitted the real Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

World’s Largest Tyre, Allen Park

Reader Tim Gregory found the 80 foot tall world’s largest tyre in Michigan. It apparently started life as a giant tyre-shaped ferris wheel at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, and was moved to Allen Park, Michigan to be a…

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Bailey Yard

Especially for Andrew Scott, we’re finally posting some trains Union Pacific’s classification yard in North Platte, Nebraska is the world’s largest railroad classification yard. The yard is made up of 315 miles of track, and up to 10,000 railroad cars…

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

We Honor Those Who Serve America

Props for this one go to Quentin and Peter Grabowsky, who both sent us this pretty darn huge message, which is apparently directed to the airmen flying in and out of Offutt AFB near Omaha, Nebraska.

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Fenway Park, Boston

There are a lot of stadiums we’re yet to post! Here’s Fenway Park, where the Boston Red Sox play. Thanks: Django

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Wednesday, 20th 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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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