North America

Ground Zero

Ground Zero, site of the 9/11 tragedy.

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Sunday, 17th April 2005

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is in Washington DC, just west of the Washington Monument (posted earlier). The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death.…

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Sunday, 17th April 2005

Arlington National Cemetery

A rather sombre one here. The Arlington National Cemetery is where thousands of American service men and women are buried. Those little ridges along the grass aren’t ridges. They are all graves. Thanks R.B. Boyer, djojo, Keith, Spaz & Stranger.

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Sunday, 17th April 2005

Boeing Factory

The Boeing factory building is the biggest building (by volume) in the world. The original building was constructed in 1966 and completed in 1969. Its footprint now covers 98.3 acres and is where Boeing constructs their 747, 767, and 777…

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Sunday, 17th April 2005

Big Surf Water Park

Big Surf water park is in the Phoenix metro area of Arizona and as you can see there’s a giant old school Pepsi logo in the pool. Thanks: Rich Kaszeta

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Following on from my previous post, I’d like to proudly present the world’s longest bridge. Yes it’s true, no bridge in the entire world is any longer (check for yourself at the Guinness World Records site). At a staggering 23…

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Saturday, 16th 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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