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The Googleplex

As part of the December 07 image update Google have updated their own headquarters in Mountain View, California. Compared to the older imagery1 the most obvious difference is that the Googeplex has been absolutely covered in solar panels. Installed in…

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Monday, 17th December 2007

Trona Pinnacles

The Searles Lake basin, deep within California’s desert conservation area, is a dry lake bed featuring more than 500 rock spires known as the Trona Pinnacles. The pinnacles are formed from a rock-like substance known as “tufa”, a calcium carbonate…

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Thursday, 13th December 2007

The Sundial Bridge

Crossing the Sacramento River in Redding, California is the sundial bridge which (as you might have guessed) serves the dual purpose of being both a bridge and a sundial! I previously tried to use North America’s largest sundial to tell…

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Tuesday, 23rd October 2007

The Swastika Building

Thanks to the power of Google Earth and the internet the US Navy have decided to spend as much as $600,000 on major alterations to a perfectly good barracks. The reason for the spend is that, when viewed on Google…

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Thursday, 27th September 2007

Balloons?

High above the Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara County, it looks like there’s hundreds of colourful balloons floating up into the sky. The possible balloons are unfortunately on the overlap of two images, but appear to be rising up from…

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Monday, 17th September 2007

Another Whale! Or is it a Rock?

I’m going with Whale. No wait, rock! What do you think? See our previous whale posts for more dubious whale sightings! Thanks: Joshk.

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Friday, 3rd August 2007

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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Recent Comments

  1. seefit: Thanks for the link to your original post, Ian. Another fine article (as always). :-) It’s nice to know...
  2. Ian Brown: seefit – thanks for the links, and your comment made me realise that I hadn’t included a link...
  3. seefit: This post prompted me to look back at an old puzzle in the Fun & Games section of the Google Earth...
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