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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

Goodyear Blimp

Since 1925, the Goodyear Blimp has been an integral part of American sports culture, probably more famous than the tyre company whose logo is along the side. Goodyear have built more than 300 blimps over the years and today there…

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Monday, 25th June 2007

Impossible Railroad

At the beginning of the 20th Century, San Diego needed a fast and reliable rail connection with the east to maintain growth and prosperity. Due to the hostile desert mountains it needed to negotiate on its way to Los Angeles…

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Monday, 25th June 2007

Street Fight

Welcome visitors from Digg, it’s very nice to have you here! To be kept up to date with the latest in things to see on Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Street View, you can subscribe to the Google Sightseeing…

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Saturday, 16th June 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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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