Bennie The Dinosaur

Bennie was a fifty-foot tall, 15,000 pound brachiosaur with a shady past, who used to watch over the I-680 highway from this vantage point in Benicia, CA. Before moving here Bennie used to live on the I-80 in Dixon, CA…

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Sunday, 26th February 2006

Oakland Zoo Giraffe

As a follow up to yesterday’s fabulous elephant shadow, here’s an equally cool giraffe shadow in Oakland zoo! I think these are ace 😀 Thanks to Paul LaVigne and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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Tuesday, 21st February 2006

Lombard Street

This is the world famous Lombard Street in San Francisco. Known as “the crookedest (most winding) street in the United States”, Lombard street was re-created in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as “Windy Windy Windy Windy Street”. Its ridiculous switchback…

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Thursday, 16th February 2006

Wonderful Things Inside

Desperate to get people through the doors, The San Diego Museum of Man in Babloa Park proclaims that there’s “Wonderful Things Inside” to those on approach to Lindbergh Field Airport. Can anyone verify the claim? Thanks: js

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Wednesday, 15th February 2006


Male and female Acid Smileys in Long Beach Harbour. Uh, yeah, I haven’t got much else to say. Thanks: Jesse Allmyer

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Tuesday, 31st January 2006

Foster City

This is the Foster City sign in (you guessed it) Foster City, California. Founded in the 60s, Foster City is built entirely on landfill in what was previously marshland. Matt Schneider says that during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake the…

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Thursday, 29th December 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

On this day: First International Football Match

On this day in 1872, the first bona fide international  football match took place on St Andrew’s Day between Scotland…

Train Hotels

A few years ago we took a detailed look at Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels (parts 1, 2, 3). To look…

On this day: Band Aid Recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

What is this non-descript building in north-west London, you ask? It just happens to be the studio where one of…

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