Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

My friend Sarah got back from San Francisco recently, and she showed me the pictures she took there. When I saw this photo of a 49 foot talking lumberjack, I immediately checked the GgSs submissions database, but no-one has ever…

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Wednesday, 21st September 2005


There’s good fishing in this lake. I know this because some helpful person painted a bunch of rocks white and wrote “FISHING” on a nearby hill. Thanks: Mike

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Sunday, 21st August 2005

Mega Ramp

The Mega Ramp is the brainchild of professional skateboarder Danny Way. It’s a nine-story monster half pipe built out in California’s desert where Danny set world records for the longest and highest air on a skateboard in 2002. It’s really,…

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Tuesday, 16th August 2005

Suburban Venices

This is Venice of America, in California. Originally intended to be a copy of its namesake, the rapid development of the the motor-vehicle industry sadly meant that in 1929, barely 24 years since its inception, most of the canals were…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005


What do you guys think, could this really be two whales off the coast of California? Looks pretty convincing to me! Thanks to Tara Wells. (Very sneaky Tara, but it worked! 😉 )

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Friday, 29th July 2005

The Salton Sea

This is the Salton Sea an inland ‘man-made’ salt-lake, located in Southern California. It usually covers a surface area of 974 square kilometres (although it varies a lot), making it the largest lake in California. It was formed in 1905…

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Tuesday, 26th July 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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