Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…
These buildings may look authentic from the outside, but don’t be duped – they’re absolutely, completely, 100% frauds! Join us for a tour of some interesting-but-inauthentic architecture.
Thursday, 3rd October 2013
We visited a number of amusement parks in the early years of Google Sightseeing, but with improved imagery and competition amongst parks leading to the construction of many spectacular new attractions over the past few years, this seems like a…
Thursday, 26th September 2013
‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!
Wednesday, 14th August 2013
Jonathan Borofsky (b. 1942) is an American sculptor and printmaker who is best known for his Hammering Man series of kinetic sculptures which are installed in various cities around the world (some of which we visited briefly in 2006). Today,…
Wednesday, 13th February 2013
In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
While most visual artwork is intended to please the eye, some artists strive to reach the other senses as well. Some of them create large-scale sculptures which create sounds from natural sources – generally wind or water. Our first example…
Wednesday, 16th January 2013
Previously on Google Sightseeing
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.
It’s not every day that a new country is created, but that’s what happened on July 9th 2011 when The…