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‘Creative’ Neighbours

Many people may complain about their neighbours for relatively minor reasons – perhaps music is played too loud, or they don’t mow their lawn very often. Selection of paint colour, or exterior decorations are also hot topics, but there are…

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Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

“Wipeout” the TV Show

The crazy American TV series “Wipeout” is ranked as the third most popular game show in the world1, and for a long time its exact outdoor filming location remained a mystery. Thanks to updates in Google’s satellite imagery, the insane…

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Tuesday, 13th July 2010

45° Imagery Launched On Google Maps

Today Google have released a new kind of aerial imagery in Google Maps, which features images using a 45° angle; similar to Microsoft’s Bird’s Eye imagery. Previously available in select US locations to users of Google Maps Labs, the angle…

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Friday, 9th July 2010

The Hollywood Sign

The world famous Hollywood Sign is an internationally recognised symbol of American heritage and culture. While best known for its many television and movie cameos, the sign itself has a long history, and has undergone a few nips and tucks…

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Tuesday, 23rd February 2010

Trick of the Eye (Trompe l’oeil)

Trompe-l’œil, or Trick of the Eye, is a long-established art technique where an artist uses very realistic imagery to create the illusion that the things shown in the image are actually three dimensional. The technique has been popularised on the…

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Wednesday, 17th February 2010

The World’s Most Haunted Sites

Want to see a ghost? Not scared of the dark? We’ve got a list of 5 of the most haunted destinations in the world for you to visit1. Bring a flashlight and let’s get started… Many places can claim to…

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Friday, 30th October 2009

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…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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