Keeping up with the Joneses Pt 2

You might remember the communities where to be part of the “in” crowd is to have your own tennis court. That’s all very well but in Cielo Dorado Estates you need your own plane! There’s a private runway running right…

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Friday, 2nd December 2005

The Flatirons

These are the Flatirons, an incredible rock formation near Boulder, Colorado. Don’t quite see what you’re looking at? Tilt your head 90 degrees to the left… More information on the Wikipedia page. Thanks to Geoff.

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Friday, 25th November 2005

The Oldest Electronically Lit School Emblem in the World

Perched on the side of Mount Zion in Colorado is a giant ‘M’ for the Colorado School of Mines. The school claims that it is the ‘largest electronically-lit school emblem in the world’, a claim which is disputed by Brigham…

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Wednesday, 12th October 2005

Red Rocks Ampitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is considered by many as the greatest music venue in the world (including most of the people who submitted it). The naturally occurring amphitheatre is between two 320 foot monoliths, Ship Rock to the south and Creation…

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Thursday, 4th August 2005

Colorado Balloon Things

Doug described these things in Colorado as ‘deep space satellites’. Can anyone confirm what they are? (Please, please don’t say ‘weather balloons’…) 😉 Update: Turns out that these are actually two parabolic dish antennas belonging to the Deep Space Exploration…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

2002 Fritzlers Corn Maze

The 2002 design for the Fritzlers Corn Maze depicts an eagle in front of the American flag and the slogan “God Bless America”. Thanks: Gus

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Sunday, 29th May 2005
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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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On this day: Darwin Reached James Island

On October 8, 1835, Charles Darwin‘s ship The Beagle reached James Island (Santiago Island) in the Galapagos. Darwin spent 9…

Top 10 Crazy European Buildings

Architects are forever pushing the boundaries of design to create spectacular, astonishing, or just plain weird-looking buildings to catch your eye. We’ve found a plethora of these deranged designs across Europe on Google Street View and on Yandex Maps Panorama; below are a dozen of our favourites!

On this day: The Most Lopsided College Football Game Ever

On this day 98 years ago, the most lopsided college football game ever took place at Grant Field in Atlanta,…

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