Doing the rounds on the mainstream sites this week has been the story of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan…
In 1924 this former coral rock quarry near Miami was transformed into Coral Gables Venetian Pool, complete with cascading waterfalls, coral rock caves and a palm-fringed island. Apparently it is the only pool in the US to be included in…
Friday, 16th December 2005
Mission San Luis de Apalachee is a reconstruction of a 17th century Spanish Mission right in the middle of Tallahassee, Florida. Sightseer Shannon said: I worked as an archaeological tech out there a few years ago. The thing that looks…
Saturday, 15th October 2005
This is Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s a famous location among skateboarders, and also made a great level in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4. From up here, you can make out the halfpipe, the skatebowls (including the pink one,…
Saturday, 20th August 2005
Anyone know what this weird thing in Florida is? It’s huge anyway (zoom in all the way), and seems to involve a lot of water… Possibly some sort of power plant maybe? Thanks: Magnus Schmidt
Monday, 18th July 2005
The American Airlines Arena in Miami is where the Miami Heat play and there’s a giant plane drawn on the roof. Thanks: nat, Jay Soffian & Markus Jany
Tuesday, 5th July 2005
Check out these weird coloured rings in Florida (centre of alien activity). Our submitter, Woowoowoo, reckons this is an example of “Newton’s Rings”. Nope we’d never heard of them either, but fortunately Wikipedia had.
Friday, 1st July 2005
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.
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