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The World’s Tallest Structures Revisited

Earlier this month the still-incomplete Burj Dubai building in Dubai officially surpassed the height of all other buildings, towers and masts worldwide, making it the tallest man-made structure on the planet. Currently standing at a staggering 688 m, construction of…

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Wednesday, 17th September 2008

The Invisible Street View Car

Prior to the recent Street View update you could pan down on the street view images to see the car which carried the 360° cameras around the cities. However, the most recent update somehow manages to make the car disappear, so…

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Wednesday, 11th June 2008

World’s Largest Croc

Not reptilian, as you might expect, but rather a ridiculously overpriced, stupidly coloured plastic sandal. A very, very big one. There’s not much more to be said about Crocs that hasn’t been said already, and yet someone has managed to…

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Friday, 6th June 2008

Kid Shooting Other Kid

This post has been around the web several times already, but by popular demand, here’s the Street View sighting of a child pointing a gun at another child on the streets of Chicago. In the next frame we can see…

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Monday, 26th May 2008

Girl Flashes Chest at Street View Car

It was inevitable. As people became aware of the Google Street View Camera Car, people were going to use it to get their five minutes of fame – now we have the girl who will forever be known as the…

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Friday, 16th May 2008

Lollapalooza 2007

Lollapalooza is a multi-genre Music festival held each year in Chicago’s downtown Grant Park. The 3-day event draws over 35,000 people each day, and for the 2007 festival the special guest was you, the GSS readers. We’ll start at the…

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Tuesday, 29th April 2008
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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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

The Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

Britain’s Beach Huts

It has been a pretty good summer here in Britain (by our standards at least), and people have been flocking…

The War of 1812 – USA

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number…

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