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Creative Place Names: Kitchen Stuff

Here at Google Sightseeing we’re absolutely fascinated with the more unusual names that places have been given. There’s so much choice in this field that today we’re able to bring you another post about creative place names – but this…

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Friday, 21st January 2011

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the universally acclaimed 1939 American musical movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’, which has been often named as the most-watched film in history. The film was based on the 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of…

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Thursday, 12th August 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

New York’s Windows to the Past

Ah, New York City… it can easily be thought of as one of the busiest, most congested places on the planet. Its miles and miles of blacktop are usually covered with thousands of people shuffling furiously from one place to…

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Tuesday, 1st December 2009

North Brother Island (Island Week 4)

It’s Island Week 4 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week. North Brother Island, home to many decaying and abandoned structures, sits just off shore of New York’s Manhattan borough in the…

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Monday, 28th September 2009

Love Canal

One of the very first locations posted on Google Sightseeing back in 2005 was Niagara Falls. Just a few miles away, though, is another site that the local tourist board is probably rather less proud of. In the late 1970s,…

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Wednesday, 6th May 2009
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On this day: Talk Like a Pirate Day!

ARRRRRRRRRRRRR! It be talk like a pirate day. Afore ye find yerself becalmed, feast yer eyes on this grand vessel…

Large-Scale Sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

We’ve visited a handful of large-scale sculptures by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in the past, but because we…

On this day: Cornerstone laid for US Capitol

On this day in 1793, the cornerstone was laid for the US Capitol building, by nine Freemasons in full regalia…

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