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Star Fort Megapost

A star fort or trace italienne is a type of military fortification first introduced in Italy around the mid-fifteenth century. Traditional medieval castles, towers and ring forts had proved extremely vulnerable to increasingly mobile cannons, and star forts were introduced…

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Thursday, 1st May 2008

World’s Most Expensive Home

Ira Rennert is the billionaire founder of Renco Group1, who is best known for the palatial property he had built in the Hamptons, New York. It is the largest privately owned house in America It is purportedly the largest privately…

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Wednesday, 30th April 2008

World’s Biggest Aircraft Carriers

Following on from January’s World’s biggest passenger ships post, today we’re going to be looking at the largest aircraft carriers on the water. These warships act as mobile airbases, allowing aircraft to be launched as close to the theatre of…

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Monday, 3rd March 2008

Street View Update Feb 08

The Google Lat Long blog has announced that Google has just added 12 more US cities to their street view coverage, bringing their total coverage to, um.. lots. The new cities added are as follows: Albany and Schenectady, NY Boise,…

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Thursday, 14th February 2008

Pollepel Island (Island week 2)

(It’s Island Week 2 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week.) Pollepel Island is located in the Hudson River, New York. A characterless lump of rock, it would have been completely uninteresting…

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Friday, 31st August 2007

World’s most leaning towers

A small German church has laid a bold claim to the title of “World’s most squinty building“. Located in the town of Bad Frankenhausen, the bell tower of a 14th century church has been measured at an angle of 4.5…

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Tuesday, 24th July 2007

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 Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially)…

Trollstigen (Troll’s path)

In a country renowned for its natural beauty, one of the most spectacular landscapes is found along the Trollstigen (Troll’s…

Fill ‘er Up!

In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.

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