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Planes on a Train

Driving past the small town of Cathcart is a train, carrying the fuselages of 4 Boeing 737 airliners! As the train is passing a road I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to reference a classic Steve Martin film, so in…

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2007

World’s Largest Paper Planes

Well, unfortunately the world’s largest real paper planes aren’t usually kept outside, so today we’ll have to make do with sculptures of extremely large paper planes. in Mukilteo, Washington, Dillion Works (who specialise in creating large 3D architectural elements), claim…

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Monday, 26th February 2007

Top 10 Sports on Google Earth

With high-resolution images all over the globe, Google Earth has captured many sporting events actually in-progress, so today we proudly present – The Top 10 different sports you can actually see people playing on Google Earth! As a bonus, we’ve…

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Tuesday, 13th February 2007

Rudolph

We’re getting in a very Christmassy spirit here at GGSS HQ, so we were very pleased to receive this submission of a pond in the shape of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Well at this time of year it’s a…

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Thursday, 21st December 2006

Iwo Jima (Island Week)

(It’s Island Week all this week at GGSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. Catchy name, huh?) The tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima, part of the Ogasawara Islands, is just over 1000km south of Tokyo. It was…

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Monday, 28th August 2006

2nd Annual Google Sightseeing Volcano Day!

I can’t quite believe it myself, but despite what I said a year ago today, the 2nd (and now actually annual) Google Sightseeing Volcano Day is upon us! Things have changed on Google Maps a lot since then (and even…

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Tuesday, 20th June 2006
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: First Person to Swim the English Channel

On August 25, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, from Dover to…

My 200th Post – A Look Back

Almost six years ago I wrote a brief article for Google Sightseeing. Today marks my 200th full-length1 post, so I’m…

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The legend of the Loch Ness Monster began on this day 1450 years ago, when Irish monk Columba banished a…

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