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Best. Sight. Ever.

It’s been said many times that a Google Sightseeing entry was the best ever, but we’ve never quantified just how much better that sight is. Until now! Regular visitors will notice all entries now have a “Rate this Sight!” star…

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Wednesday, 1st August 2007

New Imagery in Google Earth July 07

The Google Latlong Blog has posted an announcement of new terrain and imagery in Google Earth and Google Maps. Rather than the usual list of what’s new, the team have provided clues to various locations around the globe for you…

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Sunday, 29th July 2007

Google Sightseeing Reader Takeover Week!

Next week Alex and I are taking a little time off. So, to avoid tumbleweed we’ll be handing over the reigns to you, our favourite readers, for Google Sightseeing Reader Takeover Week! Yes, you have the chance to have your…

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Tuesday, 3rd July 2007

Hashima (Abandoned) Island

Hashima Island, 15 kilometres from Nagasaki, Japan, was once the densest human development on Earth, and today stands completely empty and abandoned. Mitsubishi bought the island in 18901 and began using it as a coal mining facility. When space for…

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Monday, 16th April 2007

Live Satellite Images in Google Earth!

Google Sightseeing can exclusively reveal a major new feature in Google Earth – live satellite images! Using the live satellite mode I created a screen capture of cars driving down a road, which you can see in the animated thumbnail…

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Sunday, 1st April 2007

Google Maps Update

Just a quick post to say that the best Google Earth update has now reached Google Maps! Get exploring people, fame awaits those who find the best stuff!

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Friday, 22nd December 2006
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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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Best of Google Sightseeing

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

The World’s Largest Blue Holes

The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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