Sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky

Jonathan Borofsky (b. 1942) is an American sculptor and printmaker who is best known for his Hammering Man series of kinetic sculptures which are installed in various cities around the world (some of which we visited briefly in 2006). Today,…

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Wednesday, 13th February 2013

Sochi Winter Olympics Preview

February 7th marks one year until the opening ceremony1 of the 22nd Winter Olympics, taking place in Sochi in Russia’s far southwest. with the 11th Winter Paralympics starting a month later. We’ll preview the eleven competition venues, beginning with the…

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Thursday, 7th February 2013

Ancient Rome

To follow on from our recent tour of the Via Appia Antica, we’ll move into the centre of Rome to visit some of the most important locations of this ancient city. Google’s imagery has improved considerably since we visited the…

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Wednesday, 6th February 2013

Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees…

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Saturday, 2nd February 2013

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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Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

Sound Sculptures

While most visual artwork is intended to please the eye, some artists strive to reach the other senses as well.  Some of them create large-scale sculptures which create sounds from natural sources – generally wind or water. Our first example…

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Wednesday, 16th January 2013

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

Dubious Deserts (Desert Week 2012)

Each year during Desert Week, we take you around the world to show you the best sights from the world’s…

Egypt’s White Desert (Desert Week 2012)

Perhaps one of the most surreal deserts in all the world, Egypt’s little known White Desert is home to some…

The Principality of Monaco

We celebrate today as Monaco is finally added to the collection of countries added by Google Street View, giving us up close views of iconic sights such as the Casino Monte Carlo, the Prince’s Palace and the Circuit de Monaco, plus much more.

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