Train à Grande Vitesse

This is a Train à Grande Vitesse or TGV (literally meaning ‘high-speed train’), presumably travelling from Marseille to Paris. 17 years younger than Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train system, the more modern TGV has travelled faster than any other commercially-operating conventional…

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Wednesday, 5th October 2005

Circus Maximus

There’s absolutely loads of sightseeing to be done in Rome, but today we’re just going to be visiting the Circus Maximus… actually, there’s so much history in Rome that it’s nearly impossible to see just one thing. Close to the…

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Tuesday, 4th October 2005

Comment Spam

Apologies to those of you who subscribe to our comments RSS feed, which has today be plagued by a rather nasty onset of comment spam. We’ve cleaned it all out and tightened up our filtering so, fingers crossed, things should…

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Tuesday, 4th October 2005

Rusty Tree Drawing?

Can anyone explain why someone has planted this rectangular-ish line of trees outside of Oakland, CA? And while we’re at it, what the heck is this? Thanks to Bob (Canadian) Thompson.

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Tuesday, 4th October 2005

Sh*t Happens

Was this person really not able to think of anything more noteworthy to write in the sand than ‘Sh*t Happens‘? Mind you, it got posted here I suppose… Thanks to Marilyn Largent

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Tuesday, 4th October 2005

Joint Security Area

When North Korea, China and the United Nations Command (UNC) signed the 1953 armistice which effectively ended the Korean War, they did so in a village called P’anmunjÅ?m. After the cease-fire was signed, construction began on a site located about…

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Friday, 30th September 2005

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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

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