BBC Television Centre

The BBC Television Centre in London was the first purpose built television production building in the world and the filming location for many of the BBC’s great shows including Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers. In the centre of the ‘concrete…

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Friday, 9th September 2005

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep overlooks the city of Chiang Mai from its mountain top location 3,520 feet above sea level. Dating back to 1383, the temple is accessed via the 290 step staircase which you can…

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Friday, 9th September 2005

Dole Pineapple Plantation

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu is the Dole Pineapple Plantation where the former largest-in-the-world maze is to be found. The maze is designed to resemble a pineapple (although it is upside down to our view) and is made of…

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Thursday, 8th September 2005

Giant Alien Writing

Arrrgggh! Haven’t these drivers noticed they’re about to be vaporised by some giant glowing-green alien writing?! Oh dear… Did I just mention aliens? Whoops. Thanks to David for alerting us to the impending invasion.

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Thursday, 8th September 2005

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is housed in a former Royal Palace and is home to many priceless works of art including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and according to Dan Brown, the holy grail. In the satellite photo you can…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Cabo Da Roca

This is Cabo Da Roca (Cape Roca), Portugal, which is the very westernmost point of mainland Europe. You can see the lighthouse perched on the cliff-top, and also what looks like a viewing area on the cliff-edge. Doesn’t look very…

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Wednesday, 7th 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

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
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