Prophet Mosque

The absolutely huge Prophet Mosque in Medina makes the city the second holiest city of Islam, after Mecca. The mosque has the Shrine of the Prophet Muhammad in the middle, also known as the Dome of the Prophet, and ten…

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Saturday, 3rd September 2005

Map Is Back

The Map is back after a long holiday in the sun, and he appears to have grown wider. Must have been all those burgers and beers.

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Saturday, 3rd September 2005

Parachute Training Towers

Reader ‘William’ found these two ‘parachute training towers‘ at Ft. Benning in Georgia. I did a few Google searches but couldn’t get a conclusive answer on what exactly these parachute training towers are or who uses them. I’m guessing they’re…

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Friday, 2nd September 2005

United Center

The United Center was built in 1994 to replace the Chicago Stadium and is home to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. It’s apparently the largest arena in the United States. Thanks: Adrian Holovaty & Dana Olson

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Friday, 2nd September 2005

Airplane Home

Yup, some crazy person actually intends to live in this old Boeing 727 which he’s got up on blocks in his garden, near Portland, Oregon. You can read more than you ever cared to know about his plans over at…

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Friday, 2nd September 2005

Amsterdam

There’s only a tiny amount of high-resolution Amsterdam. Dam Square in the centre of the city features a monument to Holland’s WWII dead and is outside of the Royal Palace (the big white building). Follow the roads to the east…

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Thursday, 1st 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: Victoria Terminus Opened

On June 20, 1887, Victoria Terminus opened in Mumbai. Now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, it is the busiest train…

On this day: Pinball was Banned in Atlanta

June 19, 1939 was a dark, dark day in the city of Atlanta. The city council voted to outlaw ……

On this day: Paul McCartney Was Born

On June 18, 1942, Paul McCartney was born. His childhood home was 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool. Fifteen years later…

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