Plaza Mayor

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is a square completely enclosed in buildings, which makes it look very odd from above. Hidden from the surrounding streets, the square is accessed through archways and was historically the site of executions, tournaments, weddings, bullfights and…

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Wednesday, 31st August 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina has torn through the United States causing untold damage and horrendous loss of life. Katrina has destroyed the eastern part of the I-10 bridge over Lake Pontchartrain (shown here before it was damaged), flooded 80 percent of New…

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Wednesday, 31st August 2005

Concorde Hunt

Researching my recent Le Bourget Airport post I discovered a couple of Concordes on display and, seeing as there were only ever 20 of them built, I decided to see how many I could find on Google Maps. Le Brouget…

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Monday, 29th August 2005

Wenceslas Square

Prague’s National Museum was founded as the “Patriotic Museum” in 1818 and sits at the south end of Wenceslas Square, which isn’t actually a square; it’s a 750 metre long road. Wenceslas Square has been the location for many important…

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Friday, 26th August 2005

Zizkov TV Tower

Zizkov TV Tower in Prague is 219 meters high and apparently gives a great view over the city from the observation compartments and restaurant at 93 metres. More info on the official website. Thanks: ecco & Jan Koubek

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Friday, 26th August 2005

Away for the weekend!

Don’t expect many posts over the next three days or so as all the Google Sightseeing admins are off to Prague for my Stag Weekend. We’ll be back to normal (although possibly a little hung over) on Monday.

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Thursday, 25th August 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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