Asahi Beer Hall

This is the Asahi Beer Hall or, to give it its proper name, La Flamme d’Or building in Tokyo. Designed by Philippe Starck, the golden flame rises up from the roof of a solid black building which has gently curving…

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Thursday, 25th August 2005

Cirque du Soleil

This is the Cirque du Soleil in Montreal. Well, it’s one of them anyway.. the ‘Circus of the Sun’ is an entertainment company founded in 1984 by former fire-eater Guy Laliberté, and actually consists of at least 11 different troups…

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Thursday, 25th August 2005

The Royal Albert Hall

This is the world famous Royal Albert Hall, London’s most famous concert venue. It’s the home of The Proms and the largest pipe organ in the UK. Opened in 1871, its official name is ‘The Royal Albert Hall of Arts…

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Wednesday, 24th August 2005

IKEA stores

Everybody loves the big blue furniture store, sitting here in my living room I can count at least 25 things I’ve purchased from IKEA. Anyway, they’ve got hundreds of stores and here’s one in Spain (in the flight path to…

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Wednesday, 24th August 2005

Le Bourget Airport

Near Paris, Le Bourget Airport features the “French Museum of Air and Space” and the Paris Air Show every second year. The airport is most famous as the landing point of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927 but…

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Tuesday, 23rd August 2005

Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

Often incorrectly referred to as ‘London Bridge’, this is in fact Tower Bridge. There’s a story which claims that when American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch bought the original London Bridge in 1968 and had it rebuilt in Lake Havasu City,…

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Tuesday, 23rd 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Google Maps publishes aerial images of murder scene

The continuing rollout of 45° “birds eye view” images across the globe1 has now revealed a real-life tragedy. On the…

The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially)…

Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, a North American festival which reckons that “if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this…

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