Australian Parliament House

Built into the side of Capital Hill, Canberra is Australia’s Parliament house. During construction more that 100,000 truckloads of earth was moved, although much of it was put back on top of many of the offices. In the centre of…

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Sunday, 24th July 2005

Hybrid

Google have added yet more features to Google Maps :). There is now a new ‘Hybrid’ button on the maps interface that gives you the satellite imagery with the roads and place names overlaid. Pretty neat! Of course, as we…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Scimitar Pool

According to submitter “Roberto” this house is owned by a local butcher who had his swimming pool built in the shape of his company’s logo, a Scimitar sword. I checked our submissions database and there were no other custom-made pools…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Powers of Ten

Back in 1977, Charles and Ray Eames made a short movie entitled ‘Powers of Ten‘, which Wikipedia describes like this: It begins with a couple picnicking in a park; the view is that of one meter across. The viewpoint then…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Texas Star Ferris Wheel

Here at Google Sightseeing we’re big fans of structures that hold the title of “world’s largest something” and at 212 feet (65 meters) The Texas Star at Fair Park is the largest ferris wheel in the Western Hemisphere. The Texas…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Telstra Stadium

Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia was built to host the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. With a capacity to seat 110,000, the Sydney Olympic Stadium is the largest facility ever built for an Olympic Games. Thanks: Glenn Slaven, Richard Totaro, Greg,…

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Thursday, 21st July 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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