The Richat Structure

The Richat Structure in central Mauritania is a stunning geological structure 50 kilometres across (Wikipedia entry). Once thought to be an impact crater, it is actually a sedimentary formation that has eroded flat over many eons. Apparently there’s a hotel…

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Tuesday, 19th July 2005

Size Matters

This isn’t a sight I’m afraid, just a quick update… Has anyone else noticed that Google have finally put a scale on their maps? Update: Yup, sorry it appears I missed the boat. There’s an article over on Scavengeroogle about…

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Tuesday, 19th July 2005

‘Net Jesus Red’

Some large type. ‘Net Jesus Red‘ is seen here written on the side of a hill in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. I assume the language is Afrikaans, but unfortunately none of the online tools I could find…

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Tuesday, 19th July 2005

Battersea Powerstation

Battersea Powerstation was constructed in the early 1930s but has been disused since the late 70s. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (who also designed the classic red phoneboxes) the power station is probably most famous for starring alongside an…

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Tuesday, 19th July 2005

Transamerica Pyramid

At first San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid doesn’t look that impressive.. at least until you catch sight of the massive pointed shadow extending north-east. Wow. Standing at 260 meters, it must be really something from the ground! (Official site, Wikipedia entry)…

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Monday, 18th July 2005

Florida Water Thing

Anyone know what this weird thing in Florida is? It’s huge anyway (zoom in all the way), and seems to involve a lot of water… Possibly some sort of power plant maybe? Thanks: Magnus Schmidt

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Monday, 18th 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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