Afghan Royal Palace

The old Royal Palace in Afghanistan is a bombed out shell of a building which must have been quite impressive in its time. The palace was designed by a French architect and originally built in 1923 by King Amanullah. The…

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Sunday, 10th July 2005

James River Reserve Fleet

Here is the Jmes River Reserve Fleet, much like the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet we spotted previously. It’s a collection of really old (and big) ships that are just hanging around with no place to go. Most of them probably…

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Sunday, 10th July 2005

Unintentional People

Another landing strip in Iraq which, like most of them, has been made unusable by placing sandbags at regular intervals along the runways. But who’s that dead body on the runway? Here at GSS we get a lot of submissions…

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

British Museum

The Norman Foster designed glass roof of the Great Court, a spectacular covered square at the heart of the British Museum. Also Centre point which stands 117m (385ft) tall, accommodating 35 floors of office space. Thanks: Julian

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

Weeeeeee’re back!

Yay! new server! GgSs is back in effect! Many thanks to the guys at EuroVPS for all their hard work in getting our new box all set up.

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

Vatican City

This is the Vatican City, within Rome, Italy. The home of the popes, it is the smallest independent state in the world in terms of area (0.44 km²) and population (just over 900). The Vatican City is separated from Rome…

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Tuesday, 5th 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

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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