Iraqi Shipwrecks

In the waters of Shatt al-Arab in Basrah, Iraq, lie the wrecks of several ships, some just lying there floating on their sides, others half-submerged and seemingly covered in rust (or perhaps it’s actually damage from explosions?) They look like…

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Friday, 5th August 2005

Red Rocks Ampitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is considered by many as the greatest music venue in the world (including most of the people who submitted it). The naturally occurring amphitheatre is between two 320 foot monoliths, Ship Rock to the south and Creation…

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Thursday, 4th August 2005

Qatar Oil Industry

Check out this port in Qatar. Shake says: Is that an oil spill in the water? Because it looks like that tanker is capsizing and some other small boats are trying to push it back. We weren’t sure however. Could…

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Thursday, 4th August 2005

Arecibo Radio Telescope

Well here it is, the one that literally hundreds of you have submitted over the past few months. We held off posting it because it would be so much better to see this is high-res. However here it is (finally),…

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Thursday, 4th August 2005

Kata Tjuta

Next to Uluru are 36 are smaller monoliths known as Kata Tjuta (or ‘The Olgas’). The highest of the monoliths is Mount Olga which is 546 metres tall. Kata Tjuta used to be one gigantic monolith many times the size…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Greater Seat Park of Leisure

A shopping centre in Malaga has ‘Plaza Mayor, Parque de Ocio’ written on the roof. Babelfish tells me this Spanish sentence translates to “Greater Seat Park of Leisure”, which doesn’t make much sense, but a more educated person tells me…

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Wednesday, 3rd 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

On this day: The Golden Gate Bridge Opened

On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened, with around 200,000 people walking or roller-skating across on the…

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

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