Ancient Greece

This is the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis has an incredibly ancient history (described in some detail over at Wikipedia), but today it is best known for the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece, the Parthenon (which is…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Spiral Artwork

There’s some really cool Spiral artwork on a farmland near Snells Beach, New Zealand. The 80m wide artwork represents a Koru and is made of clay covered in grass. A recent New Zealand Herald article has more about the piece…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Weird Blue Square

Another new kind of image weirdness here, with this giant stripy blue square off the coast of Nova Scotia. Very odd. Thanks: Ashley Bouchie

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Suburban Venices

This is Venice of America, in California. Originally intended to be a copy of its namesake, the rapid development of the the motor-vehicle industry sadly meant that in 1929, barely 24 years since its inception, most of the canals were…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005


Here’s a whole bunch of Chinook helicopters at Hunter Army Air Field just outside of Savannah, Georgia. The CH-47 Chinook has been flying since 1961 and its twin contra-rotating rotors and twin engines allow for massive lifting power (over 12,000…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Leaky Ships

This is the port of Tripoli in Libya, which appears to have a leaky tanker or two… Yuk! Thanks to Twombly.

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Monday, 1st 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: Band Aid Recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

What is this non-descript building in north-west London, you ask? It just happens to be the studio where one of…

On this day: Doctor Who First Broadcast

Hello time-travellers… Today we’re visiting the Tardis to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode of…

Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who!

Whovians everywhere are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their favourite time traveller. Doctor Who first aired on the BBC on…

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