Burning Oil Fields

An incredible image here of burning oil fields in Iraq, just north of Basra. Zoom out to see how far the plumes of smoke have travelled, and zoom in to see how huge the fires are. Thanks to Sean, Jason…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

Blue Mountain

This is the Blue Mountain ski resort outside of Palmerton, Pennsylvania (although there’s nothing very ‘blue’ about it). That sure is some excellent snowmaking facilities they’ve got though! It might be interesting going skiing or boarding and looking out at…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

The SeaWorld Chain

SeaWorld is a chain of theme parks featuring killer whale, sea lion and dolphin shows. When I first read about SeaWorld I was very confused by the fact that “Shamu”, the chain’s mascot killer whale, manages to appear twice a…

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Wednesday, 29th June 2005

RSS Feed: Oops

The RSS Feed should be back to full text again (it was on “summary” mode for a short while). Thanks to everyone who sent an angry e-mail demanding it changed back

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Wednesday, 29th June 2005

Google Earth

Wow, Google Earth is pretty impressive. If you haven’t heard about this yet, it is a cut down version of Keyhole that Google have released completely free. Google bought Keyhole last year and most of the recent mapping technology has…

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Wednesday, 29th June 2005

Shing Mun Tunnel

And for my final post today from Hong Kong, check out this exposed section of the Shing Mun Tunnel in Shatin. This tunnel links between the eastern and western part of the New Territorries, which are separated by mountains. How…

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Wednesday, 29th June 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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