The World’s Largest Gantry Crane

The 7,560 tonne world’s largest gantry crane at Kockums AB shipyard in Malmö, Sweden also has the world’s largest lifting capacity of 1,500 tonnes. If you’re in Sweden don’t bother trying to go and see it though as in 2002…

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Saturday, 30th July 2005

Giant Dead Lego Cowboy

Off the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia there looks to be a Giant Dead Lego Cowboy. No need to call the cops though, it’s just an inflatable waterplay feature. Thanks: Ricardo Russon, Alex & woowoowoo

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Friday, 29th July 2005


What do you guys think, could this really be two whales off the coast of California? Looks pretty convincing to me! Thanks to Tara Wells. (Very sneaky Tara, but it worked! 😉 )

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Friday, 29th July 2005

Waw An Namus

This is Waw an Namus, a 1200 metre extinct volcano in the Sahara desert, Libya. The volcano itself is surrounded by a huge area of deposited ash which stands out strikingly against the desert sands. Zoom in closer to see…

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Friday, 29th July 2005

Iowa University Football

A corn maze announcing the annual Iowa – Iowa State football game just East of Ames, Iowa. The image is on its side but you should be able to see the University of Iowa’s ‘Herky the Hawk’ to the right…

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Thursday, 28th July 2005

Shinkansen Bullet Train

Here you can see the unmistakable ‘noses’ of a couple of Japanese Shinkansen Super Express trains, although you might know these better as ‘Bullet Trains’. Their nickname is well deserved however, as they regularly run at speeds of 300 kilometres…

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Thursday, 28th 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

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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