Montmorency Falls

At 83 metres high, the Montmorency Falls in Quebec are 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. Apparently there are staircases that allow visitors to observe the falls from different vantage points… Not our vantage point though! The falls look absolutely…

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Monday, 25th July 2005

More Scotch Tape

Remember our giant piece of Scotch Tape holding Canada together? Well our ever-helpful readers have since turned up several more pieces of this gargantuan sticky-tape… Firstly we have this enormous length of tape, which is actually holding Ghana and Ivory…

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Monday, 25th July 2005

Australian Parliament House

Built into the side of Capital Hill, Canberra is Australia’s Parliament house. During construction more that 100,000 truckloads of earth was moved, although much of it was put back on top of many of the offices. In the centre of…

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Sunday, 24th July 2005

Hybrid

Google have added yet more features to Google Maps :). There is now a new ‘Hybrid’ button on the maps interface that gives you the satellite imagery with the roads and place names overlaid. Pretty neat! Of course, as we…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Scimitar Pool

According to submitter “Roberto” this house is owned by a local butcher who had his swimming pool built in the shape of his company’s logo, a Scimitar sword. I checked our submissions database and there were no other custom-made pools…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005

Powers of Ten

Back in 1977, Charles and Ray Eames made a short movie entitled ‘Powers of Ten‘, which Wikipedia describes like this: It begins with a couple picnicking in a park; the view is that of one meter across. The viewpoint then…

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Friday, 22nd 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: First Person to Swim the English Channel

On August 25, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, from Dover to…

My 200th Post – A Look Back

Almost six years ago I wrote a brief article for Google Sightseeing. Today marks my 200th full-length1 post, so I’m…

On this day: Loch Ness Monster Legend Began

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster began on this day 1450 years ago, when Irish monk Columba banished a…

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