Wimbledon

This is Wimbledon, or rather the ‘All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’ in London, where ‘The Championships’ are currently underway. Play started yesterday and is set to continue for the next two weeks (although sometimes the tournament runs longer…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

The Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum (or Coliseum) was built in 72 AD and is 160 ft high with 80 entrances. It held more than 50,000 spectators and was actively used for gladiator fights for 400 years. The Colosseum obviously featured in Ridley Scott’s…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

Millennium Dome, London

The Millennium Dome is a large dome on the Greenwich peninsula in the Docklands area of London. The dome was built to house a millennium celebration “exhibition” that featured the almost-stolen De Beers Millennium Star diamond and a bunch of…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

London Eye

The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. You can see for 25 miles in each direction when the capsule is at its highest – an amazing height of 135 meteres. The wheel can carry…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower needs no introduction as we’ve all seen it a thousand times in pictures, movies and TV. The odd angle of this aerial photo makes the tower seem sideways and upside down but you can’t miss the great…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

Google Maps Updated

Today Google quietly updated its map service to add high-resolution aerial photography for much more of the globe than the previous limited coverage of North America. New additions include Scotland, Iceland, Kuwait and many, many more. Here at Google Sightseeing…

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Tuesday, 21st 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

The Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

Britain’s Beach Huts

It has been a pretty good summer here in Britain (by our standards at least), and people have been flocking…

The War of 1812 – USA

We recently took a look at important Canadian battlefield locations from the War of 1812, as well as a number…

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