Pyramids of Giza & The Great Sphinx

Of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza are the only ones remaining, they are over 6000 years old and are constructed from over 25 million tonnes of limestone. The pyramids were built as tombs for…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Forbidden City

Inside Beijing, lies the Forbidden City, the location of the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the world’s largest palace and features a six meter deep moat, a ten meter high wall, five halls, seventeen palaces…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Standing atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro is a 40 metre tall monument of “Cristo Redentor” (Christ the Redeemer). Since its inception in 1921 the monument has become the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian people, who receive…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Forth Bridges

As the Google Sightseeing team is based in Edinburgh, this was one of the first places we looked when we found out about Google Maps’ new satellite images. Disappointingly however, they seem to have missed most of Edinburgh when they…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

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

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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Top 5 Busiest Airports of 2011

Spend any time browsing Google Maps or Earth and you’ll soon spot an airport – they’re usually easy to spot…

Via Appia Antica

Via Appia (The Appian Way) was one of the earliest Roman Roads, running south-east of the Italian capital towards Brindisi.…

Grad Tags Across Canada

The final year of school in every country comes with many ceremonies and traditions. In Canada, one of those traditions is to celebrate the supremacy of your graduating class over all others by spray painting your ‘grad’ year over anything and everything.

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