Silverstone

This is the Silverstone racing circuit home of yesterday’s British Grand Prix. The track is half in Northamptonshire, half in Buckinghamshire, and you can still see the classic configuration of runways from when this used to be a World War…

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Monday, 11th July 2005

Hole In The Coast

Update: After much debate in the comments of this post, determined reader Patrick has finally tracked down the truth about this mysterious location! Patrick contacted a friend who lives in Mexico and she pointed him towards this forum thread, where…

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Monday, 11th July 2005

Bagram Airbase

Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan is currently being used by US forces as part of operation “Enduring Freedom” (geez, who makes up these names?). The Airbase played a key role during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan back in the ’70s, serving…

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Sunday, 10th July 2005

Afghan Royal Palace

The old Royal Palace in Afghanistan is a bombed out shell of a building which must have been quite impressive in its time. The palace was designed by a French architect and originally built in 1923 by King Amanullah. The…

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Sunday, 10th July 2005

James River Reserve Fleet

Here is the Jmes River Reserve Fleet, much like the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet we spotted previously. It’s a collection of really old (and big) ships that are just hanging around with no place to go. Most of them probably…

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Sunday, 10th July 2005

Unintentional People

Another landing strip in Iraq which, like most of them, has been made unusable by placing sandbags at regular intervals along the runways. But who’s that dead body on the runway? 😉 Here at GSS we get a lot of…

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Saturday, 9th 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

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.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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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  4. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
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