Globe Arena, Stockholm

The Globe Arena looks like a big golf ball but is actually the world’s largest spherical building. Not much of a surprise there, it had to be the world’s largest or tallest something 😉 Thanks: Michael, Alexander Danling & Sputnik

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Monday, 11th July 2005

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

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

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: The Eiffel Tower Opened

On May 6, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was opened to the public. Serving as the entry gate to the World’s…

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

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