The Sunsphere

This is the Sunsphere in the 1982 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a 266 foot high structure, topped with a 74 foot sphere made of bronze-coated reflective glass. The Sunsphere was featured in the Simpson’s once (Nelson accidentally toppled…

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

Hollywood Bowl Amphitheatre

The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheatre in Hollywood, California. Officialy opened in 1922 it was built on the site of a natural amphitheatre known as the Daisy Dell and is used mostly for music performances. From the Wikipedia entry……

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

Combine Harvesters

It’s harvest time in the fields near Salinas and most farmers seem to have at least one combine working the land. In one of the fields you can see five combine harvesters – now that’s just selfish Thanks: DDA

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Tuesday, 14th June 2005

Augusta National Golf Course

This is Augusta National Golf Course, site of The Masters. Our image here is of ‘Amen Corner’, at the very bottom centre is the 12th green just over Rae’s Creek. There’s a map of the course over at the official…

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Tuesday, 14th June 2005

Hojack Swing Bridge

This is the Hojack Swing Bridge on the Genesee River near Lake Ontario, which is slated for destruction. Seems a shame, ‘cos it looks pretty cool from up here. Scott Ventura says: There’s a movement afoot to save the bridge…

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Monday, 13th June 2005

Mellon Arena

The Mellon Arena is home to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and more importantly was the setting for the 1995 Van Damme “classic” – Sudden Death. The arena was even on the movie poster along with an exploding helicopter. The “radio…

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Monday, 13th 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

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.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

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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