FAQ Updates

Just a quick heads up to let you know that I’ve updated the FAQ page. You can now learn how to find the moved ‘satellite’ link, use the “z” variable to set a specific zoom level, and also how to…

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Friday, 1st July 2005

Newton’s Rings

Check out these weird coloured rings in Florida (centre of alien activity). Our submitter, Woowoowoo, reckons this is an example of “Newton’s Rings”. Nope we’d never heard of them either, but fortunately Wikipedia had. 😉

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Friday, 1st July 2005

Soviet Shuttle

This is the real ‘Buran’ Soviet shuttle in Gorky Park, Moscow. Well, nearly real anyway, it’s actually a prototype vehicle designed for static tests. The Soviet shuttle program began in 1976 as a response to the United States equivalent (Soviet…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

Venice

This is the beautiful Venice, city of canals. Venice is built on more than a hundred islands in a shallow lagoon, with the canals serving the function of roads – every form of transport is on water or on foot.…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

Oktoberfest, Munich

Despite the title, the annual “Oktoberfest” takes place each September in Theresienwiese, Munich. You can see the large tents being constructed where Germans and tourists will sit at enormous long tables and drink beer by the litre. If things haven’t…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

Air Base Weirdness, Iraq

There’s something very odd going on at this air base in Eastern Iraq. Quite apart from the aircraft parked on the runways, there’s some serious image misalignment, and what on earth is going on with the colours? Thanks to Marc…

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Thursday, 30th 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.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: First World Cup Final

Goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll!!!!! On July 30, 1930, Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 to win the first World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario…

On this day: The Arc de Triomphe Was Inaugurated

On July 29, 1836, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated after a lengthy construction process. The Tomb of the Unknown…

On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…

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