US Air Force Wooden Test Rig

This massive structure is apparently a US Air Force test stand and is one of the world’s largest wooden structure. Military planes are parked on it and their resistance to things like lightning and EMP are tested (Or maybe they…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Map Updates

Some of you more perceptive readers may have noticed that I’m seriously lacking on the post count front. I think James has managed 105, whilst I’m on a measly 35. My reason (excuse) for this is that I’m working on…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Weird Writing

Somewhere in the middle of Utah we find this giant writing overlaying the photograph (make sure to zoom right in – it’s very big). The text reads “40 NAIP03 01026-44″ so appears to be a unique tag for that section…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Île Notre-Dame, Montreal

Île Notre-Dame is an artificial island on the Saint Lawrence River and is part of the city of Montreal. Along with Île Ste-Hélène the island hosted Expo 67, for which Île Notre-Dame was built using earth excavated for the Montreal…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Fast Freighter

Here’s a totally huge freighter off the coast of California. Check out how cool its wake is too! Thanks to Jason for this one

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Scotch Tape

Apparently Canada is held together with Scotch tape. Well, who would have thought that! Many thanks to Ben Singleton and Andrew McC.

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Tuesday, 7th 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…

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…

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