Desert Farming

Check out these bizarre circles of farmland smack-bang in the middle of the Libyan desert. This unlikely-seeming sight has been made possible by the construction of the Great Man Made River, possibly the largest water transport system ever built, consisting…

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Monday, 27th June 2005

Teotihuacán

This is the ancient city of Teotihuacán, Mexico. Construction of the city began around 300 BC, with the Pyramid of the Sun (shown in our thumbnail) finished by 150 BC. The Pyramid of the sun sits in front of the…

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Monday, 27th June 2005

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom on the southern tip of Spain. I visited Gibraltar while on a Spanish holiday a few years back and, just like the rest of the UK, it rained a lot. We’ll…

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Monday, 27th June 2005

Middelgrunden Offshore Wind farm, Copenhagen

The Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm consists of 20 large 2MW windmills in the waters just outside of Copenhagen’s harbour. Covering a length of 3.4 kilometres, the curve of the windmills is designed to be a continuation of the super-ellipse formed…

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Sunday, 26th June 2005

Marree Man

Ploughed into the Australian outback in 1998 (by persons still unknown), the Marree man is a 4km figure of an aboriginal. It’s faded into the desert quite a bit now but the shape (and size!) is still quite apparent. Wikipedia…

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Sunday, 26th June 2005

Athens Olympic Sports Complex

Here is the sports complex used for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Most of the venues were still under construction at the time of the photo, but you can still see the various sections. Starting from the west is…

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Saturday, 25th 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

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

Recent Comments

  1. Longtime reader: There has not been a new Google Sightseeing post since this one on May 22, 2015. Can we expect more...
  2. criticalmass: Every day I get this as an update – and every day starts with a song… [HER:] They say we’re...
  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
  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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