Ostankino Tower

The best shadow yet is that of Ostankino TV Tower in Moscow, it’s absolutely huge. On completion in 1967 it was the tallest free-standing structure in the world; however, the CN Tower in Toronto overtook it in the 1970’s. In…

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Saturday, 25th June 2005

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Paris (formerly Euro Disney). The largest section at the top left is Disneyland Park below which is the smaller Walt Disney Studios Park and the east are the hotels and a massive car park. I tried to find some…

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Friday, 24th June 2005

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

We have no idea where exactly this is (lack of map data makes it a little tricky to work out), but check out the totally cool bridge somewhere in Brazil! Best shadow yet I think. If anyone knows what and…

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Friday, 24th June 2005

Tokyo Tower

This is the Tokyo Tower in Japan, which is the world’s tallest self supporting steel structure. Although it seems like everything can be classified as the world’s tallest something… ( I hearby declare myself the world’s third tallest Google Sightseeing…

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Friday, 24th June 2005

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe at the centre of some eternally busy roads in Paris (more info). Thanks: Bill Kendrick, nixx, Thomas, Keith, Nels N Nelson, gIMpSTa, Chris Granger, Don Campbell, Jim L., ringo, Donald P., numlok, Jason Hale

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Friday, 24th June 2005

Spire of Dublin

The world’s largest sculpture, The Spire of Dublin, is 120 metres tall and is located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar which was destroyed in an IRA bombing. The pillar is really just a very big spike, with…

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Thursday, 23rd June 2005

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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: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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