Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Standing atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro is a 40 metre tall monument of “Cristo Redentor” (Christ the Redeemer). Since its inception in 1921 the monument has become the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian people, who receive…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Forth Bridges

As the Google Sightseeing team is based in Edinburgh, this was one of the first places we looked when we found out about Google Maps’ new satellite images. Disappointingly however, they seem to have missed most of Edinburgh when they…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Wimbledon

This is Wimbledon, or rather the ‘All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’ in London, where ‘The Championships’ are currently underway. Play started yesterday and is set to continue for the next two weeks (although sometimes the tournament runs longer…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

The Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum (or Coliseum) was built in 72 AD and is 160 ft high with 80 entrances. It held more than 50,000 spectators and was actively used for gladiator fights for 400 years. The Colosseum obviously featured in Ridley Scott’s…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

Millennium Dome, London

The Millennium Dome is a large dome on the Greenwich peninsula in the Docklands area of London. The dome was built to house a millennium celebration “exhibition” that featured the almost-stolen De Beers Millennium Star diamond and a bunch of…

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Tuesday, 21st June 2005

London Eye

The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. You can see for 25 miles in each direction when the capsule is at its highest – an amazing height of 135 meteres. The wheel can carry…

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Tuesday, 21st 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

Google Maps publishes aerial images of murder scene

The continuing rollout of 45° “birds eye view” images across the globe1 has now revealed a real-life tragedy. On the…

The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially)…

Recent Comments

  1. Allaiyah Weyn: Close to Santa Laura is what looks like a big bloody mess. I wonder what all the red stuff is. The van...
  2. Allaiyah Weyn: I wish I could visit all the ghost towns of the world on Google Earth. Sadly, the van usually passes...
  3. Tammo: This is so awesome. I’m sure this will warrant some more posts once you’ve had a chance to go over...
  4. Danny Nicholson: I cannot see normal Americans visiting this place as The U.S. is hated by this country. I would be...
  5. Tammo: Desert week condensed into a single post these days ;) Great stuff though :)

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