Chernobyl

The site of the Chernobyl nuclear power station is in Ukraine, at the far east of Europe. There isn’t super-high res imagery of the area but you can get the general idea of the layout. For an annotated image there…

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Thursday, 23rd June 2005

Uluru

Uluru, which used to be known as Ayers Rock. A sacred site to the native Australians and an awesome sight to tourists. Thanks: Deef, Parker, Tim, nandhp, Winchester, Simon, Tom McDermott, Safog, Vaclav Papousek, Peter, Patxi, Charles, Mark, Mike, Michael…

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Thursday, 23rd June 2005

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao was designed by Frank Gehry of California and is considered by many to be an architectural masterpiece. It looks just as odd from above as it does from the ground. Thanks: Jason B, Holden Lewis,…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Pyramids of Giza & The Great Sphinx

Of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramids at Giza are the only ones remaining, they are over 6000 years old and are constructed from over 25 million tonnes of limestone. The pyramids were built as tombs for…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Forbidden City

Inside Beijing, lies the Forbidden City, the location of the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the world’s largest palace and features a six meter deep moat, a ten meter high wall, five halls, seventeen palaces…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

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

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

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: The Eiffel Tower Opened

On May 6, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was opened to the public. Serving as the entry gate to the World’s…

On this day: Napoleon Died In Exile on Saint Helena

On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier,…

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