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

Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower needs no introduction as we’ve all seen it a thousand times in pictures, movies and TV. The odd angle of this aerial photo makes the tower seem sideways and upside down but you can’t miss the great…

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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

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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