Hojack Swing Bridge

This is the Hojack Swing Bridge on the Genesee River near Lake Ontario, which is slated for destruction. Seems a shame, ‘cos it looks pretty cool from up here. Scott Ventura says: There’s a movement afoot to save the bridge…

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Monday, 13th June 2005

Mellon Arena

The Mellon Arena is home to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and more importantly was the setting for the 1995 Van Damme “classic” – Sudden Death. The arena was even on the movie poster along with an exploding helicopter. The “radio…

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Monday, 13th June 2005

Avborne, MIA

Jay Soffian spotted this large type on the roof of an airplane hanger at Miami International Airport. Apparently Avborne is “one of the largest independent maintenance providers in North America”.

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Monday, 13th June 2005

Museum of Civilisation

The Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec is right across the river from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. It was designed by famous Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, who also designed the Museum of the American Indian in Washington. The building has absolutely…

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Sunday, 12th June 2005

Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Parliament Hill is the seat of power for the Government of Canada. The white dome to the north is covering the Library of Parliament which is currently being restored. The library was built in 1876 and is the only part…

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Sunday, 12th June 2005

Hohokam Expressway, Phoenix

Take the exit for Sky Harbour Airport from the Hohokam Expressway and you’ll find this nice bit of road art. This road is not far from the double missed bridge and there’s similar misalignment problems throughout the airport. Thanks: Scott…

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Saturday, 11th 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

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)…

Trollstigen (Troll’s path)

In a country renowned for its natural beauty, one of the most spectacular landscapes is found along the Trollstigen (Troll’s…

Fill ‘er Up!

In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.

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