Tokyo’s Towers of Wind(s)

Tokyo has two structures, apparently unrelated, with very similar names – the Tower of Wind and the Tower of Winds. The Tower of Wind (singular, known locally as Kaze no Tō) is a spectacular structure in Tokyo Harbour consisting of…

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Friday, 1st May 2009

The World’s Largest Car Parks?

While many malls, theme parks and stadiums may boast large car parks, most pale in comparison to car storage facilities like the one at the former RAF base in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire. After 43 years of service to British and…

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Wednesday, 29th April 2009

Maharashtra Coastal Forts

The western Indian state of Maharashtra has more than 80 strategically-located coastal forts – the result of a long history of warfare in which it faced threats from other Indian emperors and a number of colonial invaders. One of the…

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Monday, 27th April 2009

Rinpung Dzong

For our first post from Bhutan we visit the town of Paro and the Buddhist monastery Rinpung Dzong. Nestled in a river valley and surrounded by mountains, Paro is home to 20,000 people and numerous significant monasteries, of which Rinpung…

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Wednesday, 15th April 2009

World’s Largest Movable Technical Industrial Machines

The mining regions of Germany are home to five of the world’s largest movable technical industrial machines – the Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60. Larger than the Eiffel Tower, these machines weigh 13,600 tons and are up to 502m long, 80m…

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Tuesday, 31st March 2009

MV Ross Revenge

Tied up in Tilbury Docks, we find the MV Ross Revenge, home to Radio Caroline and one of the last surviving pirate radio ships. For many people in the UK and Western Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, pirate…

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Monday, 30th March 2009

Welcome to Google Sightseeing!

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite or street views using Google Maps. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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