Buildings

The Great Mosque of Djenné

Here in the city of Djenné, Mali stands the Great Mosque of Djenné, which is the largest mud brick building in the world. The first mosque was built on this site in the 13th century, but was later demolished, so…

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Tuesday, 18th March 2008

Parisian Roadblocks

Here we see the Paris Fire Brigade in action- they’ve blocked off this road and are completing what can only be a daring rescue of a cat from a rooftop (well, do you seen any smoke from a fire)? Rue…

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Thursday, 28th February 2008

An Englishman’s Home is his Illegal Castle in a Haystack

In this Google image of a farm just north of Gatwick Airport, England, we can see a large, but not particularly unusual looking stack of hay bales, covered in blue tarpaulins. If however we look at the Microsoft Live Local…

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Tuesday, 26th February 2008

Pool Party!

The number of cars in the drive, and the number of people in the pool at this house in Cleveland, Ohio, can mean only one thing… Pool Paaaaarty! I wanted to illustrate what this pool party might look like from…

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Tuesday, 19th February 2008

John Frum Day

Today on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific, it’s John Frum Day. Each year on the 15th of February, hundreds of people come to the tiny village of Lamakara from all over the island to celebrate their…

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Friday, 15th February 2008

Centralia, a Ghost Town on Fire Since 1962

In 1962, a landfill site in Centralia, Pennsylvania was set on fire. The rubbish was located in the pit of an abandoned strip mine, and although it was believed to have been extinguished at the time, the fire actually remained…

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Tuesday, 5th February 2008

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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