Buildings

Panopticon Prisons

Originally conceived by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham in 1785, the panopticon was intended to be a type of prison that allowed the guard to observe any of the inmates without them knowing if and when they were being watched. The…

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Monday, 4th February 2008

The Mysterious Abandoned Pod City of San Zhi

On the very northernmost coast of Taiwan lies the spookily bizarre San Zhi resort, which consists entirely of circular, multi-coloured pods stacked on top of one another. Furthermore, these strange habitats have been completely abandoned for a number of years,…

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Friday, 4th January 2008

Google Sightseeing 2007 Awards

As 2007 draws to a close we present our choices for the best posts of the year. Best Mystery There were numerous contenders for the most confusing or bizarre images, but our pick is the Mystery Plane Outline, as even…

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Monday, 31st December 2007

The Googleplex

As part of the December 07 image update Google have updated their own headquarters in Mountain View, California. Compared to the older imagery1 the most obvious difference is that the Googeplex has been absolutely covered in solar panels. Installed in…

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Monday, 17th December 2007

Glasgow Science Centre and the Glasgow Tower

Built on the site of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, the Glasgow Science Centre is a purpose-built facility featuring three floors dedicated to hands-on science in action. Taking the form of a huge, gleaming, titanium crescent overlooking the Clyde, the…

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Thursday, 6th December 2007

Greenwich prime meridian

The equator, or latitude 0, separates the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Defined as the middle point of the two geographic poles, there’s no way anyone could argue about its location. However the meridian – longitude 0 –…

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Thursday, 29th November 2007

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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