Buildings

Athens Imposters

There are 21 cities worldwide that have at sometime been nick-named “Athens of the (something)“. However, two of these cities have taken the name even further and built replicas of Athens’ most famous landmark, the Parthenon. Nashville, Tennessee acquired the…

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Monday, 13th August 2007

Portrait Paintings in Google Earth

Your average portrait painting isn’t very large or, in the case of the Mona Lisa, it’s surprisingly tiny. That said, we have found one or two giant portraits which are viewable from above. To start, Anne Frank can be seen…

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Wednesday, 1st August 2007

Dog Team, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Could these be the shadows of one or more dog sleds following old tracks through the snow on Svalbard, the northernmost part of Norway? Unfortunately these are only medium resolution images1 (which disappear in Google Maps if you get too…

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Tuesday, 31st July 2007

Fake City (US Secret Service Training Facility)

Like something out of Blazing Saddles, here’s a completely fake city outside of Washington D.C.! In fact zooming out to see the surrounding area, we can see there’s all sorts of odd things here, including driving courses, underground bunkers, some…

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Wednesday, 25th July 2007

Takeover Week: Billionaires Row (Rob)

Welcome to the final day of Google Sightseeing Reader Takeover Week. Every day this week, one of you has been chosen to have their very own sight posted here on GSS, while Alex and James take a well deserved holiday.…

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Friday, 13th July 2007

The Lingotto Building

When it opened in 1923, Fiat’s Lingotto Building was the largest car factory in the world. It featured an entirely unique design where raw materials entered on the ground floor, and the cars were constructed on an assembly line which…

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Thursday, 5th July 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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