South America

Manta Ray?

Is this dark grey triangle off the coast of Rio de Janeiro a giant Manta Ray? They can apparently grow up to 8 metres wide, so if a Manta Ray was swimming near the surface we might be able to…

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Thursday, 14th July 2005

Face of Jesus Found In Sand Dune

Well it’s gotta be Jesus, right? I mean that dude’s forever popping up in toast/paint/fungus etc. so why should sand dunes be any different? Many thanks to Mick D and Greg Day.

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Tuesday, 5th July 2005

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

We have no idea where exactly this is (lack of map data makes it a little tricky to work out), but check out the totally cool bridge somewhere in Brazil! Best shadow yet I think. If anyone knows what and…

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Friday, 24th June 2005

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Standing atop Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro is a 40 metre tall monument of “Cristo Redentor” (Christ the Redeemer). Since its inception in 1921 the monument has become the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian people, who receive…

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Wednesday, 22nd June 2005

Ometepe Volcanoes

Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua has two volcanoes on it (as if one wasn’t enough). Shown in our thumbnail is the still active ‘Concepción’ (1610 meters), and the other to the south-west is the long dormant ‘Madera’ (1394 meters). The…

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Monday, 20th June 2005

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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