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Google Sightseeing

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 6:00 am

The Luxor Hotel“Why bother seeing the world for real?” That’s the tagline for this enjoyable website. Thanks to Google Satellite Maps, we can see the world from an entirely different perspective. I talked about this before when I typed in the address to my childhood home, but this website concentrates on sites that we have seen from perspectives other than the satellite view.

Google Sightseeing

Imagine what The Las Vegas Strip would look like from outer space. What about the Hollywood Sign? How about the Rainbow Bridge in Southern Utah? All of these sites look vastly different from above.

The catchy tagline stating, “Why bother seeing the world for real?” misses the point. I feel as if I’m seeing the world for the first time…


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  1. Google satellite maps have now been extended to cover the UK. See Google Sightseeing UK: http://www.ipod.org.uk/sightseeing/

    Comment by Andrew Thomas — 8/3/2005 @ 3:26 am

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