Google Sightseeing: Fakin’ It!

The concept of a Potemkin village dates back to the late 18th century, when tales spread that the Russian military leader and governor Grigoriy Potyomkin (Potemkin) had ordered the construction of temporary, false-facaded ‘villages’ in his territory to impress visiting officials. The areas of the southern Russian Empire under Potyomkin’s governorship (‘New Russia‘, today’s southern…

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Fuji Speedway and Abandoned Oval Motor Circuits of Europe

My latest article over at Google Sightseeing (which you can view here) takes a look at Japan’s Fuji Speedway, which was visited by the Google Street View team during a weekend of racing action. Street View not only captured imagery directly from the main speedway circuit but also of the two karting circuits in the…

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Google Sightseeing: Fuji Speedway

My latest article over at Google Sightseeing (which you can view here) takes a look at Japan’s Fuji Speedway, which was visited by the Google Street View team during a weekend of racing action.  Street View not only captured imagery directly from the main speedway circuit but also of the two karting circuits in the…

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