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Famous places in Google Earth
Google Earth is a free program that makes possible to visit all the planet with our computer. We can navigate and travel from a place to another and get closer at any point of the earth until getting to perceive impressive details.
We will be able to see houses, the color of cars, and even the shadows of people and street signs and the degree of resolution may be different from place to place.
All this happens thanks to the superimposition of images obtained from satellites which are combined with maps. If you still don't have this potent tool, it can be downloaded from here.
We should say that some areas of the globe are not totally covered, but the more important cities and places have good resolution.
United States is the most covered country nowadays and In the future the photographic database will be enlarge so that the whole planet will be seen in great definition.
Because the program uses streaming technology it is necessary to be connected to the Internet to use it.
With this useful program we can watch geographical images, 3D buildings, maps and information about local shops.
Here we selected some of the best images of famous places in our planet caught by satellites.
To observe the places with more details we provide the coordinates of each one; you only have to copy them in Google Earth and you will access rapidly to the destination.
IIncredible sight of the Eiffel Tower in the city of Paris, which was designed by the french architect Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889.
At first this structure made of steel generated a lot of controversy because it notably modied the parisian scenery. Nowadays it is the symbol of France and the city of Paris.
It has 300 meters high and in the tower there is a restaurant, a museum and many nshops. His weight is calculated in 10.000 tons.
Coordinates: 48 51 29.84N, 2 17 39.34E
Statue of Liberty
It is one of the most widely used symbols of the american culture and the United States. It is a gift that the people of France gave to the city of New York in 1886 ( 100 years after the North American independence).
It was built in Paris and designed by Gustave Eiffel. Iit was dismantled and transported in ships to the Liberty island,in the Hudsonriver, New York. It´s approximately 46 meters high and his weight is calculated in 225 tons.
Coordinates: 40 41 23.30N, 74 2 40.14W
Surprising sight from the sky of this beautiful building built in the Indian city of Agra, on the banks of the river Yamuna. The construction started in 1654 and it was created in honor to the favorite wife of the Moslem emperor ShahJahan of the mongolian dynasty, who died after she gave birth to her 14 th. son.
This great building convines elements of the Indian, Persian and Islamic culture. It is said that approximately 20.000 workers were employed to create this fabulous place.
Coordinates: 27.17461, 78.0447
Venice (San Marco)
Beautiful aerial view of San Marco square, in the Italian city of Venice, in the region of the Véneto. The city of the channels is placed on a group of islands in a swampy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.
There are approximately 800 bridges that create an exotic atmosphere in the 120 small islands of this beautiful city. Nowadays the treasures of the Venice are considered in serious danger because of the continuous floods.
Coordinates: 45 26 00N, 12 20 23E
In the center of the city of Rome we find this splendid world known monument called Coliseum (its real name is Amphitheater Flavio). The capacity of the construction was 50.000 spectators and this is the place where the public spectacles like the gladiators' struggles, the executions and recreations of battles (as well as stage plays) took place.
His construction began in the year 70 dc. under the orders of Vespasiano and 80 was completed in dc. by the emperor Tito..
Coordinates: 41 53 24N, 12 29 31E
It is also known as Mekka or Makkah. The Islamic religion's holiest cityis located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its importance as a holy city for Muslims is because that is the birthplace of the founder of Islam, Mohammed.
Muslims face Mecca during their daily prayers and one of the key tenets of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a Muslim's life.
The most sacred place in Mecca and in Islam is the Ka'ba, a mosque built around a black stone.
Coordinates: 21.4225222672, 39.8261238221
Pyramids of Egypt
They are the most magnificent and emblematic monuments and without question, the icon most associated with the Egypt.
The Pyramids were tombs for the Pharaohs of Egypt. One in particular is best known and the most closely associated by the general public with ancient Egypt. It is the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the largest in Egypt, located on the Giza.
It is the home of Russia's political power, seat of the ancient Russian Orthodox Church and the historical heart of the country. There we can find a multitude of palaces, armories, churches, and a medieval fortress that links the modern nation to its legendary past.
The Kremlin's redbrick walls form an irregular triangle around Moscow's ancient citadel and are 2,235 meters in length, 19 meters high and up to 6.5 meters thick.
The Vatican City, one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture.
The basilica, erected over the tomb of St Peter the Apostle, is the largest religious building in the world, the fruit of the combined genius of Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini and Maderna.
Coordinates: 41 54 07N, 12 27 25E
The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is the most visited and one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world.
The building was previously a royal palace and holds some of the world's most famous works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, Jacques Louis David's Oath of the Horatii, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo.