Trona Pinnacles

The Searles Lake basin, deep within California’s desert conservation area, is a dry lake bed featuring more than 500 rock spires known as the Trona Pinnacles. The pinnacles are formed from a rock-like substance known as “tufa”, a calcium carbonate…

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Thursday, 13th December 2007

8 More US Street View Cities

The Google latlong blog has just announced that they’ve added street view imagery for 8 more US cities – Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Detroit, and Providence. They’ve also linked to this cool image of the Zakim…

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Wednesday, 12th December 2007

The Needles

Off the west coast of the Isle of Wight, England, stand the unmistakable white chalk stacks known as The Needles. Whilst there’s not a lot needle-like about them anymore (photo), The Needles were originally named for an actually needle-shaped rock…

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Wednesday, 12th December 2007

Art, Or Freaky Coincidence?

We get lots of submissions from people who claim to be able to see faces, animals or even aliens in the natural landscapes of Google Earth, but often the images are so open to interpretation that we unfortunately can’t see…

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Monday, 10th December 2007

Even more puerile artwork

When we first saw this sports field of a Pennsylvania high school, we reacted with “Oh, great, another crudely drawn willy, are there really no original field graffitti artists anymore?” Unable to say anything worthwhile, we forgot about this sight…

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Friday, 7th December 2007

The Ghost Plane of Mokpo

In the city of Mokpo, South Korea we can see a very mysterious aircraft, which cannot possibly be in flight or parked where it appears to be! Look closely at the shadows of the plane and surrounding buildings, and you’ll…

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Friday, 7th December 2007
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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