Valentine’s Sightseeing 2009
Saturday, 14th February 2009 by James Turnbull
If you didn’t already know, Valentine’s Day is imminent, so if you’ve not got that special someone a gift yet you better get on with it!
Perhaps we can help with some Google Earth sights around the globe?
In LA, where just a standard rectangular swimming pool isn’t enough, you need to show love for your other half by building them a heart-shaped swimming pool.
Or take a walk down the aptly-named Cupid Row in San Bruno to these two streets, which together form a perfect heart shape. I wonder if the any of the houses are for sale?
But if you can’t afford a new gaff, how about writing your beloved a simple message of love?
We’re still in California, where a field displays the simple message of “I (heart) U”. Presumably all the local men have at some point claimed responsibility for the declaration1.
On a German beach near Warnemündethere, there’s a message of love which reads “Andrea möchtest du mich …”. Jenni from Google Sightseeing Deutsch has translated this as “Andrea, would you like to … me”, suggesting that the missing work (obscured by an unhelpful cloud) is “heiraten” (marry). 2
To seal the deal our suitor has even added a large love heart.
Lastly, we visit a packed Brighton seafront for a building promotes Love and Peace in one giant message.