Planes In Flight Mega-Post

Well it’s my own fault really. Since I posted that I hadn’t seen any planes in flight, we have been absolutely inundated with submissions proving that I was completely wrong. Glad to hear it, ‘cos some of these are really…

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Wednesday, 13th April 2005

The Unisphere

Remember the scene at the end of Men in Black where the flying saucer crashes through a huge globe? Well this is it, the Unisphere, in Flushing Meadows Park, NY. Not very interesting at first glance, but check out how…

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Mount St. Helens

It hasn’t erupted since 1980 March 2005, but apparently Mount St Helens still counts as an active volcano. Not great resolution here yet though. Thanks: Sean Miller, kb and others.

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Monday, 11th April 2005


OK, this writing is ridiculously big, I mean, look how zoomed out we are! That’s some dedication there. Thanks DDA.

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Area 51

By far the most submitted link is to the notorious Area 51. Props go to Andy who was the first of many to point us in the right direction, cheers mate 😀 Travis added: Scroll to the south-west and find…

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Friday, 8th April 2005


Not all of Honolulu is hi-res yet, but check out Diamond Head State Monument, which appears to be, er… inside an old volcano?

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Thursday, 7th April 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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