Honolulu

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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The Golden Gate

San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge. Looks like a nice day.

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Niagara Falls

Crazy, here’s Niagara Falls, and I had no idea it went from America, Northwards to Canada! I always thought it was the other way around. Oh well, that shows you what Superman teaches us… nothing.

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The Whitehouse

Here’s the Whitehouse, complete with ‘national security protection’ (some quick Photoshopping…)

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Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base has this giant compass-thing scraped into the desert. I assume it’s to help pilots orientate themselves when landing or taking off.

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Concorde

This one shows you how long ago some of this images were taken. Here’s Concorde at JFK, presumably before April 2003. I’ve also beeen wondering if the people at Keyhole (Whom Google bought the technology from) had to Photoshop out…

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