Reliant Astrodome, Houston

Built in 1965 and once home to the Houston Astros and the Houston Oilers, the Reliant Astrodome is now part of Reliant Park and sits next to the new Reliant Stadium (to the left, still under construction in this photo),…

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Wednesday, 4th May 2005

Rikers Island

Rikers Island is New York City’s largest jail facility and has 15,000 inmates. The only access to (and exit from) the island is via the Rikers Island Bridge to the south. Thanks: Michael Kizer & Karen

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Tuesday, 3rd May 2005

State Capitol, Madison

Reaching to a height of over 200 feet, the Madison State Capitol dome is the only granite dome in the United States and is topped by Daniel Chester French’s bronze statue, “Wisconsin”. The building is also distinguished as being the…

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Tuesday, 3rd May 2005

Union Square, San Francisco

Another post for the Crowds category is the packed Union Square in San Francisco. I have no idea why crowds seem to only form in San Franciso. I also have no idea what all those people are doing there? Thanks:…

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Monday, 2nd May 2005

Lucky Peak Dam

Located on the Boise River is the Lucky Peak Dam with its message to the world: “Keep Your Forests Green”. The 340 feet tall dam was completed in 1955 and can be seen from ground level here. Thanks: Josh H

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Sunday, 1st May 2005

Husky Stadium

It looks like the University of Washington graduation day at Husky Stadium. I hope no-one is late as the Montlake Drawbridge to south is letting a sailboat through so there’s a bit of a traffic jam. Thanks: CT & Jonathan

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Saturday, 30th April 2005

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

On this day: Mary Queen of Scots escaped Loch Leven castle

On May 2, 1568, Mary Queen of Scots escaped from Loch Leven Castle. After having been imprisoned on this isolated…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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