Windmills, California

Here’s a shot of Large windmill clusters in the Mojave desert, California. Scroll around a bit and you’ll see there’s lots of them. Also quite cool in the East of this shot there’s a collection of what I’m assuming are…

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Wednesday, 13th April 2005

Devil’s Tower

Devils Tower is a monolith that rises to a height of 1,267 feet and featured prominently in the Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (where it was reproduced in mashed potato). Thanks: xylon, Sally, many others.

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Post Office, Vancouver

A giant postage stamp on top of Vancouver’s downtown post office (North West is up). Here’s a a normal sized stamp for comparison. Thanks: “amaily post”

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Arizona [heart]s Oprah

Each Year around Halloween, Arizona’s Schnepf Farms carve a maze into their 10-acre corn field and in 2004 they decided to forever immortalize Arizona’s love for talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey. Thanks: Lauren

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

We’re back!

Sorry for the downtime – we’ve moved host now and everything will be back to normal in no time – thanks for your patience!

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Tuesday, 12th April 2005

Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet

The Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet is a collection of mothballed warships near Benecia, California (More info). Thanks: Harold Check & elsamo

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Monday, 11th 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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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