Helicopter Downwash

Check out this incredible image of a helicopter skimming the surface of the pacific, several miles off the coast of Baja California Norte, Mexico. How cool is the disturbance in the water from the helicopter’s downwash!

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Tuesday, 14th November 2006

The Langoliers

Oh dear, it appears that some tardy time-travellers aboard these planes at Peoria Airport have been eaten by The Langoliers! (Although the movie was actually filmed at Bangor International Airport, I understand that no airport escapes the all-consuming wrath of…

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Thursday, 26th October 2006


Jumbolair Aviation Estates near Ocala in Florida is probably the most famous of the U.S.’s near 500 fly-in communities, a few of which we’ve previously featured. It first gained media attention thanks to the efforts of the eccentric Arthur Jones…

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Tuesday, 17th October 2006

Giant Teddy Bear and the World’s Shortest River

Amongst several other interesting kite-shadows here at the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, Oregon, is the perfect outline of a giant sky-blue teddy bear! The huge flying teddy is 12 metres long, and you can actually pick one up in…

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Wednesday, 4th October 2006

Heathrow Terminal 5

With the recent image updates to central London we can see how they’re getting on with the controversial Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. The aerial image was taken earlier this year and although there’s been some progress they still have…

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Tuesday, 3rd October 2006

Warped Plane

This passenger jet over Newark, California, has become very strangely warped. I think this is something to do with the angles involved between the plane, the earth and the satellite, but trying to figure it out is making my head…

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Wednesday, 27th September 2006

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

On this day: Darwin Reached James Island

On October 8, 1835, Charles Darwin‘s ship The Beagle reached James Island (Santiago Island) in the Galapagos. Darwin spent 9…

Top 10 Crazy European Buildings

Architects are forever pushing the boundaries of design to create spectacular, astonishing, or just plain weird-looking buildings to catch your eye. We’ve found a plethora of these deranged designs across Europe on Google Street View and on Yandex Maps Panorama; below are a dozen of our favourites!

On this day: The Most Lopsided College Football Game Ever

On this day 98 years ago, the most lopsided college football game ever took place at Grant Field in Atlanta,…

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