Buildings

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

Blimp Hangar

This is the blimp airdock at Akron Fulton Airport, in Akron, Ohio. Completed in 1929, it was the world’s largest structure without interior supports. Originally built by Goodyear, it is now owned by Lockheed Martin. Thanks: Beth

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Monday, 25th April 2005

Nuclear Power Megapost

San Onofre, California Thanks jbum & Shadis Pickering, Onatario Thanks Tyler Dresden, Illinois is the USA’s first full-scale, privately financed nuclear power plant. The cooling channels system can be seen winding through the Des Plains river and the Dresden cooling…

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Johnson Space Center, Houston

Damn, that’s a big ol’ rocket! It’s a Saturn V Rocket at the Johnson Space Center. Glen Vigus said: The Saturn V rockets were used to launch the Apollo missions to the moon from 1968 to 1972. The Saturn V…

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Universal City

A little to the south of The Warner Bros. Studio I posted earlier in the week is Universal City, “Steg” breaks down what you can see: In this shot you have the theme park and the CityWalk in the foreground.…

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Wednesday, 20th April 2005

Mormon Temple, Bethesda

Jon Bell submitted this Mormon Temple in Bethesda. He said: “This thing always scared me growing up as my parents drove around the beltway”. Well it might be scary from the ground level but to me it looks like a…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005
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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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