Deserts

Desert Farming

Check out these bizarre circles of farmland smack-bang in the middle of the Libyan desert. This unlikely-seeming sight has been made possible by the construction of the Great Man Made River, possibly the largest water transport system ever built, consisting…

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Monday, 27th June 2005

Black Rock City (Burning Man)

This is the site of Black Rock City, which is built and torn down every year for the week long annual Burning Man festival. Chach says: Looks like this was flown shortly before the festival.. the street grid and intial…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Trippy Triangle

More strangeness scratched into the earth this trippy triangle thing in the desert north of Vegas. Thanks Chris.

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Wednesday, 13th April 2005

B-Bomb!

No, that’s not the surface of the moon. It’s where the US government has blown-up lots and lots of things at the “Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range” in Nevada, just south-west of Area 51. Also, scroll north and…

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Wednesday, 13th April 2005

Area 51

By far the most submitted link is to the notorious Area 51. Props go to Andy who was the first of many to point us in the right direction, cheers mate Travis added: Scroll to the south-west and find that…

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Friday, 8th April 2005

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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Thursday, 7th April 2005
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Valleys of Valais: Lötschental and Belalp

The Street View trike’s been at it again, this time in the Swiss Alps visiting the slopes of eleven different alpine resort areas to put you right in the middle of slopes of famed ski resorts, towering mountains, and bucolic trails. Join us for a look at two beautiful valleys in the canton of Valais that surround the largest glacier in the Alps.

Recent Comments

  1. Tammo: Desert week condensed into a single post these days ;) Great stuff though :)
  2. Ian Brown: Sorry, D. King, we get a lot of spam on the site and while most of it gets caught, the occasional one gets...
  3. D. King: What does this have to do with blimp or airship bases?
  4. Tammo: While I’m glad that you mentioned the Rendsburg High Bridge … it DID deprive me of the chance of...
  5. seefit: Thanks for the link to your original post, Ian. Another fine article (as always). :-) It’s nice to know...

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