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Inappropriate Images In Street View

In the comments on our last post one of our readers posted a link to this, er, revealing billboard advert parked in front of the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Which of course raises a question about the suitability of these images…

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Thursday, 31st May 2007

Planes Towing Banners

Check out this fantastic capture of a plane towing a banner message past a packed beach in Italy. Here’s another plane towing a message off the coast of South Carolina (where there’s also a great shot of someone parasailing too).…

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2007

DUMAC?

In the comments of this morning’s Underwater Explosion post reader Julian found this great large type. Apparently made of trees planted in the water, the word may well be “DUMAC” or Ducks Unlimited de México. Despite the title, Ducks Unlimited…

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Tuesday, 1st May 2007

Big Fish

Leaping out of the back of someone’s house is a gigantic Bass fish. The record for the world’s largest Bass fish ever caught was set way back in 1932, when a George W. Perry caught a 22lb, 4oz largemouth, which…

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Wednesday, 11th April 2007

You! America Make Proud!

A farmer has written a giant message to the landing pilots of the nearby 549th Strategic Missile Squadron. The field says “You! America Make Proud!”. I’m not sure of the exact meaning of this cryptic message, I guess the most…

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Monday, 9th April 2007

Will You Marry Me?

Here on a rooftop in Des Moines, Iowa we find the messaage “Becky will U marry me? Chris“. Now we don’t mean to be cruel, but we’re hoping that Becky went with “No”. You see, as we’ve previously defined, here…

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Thursday, 15th March 2007

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Best of Google Sightseeing

Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

The World’s Largest Blue Holes

The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they…

100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic

On the 15th April 1912, exactly 100 years ago this weekend, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean…

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. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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