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Calgary Tower

This is Calgary Tower in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At 190 metres, slightly taller than the Space Needle, so I’m told. Thanks to Jordon and Jonathan Wilkins.

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Elmendorf Air Force Base

This “Elephant Cage” in Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska is part of the DOD World Wide High Frequency Direction Finding System. More information on the system is availble from the Federation of American Scientists. Thanks: Gabe

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument in Washington DC is over 500 feet high and offers fantastic views over the capital. It looks pretty cool from the air as well, check out the size of that shadow!

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

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

Planes In Flight Mega-Post

Well it’s my own fault really. Since I posted that I hadn’t seen any planes in flight, we have been absolutely inundated with submissions proving that I was completely wrong. Glad to hear it, ‘cos some of these are really…

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Wednesday, 13th April 2005

The Unisphere

Remember the scene at the end of Men in Black where the flying saucer crashes through a huge globe? Well this is it, the Unisphere, in Flushing Meadows Park, NY. Not very interesting at first glance, but check out how…

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Tuesday, 12th 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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