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Carrier Landing Practice Runway

This is pretty cool. It’s a Marine Air Corps runway but they have the outline of an aircraft carrier painted on the runway with little planes and everything. This is obviously for carrier landing training, a wee bit safer than…

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Saturday, 5th November 2005

Casa Grande Copper Mine

Most of the mines which people submit are in low-res, but here’s one which isn’t. This is an abandoned open pit copper mine in Casa Grande, Arizona. Can’t imagine why they abandoned it… I mean, that hole isn’t nearly big…

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Thursday, 20th October 2005

Bear Lake Radio Telescope

This is the Bear Lake Radio Telescope outside of Moscow, and for such a big thing it was incredibly hard to track down any information about it. Initially I had no idea what it was called, but after some extensive…

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Wednesday, 19th October 2005

Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is a reconstruction of a 17th century Spanish Mission right in the middle of Tallahassee, Florida. Sightseer Shannon said: I worked as an archaeological tech out there a few years ago. The thing that looks…

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Saturday, 15th October 2005

Lake Michigan Water Pumping Station

A couple of readers pointed out a cool-looking pumping station (in the thumbnail) and another not-so-cool one, both in Lake Michigan. Presumably they are both involved in pumping water towards the nearby city of Chicago; Lake Michigan is the largest…

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Tuesday, 11th October 2005

Laredo Monster Flag

Just beside the International bridge between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico we find this gigantic Mexican flag, the way it sticks out the earth makes it look like something out of a cartoon. This is one of a few…

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Wednesday, 14th September 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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