France

Train à Grande Vitesse

This is a Train à Grande Vitesse or TGV (literally meaning ‘high-speed train’), presumably travelling from Marseille to Paris. 17 years younger than Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train system, the more modern TGV has travelled faster than any other commercially-operating conventional…

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Wednesday, 5th October 2005

Marseille Skatepark

This is Marseille Skatepark in Marseille, France. Just like the previously posted Kona Skatepark, the Marseille park featured in one of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, THPS 2. You can clearly see the large multi-bowl and the side-by-side pools.…

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Thursday, 29th September 2005

Château de Versailles

With more than 67 staircases, 700 rooms, 1250 fireplaces, 2,000 windows and more than 1,800 acres of grounds, this is the awesome royal Château de Versailles outside Paris, France. I visited Versailles about 15 years ago (eek!) and it truly…

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Thursday, 22nd September 2005

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is housed in a former Royal Palace and is home to many priceless works of art including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and according to Dan Brown, the holy grail. In the satellite photo you can…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Concorde Hunt

Researching my recent Le Bourget Airport post I discovered a couple of Concordes on display and, seeing as there were only ever 20 of them built, I decided to see how many I could find on Google Maps. Le Brouget…

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Monday, 29th August 2005

IKEA stores

Everybody loves the big blue furniture store, sitting here in my living room I can count at least 25 things I’ve purchased from IKEA. Anyway, they’ve got hundreds of stores and here’s one in Spain (in the flight path to…

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Wednesday, 24th August 2005
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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...
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