North America

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Unfortunately this one was too late for entry into our ‘Coolest Bridge Shadow’ award, but the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would definitely have scored highly with our judges. You can also see an odd image alignment at Yerba Buena Island,…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005

UFO

Tensuns says: I have no idea what this is. I can’t find anything similar on any google map referenced sites. It doesn’t show up on terraserver and I live nearby so I know there are no towers in that area.…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005

Tankers

Here’s a tanker being tugged off the coast of Mexico, there’s another one not too far off as well. Scarily, the first one (thumbnail #1) looks a little like it’s leaking… Here’s another off the coast of LA (captured alongside…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Another post that got lost in the server upgrade The Las Vegas motor Speedway complex consists of a 1.5-mile super-speedway, 2.5 mile road course, 1/2-mile dirt oval, drag strip, go-kart track and a racing school. And even better, its got…

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Wednesday, 11th May 2005

Oklahoma City National Memorial

The Oklahoma City National Memorial honours the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed by the Oklahoma City Bombing of April 19, 1995. It stands on the site of the Alfred P. Murrah building and is the largest memorial…

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Wednesday, 11th May 2005

Flock of Birds

Jeff says: This is located over a marsh in South Louisiana. This is the area where I sail, and I was scouting out possible anchorages when I saw these birds. Someone apparently said in the comments that yes, this definitely…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

Recent Comments

  1. Alex Turnbull: Hi Jeffery! That’s Awaji Kannon, a statue of Guanyin which, as you suspected, is 100m only when...
  2. Jeffrey Friedl: If one believes Wikipedia, this guy in Japan is 100m tall. http://goo.gl/maps/Ah472...
  3. Chuck Sears: Hitchcock Naval Air Station was a blimp base. It was decommissioned after WW2 and pretty much destroyed...
  4. Errol: If the USA did go to the moon why have they never been back and why has no one else ever been there this is...
  5. Sarah Wilson: Just wanted to say that I have driven on the road parallel to the hanger on Lakehurst. We stayed in the...

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