North America

Shipwreck, Key Largo

Amongst the Coral Reefs of the John Pennekamp State Park we can see an intentionally sunk 329 foot long military ship. Apparently two such ships, the Coast Guard Cutters DUANE and BIBB, were sunk here in 1987 with open hatchways…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Open Drawbridge

Here’s an open drawbridge in Jacksonville, Florida. Pretty cool, anyone found any more? Thanks: David Fletcher

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened on May 24 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to link Manhattan and Brooklyn and is now crossed by an average of 350,000 people a day. Look to the North for an interesting image registration problem visible…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

The Clarence Buckingham Fountain

Dedicated in 1927, the Clarence Buckingham Fountain was a gift to the city of Chicago by somebody I’ve never heard of, to her brother Clarence. Apparently. Much more interesting is that it’s the fountain featured in the opening credits of…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

World’s Tallest Water Sphere

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere in Union, New Jersey. Apparently a tower in Edmond, Oklahoma is taller and holds more water, but technically that design is a water spheroid. Union’s Water Sphere is still the tallest true water sphere. More…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

The University of Large Type

Studying at University can be quite a stressful experience so why not take your mind of things by indulging in a popular student pastime? No, not drinking and casual sex – creating gigantic letters on the side of a hill!…

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Wednesday, 25th May 2005

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

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