North America

Biosphere 2

This is Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert. Constructed between 1987 and ’89, the ill fated ‘self-contained environment’ experiment was supposedly intended to explore the possible use of closed biospheres in space colonisation (you know, like in Total Recall!). The…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

Incredibly Long Trains

Looks like these trains are stopped at a level crossing on the Burlington Northern railroad track in Wyoming. The Northern one is chopped off by some low-res imagery, but scroll south to see just how incredibly long they are! Amazing.…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

State Capitol, Baton Rouge

As the tallest state capitol in the United States the Louisiana State Capitol is 450 feet high with 34 floors. Twenty-five hundred rail cars were needed to bring in the limestone used on the exterior and the interior marbles which…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

Glen Canyon Dam

This is the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. What’s great about this post is the bridge that extends across the valley in front of the dam, casting an excellent shadow on the dam itself. The dam’s construction began in 1956,…

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Sunday, 22nd May 2005

Camp Pendleton, California

This is a US Navy hovercraft base at Camp Pendelton, California. You can see some of the hovercraft parked up, and there is a massive ramp that goes down to the beach for them to get straight out onto the…

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Saturday, 21st May 2005

The Skylon Tower

Overlooking Niagara Falls (and complete with rotating dining room), here is the 520 foot (160m) Skylon Tower. Bet you get a great view of the falls when you’re up there! Thanks to Chris Granger.

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Saturday, 21st May 2005

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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

On this day: Ground was broken for Fenway Park

On September 25, 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park in Boston, the oldest ballpark still in use in the…

On this day: Devils Tower Declared a National Monument

On this day in 1906, Devils Tower in Wyoming was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt. Seventy years…

On this day: Lincoln Center Opened

On September 23, 1962, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York. The Avery Fisher Hall, home…

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