North America

Earle Naval Weapons Station

This 2.2 mile long trident off the Northern New Jersey shore is actually Earle Naval Weapons Station. Apparently the pier is capable of providing ammunition to nearly every class of ship operated by the United States Navy and Coast Guard…

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Saturday, 21st May 2005

Skywalker Ranch, San Rafael

Yesterday the staff of Google Sightseeing (and everyone else by the queues) went to see Star Wars Episode III, so it seems a good time to post George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, California. In the middle of the…

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Saturday, 21st May 2005

The Hernando Desoto Bridge

Another super-cool bridge shadow here, belonging to the Hernando Desoto Bridge. Built in 1972 it carries the I-40 across the Mississippi River in Memphis (it’s actually right next to the previously posted Memphis Pyramid). Memphis has a total of four…

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Friday, 20th May 2005

The Louisiana Superdome

The Louisiana Superdome is the home of the New Orleans Saints, and with a dome diameter of 680 feet (210 meters), it is the largest domed structure in the world. Thanks to Andrea and Jeff Fuchs.

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Thursday, 19th May 2005

Olivenhain Dam, San Diego County

The 308 by 2,400 foot Olivenhain Dam appears to be nearing completion in this photo, although it’s still under construction (there’s a yellow crane at the centre). As part of San Diego County Water Authority’s US$827 million Emergency Storage Project,…

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Thursday, 19th May 2005

UFO Updates

Thanks to everyone who commented on the original UFO find, although we’re still not sure what they are, there’s been some interesting developments. Ian Pottinger and jher were the first to find that there are in fact eight of these…

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Wednesday, 18th May 2005

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

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.

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  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
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