North America

Big Surf Water Park

Big Surf water park is in the Phoenix metro area of Arizona and as you can see there’s a giant old school Pepsi logo in the pool. Thanks: Rich Kaszeta

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Following on from my previous post, I’d like to proudly present the world’s longest bridge. Yes it’s true, no bridge in the entire world is any longer (check for yourself at the Guinness World Records site). At a staggering 23…

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The Mackinac bridge

The Mackinac bridge (which connects the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan) is the 3rd largest suspension bridge in the world. At five miles in length, it is the third-longest suspension bridge in the world. Seriously, check it out… it’s…

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

Sign Hill, SF

In 1923, the words “South San Francisco the Industrial City” were painted on Sign Hill (It presumably had a different name before that) and five years later, the 60 foot letters were put into cement. Thanks: JoeM & others.

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

Submarines and Aircraft Carriers

I didn’t expect submarines to be found easily, but we’ve actually had quite a few. The first is in Point Loma peninsula in San Diego Harbor, CA. Directly in the centre of that map, next to the dock, is a…

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

CIA Headquarters

Another military/spook/intelligence post. Here is the CIA headquarters. Contrary to popular belief it’s not in Langley,VA, but in the Langley suburb of McLean,VA. Thanks Matthew

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Friday, 15th April 2005

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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