North America

Coeur d’Alene Golf Course

This 15,000 sq. ft. island is the floating green of hole 14 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s golf course in Idaho. The island is automatically moved daily so the distance to the pin varies between 100-175 yards (it’s always a…

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Wednesday, 18th May 2005

Inco Superstack

The Inco Superstack is the tallest chimney in the Western hemisphere. Wikipedia says: The Superstack sits atop the largest nickel smelting operation in the world at Inco’s Copper Cliff processing facility in the city of Greater Sudbury. It was constructed…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Central Taxi Hold, JFK

You can never find a taxi when you need one and at JFK airport that’s because they’re all hiding in a four acre sea of yellow known as the Central Taxi Hold. According to the New York Times the drivers…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Communication Towers

Very close to each other near Walnut Grove CA, are three utterly enormous communication towers. Firstly is the Channel 40 Tower which stands at 608.7 metres, then just a little South is the Hearst-Argyle Tower which stands at 609.6 metres…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Safeco Field, Seattle

Home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club, the Safeco field has a retractable roof, which was open on the day of this photo. Just to the north is Qwest Field, a football stadium home to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle…

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Monday, 16th May 2005

Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is Southwest Pennsylvania’s amusement park, and was known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” in the 1970s for its collection of excellent wooden coasters. Scott Ventura (who seems to know quite a bit about this park!)…

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Monday, 16th 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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