North America

Blimp Hangar

This is the blimp airdock at Akron Fulton Airport, in Akron, Ohio. Completed in 1929, it was the world’s largest structure without interior supports. Originally built by Goodyear, it is now owned by Lockheed Martin. Thanks: Beth

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Monday, 25th April 2005

Blimp Over The Florida Coast

Here is a great shot of a blimp over the beaches of Clearwater Beach, Florida. Thanks: MTBguy

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Monday, 25th April 2005

Wrigley Field, Chicago

Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs and was built in 1914 (making it the second-oldest ballpark in the majors). The historic structure at Clark & Addison maintains its original 1937 scoreboard where the score-by-innings and the pitchers’ numbers…

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Monday, 25th April 2005

The Manicouagan Impact Crater

Wow. The Manicouagan impact crater is huge. Apparently it’s one of the largest impact craters still preserved on the surface of the Earth, and was formed during a tremendous impact about 200 million years ago. The annular lake that shows…

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Calgary Tower

This is Calgary Tower in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At 190 metres, slightly taller than the Space Needle, so I’m told. Thanks to Jordon and Jonathan Wilkins.

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Naval Air Station, Alameda

The runways are painted like a street at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda, CA to create a temporary freeway built for the big chase in The Matrix: Reloaded. There’s also some ground level shots of the freeways construction…

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Sunday, 24th April 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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