North America

Flock of Birds

Jeff says: This is located over a marsh in South Louisiana. This is the area where I sail, and I was scouting out possible anchorages when I saw these birds. Someone apparently said in the comments that yes, this definitely…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and U.S. Grand Prix. To the east of the course are fourteen holes of Brickyard Crossing golf course, while the other four are found inside the race track.…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Crazy Horse Memorial

A few miles from Mount Rushmore is the Crazy Horse Memorial which Korczak Ziolkowski started carving singlehandedly in 1948 and it’s not expected to be finished any time soon. Although the satellite photo is not the best shot you can…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Bridge Shadow Award

And the nominees for this year’s Google Sightseeing ‘Coolest Looking Bridge Shadow’ Award are as follows… Ironcladlou for the wallet-burning Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York, New York. Punk floyd, Greg Small, Duane Homick, PegO and TZ for the fantastic Ambassador…

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Monday, 9th May 2005

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

This is Fort McHenry in Baltimore. It was during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14th 1814, that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” which was later renamed “The Star Spangled Banner” and adopted…

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Monday, 9th May 2005

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs race track hosts the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May each year, which means that the 131st Kentucky Derby should be starting in a few hours. The record for Derby attendance is 163,628 in 1974 and…

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Saturday, 7th May 2005

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Lesotho: Kingdom in the Sky

Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.

Solar Power Towers

We’ve visited a few solar power generation facilities in the past, but here is a roundup of solar power towers…

On this day: The Empire State Building was dedicated

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated. The 103-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the world…

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