North America

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

Crater Lake

Oregon’s spectacular Crater Lake is (at its deepest) 1,932 feet deep — the deepest lake in the United States. The lake is in a volcanic caldera that was formed 6900 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.…

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Dave

Possibly the world’s largest tagging – Dave has written his name across a field in Bunker Hill, IL. I guess he must have been really bored one day. Update: We found Dave! It turns out that Dave wasn’t bored one…

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Nuclear Power Megapost

San Onofre, California Thanks jbum & Shadis Pickering, Onatario Thanks Tyler Dresden, Illinois is the USA’s first full-scale, privately financed nuclear power plant. The cooling channels system can be seen winding through the Des Plains river and the Dresden cooling…

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Usery Pass, Mesa

A giant sign just west of Usery Pass, Arizona pointing the way to Phoenix. Neat Thanks: Richard Kaszeta

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Overlapping seasons

Check out this cool picture of overlapping seasons in Utah, and another in Missouri on the Mississippi river. Thanks to Kyle French and Bill Keaggy.

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

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

The best of Google Maps: Circles, Paintings, and Rude Messages

It’s often the simplest things that get the biggest laugh around here, and when we open the GSS suggestion box…

Rollercoaster Round-up!

We visited a number of amusement parks in the early years of Google Sightseeing, but with improved imagery and competition…

Airbus, Toulouse

In 2005, the aviation world’s eyes lit up with excitement when the first Airbus A380 took into the skies over…

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