California

California City

Way out in the Mojave Desert lies California City. With an estimated 2007 population of little more than 12,500, the name suggests a hope for much more than it ever became. Nevertheless, the city’s area is a massive 203.6 square…

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Monday, 18th February 2008

Northrop YF-23

Continuing the thread of unique plane finds is this sighting of a Northrop YF-23 . Specifically, this aircraft is YF-23 model PAV-2, which was nicknamed “Gray Ghost”. We know for a fact that it’s this model as only two were…

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Wednesday, 30th January 2008

Another Secret Scientology Vault

Outside a ranch home in Creston, CA there’s a private racetrack, with a familiar looking symbol. Haven’t I seen this before? Ah, yes! That’s the super-secret symbol indicating hidden vaults that contain the complete works of late science fiction author…

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Wednesday, 16th January 2008

The Googleplex

As part of the December 07 image update Google have updated their own headquarters in Mountain View, California. Compared to the older imagery1 the most obvious difference is that the Googeplex has been absolutely covered in solar panels. Installed in…

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Monday, 17th December 2007

Trona Pinnacles

The Searles Lake basin, deep within California’s desert conservation area, is a dry lake bed featuring more than 500 rock spires known as the Trona Pinnacles. The pinnacles are formed from a rock-like substance known as “tufa”, a calcium carbonate…

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Thursday, 13th December 2007

The Sundial Bridge

Crossing the Sacramento River in Redding, California is the sundial bridge which (as you might have guessed) serves the dual purpose of being both a bridge and a sundial! I previously tried to use North America’s largest sundial to tell…

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Tuesday, 23rd October 2007

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

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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