California

Warped Plane

This passenger jet over Newark, California, has become very strangely warped. I think this is something to do with the angles involved between the plane, the earth and the satellite, but trying to figure it out is making my head…

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Wednesday, 27th September 2006

Marching Marines

Could these tiny white dots actually by the heads of 5 marines marching through the Californian desert in single file formation? Quite possible I suppose as we’re near the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms (yes I realise…

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Thursday, 20th July 2006

Tehachapi Loop

The Tehachapi Loop is a railway line through the Tehachapi Mountains in south central California, connecting the San Joaquin Valley to Los Angeles via the Antelope Valley. In its day it was hailed as one of the greatest engineering feats…

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Monday, 3rd July 2006

Mid-air refuelling

Over a seemingly dull field in California we find an unusual sight – a mid-air refuelling of a C-5 Galaxy by a smaller KC-135! Very, very cool. The image ghosting is caused by the way satellite photographs are taken in…

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Monday, 26th June 2006

Giant Rock

This is Giant Rock in the Mojave desert, California, which is (wait for it)… the largest free-standing rock in the world. Er, right. But wait, there’s more! George Van Tassel (the dude that built the Integratron) carved a small room…

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Friday, 19th May 2006

Navy Training Centre

The Navy Training Centre in San Diego is a closed facility that is currently being turned in to a shopping centre so there’s not much to see, except for the USS Recruit – a destroyer that seems to be a…

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Friday, 19th May 2006

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