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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

Particle Accelerator Megapost

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California is funded by the US Department of Energy but operated by Stanford University. The SLAC has a 3km long underground linear accelerator which is the longest linear accelerator in the world and…

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Wednesday, 17th May 2006

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

On this day: The Golden Gate Bridge Opened

On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened, with around 200,000 people walking or roller-skating across on the…

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

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