California

Bennie The Dinosaur

Bennie was a fifty-foot tall, 15,000 pound brachiosaur with a shady past, who used to watch over the I-680 highway from this vantage point in Benicia, CA. Before moving here Bennie used to live on the I-80 in Dixon, CA…

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Sunday, 26th February 2006

Oakland Zoo Giraffe

As a follow up to yesterday’s fabulous elephant shadow, here’s an equally cool giraffe shadow in Oakland zoo! I think these are ace Thanks to Paul LaVigne and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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Tuesday, 21st February 2006

Lombard Street

This is the world famous Lombard Street in San Francisco. Known as “the crookedest (most winding) street in the United States”, Lombard street was re-created in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as “Windy Windy Windy Windy Street”. Its ridiculous switchback…

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Thursday, 16th February 2006

Wonderful Things Inside

Desperate to get people through the doors, The San Diego Museum of Man in Babloa Park proclaims that there’s “Wonderful Things Inside” to those on approach to Lindbergh Field Airport. Can anyone verify the claim? Thanks: js

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Wednesday, 15th February 2006

Smileys

Male and female Acid Smileys in Long Beach Harbour. Uh, yeah, I haven’t got much else to say. Thanks: Jesse Allmyer

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Tuesday, 31st January 2006

Foster City

This is the Foster City sign in (you guessed it) Foster City, California. Founded in the 60s, Foster City is built entirely on landfill in what was previously marshland. Matt Schneider says that during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake the…

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Thursday, 29th December 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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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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