California

Suburban Venices

This is Venice of America, in California. Originally intended to be a copy of its namesake, the rapid development of the the motor-vehicle industry sadly meant that in 1929, barely 24 years since its inception, most of the canals were…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

Whales!

What do you guys think, could this really be two whales off the coast of California? Looks pretty convincing to me! Thanks to Tara Wells. (Very sneaky Tara, but it worked! )

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Friday, 29th July 2005

The Salton Sea

This is the Salton Sea an inland ‘man-made’ salt-lake, located in Southern California. It usually covers a surface area of 974 square kilometres (although it varies a lot), making it the largest lake in California. It was formed in 1905…

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Tuesday, 26th July 2005

Transamerica Pyramid

At first San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid doesn’t look that impressive.. at least until you catch sight of the massive pointed shadow extending north-east. Wow. Standing at 260 meters, it must be really something from the ground! (Official site, Wikipedia entry)…

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Monday, 18th July 2005

Red Water Weirdness

Update: It seems that this is an artificial kelp reef. However, we’re much more interested in the underwater ketchup farming! (Thanks guys ) Does anyone know what on earth this weird red stuff is off the coast of Anaheim, California?…

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Tuesday, 5th July 2005

The SeaWorld Chain

SeaWorld is a chain of theme parks featuring killer whale, sea lion and dolphin shows. When I first read about SeaWorld I was very confused by the fact that “Shamu”, the chain’s mascot killer whale, manages to appear twice a…

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Wednesday, 29th June 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

Mount Etna (Volcano Week 7)

Siciliy’s Mount Etna is the largest volcano in Italy, the tallest in all of Europe, and one of the world’s…

Volcano Week 7

For the seventh year running, volcano week is back!. We have a fascinating line-up of volcano posts scheduled, where we’ll…

Olympus Mons (Volcano Week 6)

It’s volcano week, so it would seem like a lost opportunity to not write about the tallest volcano in our…

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