California

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

Amboy Crater and Lava Field

Next up is the Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone in California’s Mojave Desert. It lies within a 70 square kilometre lava field, and it looks pretty impressive from up here! Thanks to Art Jones.

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Monday, 20th June 2005

E&J Gallo Winery

The largest wine producer in the world, E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, CA. The building is huge but it’s the tanks that are worth looking at -there must be a lot of wine in there! Thanks: MattBrown

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Sunday, 19th June 2005

LA Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted both the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games and the Olympic torch, which resides at the east end, is still lit during football games. The Coliseum was also the site of the very first Super…

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Friday, 17th 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

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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