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Giant Plane

We’ve had loads of planes posted in the comments thread of the Planes In Flight Mega Post, but none as big as this one! Obviously it’s just very close to the camera, but still, it’s really cool Thanks: Peter Gluck

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Thursday, 9th June 2005

SBC Park

Home to the SF Giants is SBC Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park). On full zoom you can just make out the giant Coke bottle on the east side of the stadium. It’s not very clear but there is also a…

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Thursday, 9th June 2005

Fast Freighter

Here’s a totally huge freighter off the coast of California. Check out how cool its wake is too! Thanks to Jason for this one

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Mount Sutro TV Tower

On Mount Sutro in San Francisco stands the 977 foot Mount Sutro TV Tower. To withstand earthquakes the steel tower is built on foundations made from 15 million pounds of concrete. Ground level photos of the tower can be found…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Apparently everyone drives in L.A. so the stadium has parking for 16,000 cars on 21 terraced lots raised to the same elevations as the six different seating levels (so you don’t…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Griffith Observatory, L.A.

In Los Angeles’ Griffith Park sits the Griffith Observatory. Opened in 1935 the observatory has featured in numerous movies such as ‘Bowfinger’, ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’, ‘Dragnet’ and the climax of James Dean film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Thanks: Scott…

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Wednesday, 25th May 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

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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