California

Olivenhain Dam, San Diego County

The 308 by 2,400 foot Olivenhain Dam appears to be nearing completion in this photo, although it’s still under construction (there’s a yellow crane at the centre). As part of San Diego County Water Authority’s US$827 million Emergency Storage Project,…

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Thursday, 19th May 2005

UFO Updates

Thanks to everyone who commented on the original UFO find, although we’re still not sure what they are, there’s been some interesting developments. Ian Pottinger and jher were the first to find that there are in fact eight of these…

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Wednesday, 18th May 2005

Communication Towers

Very close to each other near Walnut Grove CA, are three utterly enormous communication towers. Firstly is the Channel 40 Tower which stands at 608.7 metres, then just a little South is the Hearst-Argyle Tower which stands at 609.6 metres…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Torrey Pines Glider Port

Hang Gliders parked at Torrey Pines Glider Port, adjacent to the world-famous PGA Tour stop, Torrey Pines Golf Course. Can anyone find any gliders in flight? Thanks: Eric T

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Saturday, 14th May 2005

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Unfortunately this one was too late for entry into our ‘Coolest Bridge Shadow’ award, but the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would definitely have scored highly with our judges. You can also see an odd image alignment at Yerba Buena Island,…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005

Tankers

Here’s a tanker being tugged off the coast of Mexico, there’s another one not too far off as well. Scarily, the first one (thumbnail #1) looks a little like it’s leaking… Here’s another off the coast of LA (captured alongside…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005

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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.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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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