Naval Air Station, Alameda

The runways are painted like a street at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda, CA to create a temporary freeway built for the big chase in The Matrix: Reloaded. There’s also some ground level shots of the freeways construction…

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Sunday, 24th April 2005

Hotel Del Coronado

On the beach near the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego there are some mini sand dunes that spell out “Coronado”. Thanks: Jonathan, Steve Searer & others

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Looking at them listening to us

The 70 metre DSS-14 Deep Space Antenna was built by NASA in 1966 and services radio and radar astronomy projects, as well as occasionally tracking long-distance spacecraft. Apparently it weighs nearly 6 million pounds (2,721,554 kilos). Thanks: Bill

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Long Beach

Long Beach, CA is a major port of entry for goods imported into the US via ship. This view gives a nice perspective on the sheer scale of the operation. Note the thousands of containers used in the process. Panning…

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Thursday, 21st April 2005


After my faux pas of calling Walt Disney World in Florida “Disneyland” a few people submitted the real Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Universal City

A little to the south of The Warner Bros. Studio I posted earlier in the week is Universal City, “Steg” breaks down what you can see: In this shot you have the theme park and the CityWalk in the foreground.…

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Wednesday, 20th April 2005
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