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Independence Day 2008

If you’ve been wondering why half of the Internet had gone quiet, then (like us) you might not have realised that today is the 4th of July, and that means it’s America’s Independence Day. The holiday marks the signing of…

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Friday, 4th July 2008

Fake City (US Secret Service Training Facility)

Like something out of Blazing Saddles, here’s a completely fake city outside of Washington D.C.! In fact zooming out to see the surrounding area, we can see there’s all sorts of odd things here, including driving courses, underground bunkers, some…

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Wednesday, 25th July 2007

Joyriding

Judging by the tracks left by this car on a baseball field, it would seem that Washington D.C.’s youth like to liven up their evenings with a spot of light joyriding. Actually on closer inspection it would appear that after…

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Thursday, 28th June 2007

Christmas Trees

I’m not sure what it’s like where you are… but here in Edinburgh, Christmas seems to be well underway, despite the fact that at time of writing we’re still 19 days away… Presumably the U.S. National Christmas Tree (a 40-foot…

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Monday, 5th December 2005

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

As the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum is spread over a couple of locations. The main display facility is right in the heart of Washington DC, although…

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Monday, 31st October 2005

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is in Washington DC, just west of the Washington Monument (posted earlier). The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death.…

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Sunday, 17th April 2005
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  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
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