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Jones Beach Tower

This is the Jones Beach Tower, which was built in 1930, and was modelled on the campanile of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. It is 200 feet high, made of brick and stone, and houses a 315,000 gallon water tank…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened on May 24 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to link Manhattan and Brooklyn and is now crossed by an average of 350,000 people a day. Look to the North for an interesting image registration problem visible…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

Central Taxi Hold, JFK

You can never find a taxi when you need one and at JFK airport that’s because they’re all hiding in a four acre sea of yellow known as the Central Taxi Hold. According to the New York Times the drivers…

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Tuesday, 17th 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

Bridge Shadow Award

And the nominees for this year’s Google Sightseeing ‘Coolest Looking Bridge Shadow’ Award are as follows… Ironcladlou for the wallet-burning Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York, New York. Punk floyd, Greg Small, Duane Homick, PegO and TZ for the fantastic Ambassador…

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Monday, 9th May 2005

Rikers Island

Rikers Island is New York City’s largest jail facility and has 15,000 inmates. The only access to (and exit from) the island is via the Rikers Island Bridge to the south. Thanks: Michael Kizer & Karen

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Tuesday, 3rd May 2005
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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…

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…

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