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Earle Naval Weapons Station

This 2.2 mile long trident off the Northern New Jersey shore is actually Earle Naval Weapons Station. Apparently the pier is capable of providing ammunition to nearly every class of ship operated by the United States Navy and Coast Guard…

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Saturday, 21st May 2005

Skywalker Ranch, San Rafael

Yesterday the staff of Google Sightseeing (and everyone else by the queues) went to see Star Wars Episode III, so it seems a good time to post George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, California. In the middle of the…

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Saturday, 21st May 2005

The Hernando Desoto Bridge

Another super-cool bridge shadow here, belonging to the Hernando Desoto Bridge. Built in 1972 it carries the I-40 across the Mississippi River in Memphis (it’s actually right next to the previously posted Memphis Pyramid). Memphis has a total of four…

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Friday, 20th May 2005

The Louisiana Superdome

The Louisiana Superdome is the home of the New Orleans Saints, and with a dome diameter of 680 feet (210 meters), it is the largest domed structure in the world. Thanks to Andrea and Jeff Fuchs.

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Thursday, 19th May 2005

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

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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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