U.S. States

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and U.S. Grand Prix. To the east of the course are fourteen holes of Brickyard Crossing golf course, while the other four are found inside the race track.…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Crazy Horse Memorial

A few miles from Mount Rushmore is the Crazy Horse Memorial which Korczak Ziolkowski started carving singlehandedly in 1948 and it’s not expected to be finished any time soon. Although the satellite photo is not the best shot you can…

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Tuesday, 10th 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

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

This is Fort McHenry in Baltimore. It was during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14th 1814, that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” which was later renamed “The Star Spangled Banner” and adopted…

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Monday, 9th May 2005

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs race track hosts the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May each year, which means that the 131st Kentucky Derby should be starting in a few hours. The record for Derby attendance is 163,628 in 1974 and…

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Saturday, 7th May 2005

Donald W. Reynolds Stadium, Fayetteville

Another Stadium with Large Type in the end zone is the Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. The south end reads “Razorbacks” as this is the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks but the north end seems to read “SAS” – anyone know…

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Friday, 6th May 2005

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Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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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…

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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