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Castro Street Fair, SF

Castro Street is a street in San Francisco, California. Between Market Street and about 20th Street, it is at the heart of that city’s gay village. When this shot was taken the Castro Street fair was on – you can…

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Friday, 15th April 2005

Warner Bros. Studios

The 100-acre Warner Bros. Studios, CA is where hundreds of movies and TV programs have been filmed. In the centre of this shot you can see the famous WB water tower. Thanks: Fletcher

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Pro Player Stadium

In Miami, Florida there’s the Pro Player Stadium, home of the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins. You can clearly read IOWA in the end zone, which dates this photo to around January 2nd 2003 when USC beat Iowa 38-17 in…

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

Grand Canyon

Loads of submissions for this one, and man it is really, really big. Check out how far zoomed out we are! Also of note are the road around the rim, the visitors centre, and what appears to be a footbridge…

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Thursday, 14th April 2005

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument in Washington DC is over 500 feet high and offers fantastic views over the capital. It looks pretty cool from the air as well, check out the size of that shadow!

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I Love Simi

Greg Duncan sent us this large scale geekery – the Simi Valley Smiley and I Love Simi Heart. Greg says: The smiley is very visible from the freeway and one of the first things you see as you drive into…

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Thursday, 14th April 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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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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