U.S. States

Carowinds theme park

Paramount’s Carowinds theme park is on the border of North and South Carolina. Some of the rides look great from up here – check out the giant rollercoaster at the North-West corner, which looks like it might be the wooden…

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Thursday, 5th May 2005

IMAX Theater, Little Rock

The IMAX Theater at the Aero Space Education Center in Little Rock, Arkansas is right next door to the runway of Little Rock National Airport so it’s obvious why they put the “IMAX” logo on the roof but I wonder…

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Thursday, 5th May 2005

Stealthy

Here is a $2.1 billion B-2 stealth bomber at Edward’s Air Force Base, and here is its sister the $122 million F-117 stealth fighter. Thanks: Lurch, Ryan Ferster, Frank, Mark, Emil, Rob & Robert

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Wednesday, 4th May 2005

Reliant Astrodome, Houston

Built in 1965 and once home to the Houston Astros and the Houston Oilers, the Reliant Astrodome is now part of Reliant Park and sits next to the new Reliant Stadium (to the left, still under construction in this photo),…

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Wednesday, 4th 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

State Capitol, Madison

Reaching to a height of over 200 feet, the Madison State Capitol dome is the only granite dome in the United States and is topped by Daniel Chester French’s bronze statue, “Wisconsin”. The building is also distinguished as being the…

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Tuesday, 3rd May 2005

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

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