U.S. States

49ers, Philadelphia & Olympic Stadiums

The first stadium is the San Francisco 49er’s Stadium Monster Park (formerly 3com park) (thumbnail #1 below) and it seems they were playing at the moment the photo was taken. There’s lots of stadiums in this shot of Philadelphia In…

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Saturday, 9th April 2005

The Gateway Arch, St. Louis

A very popular submission has been the The Gateway Arch or rather it’s massive shadow, ‘raydancer’ notes that is it the tallest national monument is the United States at 630 feet and is just as wide. If you look West…

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Saturday, 9th April 2005

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a 60ft rock carving featuring (left to right) former U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Props to xylon (and many others).

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Overlap

One of the places on the map where the overlapping satellite images make for a weird perspective is in downtown Dallas. I’ve been staring at this for a while and I can’t get my head around the perspective change. Thanks…

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Rainbow Bridge, Utah

The world’s largest natural bridge. The surrounding landscape is very surreal, it all looks like it is sculpted out of play dough. Thanks Jeff Reynolds.

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Friday, 8th April 2005

The Titan Missile Musem

The Titan Missile Museum in AZ is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the USA. Zoom in and note the tiny black half-circle… that’s the half-open silo. It’s kept that way so the “soviets” can peer inside…

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Welcome to Google Sightseeing

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…

Body being dumped into a Dutch canal, caught on Google Maps

We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it sure does look like someone (or perhaps a pair of someones)…

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. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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