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LUECKE?

OK, this writing is ridiculously big, I mean, look how zoomed out we are! That’s some dedication there. Thanks DDA.

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Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California. It was formerly used as a military stockade and later as a maximum security prison (just like in the A-Team). Today, the island is a historic site supervised…

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California Dreaming

Gorgeous views of the California coast. If only I could be on that beach right now; drinking a cold one, catching some waves… Thank Shital Shah

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Brookhaven National Laboratory

This one of several laboratories run by the United States Department of Energy. The large, circle shaped structure is a 3 mile long Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Thanks Chris.

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Neverland Ranch

A very topical view here, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. You can just make out his mini theme park rides. Thanks xylon.

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Staples Centre, LA

Following on from the ‘Dave’ post yesterday I’ve created a new category for legible text called ‘Large Type’. The first of which is the Staples Centre, LA (Props: jbum). I’d like to think they put the text there on the…

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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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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)…

The World’s Largest Blue Holes

The term “blue hole” is given to sinkholes filled with water where the entrance is below the surface; but they…

100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic

On the 15th April 1912, exactly 100 years ago this weekend, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean…

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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