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The Mackinac bridge

The Mackinac bridge (which connects the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan) is the 3rd largest suspension bridge in the world. At five miles in length, it is the third-longest suspension bridge in the world. Seriously, check it out… it’s…

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

Sign Hill, SF

In 1923, the words “South San Francisco the Industrial City” were painted on Sign Hill (It presumably had a different name before that) and five years later, the 60 foot letters were put into cement. Thanks: JoeM & others.

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Saturday, 16th April 2005

Submarines and Aircraft Carriers

I didn’t expect submarines to be found easily, but we’ve actually had quite a few. The first is in Point Loma peninsula in San Diego Harbor, CA. Directly in the centre of that map, next to the dock, is a…

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CIA Headquarters

Another military/spook/intelligence post. Here is the CIA headquarters. Contrary to popular belief it’s not in Langley,VA, but in the Langley suburb of McLean,VA. Thanks Matthew

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Friday, 15th April 2005

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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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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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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London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 2)

Continuing our tour of Olympic venues, we today move away from the Olympic Zone, to two other areas of London:…

London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (Part 1)

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