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Bridge Shadow Award

And the nominees for this year’s Google Sightseeing ‘Coolest Looking Bridge Shadow’ Award are as follows… Ironcladlou for the wallet-burning Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York, New York. Punk floyd, Greg Small, Duane Homick, PegO and TZ for the fantastic Ambassador…

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Monday, 9th 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

The San Jacinto Monument

A monument to the battle that won Texas’ independence, the San Jacinto Monument is the world’s tallest memorial column. At 570 feet, it’s 15 feet higher than the Washington Memorial. Also at the site is the permanently berthed Battleship Texas.…

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Tuesday, 3rd May 2005

Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

Six Flags Over Texas is part of the ‘Six Flags’ chain of Theme Parks (we’ve many others to post) and they apparently filmed the movie Spy Kids 2 here (albeit replacing some of the rides with ‘more crazy’ CG versions).…

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Friday, 29th April 2005

Forest Fires

It’s pretty obvious where the fire has been and where it is heading in the first forest fire in Louisiana (thumbnail #1) and there is an immense amount of smoke from this other fire in Louisiana. You can see a…

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Monday, 25th April 2005

Johnson Space Center, Houston

Damn, that’s a big ol’ rocket! It’s a Saturn V Rocket at the Johnson Space Center. Glen Vigus said: The Saturn V rockets were used to launch the Apollo missions to the moon from 1968 to 1972. The Saturn V…

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Friday, 22nd April 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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