Virginia

George Washington National Masonic Monument

Based on the lighthouse in ancient Alexandria (one of the ‘seven wonders of the world’), the George Washington National Masonic Monument in Alexandria, VA stands at 333 foot tall. Washington was the ‘worshipful master’ of the local Masons lodge when…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Mount Weather

The Mount Weather Special Facility is an unacknowledged US Continuity of Government (COG) facility located in a huge underground bunker 45 miles west of Washington D.C., near Bluemont, Virginia. OK, there isn’t high res coverage of the exact area but…

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Sunday, 29th May 2005

Arlington National Cemetery

A rather sombre one here. The Arlington National Cemetery is where thousands of American service men and women are buried. Those little ridges along the grass aren’t ridges. They are all graves. Thanks R.B. Boyer, djojo, Keith, Spaz & Stranger.

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Sunday, 17th 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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Saturday, 16th April 2005

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

The Pentagon

The Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are very easy to spot from space.

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Thursday, 7th April 2005
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In the early days of mass automotive travel, fuel stations often resorted to some wacky gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the pack and lure in customers, such as novelty architecture that made the station building even more of a roadside attraction than the fuel they were selling. Today, many of these wacky 1930s-era stations are icons to thousands of visitors every year.

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