U.S. Open

This is Pinehurst, North Carolina, where the 2005 U.S. Open kicked off today. Unfortunately it’s not all in high-resolution, but in the thumbnail I think we’re looking at the 18th. Just to the west is the clubhouse. See, we can…

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Thursday, 16th June 2005

Combat Training Centre

Here at Camp Gagetown, home to the Combat Training Centre (CTC) (which trains professional combat soldiers for service in units across the Canadian Army), they have some super-cool large type and a giant maple leaf cut from a massive swath…

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

The Sunsphere

This is the Sunsphere in the 1982 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a 266 foot high structure, topped with a 74 foot sphere made of bronze-coated reflective glass. The Sunsphere was featured in the Simpson’s once (Nelson accidentally toppled…

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

Hollywood Bowl Amphitheatre

The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheatre in Hollywood, California. Officialy opened in 1922 it was built on the site of a natural amphitheatre known as the Daisy Dell and is used mostly for music performances. From the Wikipedia entry……

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

Combine Harvesters

It’s harvest time in the fields near Salinas and most farmers seem to have at least one combine working the land. In one of the fields you can see five combine harvesters – now that’s just selfish Thanks: DDA

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Tuesday, 14th June 2005

Augusta National Golf Course

This is Augusta National Golf Course, site of The Masters. Our image here is of ‘Amen Corner’, at the very bottom centre is the 12th green just over Rae’s Creek. There’s a map of the course over at the official…

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Tuesday, 14th June 2005

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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Previously on Google Sightseeing

The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an American architect known for his bold and unconventional designs for buildings which often significantly (and controversially)…

Trollstigen (Troll’s path)

In a country renowned for its natural beauty, one of the most spectacular landscapes is found along the Trollstigen (Troll’s…

Fill ‘er Up!

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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