Cape Canaveral

The two shuttle launch sites and hangar at Cape Canaveral are quite recognisable. You can can follow the giant roadway from the hangar to the launch sites but it’s only when you zoom right in you realise how big they…

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Thursday, 7th April 2005

Concorde

This one shows you how long ago some of this images were taken. Here’s Concorde at JFK, presumably before April 2003. I’ve also beeen wondering if the people at Keyhole (Whom Google bought the technology from) had to Photoshop out…

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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

Hoover Dam

I had no idea it looked like this!

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Liberty Island

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island. You can also see the Staten Island ferry going past in the bottom right.

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Hollywood Sign

Only just legible, but very cool, the Hollywood sign. Now I don’t need to go there to see it.

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Wednesday, 6th April 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

On this day: The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

Call Inspector Clouseau! On August 21, 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. The case was a mystery…

On this day: Eero Saarinen Was Born

Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen was born on this day in 1910. His most famous work is probably the Gateway Arch…

On this day: St Isaac’s Cathedral Was Inaugurated

On August 19, 1768, St Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg was inaugurated. An estimated ten thousand tree trunks were embedded…

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