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TROTER @ 2014-09-19 22:09:44
TROTER pictureRay McDonald House
The original KTVU.com local news link seems to be broken now, here is a more recent KTVU link but not sure how long that will last either. It's obvious that there is a motivation to try to keep McDonald "under the radar" as he is still not suspended and extremely popular as a valuable 49'er.

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kjfitz @ 2014-09-19 21:36:31
kjfitz picturePerson Riding an Elephant
Cute. But OK. We'll take it!
Anonymous @ 2014-09-19 18:35:25
Anonymous pictureRemains of Jackson Motor Speedway
The tracks were not leveled in 1954. The big 3/8 mile dirt was created by combining the high banks turns one and two with the flat turns 3 and 4 of the 1/4 mile in 1954. Races were mostly run on the 3/8's with a couple on the 1/2 mile in 1954. The track was sold in 1958 and was paved in the fall of 1958. The track was repaved in 1968.
jdubble07 @ 2014-09-19 13:45:01
jdubble07 pictureLouis Leterrier's House
He actually owns the house, not rents, and he listed it for sale on 9 Sept 2014.
http://curbed.com/archives/2014/09/19/jake-gyllenhaal-lists-los-angeles-home.php
mlc1us @ 2014-09-18 16:41:40
mlc1us picturePerson In Riot Gear
Sorry, I don't see any riot gear.
Anonymous @ 2014-09-18 12:15:07
Anonymous pictureCarney Park
started married life in naples 1983-1986. husband security police investigator at afsouth. 31 years later we'll be going back in 2 years for a month long stay. loved it miss it amazing memories.
jdubble07 @ 2014-09-18 11:10:20
jdubble07 picturePerson Riding an Elephant
Nothing in the rules said it had to be a living elephant.
Anonymous @ 2014-09-18 11:00:37
Anonymous pictureProto - Former NATO Allied Forces Europe Southern Europe (AFSOUTH) underground HQ
I worked at Proto 1972-1973. I was the Hospital Corpsman on duty in the clinic, I alternated with an Italian Corpsman, 2 days on, 2 days off. Great little theatre and dining area.
mlc1us @ 2014-09-18 10:50:43
mlc1us picturePerson Riding an Elephant
Hmm, not sure kjfitz will go for this. You should be able to find Elephant rides in Thailand, but if you want to see a spectacular fake elephant ride, I'll show you one - http://goo.gl/maps/tqoEe
jdubble07 @ 2014-09-18 10:18:59
jdubble07 picturePerson Riding an Elephant
Seems like just about every "civilized" country has banned elephant rides and the "third world" countries don't have street view, so had to get creative :-)
tallturtle82 @ 2014-09-18 09:11:03
tallturtle82 picturePerson Riding an Elephant
Good call... I was thinking the same thing.
Anonymous @ 2014-09-18 06:44:50
Anonymous pictureThe Kardashian-Jenner House
Khloe and lamars house would have been for sale then that's when they were divorcing
borlefborlef @ 2014-09-17 10:22:27
borlefborlef pictureSidney Sheldon's house (former)
Owned by Max Azria of BCBG Max Azria
jdubble07 @ 2014-09-17 05:37:02
jdubble07 pictureMarkus Persson's House
Rumor is that Jay Z and Beyoncé are interested in purchasing the home.
http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/17/beyonce-jay-z-house-beverly-hills-home-photos-breakup-rumors/
Anonymous @ 2014-09-16 12:41:34
Anonymous pictureHart to Hart house
Beautiful house.
BermudaBreeze @ 2014-09-16 10:35:33
BermudaBreeze pictureCoco Chanel's House
Anonymous @ 2014-09-16 04:18:59
Anonymous pictureConning tower from the USS Sturgeon (SSN 637)
7 Sep 13: Many of the crew members of the USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) gathered at the Naval Undersea Museum as part of their boat reunion. Many smiles and more than a few photo ops with the sail! Wonderful memories recalled while friendships were furthere cemented..... Glad that piece of the boat still is with us!
Anonymous @ 2014-09-16 03:26:59
Anonymous pictureImpounded Helicopters
There is a company on site that restores old UH-1's.
TROTER @ 2014-09-15 19:30:40
TROTER pictureSouth Tower Memorial, United Flight 93
Flight 93 docudrama: http://youtu.be/GUrUQN0m79o
Alephs @ 2014-09-15 14:39:59
Alephs pictureMark-Francis Vandelli's house
Thank you, Xeba73, for finding the house!
milwhcky @ 2014-09-14 21:33:27
milwhcky pictureCensored area
Bing has since taken this censorship one step further by stitching part of the satellite photo view into the north birds eye photo. There was nothing out of the ordinary in this scene apart from the small pixelated item.
MicahThomas2012 @ 2014-09-14 12:38:43
MicahThomas2012 pictureBible
good bible to read the Common English Bible
Anonymous @ 2014-09-14 03:11:38
Anonymous pictureChatillon Car Graveyard
Heads up: the cars have been removed. Visited the site this summer.
jbottero @ 2014-09-13 20:44:15
jbottero pictureSoyuz 7K-TM
Thumb seems to point at some kind of rocket when you are not signed in.
MicahThomas2012 @ 2014-09-13 16:56:52
MicahThomas2012 pictureHard Rock Cafe sign
Saw this hard hard cafe this last forth of July
kjfitz @ 2014-09-13 14:37:27
kjfitz pictureAladdin and Jasmine hookah
I really like this. Under most scavenger hunt rules this would count. This time however one of the only rules was you couldn't use pictures, etc. It had to be actual Google Imagery of the person smoking the hookah. I'm sorry.
MicahThomas2012 @ 2014-09-13 10:07:37
MicahThomas2012 pictureOpryland Hotel
I have been there
kjfitz @ 2014-09-13 00:16:39
kjfitz pictureTwo people dressed as "pirates"
Karma for creative thinking but... sorry, no. :(
kjfitz @ 2014-09-12 16:23:41
kjfitz pictureSpace Station Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)
This is specifically the Raffaello MPLM module:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaello_MPLM
kjfitz @ 2014-09-12 15:27:13
kjfitz pictureSand burial
No way I figured anyone would find this when I wrote it. Good job!
milwhcky @ 2014-09-12 13:51:02
milwhcky pictureHorseshoe Bend (Arizona)
Holding that camera on a pole that close to the edge of the canyon (see the shadow). I would be too nervous to drop it. Great job by the photographer.
kjfitz @ 2014-09-12 13:40:33
kjfitz pictureHorseshoe Bend (Arizona)
Very nice!
Anonymous @ 2014-09-12 13:14:21
Anonymous pictureLieb House
Architect: Robert Venturi. House has been replaced by a new house.
tallturtle82 @ 2014-09-12 12:45:19
tallturtle82 pictureHorseshoe Bend (Arizona)
Wow! Well done.
TROTER @ 2014-09-11 23:51:06
TROTER pictureMichael Brown Shooting Location, StreetView
Here is another witness interviewed I had not seen before. Published August 21st. http://youtu.be/G2nWxMUX05k
TROTER @ 2014-09-11 22:10:34
TROTER pictureMichael Brown Shooting Location, StreetView
Just to clarify, if you continue to head east on Canfield from the original link, the contractor witness' were located in the second parking lot past 2943 on the NNE side of Canfield. The camera position is about 30 feet past that towards the extreme north corner of the next apartment building.
TROTER @ 2014-09-11 21:30:39
TROTER pictureMichael Brown Shooting Location, StreetView
New witness video with the contractor in the "pink shirt".

The contractor was located in the second parking lot on the NNE side of the street past 2943 off Canfield. It looks like the camera person was laying on the ground further away from the scene. This video was about 30 seconds after the bullets flew.
http://youtu.be/sblJdLcgXfU
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 14:04:18
kjfitz pictureSanta pushing a bicycle
My bad. I now realize you picked a different (correct) category. Fixed!
LancelotLink @ 2014-09-11 09:40:06
LancelotLink pictureFood Cart
Don't you dare submit one of the numerous nearby elephants carrying people for the hunt!
fin @ 2014-09-11 08:10:08
fin pictureSanta pushing a bicycle
kjfitz you're right! But still Person pushing a bicycle.
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 07:40:19
kjfitz pictureSanta pushing a bicycle
Sorry. Santa isn't cosplay. He's at a Christmas market.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 07:38:03
kjfitz pictureMustafas Gem├╝sekebap
Sorry. A Döner kebab while delicious, isn't a Hot Dog.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog
Xeba73 @ 2014-09-10 01:33:28
Xeba73 pictureCountess Therese de Beauchamp's House (Former)
According to Forbes, it's about to hit the market for a rumored $525 million, Jesus Christ.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2014/09/03/the-most-expensive-homes-for-sale-in-the-world-right-now/
skyeye @ 2014-09-09 13:04:30
skyeye pictureTupolev Tu-144
Parked at the Institute of Aviation in Kaza, Tatarstan
nico @ 2014-09-06 19:57:56
nico pictureSukhoi Su-34 "Fullback"
Great catch!
nico @ 2014-09-06 19:57:36
nico pictureSukhoi Su-34 "Fullback"
Doesn't look like all the Su24s have been completely replaced although by now with updated imagery, more Su34s probably have arrived.
Anonymous @ 2014-09-06 19:12:26
Anonymous pictureLion hill of Waterloo
Apparently Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, returned here years later and was upset because they'd spoiled his battlefield by removing earth to make the mound. I wonder what Europe would look like today if it had gone the other way that day. A close run thing.
Anonymous @ 2014-09-04 23:33:00
Anonymous pictureOriginal Fort Lewis Main Gate
not main gate. This would be the "Log Center" Logistics Center Gate, now behind a residential development for more troops.

Main Gate has always been where it is now, just that it used to go through a little to the right (as you enter) from it's current location.
jdubble07 @ 2014-09-04 16:13:34
jdubble07 pictureRobert Pereira's House
Recently listed for sale for $139M, making it the most expensive listing in the US.
http://homesoftherich.net/2014/09/le-palais-royal-a-139-million-60000-square-foot-mega-mansion-in-hillsboro-beach-fl/
Xeba73 @ 2014-09-04 01:22:41
Xeba73 pictureNile Niami's House
I'm positive this is now Ariana Grande's house, although she recently listed it for sale.
TROTER @ 2014-09-03 12:18:15
TROTER pictureBugatti Veyron EB 16.4
A Pink Bugatti? No comment :)
TROTER @ 2014-09-03 12:11:06
TROTER pictureBugatti Veyron EB 16.4 & Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Nice inventory. This shop could do a reality TV show as a perk to buy :)
TROTER @ 2014-09-03 10:44:10
TROTER pictureValentino Garavani's House
I.E. Holland Park Avenue is famous for the Victorian homes that last for hundreds of years :).
TROTER @ 2014-09-03 10:41:34
TROTER pictureValentino Garavani's House
I had the once lived about 2 blocks from this address more than 30 years ago and it has not changed one bit since then.
kjfitz @ 2014-09-03 09:12:05
kjfitz picture'Flashlight' by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Picture from the VGT pic database:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/pic/3995/
TROTER @ 2014-09-03 07:26:52
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
Sorry, the link above is not clickable but copy and paste works.
pmoore66 @ 2014-09-03 07:02:53
pmoore66 picture'Balancing Tools' by Claes Oldenburg
better GM:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Germany/@47.6015145,7.6196654,46m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x479a721ec2b1be6b:0x75e85d6b8e91e55b?hl=en
TROTER @ 2014-09-03 06:54:57
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
This is the direct Google link to start of the sequence of events.
https://www.google.com/maps/@-26.923778,-49.060187,3a,75y,105.22h,69.06t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s3Rg531CDGN3jqIsZVtkl5A!2e0?hl=en
tallturtle82 @ 2014-09-02 15:50:05
tallturtle82 pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
Beautiful.
Alkavian @ 2014-09-02 09:57:29
Alkavian picturePossible NASR-9000 Fuel Air bombs/bomb casings
I would say the purpose of such weapons in the Middle East are largely for the fear factor. With the exception of an undeclared stock of nukes in Israel, the Middle Eastern countries raced to thermobaric munitions as the next best thing for making mushroom clouds. They are not really that practical if an enemy has effective air defense, but as Nico pointed out, you can clear mine fields, trench lines, caves, and several city blocks with one of these.
Tyco @ 2014-09-02 09:23:31
Tyco pictureL' Open Tour
Street View must have replaced the image with a newer image.
Drudii @ 2014-09-02 08:00:23
Drudii pictureFormer Klemensker Railway Station
Klemensker Station was part of "Allingebanen".
pmoore66 @ 2014-09-02 07:07:11
pmoore66 pictureGallery House by J.J.P. Oud
Xeba73 @ 2014-09-02 06:48:25
Xeba73 pictureMichael Winner's House
Robbie Williams bought it in 2013 (various reports).
jbottero @ 2014-09-01 10:47:58
jbottero pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
Well, when the Thumb changes, you can see Thumb History - what the old thumbs were...
TROTER @ 2014-09-01 10:31:23
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
VGT community should develop a mirror thing for preserving these classic street views as they can be fleeting :)
jbottero @ 2014-09-01 09:54:21
jbottero pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
I saw a great video (on Live Leak) of a biker on one of these "crotch rockets" that got pissed off at a car driver, rode up beside the car, kicked the car door, and than lost it and skidded down the road.

In Russia (and Brazil), it's common for *most* cars to have dash cams (to prevent traffic accident fraud), so there is a lot of video out there.
TROTER @ 2014-09-01 09:34:38
TROTER pictureArizona Last Stop, Location of Bullets and Burgers Shooting Range, StreetView
Pilot error on the part of the gun instructor. My prayers are with instructors relatives and the young 9 year old girl and her parents, it was not their fault.
TROTER @ 2014-09-01 09:01:34
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
It looks like the biker was obviously speeding and lost control when he hit one of those reflective lane bump things that are popular in places where it never snows.
TROTER @ 2014-09-01 08:57:50
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
First time I have heard of a "hit and run" with a biker on a little 125 Honda, or what ever that was, against a mini van. So funny!
jbottero @ 2014-09-01 08:43:17
jbottero pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
This is common in Brazil. Go to Live Leak, lots of stupid bikers out there.
TROTER @ 2014-09-01 08:39:50
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
BTW, it does look like the Google street car stopped to talk to the Police in at least one of the images. You can see it as the biker gets away in the distance as the camera stopped snapping for a few seconds.
TROTER @ 2014-09-01 08:33:31
TROTER pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
This is funny in that the biker was at fault and the subsequent images show the police chasing after the biker. These images are legal evidence of what actually happened and should be preserved if the case has not been solved by now.
bebert @ 2014-09-01 08:30:08
bebert pictureNatalie Portman's House
Natalie Portman is one of my favourite actress,I like her house
bebert @ 2014-09-01 08:19:29
bebert pictureL' Open Tour
There is a mistake, I can't see the coach L'Open Tour,it's the Avenue des Champs Elysées
jbottero @ 2014-08-31 21:52:06
jbottero pictureWee Town Outlaw Speedway
jbottero @ 2014-08-31 12:19:22
jbottero pictureNevada Test Site Apple II houses
Part of Operation Teapot.
jbottero @ 2014-08-31 11:18:46
jbottero pictureIncredible motorcycle accident
Nice. Google will probably remove it shortly.
nico @ 2014-08-31 08:18:46
nico picturePossible NASR-9000 Fuel Air bombs/bomb casings
That's what I was wondering about, Egypt got any dense jungles near by? LOL!

Daisies are also good for opening up paths for MBTs and IFVs thru minefield's.
jbottero @ 2014-08-30 20:35:57
jbottero picturePossible NASR-9000 Fuel Air bombs/bomb casings
The Daisy Cutter was developed to knock helocopter landing zones out of the jungle. The Egyptian may have other ideas for them.
jbottero @ 2014-08-30 20:34:16
jbottero picturePossible NASR-9000 Fuel Air bombs/bomb casings
It would have to be a smaller cargo plane. I believe they do have some c130s, but also some Soviet cargo planes... The US dropped the Daisy Cutters from a C130...
nico @ 2014-08-30 20:26:54
nico picturePossible NASR-9000 Fuel Air bombs/bomb casings
What would they drop it from? A C130? Great catch Alkavian!
jbottero @ 2014-08-30 13:49:19
jbottero picturePossible NASR-9000 Fuel Air bombs/bomb casings
Since the Google images are newer than the Bing, and it's not in the Bing, it has to a fairly new facility. Note the array of strage tanks for mixing ingredients.
pmoore66 @ 2014-08-30 09:42:17
pmoore66 picture'Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut' by Le Corbusier
jdubble07 @ 2014-08-30 06:55:47
jdubble07 pictureCharles Sieger's house
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union will reportedly hold their Summer 2014 wedding here.
http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/30/dwyane-wade-gabrielle-union-wedding-location-getting-married-castle/
pmoore66 @ 2014-08-29 08:55:23
pmoore66 picture'Villa Schwob' by Le Corbusier
jdubble07 @ 2014-08-28 06:45:44
jdubble07 pictureAlan Meckler's house (former)
Sold to CEO of Loews Corporation, James Tisch, for $41M.
Xeba73 @ 2014-08-28 01:07:57
Xeba73 pictureArizona Last Stop, Location of Bullets and Burgers Shooting Range, StreetView
A 9-year old girl with an Uzi machine gun. Crazy. Not in an African civil war zone. Not in the favelas of Rio or Sao Paulo. No, in the middle of America.

kjfitz @ 2014-08-27 17:04:42
kjfitz pictureAbandoned Structure or Ship
I am pretty sure it is an abandoned section of Mulberry Harbor from WWII. The wiki on the Mulberry Harbour states, "...a section of it remains embedded in the sand in the Thames Estuary, accessible at low tide, about 1 km off the coast of the military base at Shoeburyness."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulberry_harbour

We have a couple other examples in VGT:

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SpiderX22 @ 2014-08-27 15:06:06
SpiderX22 picturePlane in flight
Looks like Thomas Cook Airlines
jdubble07 @ 2014-08-27 11:45:00
jdubble07 pictureThe Beatles' House (former)
The home was owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor at the time The Beatles rented.
Anonymous @ 2014-08-27 10:29:26
Anonymous pictureDiana Dors' House
Does anyone know who lives here now or is it abandoned?
jdubble07 @ 2014-08-27 10:14:53
jdubble07 pictureBarack Obama's Vacation Home
Rumors of the Obama family purchasing this home have been quashed. The purchasers are an un-named family from Nebraska.
jdubble07 @ 2014-08-26 16:19:53
jdubble07 pictureNorth Bay Road Castle burned down (07-17-2009)
Duplicate of http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/bill-roedys-house/, but the north view of BEV shows the home post-fire and the east facing view shows pre-fire.
milwhcky @ 2014-08-25 21:03:27
milwhcky pictureMusic City Motorplex
Now known as the Fairgrounds Speedway.

Local race fans and historians fought the mayor's plan to redevelop the land and won.
Anonymous @ 2014-08-25 12:09:39
Anonymous pictureOrdnance area at Siegelsbach Army Depot
I was in both the 556th and 525th from 1969 - 1971...boring but yet a memorable time in my life. I noticed a blog from Joe G, which whom I shared some great times. To all of those I shared great times with!! Bill McC.
Anonymous @ 2014-08-25 11:40:20
Anonymous pictureArthur Blank's House
His cottage, as he quaintly calls it, is currently being increased from 10.000SF to 17,000! The guest house is also being renovated/increased.
jbottero @ 2014-08-24 16:38:13
jbottero pictureTwo Teens die in fatal crash after police chase (07-29-1997)
Oh yeah, I remember this one. Ideots. But tragic none the less.
tallturtle82 @ 2014-08-24 16:20:57
tallturtle82 pictureTolbachik eruption
Awesome!
Mieguy @ 2014-08-24 15:52:49
Mieguy pictureTwo Teens die in fatal crash after police chase (07-29-1997)