AlbinoFlea: Comments

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AlbinoFlea @ 2010-01-17 00:48:04
AlbinoFlea pictureLindesnes Fyr
Thanks Kevin!
AlbinoFlea @ 2008-04-19 22:52:22
AlbinoFlea pictureFontainebleau Resort Hotel
"The resort has hosted entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Elvis Presley; and served as the location for many films, including James Bond's "Goldfinger", "The Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston; and in the movie "Scarface: it's where Tony gets slapped by the girl at the pool."

from http://www.miamibeach411.com/Hotels/fontainebleau.html
AlbinoFlea @ 2008-02-26 00:27:27
AlbinoFlea pictureContaminated Vehicles at Rassorva, Chernobyl
Awesome find!
AlbinoFlea @ 2008-02-25 23:46:26
AlbinoFlea pictureJ. Seward Johnson's The Awakening
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-12-12 18:52:49
AlbinoFlea picture'Brick Head 3' by James Tyler
Thanks for posting this... I was in Indy for a conference a few months back and staying just down the street. It's such a photogenic sculpture, and the interactive sound is pretty cool too.
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-12-03 20:59:59
AlbinoFlea pictureMediaeval insane asylum and prison for sale for hotel project
I'm sure the marketing department will have a field day with this...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-11-30 18:56:35
AlbinoFlea pictureHelicopter over Tidal Basin
Ha... and here I just went looking for paddle boats...

There's another view of it almost out of frame here:
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=qgdk9g8kd5j9&style=o&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=180834&encType=1
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-11-23 12:42:16
AlbinoFlea pictureLarge Helicopters at Aberdeen Proving Ground
They appear to be associated with the Maryland Army National Guard.
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-11-02 03:02:01
AlbinoFlea pictureNoah's Ark being built
Damn... beat me to this one...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-11-01 03:16:33
AlbinoFlea picturePhased array radar on Kwajalein Atoll
Not sure what sort of info you're looking for, but it appears that this array might be disassembled and relocated to the Czech Republic:

http://www.yokwe.net/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1708

There's also a photo of the site on this NASA page:

...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-11-01 02:59:52
AlbinoFlea picturePhilip Johnson's Glass House
Thanks. I didn't know either until midway through posting it...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-10-21 02:08:17
AlbinoFlea pictureA building in DC that isn't there in Google Maps, but is in LL and YM
The BEV imagery shows the construction site.
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-10-21 02:06:30
AlbinoFlea pictureA building in DC that isn't there in Google Maps, but is in LL and YM
Wow... what's interesting about this post is that the LL thumbnail shows the old building, GM thumbnail shows the demolition, and YM thumbnail shows the new building... if you look closely you can tell that the LL and YM buildings are not the same.

The old building shown in the LL thumbnail is the Thomas Edison Building, built in 1973 and demolished likely in about 2002/03. Pepco, the local electricity utility, occupied the EdisonBuilding until 1999, and the the World Bank used...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-10-04 20:46:18
AlbinoFlea pictureTroll Airfield
It is rather odd... with the hi-res imagery of Antarctica, you get several layers of "We are sorry, but we don't have imagery at this zoom level for this region" before you get to it.

I just opened this link on a smaller monitor and had to zoom in one more level to actually see the airfield.
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-10-03 21:14:57
AlbinoFlea picturePacking tape over Alaska
Similar lines are also visible in GM and LL...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-28 17:21:26
AlbinoFlea pictureOffutt Field House
Whenever I look at this thumbnail I have the strong optical illusion that I'm seeing the underside of a bridge.
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-28 17:00:37
AlbinoFlea pictureFenced area
Very odd 11-sided symmetry...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-25 21:31:31
AlbinoFlea pictureRussian Icebreaker off the coast of Antarctica
This is an awesome find!
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-24 17:19:10
AlbinoFlea pictureOrange Beach Water Tower
Looks like an over-sized oil filter...
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-20 21:19:18
AlbinoFlea pictureMütter Museum (The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
This place is awesome... they have some really cool and creepy stuff. I try to stop in whenever I get in Philly.
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-20 17:25:25
AlbinoFlea pictureInteresting landscaping
Actually, looks like just some clever landscaping in the AVANTIS European Science and Business Park, which straddles the DE-NL border:

http://www.avantis.org/index.php?ihre_vorteile
AlbinoFlea @ 2007-09-20 17:12:23
AlbinoFlea pictureInteresting landscaping
Maybe an amphitheatre?
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-07-12 11:37:43
AlbinoFlea pictureClavell's Tower Folly Kimmeridge
Welcome to VGT!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-07-08 22:27:05
AlbinoFlea pictureSo fun! The same house with Low and High Resolution
Very cool find!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-27 18:07:48
AlbinoFlea pictureTikopia Island
Also the island visted by New Zealand-born anthropologist Raymond Firth, upon which his classic _We, the Tikopia_ was based.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-15 17:31:19
AlbinoFlea pictureAirplane approaching Whiteman Airport
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-14 22:59:46
AlbinoFlea pictureChinese H-6 Badgers
Thanks for the correction... I had named my thumbnail "Chinese Badgers" but I guess I got things crossed up when I went to submit!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-14 19:26:10
AlbinoFlea pictureAirplane approaching Whiteman Airport
Can't seem to link to this... LL seems to think that there simultaneously are and aren't BE images for these coordinates.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-09 16:54:03
AlbinoFlea pictureB-52D Stratofortress Arc Light Memorial
You mean I got one right...? You guys must be rubbing off on me...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-09 13:49:29
AlbinoFlea pictureAlaska State Capitol
I believe that's the last State Capitol left to post, at least until Alaska builds a new one (slated for 2009?).
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-09 13:46:50
AlbinoFlea pictureAirplane over Nazca lines
Correction to above: 14° 41'22.15"S becomes -14.689486 (14 + 0.683333 + 0.006153)
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-09 13:42:30
AlbinoFlea pictureAirplane over Nazca lines
No, in order to convert you have to divide the minutes by 60 and the seconds by 3600, then add them all together, so 14° 41'22.15" becomes 41.689486 (41 + 0.683333 + 0.006153), and likewise 75°06'58.17"W becomes -75.116158.

If you're in Google Earth you can set it to display LL in degrees (with decimal) format or in degrees/minutes/seconds, (which is the default), in the Tools --> Options --> View menu.


AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-08 18:41:43
AlbinoFlea pictureOld East Germany flag
Congrats on map 1000!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-06-05 19:02:22
AlbinoFlea pictureSkandinavienkaj
Welcome to VGT!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-24 00:31:24
AlbinoFlea pictureGCHQ CSO Morwenstow
Congratulations on your 400th map!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-22 22:15:24
AlbinoFlea pictureFive tanks at Swiss military base Bièren
Welcome back!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-21 23:02:03
AlbinoFlea pictureGolden Gate Fields Racetrack
They have a P.O. Box in Albany, CA, which is likely the source of contention.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-21 13:48:54
AlbinoFlea pictureHelicopter In Flight at Reagan National
Nice find!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-21 01:08:28
AlbinoFlea pictureCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Embassy of Papua New Guinea is apparently also located in Suite 805:
http://www.pngembassy.org/index.html
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-20 12:23:21
AlbinoFlea pictureCirque du Soleil
Nice to see that Pittsburgh isn't in black and white any more... guess that means LL has updated?
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-17 23:55:19
AlbinoFlea pictureFargues castle
Congrats on map No. 700!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-17 23:54:13
AlbinoFlea pictureA-10s at Davis-Monthan AFB
Congrats on map 500!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-12 20:21:03
AlbinoFlea pictureEnergetikas
Well... I don't usually divulge secrets such as these, but...

Started in GE, noticed that the closest named GE town was Schibbe, so I googled Schibbe.

First hit, fallingrain.com, said Schibbe was AKA Šventoji, so I googled that instead.

First hit was for Palangos turizmo informacijos centras, www.palangatic.lt, the adminsitrative district for Šventoji, went there, switched to English, (my...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-11 20:46:18
AlbinoFlea pictureEnergetikas
This is the resort hotel and spa Energetikas... might be worse than a prison for some folks...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-09 09:40:59
AlbinoFlea pictureParis Metro Station - Quatre Septembre
And I thought I was a masochist...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-05 01:26:03
AlbinoFlea pictureTrace Adkins' House (former)
Congrats on map 100! (That was quick!)
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-04 18:21:36
AlbinoFlea pictureBoscobel "Supermax" Prison
Too far north to be a kudzu infestation...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-04 17:15:05
AlbinoFlea pictureBoscobel "Supermax" Prison
Yeah... that's one of the poorest joins I've seen in a while.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-02 23:51:52
AlbinoFlea pictureDornier Do 27
Welcome to VGT. Nice first post!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-02 18:42:10
AlbinoFlea pictureKarl Rove's House
Total Assessment Value for 2006: $1,226,660
Purchased in 2001 for: $799,000
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-01 21:24:37
AlbinoFlea pictureDover Transmitter
A big congratulations on your 1000th map submission. Won't be long before you pass me by...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-01 01:44:10
AlbinoFlea pictureWorld's Fair '92
Nice first post! Welcome to VGT.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-01 01:43:03
AlbinoFlea picturePteranodon Flyers
Congrats on map No. 200!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-01 01:41:45
AlbinoFlea pictureZentralstadion Leipzig
Congrats on map No. 200!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-01 01:41:02
AlbinoFlea pictureSchloss Rheda
Congrats on map No. 100!
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-29 09:35:19
AlbinoFlea pictureAn Ad on a Truck Three Stories Above the Road
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-29 09:34:44
AlbinoFlea pictureAn Ad on a Truck Three Stories Above the Road
May 4, 2003
12th Ave. Truck Sign Refurbished
By JOSH BARBANEL

Perched two stories above seven lanes of traffic along the Hudson, the Mack tractor-trailer emblazoned with the name Yale symbolized the gritty industrial role of the far West Side for decades. Now the headlights in the sign, above 12th Avenue just north of the sleek glass and concrete facade of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, have flicked on again after being dark for years, and the side of the...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-29 09:29:20
AlbinoFlea pictureAn Ad on a Truck Three Stories Above the Road
Pretty cool... you can see from the side that it's not a real truck, but just a sign:
http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=40.760355~-74.002033&style=o&lvl=2&scene=1654278
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-29 01:32:29
AlbinoFlea pictureGiant Shoe
Hmmm... mutant shoe near Three Mile Island...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-28 18:00:12
AlbinoFlea pictureLarge Missing Area in Germany
Ah, so that's where the Alien Civilization relocated to...
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/2755/
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-28 17:25:41
AlbinoFlea pictureFormer Workshop of Alexander Graham Bell
The address from the Georgetowner web-site is incorrect; it should be 3414 Volta Place NW.

The house is a "Residential-Semi-Detached-Single" in DC land use lingo and was valued in 2006 at just over $1.3 million.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-27 21:16:12
AlbinoFlea pictureField full of helicopters
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-27 20:38:47
AlbinoFlea pictureHelicopters at Tiraspol Soviet-era Air Base
Makes you kind of tingly...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-27 16:31:29
AlbinoFlea pictureAnacostia's Big Chair
The big chair has returned!

Full story at the Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/25/AR2006042501682.html?sub=AR
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 21:06:13
AlbinoFlea pictureShipbreaking at Alang beach
Much nicer than my earlier lo-res post:
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/8081/
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 20:40:09
AlbinoFlea pictureFink II (Recently rediscovered U-boat pens)
This area very freaky after April 2006 database update. Original site obscured by semi-transparent overlay.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 20:26:33
AlbinoFlea pictureFrench Nuclear Submarine
Different sub in different place after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:49:28
AlbinoFlea pictureFerry in Drydock
Different ships in drydock after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:48:08
AlbinoFlea pictureFerry boat leaving Tróia for Setúbal
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:44:54
AlbinoFlea pictureBaylink Ferry arriving at Vallejo Terminal
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:44:12
AlbinoFlea pictureBaltic Ferry in the port of Gdansk
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:41:57
AlbinoFlea pictureTwo Barges on the Mississippi
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:40:31
AlbinoFlea pictureTankers loading
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:39:46
AlbinoFlea pictureTankers at Trieste
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:38:54
AlbinoFlea pictureTanker on the open sea off the Italian coast
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:37:27
AlbinoFlea pictureSupertanker at rest
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:36:46
AlbinoFlea pictureSupertanker at rest
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:36:00
AlbinoFlea pictureSuper Tanker in Drydock
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:31:21
AlbinoFlea pictureLarge cargo ship in the straits of Gibralter
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:22:14
AlbinoFlea pictureCargo ships in Algeciras Bay
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:20:30
AlbinoFlea pictureBoat Being pushed backwards
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-26 19:19:45
AlbinoFlea pictureBarges on the Danube River
Gone after April 2006 database update.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-25 20:50:42
AlbinoFlea picturePink and Blue Mountains
According to GE these are the Gora Tymkyney.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-25 19:59:56
AlbinoFlea pictureGhostbuster Firehouse
Well... maybe 4444 would be worth a special topic...

You have submitted more maps than we have comments... 4020 vs. 3480... that's just scary.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-25 19:44:17
AlbinoFlea pictureMelkøya Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant
Interesting Flash animation detailing the path of the LNG from Snøvit through the process plant at Melkøya:
http://www.statoil.com/STATOILCOM/SVG00990.NSF/Attachments/VeienTil_LNG_no/$FILE/veien_til_lng_engelsk.swf
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-25 15:18:40
AlbinoFlea pictureGhostbuster Firehouse
Nice choice for map 4000... another milestone bites the dust, eh?
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-24 17:56:42
AlbinoFlea pictureBottero Group Glass Engineering Division
Any connection?
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-20 19:34:54
AlbinoFlea picturePretty Plane All But Plain
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-19 19:18:11
AlbinoFlea pictureGift Shop in Shape of Wizard
Updated link to another site with a pic that does not require registration.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 21:27:58
AlbinoFlea pictureVerizon Center (MCI Center)
The name of the arena was previously MCI Center, but when MCI was acquired by Verizon Communications, the name was changed to "Verizon Center" effective March 5, 2006 [1]. The arena has been nicknamed the "Phone Booth" because of its association with telecommunications companies.

--from Wikipedia
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 21:11:32
AlbinoFlea pictureQuicken Loans Arena (Gund Arena)
Quicken Loans Arena (aka "The Q") is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights.

--from Wikipedia
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 20:43:03
AlbinoFlea pictureAT&T Park (Pac Bell) (SBC)
The stadium was officially renamed AT&T Park on March 1, 2006, just two years after it adopted the SBC Park name. SBC Communications, the flagship sponsor of the park, rebranded itself as AT&T Inc. when it merged with AT&T Corp. in late 2005. This marks the second renaming for the park since its opening in 2000.

--from Wikipedia
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 20:39:56
AlbinoFlea pictureBusch Memorial Stadium (Demolished 2005)
Demolition of the stadium began at 3:07 Central Standard Time on November 7, 2005, as the location of the stadium would become part of the outfield and Ballpark Village area for the new Busch Stadium. Unlike recent stadium demolitions, which have been triggered implosions, the ballpark was torn down with a wrecking ball piece-by-piece over a period of a few weeks to avoid any risk of damage to the new structure. At 12:25 AM local time on December 8, 2005, the final standing section of Busch...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 20:20:44
AlbinoFlea pictureLambeau Field
The final Pro Football stadium left to be submitted.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 20:19:43
AlbinoFlea pictureCandlestick Park (Monster Park)(3Com)
On September 28, 2004, a new naming rights deal was signed with Monster Cable, a maker of cables for electronic equipment, and the stadium was renamed Monster Park. Many people erroneously assume the Monster Park name is associated with Monster.com.

A measure passed in the November 2, 2004 election states that the stadium name will revert back to Candlestick permanently after the current contract with Monster Cable expires in 2008.

-- from Wikipedia
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-18 17:44:24
AlbinoFlea pictureMiller Park
Still under construction in the LL imagery...
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-17 13:54:45
AlbinoFlea pictureEight cars on a spike
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=381213

A 3D rendering of the Kabob in KMZ format for viewing with GE.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-12 01:19:11
AlbinoFlea pictureF-106A and T-33A on static display
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-09 09:40:03
AlbinoFlea pictureKiritimati (Christmas Island)
This is Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, one of the Line Islands group of Kiribati.
AlbinoFlea @ 2006-04-08 10:40:44
AlbinoFlea picturePolaris Missile
Conveniently located at the corner of Tartar Avenue and Polaris Street...