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dda @ 2010-05-14 17:20:38
dda pictureProtest
It is a strike that ran from April 15 to August 1, 2008.
On a construction site, undocumented workers have stopped work to protest the unscrupulous employer who exploited them. Underpaid, forced laborers, without security, these illegal workers demanding their regularization and equivalent rights that French workers.

After 109 days of strike, these undocumented workers have obtained satisfaction. About 29 people, 21 have received permission to stay three months and two...
dda @ 2009-12-31 13:45:21
dda picturePlane in flight
dda @ 2009-10-28 19:24:17
dda pictureFiat 500 Topolino
dda @ 2009-08-11 17:00:59
dda picture"La vie, t'en as qu'une !" poster
Life, you only have a single one.
dda @ 2009-06-07 23:27:06
dda pictureC'est toi qui as change
It's not advertising. It's called "Moi Non" by contemporary artist Gerald Van der Kaap.
This artwork refer to the Jean-Luc Godard movie, Le Mépris.
http://www.geraldvanderkaap.com/framednew.html
dda @ 2009-06-04 14:35:25
dda pictureEverland - hotel room on the Palais de Tokyo roof
dda @ 2009-05-30 07:13:38
dda pictureGallo-Roman theatre
dda @ 2009-05-26 06:14:35
dda picture'Cosmic Magnet' at Palace of Versailles
It's the “Calamita Cosmica” by Gino De Dominicis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino_De_Dominicis
dda @ 2009-05-01 04:37:51
dda pictureCastle retrofitted with shooting ranges
Fort du Mont Chauve de Tourette.
Built between 1889 and 1891 this fort is now deserted.
http://www.fortiff.be/iff/index.php?p=2315
dda @ 2009-04-17 11:07:19
dda pictureSikorsky (Sud Aviation) HSS-1
Sud HSS-1
(Sikorsky (Sud Aviation) HSS-1)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/France---Navy/Sud-HSS-1-(S-58A)/1386521/L/
dda @ 2009-04-06 11:52:11
dda pictureElephant
This elephant named Samba is famous. A lot of petitions to free this poor animal.
“Samba, the elephant has lived in a European Circus for more than 15years. Every season she travels thousands of kilometres from venue tovenue, crossing national borders between Member States. Her life consists of performance, temporary shelters, and her ‘beast wagon’.Despite her high profile, she is largely ‘forgotten’.”

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dda @ 2009-03-30 13:28:52
dda picturePrototype
dda @ 2009-03-25 13:53:43
dda picturePirate Ships
This is a 1953 Swedish Hanö class minesweeper.
It was bought for the filming of a movie about piracy. The scenes had to be shot off the coast of Corsica.
First problem for production: the presence of the skull and crossbones painted on the front of the bridge. Such representation is forbidden by French law even for a movie. The vessel was then detained by the Maritime Affairs.
Second problem, the production had big financial problems and also had to abandon the movie...
dda @ 2009-03-24 16:25:41
dda pictureOld car
Not sure, but it could be a 1928 Citroën B14
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Citroen+b14&btnG=Search+Images
dda @ 2009-03-18 17:35:17
dda pictureArmoured vehicle Berliet VXB-170
The area is censored in the satellite view.
dda @ 2009-03-14 07:26:24
dda pictureFire on the sidewalk
On the other side of the street, you can see an helmet in the gutter. Go one step to the north, you can see that's a scooter or a moped burning.
dda @ 2009-01-24 09:01:13
dda picture1956 Chevrolet 210
Could be a Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan
dda @ 2009-01-03 11:39:33
dda pictureMulticolor Paint Job
dda @ 2008-12-29 09:44:23
dda pictureHAMAD
Thanks adrbr.
Probably the biggest Helvetica condensed ever !
(500 m Cap Height = 1 600 000 pt fontsize)
dda @ 2008-12-21 11:02:07
dda pictureNice car
It's a Bentley.
dda @ 2008-12-21 10:49:53
dda pictureFilm crew

The real name of this café is "Le café Carnot" and was renamed "L'Étoile du Nord" for the movie set.
dda @ 2008-12-21 10:45:20
dda pictureFilm crew
Very nice !
It's the shooting of a tv movie called « Les trois font la paire ». Remake of a Sacha Guitry 1957 thriller.
Director : Éric Summer. Cast : Édouard Montoute, Bruno Madinier and Clémence Brétécher.
Date of the photo : 07 may 2008

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dda @ 2008-11-09 19:16:06
dda pictureStreet Protest in Paris!
It's a protest against Monsanto and a proposed law about Genetically Modified Organism. Greenpeace was there. (Tuesday May 13, 2008 from 13:00)
dda @ 2008-10-21 17:39:13
dda pictureA message (?)
You can read : "Camion clochard" (Tramp van)
Did the guy put or remove the sign ? You can see a beer bottle on the windshield. And under the wiper, it's look like a biscuit box.
Strange.
dda @ 2008-09-05 11:49:34
dda picture2003 dam
Your right. Could be : "Eid al-Adha" عيد الأضحى
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Adha

Not sure.
dda @ 2008-08-02 20:19:00
dda picture'C. M. F'
CMF "Constructions Métalliques de France"
dda @ 2008-07-28 17:11:16
dda pictureThe GoogleCar camera
This is the "low resolution" camera.
dda @ 2008-07-17 16:51:32
dda pictureParachute
Very cool find!
You can see a lot more around. A red one to the West, a blue/red/white to the NorthEast, and three more landind to the SouthWest.
dda @ 2008-07-11 14:20:23
dda pictureFrance in miniature
I can't see this place in BEV...
dda @ 2008-07-04 16:12:07
dda pictureRoad closed by snow
It's not an avalanche. Just a closed mountain pass. (Col) In springtime, the snow melt, and every year, the road is open again.
dda @ 2008-07-02 21:31:34
dda picture'Marie Antoinette' at the Grand Palais
Marie-Antoinette loose his head twice : in 1793 with the guillotine and in 2008 with the Google blurring faces system.
dda @ 2008-07-02 18:14:11
dda picturePolice on the Champs Élysées.
Street Views now in France ! All the 2008 Tour de France stages. (And also one in Italy)
dda @ 2008-06-21 19:40:37
dda picture1500 feet antenna
Censored (blurred) in LiveLocal
dda @ 2008-06-21 17:54:01
dda pictureNetherlands flag in Germany
Perhaps they want an ID card for strangers who want to work or something like that.
dda @ 2008-06-14 09:58:16
dda pictureTen Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Bravo Kevin !
You have so much posts that now you can see all of them from above :
http://www.zepload.com/images/1213455346_100x100.jpg
dda @ 2008-06-11 11:11:37
dda pictureParis mural
Yes and mixed with the "Sunday afternoon on the Grande Jatte island" from Seurat. (On the left of the wall)
You can notice how the "Google Automatic Bluring Faces Machine" anonymize the painting...
dda @ 2008-06-03 15:08:12
dda pictureA not conformed soccer-field
Nevertheless, they try to play on the LL south bird's Eye view. Don't want to know the shape of the ball.
dda @ 2008-06-01 15:33:49
dda pictureBack to the Future Town Square Set
Destroyed by the fire today.
dda @ 2008-05-25 15:37:47
dda pictureMontjeu castle
It's funny, when you turn on the "show labels" layer on Googlemaps, you can see that the ornemental basins of the gardens are considered as roundabouts with directions...
dda @ 2008-05-24 17:15:30
dda pictureUnusual three-way arch
Bravo!
dda @ 2008-05-23 18:21:28
dda pictureCoflexip Stena Offshore (CSO) Constructor
The same big ship here :
http://maps.google.fr/maps?t=k&hl=fr&ie=UTF8&ll=51.049267,2.358987&spn=0.000676,0.001149&z=20
dda @ 2008-04-26 12:55:15
dda pictureHouse on fire (April 16, 2003)
April 16, 2003
The pictures : http://ff-biebrich.de/efotos6.htm
A dog died.
dda @ 2008-04-26 11:26:31
dda pictureConcert in Grant Park
November 6, 2007...
According to the shadows, i'd said around 3 or 4 PM.
Could be easy to find the name of the performers...
dda @ 2008-04-03 17:44:53
dda pictureAirbus A300B2 ZERO-G
Nice one!
dda @ 2008-04-03 17:27:41
dda pictureStrange Trees
Strange ? Just trees in winter. Look the LL view.
dda @ 2008-03-11 19:12:48
dda pictureVolga-Dnepr An-124-100
dda @ 2008-03-05 17:58:26
dda pictureHot air balloon
Bravo.
You're right, it's a Re/Max balloon.
http://www.remax.es/
dda @ 2008-02-25 11:58:04
dda pictureHome fire at Polk Grove Cemetery
Great catch.
dda @ 2008-02-23 14:15:26
dda picture'Avilés' by Benjamín Menéndez
"Avilés" by Benjamín Menéndez (2005)
http://www.fotopaises.com/foto/Espana/Aviles/94146.html
dda @ 2008-02-22 16:05:49
dda pictureThai Airways 747 Boeing (HS-TGT)
dda @ 2008-02-22 16:05:34
dda pictureThai Airways 747 Boeing (HS-TGT)
dda @ 2008-02-19 19:48:11
dda pictureAUQ LE I
Now censored in GE...
dda @ 2007-12-19 14:33:10
dda pictureQuai de l'horloge
The "Land > Roads - Misc" category is the better choice until the addition of a new cat. For exemple :
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/18397/
It's just a street. But no street cat. And in what category : Building or land ?

The street above is named from the bank name. So, it could fit in a "street" category.

dda @ 2007-12-18 15:51:11
dda pictureQuai de l'horloge
When I've posted this, the homeless peoples on this place were in the news in Paris. And no embankment, riverside road or quay category. (And the bank category is not for this sort of bank)
But you're right, "in the news" is not anymore appropriate for this post since i'm incapable to find the news in question.
dda @ 2007-11-29 08:57:28
dda pictureHouse on fire (April 16, 2003)
dda @ 2007-09-16 09:13:40
dda picturePhuket International Airport (HKT)
dda @ 2007-09-01 12:02:03
dda picturePentagon shaped water well station
It's a new water well station in the future "parc du Grand Godet"
dda @ 2007-08-29 18:22:01
dda pictureBeachVolley in Paris
Wow. A lot of updating thumb work ahead...

dda @ 2007-08-20 16:59:49
dda picturePumpkin Trebuchet Target
Could be this one... Or perhaps a little far.
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/31689/
dda @ 2007-08-16 16:10:16
dda pictureMammoth in Berlin Spreepark
Falled mammoth in BEV...
dda @ 2007-08-06 17:51:44
dda picture2007-08-01 - Bridge Collapse
Looks already in trouble in YahooMaps...
dda @ 2007-08-06 17:41:51
dda pictureGreat Linford maze
Beautiful restoration. It's one of my favorites.
dda @ 2007-07-24 17:40:32
dda pictureTaal caldera
And in the middle, you can see the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island
dda @ 2007-07-18 17:52:02
dda pictureDefault
If you open the "Google Earth community" layer, you can see a lot of posts for this place. ("Center of the USA" for example)
dda @ 2007-07-16 19:03:28
dda pictureCerne Abbas Giant
Doh!
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007320865,00.html
dda @ 2007-07-16 14:32:12
dda pictureCrop Duster
dda @ 2007-07-07 13:26:45
dda pictureThe National Explosives Factory of Braqueville, overgrown with vegetation
It's the old "National Explosives Factory of Braqueville". Activity ceased in 1978. But still a property of ministry of defense.
dda @ 2007-07-07 09:59:15
dda picture'Taurus' by Tony Cragg
dda @ 2007-07-07 08:11:49
dda pictureTrapani Battery
The Trapani lazzaretto

It is situated on a small island, now united with the mainland, where in the first half of the XIII century there was the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio del Mare which was destroyed in the XVI century. The quarantine of shipping crews with suspicious epidemics was carried out here. The new Lazzaretto was built between 1830 and 1832. The complex now houses the Italian Lega Navale and looks like a large exedra.
dda @ 2007-07-02 18:41:15
dda pictureConcorde at Heathrow Airport
34th concorde! (included thumb archive)
dda @ 2007-06-29 13:18:24
dda pictureSuspension roof on a bulk reservoir
Thanks!
dda @ 2007-06-26 17:37:10
dda pictureMaltese Falcon, The (yacht)
Wow, have you seen the command room ? (in the Wired slideshow) I bet it's the HQ of the next James Bond villain.
dda @ 2007-06-26 11:21:43
dda pictureBird in flight
dda @ 2007-06-25 18:16:00
dda pictureLittle train
Yes, Sometimes I turn the picture to obtain the "normal" view. Verticals are verticals and second floor is above the first floor.
But I do that only for the close-up view. For the larger ones, it's pointless.
dda @ 2007-06-25 16:21:45
dda pictureSouthern Right Whales
Wow! Very nice find.
dda @ 2007-06-24 09:17:02
dda pictureFish Pool
It's a waterpark called "AquaFortLand"
dda @ 2007-06-24 08:59:27
dda pictureB-1B Bomber at Andersen Air Force Base
Still outside with other pict.
dda @ 2007-06-24 08:25:03
dda pictureCool building under construction
dda @ 2007-06-23 15:39:10
dda pictureMagellan's ship "Nao Victoria" replica
I mean the replica, of course
dda @ 2007-06-23 15:31:53
dda pictureMagellan's ship "Nao Victoria" replica
You're right.
If you compare the too pictures...
The one with the correct name :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Nao_Victoria.jpg
And the one at the rignt place :
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dda @ 2007-06-23 13:08:34
dda pictureMagellan's ship "Nao Victoria" replica
Could be a Cristóbal Colón ship. (Santa Maria, Pinta or la Niña) It's quite logical in Sevilla where he now rest in peace.
http://www.galeon.com/juliodominguez/2005/sm29.html
dda @ 2007-06-23 04:49:20
dda pictureF-86 refuelling (and some time later crashed)
dda @ 2007-06-19 15:52:42
dda pictureSunk ferry
The Art Nouveau Maxim's des Mers, designed by Pierre Cardin, is a floating version of Maxim's restaurants in Paris and New York. Of the 16 suites - each with a different theme - perhaps the most opulent is the Sarah Bernhardt, which has a large Jacuzzi in a mirrored room. In the winter, she sails the Caribbean, in summer, the Mediterranean. ($600 or more a person per day.)
"New York Times"

dda @ 2007-06-18 18:30:09
dda pictureSunk ferry
The last owner is the french fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Cardin
dda @ 2007-06-18 17:34:06
dda pictureSunk ferry
The "Maxim's des mers" ex 1942 US mineplanter "Major Samuel Ringgold" laid up at Fezzano, in the gulf of La Spezia.

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/WhatShipQueries.html
(Almost at the end of the page)

http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/photos/71541.jpg
dda @ 2007-06-18 17:21:32
dda pictureUnidentified Cool building
London goes to Paris.
dda @ 2007-06-18 16:54:13
dda pictureUnidentified Cool building
Just the London screw.
dda @ 2007-06-11 04:42:06
dda picture"Noahs Ark" by Rolf Roda Reilinger
"Noahs Ark" by Rolf Roda Reilinger
dda @ 2007-06-10 19:47:03
dda pictureHedge maze
The maze paradise. I've counted at least 7 mazes in the area.
dda @ 2007-06-10 19:41:32
dda picture"Noahs Ark" by Rolf Roda Reilinger
Just a ground pict but still unidentified.
dda @ 2007-06-10 16:16:47
dda pictureIceberg
Ok, I just saw even bigger in the area, but it's a nice one.
dda @ 2007-06-10 16:14:23
dda pictureIceberg
1 kilometer long!
dda @ 2007-06-09 04:38:25
dda pictureConcorde G-BOAC
18th Concorde in VGT! Bravo
Only one is now missing. Waiting for an update over Sinsheim.
dda @ 2007-06-05 09:05:25
dda pictureGoing...going...gone! The sinking of the Cariddi II.
You can see it still floating in the East view!

It was the "Cariddi II" a train ferry sold in 1992 to Province of Messina, used as floating museum.
http://members.lycos.nl/yashu/Cariddi.htm
http://www.sullacrestadellonda.it/storie_navi/cariddi.htm
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dda @ 2007-06-04 15:31:48
dda pictureFerry with bow opened for loading
Because it's a .gif (64 colors) intead of a .jpg
If you're using Photoshop you can change it in the "export to web & devices" menu.
dda @ 2007-06-03 18:16:04
dda pictureAirline Disaster
Few years before, the same plane in flight :
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0563195/L/
dda @ 2007-06-02 07:37:31
dda pictureBuilding Fire
If it's a intentional fire, it's too close to the building (The wind can change)
Bravo, nice map!
dda @ 2007-06-02 07:35:23
dda pictureGravensteen
Beautiful map!
Did you noticed the spider's web in the north view ?
dda @ 2007-05-30 05:06:01
dda pictureT-34 Turbo Mentors at Oceana NAS
Bravo!
ID : 160648
dda @ 2007-05-29 15:36:20
dda pictureT-34 Turbo Mentors at Oceana NAS
Ok, the same :)