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jbottero @ 2016-06-16 12:45:34
jbottero pictureCensored area
Moses Lake (KMWH) is used for testing developmental Air Force aircraft. The F-117 was very extensively tested here, usually at night, of course...
jbottero @ 2016-06-05 16:59:21
jbottero picture'Oberman Residence' by Pierre Koenig
It's a little disappointing they pout that roof on it, it really takes away from the original design.
jbottero @ 2016-06-05 16:57:11
jbottero pictureLiechtensteinische Post (tallest building in Liechtenstein)
That's tall!
jbottero @ 2016-06-01 15:44:22
jbottero pictureB-1 Bomber Shadow
Zoom in, not a shadow.
jbottero @ 2016-04-30 23:00:59
jbottero picture'131 Ponce de Leon Avenue' by I.M. Pei
Pretty "unassuming" for I.M. Pei. From the Wikipedia: "The building was demolished in February 2013, but the Atlanta Preservation Center stated that its understanding that a portion of the façade was to be "resurrected as a shell" and incorporated into the new complex"...

So, it's gone.
jbottero @ 2016-04-23 15:47:50
jbottero pictureBabcock Ranch
Nice.
jbottero @ 2016-04-14 12:16:53
jbottero pictureEvergreen Point Floating Bridge
This bridge will soon be closed and removed as the new bridge (parallel to the original) was completed and is now open to traffic.
jbottero @ 2016-04-02 23:21:49
jbottero pictureNear Pond Cove, Newfoundland several kilometres west of L'Anse aux Meadows
And, welcome to Virtual Globetrotting!
jbottero @ 2016-04-02 23:21:05
jbottero pictureNear Pond Cove, Newfoundland several kilometres west of L'Anse aux Meadows
Nice. Do you have and references to settlments here?
jbottero @ 2016-03-27 20:13:54
jbottero pictureSheridan Reserve Center
There is a map stitching error on the left side of this map.
jbottero @ 2016-03-06 15:51:24
jbottero pictureThe Hadley family's house
Zoom in on the Google image and you will see murderer Tyler Hadley strolling out front.
jbottero @ 2016-03-06 15:44:23
jbottero pictureThe Hadley family's house
jbottero @ 2016-03-03 20:35:20
jbottero pictureAlaska Native Brotherhood Hall
Nice.
jbottero @ 2016-02-15 16:46:10
jbottero pictureDeadly Flight 3407 Crash - 12 Feb, 2009
Note the garage sale in the Google map...
jbottero @ 2016-01-10 16:48:46
jbottero pictureIranian Drone Testing
Strictly speaking I didn't find it all by myself. A friend in the biz had mentioned this location, so I had the location but really no info. After a bit of Googling I found the web site that talked about all three sites in this series (drone, frigates, sub).
jbottero @ 2015-12-25 17:10:45
jbottero pictureFire at Bill Clinton's Birthplace - 25 Dec 2015
I'm sure the building isn't all crooked like that, strange camera thing.
jbottero @ 2015-12-25 15:02:40
jbottero pictureBill Clinton's Birthplace
jbottero @ 2015-12-07 21:09:43
jbottero pictureJoseph Paxton Bust
Hah! Blurred.
jbottero @ 2015-11-21 10:33:25
jbottero pictureThe Clown Motel
There's got to be a low-budget horror film in this motel someplace...
jbottero @ 2015-11-14 17:00:22
jbottero pictureTurntable and remains of another
There seems to be some kind of test track a block or so from this roundhouse. Wonder what kind?
jbottero @ 2015-11-11 15:26:22
jbottero pictureThe Seattle Gum Wall
jbottero @ 2015-10-25 16:52:40
jbottero pictureCarol Burnett's House
For some reason, well, cost of housing in LA in that particular neighborhod, I question "multi-ocupency", many places in that neighborhood that can be described as "single room bungalows" sell for $500,000 and up.
jbottero @ 2015-10-17 15:19:35
jbottero pictureSunrise Hospital
jbottero @ 2015-10-11 14:15:35
jbottero pictureFormer Braddan Halt
Outstanding, I'm a HUGE rail fan. Too bad rail in The United States sucks.
jbottero @ 2015-10-10 17:56:44
jbottero pictureFormer Gob-y-Deigan Halt
Can I assume that a "halt" is a train stop with a building of some sort?
jbottero @ 2015-10-03 17:21:29
jbottero pictureThe Gates of Hell
This would make an awesome addition to my mausoleum.
jbottero @ 2015-10-03 17:19:06
jbottero picture'The Sun' by Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly sketches things now and then but has not blown any glass in years. Many of his prints are created and signed by "assistants".

However, the Tacoma Museum of Glass is a great evening, there are always artists in the "hot shop" making art, and you can go in and watch.
jbottero @ 2015-09-27 16:25:44
jbottero pictureGiant Arachnids at Seattle Center
jbottero @ 2015-09-25 15:39:24
jbottero picture'Lovejoy Fountain Park' by Halprin and Associates
I grew up in Portland in the 1970's and played at this fountain several times a week. When I was older, I smoked a lot of weed here as well... A different time. For a while in the 70's and 80's you could smoke weed in the park and no one cared. Than came the "War On Drugs" and that deal was over...
jbottero @ 2015-09-24 21:54:15
jbottero pictureBassel al-Assad International Airport
Russian jets taking up residence.
jbottero @ 2015-09-22 13:15:13
jbottero pictureFiltered Solomon Island beach
The linked shortened Google Map link is the same as the Thumb link.
jbottero @ 2015-08-02 11:15:31
jbottero pictureMeridian Union Station
Better thumb and different Street View.
jbottero @ 2015-08-01 18:28:05
jbottero pictureMH 370 Wreckage Found
Excellent find.
jbottero @ 2015-08-01 18:26:45
jbottero pictureThe Madara Rider
Outstanding.
jbottero @ 2015-08-01 15:17:08
jbottero pictureMassive Deadly Mud Slide - 22 March, 2014
Thanks, Anon, got it!
jbottero @ 2015-07-26 13:04:40
jbottero pictureAir view of downtown Los Angeles
Nice find.
jbottero @ 2015-07-26 13:00:08
jbottero pictureRand Paul's House
Looks like the last house in the neighborhood of that "vintage", all the others are more recent "McMansions".
jbottero @ 2015-07-25 19:07:38
jbottero pictureCamouflaged tenting on Fort Bliss
Nice find.
jbottero @ 2015-07-12 16:00:39
jbottero pictureFederal Social Readaptation Center No. 1
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, escaped from this prison in July, 2015.
jbottero @ 2015-07-04 12:13:47
jbottero pictureFormer Chanute Air Force Base
Also, it now has two active runways.
jbottero @ 2015-07-04 12:12:11
jbottero pictureFormer Chanute Air Force Base
I did my fire fighting training here in 1985. Middle of winter, so cold I wondered how people even lived there.
jbottero @ 2015-06-17 21:38:43
jbottero pictureSite of Stardust fire (Feb 14, 1981)
Apparently, it is now a gas station. I assume the original building is no longer there...
jbottero @ 2015-06-13 17:47:00
jbottero pictureLaunch site of Iranian cruise missile
Perhaps a copy of one of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kh-55
jbottero @ 2015-06-04 07:37:03
jbottero pictureNorthern Exposure: Talkeetna, AK
Thus the show WAS filmed there, as well as other locations. You original comment says Roslyn was not a filming location, and that simply is not accurate. You're being pedantic.
jbottero @ 2015-06-04 06:44:15
jbottero pictureNorthern Exposure: Talkeetna, AK
So the exteriors along with some street scenes that are quite clearly buildings in that town were not actually filmed there? Got it!

In fact quite a bit of production did take place there.
jbottero @ 2015-05-25 21:29:22
jbottero pictureWinter lights
Nice!
jbottero @ 2015-05-18 22:00:43
jbottero pictureBikuben Kollegiet ├śrestad
Why does the Yahoo thumb show the Google image?
jbottero @ 2015-05-02 08:19:28
jbottero pictureJust a tiny bit of outside maintenance work...
Sweet!
jbottero @ 2015-04-07 19:03:54
jbottero pictureHindu Kush
Hindu Kush... Isn't that a brand of weed?
jbottero @ 2015-04-04 16:10:08
jbottero pictureInside the cockpit of a De Havilland DHC-4 (Caribou)
No, I don't think it is a Chinook. Too many windows.
jbottero @ 2015-04-04 16:05:36
jbottero pictureInside the cockpit of a De Havilland DHC-4 (Caribou)
It's the inside of a Chinook helicopter.
jbottero @ 2015-03-29 15:30:47
jbottero pictureTrain Derailment (2014-04-30)
Outstanding.
jbottero @ 2015-03-27 18:07:02
jbottero pictureTeatro Degollado
Awesome.
jbottero @ 2015-03-21 12:33:02
jbottero pictureMagnum, P.I. Robin's Nest
www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/20/obamas-not-mystery-buyers-magnum-pi-home-says-white-house/
jbottero @ 2015-03-16 19:01:51
jbottero pictureNaked Cowboy
Right behind him is the naked indian.
jbottero @ 2015-03-16 18:59:59
jbottero pictureEaster bunny peeps
I don't think they are strictly speaking "peeps" since they are not made of sugar.
jbottero @ 2015-03-15 11:25:27
jbottero pictureThe Bell in Hand Tavern, America's oldest tavern
The Jessop Tavern opened in 1724 and is still in business.
jbottero @ 2015-03-13 15:17:24
jbottero pictureEdith Macefield House
Failed to sell at auction, may be torn down.
jbottero @ 2015-03-06 18:58:13
jbottero pictureFake Iranian "Nimitz" Mock-Up
Google Maps no longer shows this image.
jbottero @ 2015-03-03 17:49:27
jbottero pictureFake Iranian "Nimitz" Mock-Up
When I put my mind to it....
jbottero @ 2015-03-02 07:33:07
jbottero pictureLargest Cashew Tree in the World
Yes, I see that. Interesting.
jbottero @ 2015-02-28 13:59:24
jbottero picturePeat guest hut
Ahhhh, the peat!
jbottero @ 2015-02-28 13:27:24
jbottero pictureLargest Cashew Tree in the World
The street view show multiple trees, so the green patch can't be a single tree.
jbottero @ 2015-02-28 13:25:46
jbottero pictureJRR Tolkien Themed Dutch Town
The street view shows modern houses.
jbottero @ 2015-02-21 10:43:28
jbottero pictureBates Motel Filming Location
Note the silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock on some plywood on the upper floor of the old house...
jbottero @ 2015-02-18 18:36:22
jbottero pictureVanilla Ice Arrested (18 FEB 2015)
Nice.
jbottero @ 2015-02-18 18:26:47
jbottero pictureOld and new; Tower Bridge and The Shard
Nice.
jbottero @ 2015-02-14 15:40:06
jbottero picturePointless Footbridge ?
If you look down the track, there is a large switching yard. Long fraight trains can often occupy a crossing for 5 minutes.
jbottero @ 2015-02-14 13:39:04
jbottero picturePointless Footbridge ?
It is to allow foot traffic while there are trains on the track.
jbottero @ 2015-02-08 20:19:57
jbottero pictureThe Erotic Museum
No longer in biz, "CLOSED".
jbottero @ 2015-02-07 11:43:46
jbottero picture'Knife Edge Two Piece' by Henry Moore
Several where cast, and are listed here at VG...
jbottero @ 2015-01-25 17:29:46
jbottero picture'Hope House' by John Lautner
For sale. Originally isted at $50 million in 2013 before the price was cut to $34 million, and now it's been reduced to a mere $25 million.
jbottero @ 2015-01-19 15:01:06
jbottero pictureSP Crater
The story is that a rancher and early landowner of the mountain, expressed his opinion that the mountain resembled a pot of excrement, thus we can guess what the "S" and "P" stand for.
jbottero @ 2015-01-17 11:03:58
jbottero pictureTerracotta circle by Mauro Staccioli
jbottero @ 2015-01-11 17:45:50
jbottero pictureMudslide knocks Washington home right off foundation
I drive through this town all the time on the way to Pacific Beach Hoquiam and Aberdeen (where grung rocker Curt Cobain was from) have been very very "depressed since the fishing industry and logging industry have nose-dived. Really sad, they are both "cute" towns.
jbottero @ 2014-12-24 11:47:20
jbottero pictureAircraft Carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61)
jbottero @ 2014-11-11 17:46:11
jbottero picture'Sea Lava Circles' by Richard Long
Ah, but I know... It explores the existential relationship between Man, and his mother the universe at the most basic perhistoric level. Or something.
jbottero @ 2014-11-11 17:22:06
jbottero picture'Sea Lava Circles' by Richard Long
I'll tell you, I love modern art. I've looked at art that people's kids have done and had framed and said "who did that, it's GREAT!" But this I don't know about. It's a fairly small bull's eye made of stones my son could lift.
jbottero @ 2014-11-09 13:09:38
jbottero pictureDamaged Great Mosque of Aleppo
Reduced to rubble in 2013 by ISIS.
jbottero @ 2014-11-09 13:06:43
jbottero pictureRoman Theatre of Bosra
Heavily damaged by ISIS mortar shelling.
jbottero @ 2014-10-29 17:51:33
jbottero picture'SANDY: in Defined Space' by Richard Miller
I love the "18 or over" notice to see a sculpture that is on *public* display in a *public* park... Boobies! It's pornography!
jbottero @ 2014-10-25 14:19:00
jbottero pictureJulia Roberts wax figure
I always thought the "real" Julia Roberts was pretty much a wax figure anyway.
jbottero @ 2014-10-24 17:52:56
jbottero picture'Variable Wedge' by Sam Richardson
Isn't this just a row of "jersey" barriers? Ah, but of course art is in the eye of the beholder...
jbottero @ 2014-10-24 17:48:50
jbottero pictureMarysville-Pilchuck High School - (School shooting site 2014-10-24)
Terrible, terrible thing. I used to live very close to this school, I've lived in Washington for the last 25 years, spent a lot of time up in that "neck of the woods". Kids and their hormones need to stay away from guns.
jbottero @ 2014-10-23 19:41:48
jbottero pictureRasin El-Aboud Air Base
Nope, you are correct, KRL...
jbottero @ 2014-10-23 19:39:26
jbottero pictureRasin El-Aboud Air Base
One and the same, KRL.
jbottero @ 2014-10-17 09:26:03
jbottero pictureSchoonover Assault Landing Runway
With the thrust reversers, it's not a quiet jet on any runway... I see assult landings where I work every day, and it's still fun to watch.
jbottero @ 2014-10-12 22:36:47
jbottero pictureBoeing C-17 Globemaster III in flight
It's gone, but this jet is almost certainly lined up for the Assault Strip.
jbottero @ 2014-10-12 17:38:04
jbottero pictureParis Theatre
Perhaps the creepiest adult theater of all time.
jbottero @ 2014-10-12 16:21:17
jbottero pictureStepping Stone Cafe
A decent cafe, but really, over rated.
jbottero @ 2014-10-12 15:51:22
jbottero pictureWells Fargo Center (tallest building in Oregon)
Originally First Interstate Bank.
jbottero @ 2014-10-12 15:19:09
jbottero pictureBronze elephants
A gift to the city of Portland from Chinese businessman Huo Baozhu, whose China-based foundy manufactured the sculpture, these bronze elephants is actually about sixteen times larger than the original, a wine pitcher from the late Shang Dynasty. The young elephant standing on his father's back symbolizes safe and prosperous offspring. Titlaed "Da Tung & Xi'an Bao Bao", it is roughly translated as "Universal Peace & Baby Elephant". This sculpture is located in...
jbottero @ 2014-10-05 11:51:43
jbottero pictureCaiman found guarding marijuana stash (2013-01-09)
I would think that if the caiman wis in a tank, unless the weed was in the tank as well, the animal was hardly "guarding" the weed...
jbottero @ 2014-10-04 15:12:55
jbottero pictureRed Pyramid
First Southern Baptist Church. Big "mega church" building, but the roof is not as high as it looks from above.
jbottero @ 2014-10-03 16:15:05
jbottero picture"Let's follow Kim Jong-suk, heroine of an anti-Japan fighter!"
This description says nothing about what this is. A tomb? A memorial? Who knows...
jbottero @ 2014-10-03 16:01:11
jbottero pictureTomb of Suleyman Shah
ISIS will soon blow it up...
jbottero @ 2014-10-02 18:20:09
jbottero pictureWayne Manor Set
Folks will note a number of great houses on this same street.
jbottero @ 2014-09-28 10:34:21
jbottero pictureCar hits tree, tree falls on another driving car
Sure, I assumed that it was police corruption / insurence fraud reasons. I am suprised it's not more popular here in the United States where there is indeed police coruption and insurence fraud.

jbottero @ 2014-09-27 15:57:21
jbottero pictureCar hits tree, tree falls on another driving car
It's interesting how in most eastern European countries, most cars have dash-cams - Live Leak would be nothing without all the Russian dash cam video. Also see this VG map: http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/fatality-on-the-highway/ and my personal photo.
jbottero @ 2014-09-27 15:51:27
jbottero pictureMarathon Motor Works
Nice. In the early days of cars there were many makers. Most bought chassis form other manufacturers and built the car over that.