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jbottero @ 2013-09-28 15:26:48
jbottero pictureMir Glushitelya
What is this?
jbottero @ 2013-09-26 20:05:56
jbottero pictureDouble Roundabout
The Brits know how to use these things, but Americans don't seem to understand them...
jbottero @ 2013-09-26 17:48:16
jbottero pictureGuy flashing the Google camera
Here's what he's saying "Hey look at me! I'm a pale scrawny guy with no chest hair! Look at me!
jbottero @ 2013-09-25 17:48:14
jbottero pictureKurt Cobain's childhood home
Actual value around $70,000. List price around half a million. How about "no".
jbottero @ 2013-09-22 21:16:09
jbottero pictureRemains of The Haunted Mansion
It is now a bar.
jbottero @ 2013-09-22 20:47:00
jbottero pictureAtco Speedway (abandoned)
Wow, the corners don't look very banked...
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 20:46:42
jbottero pictureOriginal McChord Hospital
Now home of Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 20:31:01
jbottero pictureRather odd array
There's no large power line leading in to it. It's got to be a sensor array of some kind.
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 20:13:03
jbottero pictureRather odd array
I saw that and noticed that it can't possibly be a power transformer station, not the right equipment. HAARP came to mind immediately.
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 20:03:01
jbottero pictureSteel frames in the desert
Take a look at the blown up structure to the left of this in Google Maps, and than check it out in Bing...
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 16:21:02
jbottero pictureTarget practice, unusual site
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 16:09:30
jbottero pictureTransport plane inside hangar?
I'm not seeing this in Google Maps, I assume the image is from Google Earth?
jbottero @ 2013-09-21 13:08:35
jbottero pictureDestroyed Building
Looking at a different angle, you see a giant tree has come down directly on the building...
jbottero @ 2013-09-20 21:12:06
jbottero pictureBoeing Dreamlifter
I saw those and wondered the same...
jbottero @ 2013-09-20 20:19:24
jbottero pictureAbandoned plane and helicopter
Not "abandoned", used for rescue training.
jbottero @ 2013-09-20 17:42:57
jbottero picturePolice Activity
If you look at Map View (45 deg), looks like the house was due to be torn down.
jbottero @ 2013-09-19 23:35:13
jbottero pictureTest tower (?) at Redstone Arsenal
No (?) about it, that's exactly what it is.
jbottero @ 2013-09-19 21:20:12
jbottero pictureBridge Misalignment
I'd hate to drivin' on that bridge! SPLASH! Into the drink!
jbottero @ 2013-09-19 20:59:48
jbottero pictureSimulated entrance to a facility (?)
It might be for training, but it is Redstone. It could be that they are building a test-stand for some project that need isolation for safty and security... It doesn't seem to be a training area. I speculate R&D.
jbottero @ 2013-09-18 21:21:09
jbottero pictureSpy Satellite Control Center
jbottero @ 2013-09-18 21:05:23
jbottero pictureAlbuquerque Auto Accident
The street address for this shows up as "666 New Mexico 500, South Valley, New Mexico".

Bad place for an accident, one would think...
jbottero @ 2013-09-18 18:08:45
jbottero pictureLoitering at A Vacant house
"Loitering" is such a pejorative term.

"Hanging out" would be much more accurate.
jbottero @ 2013-09-15 19:51:31
jbottero pictureJeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home
It's pretty creepy that the house is still there and appears to be occupied.
jbottero @ 2013-09-15 12:25:16
jbottero pictureDoomsday Castle
The call people like this "preppers", I call them "nutters".
jbottero @ 2013-09-14 10:43:28
jbottero pictureCal-Neva (Frank Sinatra's Former Casino)
Hardly "Frank Sinatra's" casino, as he only had a part ownership for 3 years in the 60's ...
jbottero @ 2013-09-08 19:03:34
jbottero pictureWhere's Waldo
Yeah, OK, umm... 1990's?
jbottero @ 2013-09-07 17:14:58
jbottero pictureGuitarist
Looks like a little cop action going on with that bum... Downtown Seattle has a serious problem with "aggressive" panhandling and general street-thuggery...
jbottero @ 2013-09-07 15:47:06
jbottero pictureNo face blur
What I find more shocking is how filthy the car is...
jbottero @ 2013-09-05 19:47:51
jbottero pictureBody in a pickup truck
Sure... That's what they SAY...
jbottero @ 2013-09-04 18:32:23
jbottero pictureAbandoned Psychiatric Hospital
Nice series.
jbottero @ 2013-09-02 20:43:47
jbottero pictureAbandoned Asylum
Outstanding series, Xaba.
jbottero @ 2013-08-31 13:35:48
jbottero pictureYucca Airstrip
The hanger is around 100 feet across. The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper's wings are around 65 feet tip to tip.

I'd like to see this "stealth blimp". Covered with a skin of tin-foil?
jbottero @ 2013-08-25 19:02:46
jbottero pictureBlack Dolphin Prison
Also, looking at the Google map above, enable Photos, and you will see that in those two green squares of lawn out front are the "Black Dolphin" statues... Made by the prisoners themselves I hear.
jbottero @ 2013-08-25 18:18:33
jbottero pictureBlack Dolphin Prison
Nope, not a duplicate. Completely different locations. The one you linked to is the wrong location. It might be a prison, but it's not Black Dolphin. Also note the comments on the map you've linked to.
jbottero @ 2013-08-25 09:19:43
jbottero pictureNaval Consolidated Brig
Right nest to a golf course! Wonder if they get to play... Probably not.
jbottero @ 2013-08-24 09:57:14
jbottero picture'Gymnast III' by William Tucker
Gymnast? Looks like something else.
jbottero @ 2013-08-19 21:31:18
jbottero pictureYucca Airstrip
Those types of hangers are pretty common for UAVs. I don't think it's big enough for a blimp.
jbottero @ 2013-08-17 13:50:50
jbottero picturePike Place Market
I grew up in Portland in the 70's, most parts of the city (except NE, where MLK Blvd is) were safe at any hour, with a very healthy community. Baaaah, now I sound like an old man... GET OFF MY LAWN.
jbottero @ 2013-08-17 10:05:35
jbottero picturePike Place Market
Now nothing more than a tourist trap. With the exception of an over-priced butcher shop, there is nothing of interest here for people that actually LIVE in Seattle. Overpriced but un-notable restaurants and coffee bars, a "farmers" market where most of the produce is about as close (or far) from the actual farmer as at Safeway... And public bathrooms filled with junkies. Tourists and aggressive bums is what Pike Place is known for these days - Pike and Pine around 2nd. Ave is possibly...
jbottero @ 2013-08-16 22:28:54
jbottero picturePolice Telephone Box (TARDIS)
Funny! Sort of an "Easter egg".
jbottero @ 2013-08-11 16:41:09
jbottero pictureNational Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum
Here's the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association web site...


I've got to have one of their T-shirts to prove my Sports bona fides at work!
jbottero @ 2013-08-11 16:37:40
jbottero pictureNational Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum
Who would have thought!

Does ESPN cover this sport?

But seriously, nice - and funny - find...

jbottero @ 2013-08-10 15:43:28
jbottero pictureLee Harvey Oswald Gravesite
jbottero @ 2013-08-04 15:34:42
jbottero pictureOld-Time Ladder Truck
No kidding! I passed up this earlier while looking for stuff outside, didn't think to check for an Inside View.
jbottero @ 2013-08-04 09:16:34
jbottero pictureOshkosh Airport Fire Truck
jbottero @ 2013-08-03 17:49:29
jbottero pictureNokomis Fire Department
Grass / wild-fire truck.
jbottero @ 2013-08-03 14:09:46
jbottero pictureClark County Fire Department Training Center
A pumper and a ladder truck.
jbottero @ 2013-07-29 18:43:47
jbottero pictureWWVA Radio Towers
Yup, that's what made me look for the towers.
jbottero @ 2013-07-28 13:59:20
jbottero pictureMarina Oswald's House
Not too bad...
jbottero @ 2013-07-28 08:35:33
jbottero pictureGiant purple dinosaur
Barney's been taking too many steroids...
jbottero @ 2013-07-27 22:35:17
jbottero pictureRemnants of the Oriental Powder Mills
Nice map.
jbottero @ 2013-07-27 18:50:17
jbottero pictureTruck accident
jbottero @ 2013-07-27 13:59:44
jbottero pictureMotorcyclist
jbottero @ 2013-07-19 17:37:44
jbottero pictureMaid café
I only eat at cafes where the waitstaff wears a French maid's apron and nothing else.
jbottero @ 2013-07-17 23:00:59
jbottero pictureFord's Atlanta Assembly Plant
Not anymore...
jbottero @ 2013-07-16 22:36:53
jbottero picture2007-09-06 - Suspected site of Israeli strike on Syrian nuke base
There is now a large containment structure over this site.
jbottero @ 2013-07-14 18:47:13
jbottero pictureUnion Pacific Passenger Train
Also, the UP takes this train on the road with UP executives and a "private" train. Iv'e seen it in Portland, and asked the porter what it was, he said UP execs sometime travel on it.
jbottero @ 2013-07-14 14:30:06
jbottero pictureCarol Burnett's House
The front "looks" like a house, but it's really just a big giant box with no yard... Wow.
jbottero @ 2013-07-14 10:45:37
jbottero pictureHell's Angels Toronto Clubhouse
jbottero @ 2013-07-14 09:47:05
jbottero pictureOregon City Amtrak Station
Indeed, this Street View dated 2012 shows the restored station:

jbottero @ 2013-07-14 09:44:49
jbottero pictureOregon City Amtrak Station
According to Wikipedia, "...the city's historic Southern Pacific depot that was restored and returned to the site."
jbottero @ 2013-07-14 09:29:15
jbottero pictureKlamath Falls Speedway
Yup, saw that video while searching for "more info". Not much else out there for this track...
jbottero @ 2013-07-13 15:23:29
jbottero picturePacific Pinball Museum
Being an "old guy", I love pinball machines. In college, arcades were still popular since home games had not yet become sophisticated.
jbottero @ 2013-07-13 14:20:52
jbottero pictureArt by Adam Harriden
I think the word "art" should be in quotes...
jbottero @ 2013-07-12 18:45:07
jbottero pictureUnusual Bungalow
Not really unusual for the Keys... Many things are built above sea level. You have to understand that most Keys are only a *few feet* above sea level, and so any storm that rolls in can flood you if you are at ground level.
jbottero @ 2013-07-12 10:22:01
jbottero picturePininfarina factory

Pininfarina S.p.A. (short for Carozzeria Pininfarina) is an independent Italian car design firm and coachbuilder in Cambiano, Italy. It was founded by Battista "Pinin" Farina in 1930.

Pininfarina is employed by a wide variety of automobile manufactures to design vehicles. These firms have included long established customers such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo...
jbottero @ 2013-07-12 08:27:30
jbottero picturePossible Snowden Location
In Bing, when you turn off "Show Labels", you get a different sat image.
jbottero @ 2013-07-11 17:47:52
jbottero picturePossible second launch site
Also from the sat images, it seems that the Saudi officers have a passion for tennis.
jbottero @ 2013-07-07 10:33:35
jbottero pictureSouthwest Jet on EMP Test Platform
They probably bought it from the bone yard, engines are probably way old, its last landing was probably its last!
jbottero @ 2013-07-06 19:24:23
jbottero pictureAircrew Ejection Seat Testing
In this test, the test pilot is in an ejection seat suspended by two bungee cords between two towers when the seat rickets go off...
jbottero @ 2013-07-06 19:21:50
jbottero pictureSouthwest Jet on EMP Test Platform
Makes you wonder where they landed it or towed it from...
jbottero @ 2013-07-06 18:23:24
jbottero pictureRail Cars in the Desert
People talk about Area 51 like the Holy Grail. But China Lake is where the real stuff goes on.
jbottero @ 2013-07-06 11:43:34
jbottero pictureTrona Airport
jbottero @ 2013-07-06 11:33:26
jbottero pictureChevy Monza (US Version)
Now that's a car! Of course the apex of American auto design was the K-Car series.
jbottero @ 2013-07-05 00:48:29
jbottero pictureRemote airstrip at China Lake Naval Weapons Center
I think it's something else. Strip is WAY too short even for UAVs.
jbottero @ 2013-07-05 00:39:06
jbottero pictureF-16 at base of a tower at China Lake Naval Weapons Center
Actually, Bing images suggest it isn't an actual jet at all.
jbottero @ 2013-07-05 00:37:56
jbottero pictureF-16 at base of a tower at China Lake Naval Weapons Center
Is it an F16? Current images suggest two tail fins.
jbottero @ 2013-07-04 16:02:10
jbottero pictureAbandoned House
I love looking around Flint and Detroit. East St. Louis is another good spot but they have very little Street View.
jbottero @ 2013-07-04 11:37:01
jbottero pictureOut of shape NYC Cops
The guy on the left looks like the late John Candy. Adjust the view to see a profile, it's quite uncanny!
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 22:26:55
jbottero pictureCorvin Castle
There is Street View inside the castle grounds as well...
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 21:49:59
jbottero pictureTwo Lockeed C-5 Galaxies
Probably arriving for AMC Rodeo 2011.
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 20:19:18
jbottero pictureChinese maze
This maze seems to be in the middle of a big lake now.
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 20:12:33
jbottero pictureMilitary base
Look west, along the main road: A smaller compound with red-roofed buildings and a parameter fence. Perhaps another military facility?
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 19:24:54
jbottero pictureIntentionally Altered?
The anomaly seems to be gone now...
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 19:12:52
jbottero pictureThe Furnace Creek Inn
127 deg F in Furnace Creek today (30 June 2013) ...
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 08:36:32
jbottero pictureFormer secret military base
Great "More Info" web site, wish it had coordinates...
jbottero @ 2013-06-30 08:27:11
jbottero pictureFormer secret military base
There looks to be a number of vehicles next to a building with a good roof and a large antenna. As well, one wonders how the several fixed-wing aircraft got there since there is no runway.

Perhaps it's a training station of some type?
jbottero @ 2013-06-29 22:10:26
jbottero picture4-Star Theatre
The former La Bonita Theater has been close to closing many times since its birth in 1912. Although any of its architectural character was long clapboarded over, the theater has retained a simple Moderne marquee and vertical sign. Chinese characters have also been painted on the facade.

The theater was the site of an eleven month run of “La Cage aux Folles” in 1979. Now twinned and showing mostly arthouse and foreign films, the 4-Star Theater continues to struggle, but it is...
jbottero @ 2013-06-29 13:43:56
jbottero picture2005-08-08 - Australian goverment wants to censor this image - Pine Gap
The second linky in the first paragraph is 404 Not Found.
jbottero @ 2013-06-23 11:51:33
jbottero picturePaula Deen's Savanna Restaurant
The Fallen Diva of Animal Fat and Sugar has several restaurants in Savanna, this being the "flagship".
jbottero @ 2013-06-22 16:23:13
jbottero pictureOhio-class submarine undergoing degaussing
The Bing map is significantly different, and I'm wondering which is a newer image?
jbottero @ 2013-06-21 18:08:53
jbottero pictureJustin Bieber's House
It's been blurred out!
jbottero @ 2013-06-20 20:51:59
jbottero pictureRadome
It's an Army *Reserve* station. The radar dome probably has little to do with the military, it's most likly a weather radar.
jbottero @ 2013-06-17 19:46:10
jbottero pictureRed Fox Restaurant, where Jimmy Hoffa disappeared
Lost the lease in 1998, it's now a chain Italian joint.
jbottero @ 2013-06-15 13:41:28
jbottero pictureF-86 refuelling (and some time later crashed)
jbottero @ 2013-06-15 13:28:57
jbottero pictureSuper Secret Strategic Pue Plan
Completely gone now...
jbottero @ 2013-06-14 20:24:31
jbottero picturePRISM Whistleblower Edward Snowden's Hideout
He's not there anymore.
jbottero @ 2013-06-14 20:19:54
jbottero pictureAl-Hosn Palace (Old White Fort), Abu Dhabi
"The interior courtyard is a haven of tranquility in traditional Arab style..." in a country where most of the population are serfs.
jbottero @ 2013-06-14 20:17:15
jbottero pictureAbu Dhabi clock tower
Perhaps the map is pointing to the wrong place. Or gone.
jbottero @ 2013-06-14 20:15:05
jbottero pictureHAMAD
Not anymore. Gone.