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jbottero @ 2014-08-11 17:59:07
jbottero pictureMC-130 Hercules Taxing
jbottero @ 2014-08-10 13:32:06
jbottero picture'Salkin House' by John Lautner
Err, the inside photos are via Google Images.
jbottero @ 2014-08-10 13:31:30
jbottero picture'Salkin House' by John Lautner
There are lots of inside photographs of this house. Built in 1948, it had one one owner until going on the market in 2013.
jbottero @ 2014-08-05 18:31:46
jbottero pictureWonder Who Lives Here
The thing about this street is is was "historically" private residences, but is now mostly swanky businesses.
jbottero @ 2014-08-04 18:37:24
jbottero pictureOld Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park
The whole park seems to be full of wisteria...
jbottero @ 2014-08-04 18:36:49
jbottero pictureOld Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park
jbottero @ 2014-08-04 17:28:38
jbottero pictureBurned Plane at Dobbins AFB
It's a fire fighting training mock-up. Lot's of thick steel, not a real jet.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 20:04:25
jbottero pictureScientology Spaceship Landing Zone
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 19:17:16
jbottero pictureLost Greenhouse #2
Indeed there are a dozen or so such greenhouses to the Southeast.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 19:16:51
jbottero pictureLost Greenhouse #1
Indeed there are a dozen or so such greenhouses to the Southeast.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 19:12:29
jbottero pictureLost Greenhouse #2
The Wikipedia link leads to "cannabis cultivation", but these two greenhouse complexes are *WAY* to obvious from the air. More likely, they are growing fir tree starts for reforestation.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 19:12:06
jbottero pictureLost Greenhouse #1
The Wikipedia link leads to "cannabis cultivation", but these two greenhouse complexes are *WAY* to obvious from the air. More likely, they are growing fir tree starts for reforestation.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 17:40:23
jbottero pictureGooglemobile Isn't Edited Out Here
It is now...
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 16:09:18
jbottero pictureHidden Dreams Farm
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 15:54:41
jbottero pictureJimmy Hoffa's possible burial site
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 15:33:31
jbottero pictureThe Pope's Vatican apartment
The current Pope does not reside here.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 15:02:06
jbottero pictureFrank Sinatra's Childhood Home
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 12:27:40
jbottero pictureGerman Air Force at Gowen Field ANGB
Switch off "45 degree" view to see this.
jbottero @ 2014-08-03 11:12:53
jbottero pictureRoma Ostiense (train station)
No longer used as a train station due to the refusal of Rome taxi drivers to pick up passengers there because this drove down business picking up many of these same passengers at the airport, which is a bigger "fare".
jbottero @ 2014-07-27 21:46:08
jbottero pictureRockingham Hotel
Not a hotel since 1978.
jbottero @ 2014-07-26 17:51:43
jbottero pictureThree Killed by Carjackers (2014-07-25)
I could tell you how I really feel about this, but the Moderators would delete it.
jbottero @ 2014-07-22 22:48:27
jbottero pictureCamp Disappointment
The Wikipedia article shows a different location.
jbottero @ 2014-07-22 20:15:10
jbottero pictureWrapped Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Wonder what the story is...
jbottero @ 2014-07-20 20:15:46
jbottero picture'Oiseau Lunaire' by Joan Miro
Erotic and frightening...
jbottero @ 2014-07-20 17:37:56
jbottero pictureRichart's Ruins
More or less dismantled now.
jbottero @ 2014-07-20 15:32:20
jbottero pictureMan sets house on fire using lighter and spray paint to kill spider
This fire having been in White Center, I would have believed it to be more likely he was trying to fire up a crack pipe. White Center is known for that type of activity.
jbottero @ 2014-07-17 21:32:17
jbottero pictureCumming Street and Seaman Avenue
It is a real intersection with real street names. Perfectly legit. Nothing offensive.
jbottero @ 2014-07-13 16:43:00
jbottero pictureWhite River Paintball
Wow, I'm surprised this didn't get caught in the Paintball Safari.
jbottero @ 2014-07-08 20:23:40
jbottero picture'Ligne d'ardoise Bordeaux' by Richard Long
The roof?
jbottero @ 2014-07-05 19:25:36
jbottero pictureNuclear Lake
I saw this in Scouting NY, looked real close, looks like nothing left of the facility. Wonder what the water quality in this lake is? Go for a swim, perhaps?
jbottero @ 2014-07-05 19:11:53
jbottero pictureFormer 2002 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion after relocation
Might have been "relocated", but it's gone now....
jbottero @ 2014-07-05 15:26:13
jbottero pictureMV John B. Caddell Aground-Hurricane Sandy
Where is this image from? It's not Google Maps.
jbottero @ 2014-07-04 14:54:50
jbottero pictureBeebe Speedway
"Closed Until Further Notice"
jbottero @ 2014-07-03 12:28:50
jbottero pictureAbandoned New World Mall in Bangkok
Video of the fish here: /www.liveleak.com/view?i=651_1404126690
jbottero @ 2014-07-03 12:04:54
jbottero pictureAbandoned New World Mall in Bangkok
The most amazing part is the giant koi pond in the basement! Wow!
jbottero @ 2014-06-30 18:05:26
jbottero picturePoliceman Riding A Horse
jbottero @ 2014-06-28 19:45:32
jbottero pictureIntentionally altered house
It's the Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery. If you want to see what it looks like, the paranoid (but obviously not Tech Savvy) owner has posted pictures on his own web site: http://mvdragonfly.com/
jbottero @ 2014-06-18 17:37:42
jbottero pictureKylie Minogue's House (Former)
jbottero @ 2014-05-04 08:35:57
jbottero pictureCrary Science Center
First link is 404, second link is just a link to the map itself - redundant.
jbottero @ 2014-05-03 17:21:05
jbottero pictureBuckner Building
This building was constructed to house military personnel.
jbottero @ 2014-04-29 17:51:30
jbottero pictureMilitary obstacle course
Vermont National Guard.
jbottero @ 2014-04-29 17:48:08
jbottero pictureLittle Fenway
Yes, except not really. It's a small baseball diamond that bares no resemblance to Fenway at all except that baseball is played there...
jbottero @ 2014-04-27 10:35:16
jbottero pictureAbandoned helicopters
jbottero @ 2014-04-19 18:22:27
jbottero pictureSea Odyssey (PortAventura)
This is not a "submarine", it's a "bathysphere"...

jbottero @ 2014-04-05 10:26:14
jbottero pictureTruck accident (historical imagery)
How do you find / access historical imagery?
jbottero @ 2014-03-29 20:08:12
jbottero pictureMurray Bros. Caddyshack
jbottero @ 2014-03-16 10:19:12
jbottero pictureBeckham's Castle (Beckingam Palace)
jbottero @ 2014-03-08 21:13:55
jbottero pictureJordan Belfort's House
t'd not surprising that a "whore" like Jordan Belfort would rent or use a swanky house for a photo shoot with the LA Times and the LA Weekly, but is all seiousness, he's living "down the street" in a place that only - "only" - rents for $4500 a month. Well, it is LA, so that must meat a studio appartment. I feel so bad trashing this guy, I'm such a bd person...
jbottero @ 2014-03-08 15:20:36
jbottero pictureJordan Belfort's House
Whitepages.com lists his address as 3436 The Strand Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2054, which is here: ...
jbottero @ 2013-11-23 10:00:59
jbottero pictureDead diver
Creepy. But nice find!
jbottero @ 2013-11-23 08:02:14
jbottero pictureMerseyside Housing Estate
You have quite the imagination...
jbottero @ 2013-11-19 16:05:04
jbottero pictureCiechanow Water Tower
From the picture, I thought it was a HUMONGOUS Amanita mushroom.
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 18:31:18
jbottero pictureTacoma Yellow Cab
I almost used this view for the thunb:

jbottero @ 2013-11-18 18:30:25
jbottero pictureTacoma Yellow Cab

Touringfmhome, I drove by the other day, and all four tires were flat...
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 18:18:04
jbottero pictureFormer Wurlitzer Organ Factory
First rate.
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 17:40:31
jbottero pictureDr. Dre's Lot
Notice the American flage in the center of the lot, visible best in the Google view...
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 16:48:42
jbottero pictureVacuum Cleaner
A modern performance art piece: A commentary on the industrialization of Western man...
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 15:38:58
jbottero pictureTemple of Neptune
The Temple of Hera II (sometimes called the Temple of Neptune), is a Greek temple in Paestum, Campania, Italy. The name Temple of Neptune is a misnomer from the 18th century, even though, it was actually dedicated to the goddess Hera. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 14:25:31
jbottero pictureMurder Scene
Troubling map.
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 14:14:27
jbottero pictureMurder Scene
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 12:30:26
jbottero pictureGeorge Zimmermann arrested (2013-11-18)
Zimmerman's 15 minutes are up. Time to move on.
jbottero @ 2013-11-18 11:33:39
jbottero pictureAlba Fucentia Amphitheater
Yes, Effi, a nicely preserved little town. Not originally Roman, it was occupied starting around 304 BC. Today, it's an easy drive from Rome, but of course back then it was on the frontier...

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jbottero @ 2013-11-17 23:09:41
jbottero pictureSilos
jbottero @ 2013-11-17 20:40:28
jbottero pictureStrange buildings in the Nevada desert.
Probably an old mining camp.
jbottero @ 2013-11-17 17:29:06
jbottero pictureLucille Ball's Childhood Home
Note the "unique" paint job of the garage...
jbottero @ 2013-11-17 16:46:33
jbottero pictureF-16 With Odd Paint
From your linky, mic1us:

"This early production two-seater was one of three at Dobbins ARB that day as part of the flurry of Edwards test aircraft activity prior to the first flight of the F-22A at the Marietta base in September."

jbottero @ 2013-11-17 15:38:13
jbottero pictureF-16 With Odd Paint
Test jet. Not T-Bird colors.
jbottero @ 2013-11-17 12:22:53
jbottero pictureHuntsville Unit
Notice in the Google Sat image there used to be some sort of baseball stadium next to (or part of) the prison. Street View indicates it's gone now.
jbottero @ 2013-11-16 22:19:14
jbottero pictureParker Drilling Rig #114
Not operational.
jbottero @ 2013-11-16 22:05:18
jbottero pictureAltus Alert Facility
No longer there. Also, not the "alert facility, it was the "Command Post".
jbottero @ 2013-11-12 21:43:57
jbottero pictureCol. Frank J. Hecker House
The mansion serves as the Royal Danish Consulate in Detroit.
jbottero @ 2013-11-10 18:05:09
jbottero pictureClassic Car Collection
You are referring to the 70's vintage wagon on the ;left...
jbottero @ 2013-11-10 15:16:42
jbottero pictureBlackhawk In Flight
Are you sure it's a Blackhawk?
jbottero @ 2013-11-10 12:17:27
jbottero pictureThomas Jefferson by Mather Brown
The man had a hair problem. Are their birds living up there?
jbottero @ 2013-11-10 11:56:25
jbottero pictureTiki-themed 1974 Volkswagen Thing
That is, of course, exactly how Himmler and Goring had theirs painted...
jbottero @ 2013-11-10 11:12:03
jbottero pictureTombstone Hearse
Nice! I plan on being cremated, but it would be cool to "go out" on that ride!
jbottero @ 2013-11-09 22:56:07
jbottero pictureEminem's Childhood Home (Damaged by Fire 7 Nov 2013)
Thanks to jdubble07 for pointing me at this!
jbottero @ 2013-11-09 17:59:26
jbottero pictureStatue Of A Man Drinking
By the way, in the parking lot next to this bar is a WW2 vintage tank of some kind.
jbottero @ 2013-11-09 17:57:27
jbottero pictureStatue Of A Man Drinking
Drinking? Are you sure that's what he is doing?
jbottero @ 2013-11-05 21:31:39
jbottero pictureMystery trucks in the desert
The other thing I'm thinking is that the whole area the trucks are on is a large field of mine tailings. The could be testing for toxic waste...
jbottero @ 2013-11-05 21:28:26
jbottero pictureMystery trucks in the desert
The one on the right looks like it might be a drill rig. Looking for water?
jbottero @ 2013-10-30 22:18:51
jbottero pictureMotorcycle gang
Who says it's a "gang"?
jbottero @ 2013-10-28 18:09:15
jbottero picturePolice Find 3 Women Missing For Years
And in fact the house was torn down. Who knows why Google blurred it.
jbottero @ 2013-10-27 15:46:32
jbottero pictureSR-71C
I was stationed at Beale AFB for a few years and worked with this aircraft. Seeing it take off was really quite awesome, but there are other things about it that amazed me as well, such as the very basic nature of the avionics, really not at all "high tech". An interesting note, whenever we did things with this jet on the ramp, there would be a tent over the open cockpit. This tells me what we thought (think) the resolution of intel sats are.

Another interesting thing:...
jbottero @ 2013-10-23 21:32:22
jbottero pictureFried chicken
Well, pack them in dry ice.
jbottero @ 2013-10-23 19:53:38
jbottero picture'April 1986' by Robert Petersen
You will not find this at the Guggenheim...
jbottero @ 2013-10-22 20:20:32
jbottero pictureFried chicken
I'll take 4. Have them delivered.
jbottero @ 2013-10-22 19:17:25
jbottero pictureIcelandic Air Policing Operation - Taking off Fighter Jets
F-16's ...
jbottero @ 2013-10-22 18:34:00
jbottero pictureFender Headquarters and Fender Custom Shop
High end Fenders are still crafted in the US. I suspect mid-low end instruments are not - which is not to say they lack quality necessarily, Asian manufacturing can achieve the same quality at a lower price which is why things are made there..
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 19:35:32
jbottero pictureAlleged new Nuclear site
Actually, I'm thinking not helos, rock crushing equipment?
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 19:34:26
jbottero pictureAlleged new Nuclear site
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 19:29:47
jbottero pictureAlleged new Nuclear site
Not a lot there. No evidence of big trucks...
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 16:06:38
jbottero pictureHome of Nelle Harper Lee
I know that if you all look this up, you will find that Harper Lee lives with her sister Ann. The address when punched in to Google shows several houses back down the road. But if you look at the mail boxes that have numbers on them, this is the place.
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 15:42:43
jbottero pictureRoseland Ballroom
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 13:34:59
jbottero pictureObama for President
Voted for him twice.
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 12:18:59
jbottero picture'Repeat and Reverse' by Josef Albers
I wonder... Is there some unspoken rule that 80% of "public art" must be hideous?
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 12:18:02
jbottero picture'Column' by Robert Engman
A column of concrete with some holes in it... Ah yes, "art".
jbottero @ 2013-10-19 12:16:48
jbottero picture'Seed of Knowledge' by Seyed Alavi
This reminds me of the Space Seeds in the Mind's Eye animation series.


jbottero @ 2013-10-19 11:58:57
jbottero pictureManeki-neko
The maneki-neko is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman), usually made of ceramic in modern times, which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—often at the entrance—in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. The maneki-neko is...
jbottero @ 2013-10-18 19:40:17
jbottero picture1921 American LaFrance Pumper
Wow, how did we miss this in the Fire Truck Safari?