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jbottero @ 2013-04-12 19:42:50
jbottero pictureBandar Abbas International
Great map, I'm surprised it wasn't already here, Bander Abbas is pretty notable...
jbottero @ 2013-04-11 17:06:59
jbottero pictureSAM-Site
The thumbnail does not seem to link to the area of the thumb image. It's off a little.
jbottero @ 2013-04-06 23:03:22
jbottero pictureCactus Mailbox
Pesky cactus, crowding out the mail box next to it - CUT IT DOWN.
jbottero @ 2013-03-25 22:24:43
jbottero pictureSL-1 Debris Cleanup Site
Nico, you should look at my Hanford maps...
jbottero @ 2013-03-24 23:20:40
jbottero picturePossible sub in dry dock North Korea
With the crazy North Koreans, it could very well be a Zeppelin.
jbottero @ 2013-03-24 21:53:23
jbottero picturePossible tunnel entrance for boats
Almost certainly. Nothing else there, not even a road down. Submarines? The Russians had lots of these.
jbottero @ 2013-03-24 21:37:15
jbottero pictureKwail Airport
I wonder when the last time any of those jets flew, and if any could get off the ground? I imagine that they are basically "suicide machines" a la Japanese Zeros...
jbottero @ 2013-03-24 18:43:24
jbottero pictureTwo HAS at end of runway
What is an HAS, please.
jbottero @ 2013-03-24 18:36:08
jbottero pictureAircraft tunnel entrance
Note the aircraft parked outside nearby...
jbottero @ 2013-03-23 11:07:07
jbottero pictureStreet View error
This is not so much a "Street View Error" as much as a show of what can happen when you're in the Spanish "back country" and stop at all the vineyards for a sample...
jbottero @ 2013-03-22 23:11:05
jbottero pictureUSS Sturgis - Floating Nuclear Power Station
Check this out for more about these small nuke power plants: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Nuclear_Power_Program
jbottero @ 2013-03-17 19:26:01
jbottero pictureCamp Nimble
No longer there.
jbottero @ 2013-03-17 19:23:28
jbottero pictureRoad block
I see that they are blocks by the road, but how are they used and road block?
jbottero @ 2013-03-16 18:49:25
jbottero pictureCentury 21 Speedway
Century 21 Raceway opened in 1971, and closed after a short-lived heyday in 1974. There was a quarter mile dragstrip and a 3/8 mile paved oval/figure 8. A larger oval had been bulldozed, but never completed. There were also plans for a road course, but it was never started. Each spectator had their own individual swiveling bucket seat to watch all the action from, of which still remain but shot to smithereens. After the track closed, the cops used to 'allow' the kids to street race there, until...
jbottero @ 2013-03-14 18:49:27
jbottero pictureBoeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Not two, Spider, same one in different parts / frames of the sat image...
jbottero @ 2013-03-14 18:42:28
jbottero pictureNorthrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS
Very nice. If you zoom in, you can see the pod on the belly of the aircraft.
jbottero @ 2013-03-12 17:45:25
jbottero pictureThe Seattle Gum Wall
I've walked by this, and all I can say is "EEEWWWWWW".
jbottero @ 2013-03-12 17:38:23
jbottero pictureSeattle Great Wheel
That's odd, the link I submitted was not from the 45 degree view...
jbottero @ 2013-03-04 09:07:21
jbottero pictureDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Port Isabel Processing & Detention Center
Another habeas-corpus-free prison operated but the jack-boots at Homeland Security.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Isabel_Detention_Center
jbottero @ 2013-03-03 17:22:26
jbottero pictureAn Engineer’s Nightmare
If you look at Street View, those things that look like some type of building from Sat view, are huge concrete blocks.
jbottero @ 2013-02-23 10:05:29
jbottero pictureEmerald Queen Casino - Riverboat
No longer open. The casino moved.
jbottero @ 2013-02-22 18:07:19
jbottero pictureHuerfano County Correctional Center
jbottero @ 2013-02-13 21:45:41
jbottero pictureAdele's House
Reference? How do we know this is Adele's place?
jbottero @ 2013-02-10 12:44:50
jbottero picture'MIR NOLA' by Waggoner and Ball Architects
In answer to my last question, Cliff May is the "father" of the "ranch style" house.
jbottero @ 2013-02-10 12:42:40
jbottero picture'MIR NOLA' by Waggoner and Ball Architects
Concerning my previous post, yes of course I understand the architect is well know and all, but Frank Gehry this is not. It's a house... Good map though.

And speaking of architects, I wonder who the "father" of the split level ranch style house is... Now there's a guy!
jbottero @ 2013-02-10 12:37:38
jbottero picture'MIR NOLA' by Waggoner and Ball Architects
I'm sorry, is this supposed to be "high" architecture? It looks like an average house to me...
jbottero @ 2013-01-27 21:39:28
jbottero pictureFormer USS Tripoli (LPH-10) now a Mobile Launch Platform (MLP)
Well, the dry-dock in the Bird's Eye View was missed in the Dry-Dock Safari, I think....
jbottero @ 2013-01-19 15:36:11
jbottero pictureFort-Shelby Hotel
Fully restored, now a Double-Tree...
jbottero @ 2013-01-19 15:28:53
jbottero pictureStatler-Hilton Hotel
Gone.
jbottero @ 2013-01-19 15:27:50
jbottero pictureFox Theater
Shamefully, while the theater is still there, the wonderful neon facade is gone.
jbottero @ 2013-01-16 16:58:06
jbottero picturePlane crash?
Go to Google Maps and enable Photos... It seems to be some type of Ilyushin...
jbottero @ 2013-01-13 12:25:39
jbottero pictureWreck of the Costa Concordia
Interestingly, in the Bing Map view, there is a cruise ship heading straight for the rock...
jbottero @ 2013-01-12 23:54:28
jbottero picturePossible 2 Climbers at 23,820' Following Trail
Outstanding.
jbottero @ 2013-01-12 22:02:33
jbottero pictureNorth Col Advance Camp 23,000'
Very nice.
jbottero @ 2013-01-12 10:13:54
jbottero pictureBlewett Pass Wind Farm
In the Bing View, these are still under construction, and you can see all the parts laid out around the construction site - really quite interesting.
jbottero @ 2013-01-10 17:20:41
jbottero pictureDoomsday Preppers - Paul Range and Gloria Haswell's House
You would think that "Doomsday Preppers" would be more self-sufficient. But do you see any large gardens, livestock, chickens? A few cords of fire wood? No?

Yup "Doomsday Preppers" generally rely on BUYING oll their so'called prep, and when it runs out, they will be high and dry with a few thousand rounds of ammo and nothing to eat.

Morons.
jbottero @ 2013-01-09 19:57:56
jbottero pictureShip Aground At Mikomotojima Light?
There is a recovery ship upper left.
jbottero @ 2013-01-09 18:02:46
jbottero pictureRegional Commuter Turboprop
This plane is lined up for runway 26, but take a look, there's a jet just taking pulling on the runway for take-off... Cuttin' it close!
jbottero @ 2013-01-06 16:13:31
jbottero pictureSt. Johns Bridge
For those who grew up in Portland, this bridge is known as "Suicide Bridge" for being a top choice of people seeking to end their lives.
jbottero @ 2013-01-06 16:07:37
jbottero pictureCascade General Dry Docks
Sure. Didn't see the option.
jbottero @ 2013-01-06 15:26:39
jbottero pictureGrand Union Canal Lock
The waterway stretches for 135 miles and has 160 locks stretching between the two largest cities in England; London and Birmingham. The present Grand Union Canal only came into being in 1929 after a series of separate canals were amalgamated. This was in response to competition from improvements in vehicle technology and the development of new roads which were seen as a threat to the canals.
jbottero @ 2013-01-06 11:42:07
jbottero pictureButterfly Tree Sculpture
jbottero @ 2013-01-05 14:12:43
jbottero pictureCamel in a field
It's not a farm. It's an "estate". There is no farming going on.
jbottero @ 2013-01-05 14:04:04
jbottero pictureSmall Plane Hits House - 3 Dead (2012-01-04)
It took a bit of searching, but the key was the homeowner's name. An Intertube search turned up an address.
jbottero @ 2013-01-03 19:38:23
jbottero pictureDestroyed gas/petrol station-Syria
A stretch, but maybe so...
jbottero @ 2013-01-03 17:40:02
jbottero pictureFloating drydock being flooded
This is really AWESOME. Sometimes the most interesting maps get lost in the shear number that get submitted every week / month / year.
jbottero @ 2013-01-01 22:05:31
jbottero picturePortland Oregon City Hall
According to November 21, 1970, a dynamite fueled bomb exploded underneath the portico, doing $170,000 in damage. I was 7 and living in one of the more Bohemian neighborhoods with my hippie parents... The bomb actually exploded under the bell.
jbottero @ 2013-01-01 17:11:46
jbottero pictureLicense plate (X60 3LD)
Does this mean something, or is it because it's unblurred?
jbottero @ 2013-01-01 09:57:46
jbottero pictureLakewood Airport
What is the nature of that giant circular swamp that looks like the moon?
jbottero @ 2013-01-01 09:45:46
jbottero picturePortland Oregon City Hall
jbottero @ 2012-12-29 23:31:09
jbottero pictureWashington State Penitentiary
The building in the thumb is no longer there...
jbottero @ 2012-12-29 23:08:49
jbottero pictureRare 'Googie' styled Denny's
Gone now.
jbottero @ 2012-12-25 18:48:27
jbottero pictureWrocław water tower
Interestingly, the Yahoo image looks more like a Bing Bird's Eye. But it isn't...
jbottero @ 2012-12-22 20:58:43
jbottero pictureSmall airport
Runways are not in use anymore.
jbottero @ 2012-12-22 13:52:06
jbottero pictureErotic Heritage Museum
www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com
jbottero @ 2012-12-18 19:14:14
jbottero pictureSyrian Sesame Bread Sticks
I've been going for things like random antennae, but I've missed the boat.
jbottero @ 2012-12-18 19:05:16
jbottero pictureWonder Bread
Yes... Bread products... An all new direction for VG.

Outstanding.
jbottero @ 2012-12-14 10:57:12
jbottero pictureHaukilahti water tower
You can actually "drive" around this tower in Street View - there's NO GRAFFITI! Finland must have a different attitude about such things than Italy, where every square inch of Rome is covered in spray paint.
jbottero @ 2012-12-13 20:32:43
jbottero pictureJohn McAfee's House
Excellent...
jbottero @ 2012-12-13 20:15:32
jbottero pictureSeawolf class submarine
Just to the south is Indian Island where the Navy has a large weapons depot. Note the large dock. The Navy denies that they keep nukes there, on the other hand, note the trajectory of that sub...

I've driven by this place many times, it says "don't even think about even touching the fence" all over it...
jbottero @ 2012-12-12 19:40:08
jbottero pictureSoccer practice
Well, well, well! Props to the Waco Kidd... I hear the VG will be flying you to the South of France for an all-expenses paid extravaganza... Oh... Wait, I was watching Wheel of Fortune.

None the less, an outstanding achievement for VG and Mr. W.K.
jbottero @ 2012-12-09 11:35:07
jbottero pictureCouncil Crest Transmitter Tower
The Yahoo Map view sort of looks like two towers, however there is actually only one.
jbottero @ 2012-12-09 09:56:30
jbottero pictureSandia Crest Tower Site
Check out the Bird's Eye View to see a tower like you have probably never seen before.
jbottero @ 2012-12-08 20:33:46
jbottero pictureGordon L. Smith III's House
I think actually it's his driveway, not his house...
jbottero @ 2012-12-05 20:13:07
jbottero pictureDucarme Joseph’s house
No real "back yards" at these houses, just enough space in the back to keep your rottweilers.
jbottero @ 2012-12-05 19:04:48
jbottero pictureDeutschland Erwache (Germany Awake) standard
Racist garbage. Nice.
jbottero @ 2012-12-05 17:30:01
jbottero pictureHC-130 Landing
US Coast Guard
jbottero @ 2012-12-05 17:19:38
jbottero pictureRoadworkers watching the Google car
Seems more like they are looking at the big truck infront of them getting ready to dump some asphalt...
jbottero @ 2012-12-05 11:05:48
jbottero pictureTokyo apartment
Also, the calendar in the music room indicates these images where taken in Nov - Dec of 2010.
jbottero @ 2012-12-05 11:02:21
jbottero pictureTokyo apartment
A *very* spacious apartment by Tokyo standards.
jbottero @ 2012-12-04 21:47:30
jbottero picturePresidential Palace - Egypt
Of course Mubarak is gone, it now belongs to another Pharaoh.
jbottero @ 2012-12-01 11:19:03
jbottero pictureClean up of destroyed hangars
Ahhhh. I normally only associate hangers with aircraft.
jbottero @ 2012-11-26 19:01:47
jbottero pictureDutch Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Actually in Google and Yahoo as well. Wonder what's going on there? Drones maybe? It's a fairly small air strip...
jbottero @ 2012-11-26 18:59:41
jbottero pictureDutch Lockheed P-2 Neptune
In Bing, all views are now "censored".
jbottero @ 2012-11-25 20:07:33
jbottero pictureClean up of destroyed hangars
Hangers for what? I don't see a runway or helo pads.
jbottero @ 2012-11-22 20:58:36
jbottero pictureAxl Rose's Childhood Home
The building and drive do not look to be of 1960's vintage...
jbottero @ 2012-11-22 20:15:32
jbottero pictureIn Sink Erator
Cheesy indeed! More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_disposal_unit

Nice find.
jbottero @ 2012-11-22 18:54:50
jbottero picturePower plant
I wonder what is to the SE? The whole industrial area is filled with large cooling units and tanks. Part of the power station infrastructure?
jbottero @ 2012-11-22 18:48:44
jbottero pictureSandy Island
If you switch to "Map View", the graphic image is of a small spit of land...
jbottero @ 2012-11-22 16:04:14
jbottero pictureVolkswagen Type 2
Nice. My mom used to own one of those.
jbottero @ 2012-11-22 15:15:19
jbottero pictureSandy Island
No, it doesn't actually exist. Read the link, it's an anomaly that has made it onto a number of maps. People have gone out and varified that there is no island there.
jbottero @ 2012-11-21 17:31:27
jbottero pictureFort Story Battery Battery 121
Apparently it's being used for something commercial these days - see Google and Bing...
jbottero @ 2012-11-18 20:09:26
jbottero pictureAirliner taking off
Where is this image from? I don't see it in Google Maps...
jbottero @ 2012-11-18 20:07:32
jbottero pictureC17s
Where is this image from? It's not what I see in Google Maps when I click on the thumb. Is it from Google Earth?
jbottero @ 2012-11-18 20:04:06
jbottero pictureKingscote Airport
jbottero @ 2012-11-18 19:58:05
jbottero pictureRadar site
Where did you get that image? It's not what comes up in Google Maps sat view...
jbottero @ 2012-11-18 12:16:14
jbottero pictureWaterworld tanker movie set
I loaded an updated image today - funny how the nose of that 747 is poking at the thing...
jbottero @ 2012-11-18 11:47:20
jbottero pictureHyundai/Kia Proving Grounds
The Honda track is further north, but close by...
jbottero @ 2012-11-17 18:44:14
jbottero pictureCat on a chimney top
"WHOOOOOOOSH"
jbottero @ 2012-11-17 18:43:05
jbottero pictureCat on a chimney top
Nope, HHgygy, sorry, missed that!
jbottero @ 2012-10-30 08:46:11
jbottero pictureCat on a chimney top
It's not a real cat, looking at it from several angles reveals it does not move and is probably flat.
jbottero @ 2012-10-29 18:23:34
jbottero pictureMortars
Yes, but how can you tell there are mortars?
jbottero @ 2012-10-28 08:58:42
jbottero pictureFunhouse
Soon to close:

http://seattletimes.com/html/picturethis/2019525671_thefunhousemusicvenuecloses.html

It's interesting how you can see different versions of the exact same view in Street View, depending on how you get there.

For example, follow the Thumbnail above, and you see what is posted.

But, if you navigate there from...
jbottero @ 2012-10-27 20:08:36
jbottero pictureRepairs needed
School house, perhaps?
jbottero @ 2012-10-09 18:28:19
jbottero pictureOsama bin Laden Raid Compound Mock-up
Very nice! Stories had it at a US base in Afghanistan...
jbottero @ 2012-10-09 17:35:02
jbottero picture'Arcalis 91' by Mauro Staccioli
Simular to this one:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/ring-by-mauro-staccioli/

Located just outside Volterra, I've added a picture I took while staying in town a few years back...
jbottero @ 2012-10-08 17:18:32
jbottero pictureBruce Lee's Grave
I was quite surprised that this wasn't yet in the database, but there it is!
jbottero @ 2012-10-06 08:48:52
jbottero pictureAbandoned Dirt Track
I don't think it's in use anymore, when I saw it from the air, it was much more "worse for wear" than even in these two pictures. Thanks for tracking that down!

- Jake
jbottero @ 2012-10-05 14:27:50
jbottero pictureAbandoned Dirt Track
I saw this from the air while flying out of Sacramento this morning. It's clearly an abandoned dirt track, there are some paved roads and evidence of buildings and parking that are no longer there. I could find nothing "on-line" about it, though.
jbottero @ 2012-09-29 16:47:50
jbottero pictureLi-2T
There is an interesting looking tower right next to this jet. Water? Observation? Looks to be made of brick. You can see it in some of the User Photos.