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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.
jbottero @ 2013-06-13 23:09:02
jbottero pictureStrafing target - mosque or prison
It seems very unlikely that we would straf a mosque - regardless of what you think about the Iraq War.
jbottero @ 2013-06-12 22:42:33
jbottero pictureDamaged airliner
Now pixelated. Not surprised. Microsoft in known to be in the NSA's pocket...
jbottero @ 2013-06-08 20:17:48
jbottero pictureHanford KW and KE Reactors
All that's left now is the reactor core building.
jbottero @ 2013-06-05 17:26:25
jbottero pictureSumo wrestling suits
As an advocate for hideously morbidly obese people, I am deeply saddened - nay - offended by this "sport".
jbottero @ 2013-06-03 21:06:40
jbottero pictureSeattle policemen having lunch
Well, at least the are not out beating someone up...

jbottero @ 2013-06-02 14:54:36
jbottero pictureGiant Cow Head
Steer head was removed.
jbottero @ 2013-06-02 14:35:10
jbottero pictureNavy Cargo Ships at Tacoma

jbottero @ 2013-06-02 12:50:05
jbottero pictureNuclear Weapons Transport
Considering that both ends of the track are dead-ends, I don't think this train is in operation anymore...
jbottero @ 2013-06-02 11:44:35
jbottero pictureScott Air Force Base
Air Mobility Command HQ and USTRANSCOM.

jbottero @ 2013-06-01 16:30:45
jbottero pictureTomb??
An old cellar.
jbottero @ 2013-06-01 16:29:22
jbottero pictureRice Crispie Snacks
I'm sorry, but I'm more interested to the Pound Cake next to the rice cakes... I assume there is coffee involved?
jbottero @ 2013-05-27 16:32:41
jbottero picturePeter Madoff's house
Former. It was confiscated and is now for sale.
jbottero @ 2013-05-24 19:43:58
jbottero pictureDemolished home 1
Demolished houses in Flint will be a gold mine! Detroit would be good as well.
jbottero @ 2013-05-23 20:22:44
jbottero pictureInterstate 5 Skagit River Bridge Collapse - May 23, 2013
The north segment, both lanes, collapsed.
jbottero @ 2013-05-19 15:34:17
jbottero pictureArk of the Covenant
It's a smaller building to the side of the large temple / church.
jbottero @ 2013-05-19 10:51:23
jbottero pictureDrunkard on the ground
Seems to be fairly well dressed for a bum. Maybe it's some old guy who fell down?
jbottero @ 2013-05-19 09:00:36
jbottero pictureJohn McAfee's House
According to news reports, this house compound burned to the ground yesterday...

jbottero @ 2013-05-15 18:17:11
jbottero pictureNational Maritime Museum of Ireland
Looks like where the services are held by the mechanical aliens who have invaded Earth...
jbottero @ 2013-05-12 22:09:45
jbottero pictureGoogle Car hits a cat
Really unnecessary.
jbottero @ 2013-05-12 17:44:50
jbottero pictureJohn Bates' house
Sounds like an advertisement.
jbottero @ 2013-05-05 13:26:02
jbottero pictureDirectional Arrow
jbottero @ 2013-05-05 11:08:41
jbottero picturePlanking
...Or falling-down drunk.
jbottero @ 2013-04-28 15:06:31
jbottero pictureSmall Hungarian Christian Church
Thanks, Hhgygy ...
jbottero @ 2013-04-28 13:44:11
jbottero pictureCyberbunker
Sure, anon...
jbottero @ 2013-04-28 12:00:41
jbottero pictureStone massage
I highly recommend getting a massage while stoned. It's legal in Washington and Colorado now!
jbottero @ 2013-04-27 10:09:22
jbottero pictureCarrying the bed on a wheelbarrow
I continue to be amazed at the subject and substance of modern art. This piece will probably end up in some swanky NYC gallery with a 5-figure price tag...
jbottero @ 2013-04-24 17:51:53
jbottero pictureBoston Psychiatric Hospital
My 1000th map! WOO HOO!
jbottero @ 2013-04-21 09:19:11
jbottero pictureSuper Secret Strategic Pue Plan
It's blurred out now. What did it say?
jbottero @ 2013-04-20 14:47:31
jbottero pictureWelcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas
jbottero @ 2013-04-20 09:19:18
jbottero pictureUpside-Down House
"Art". With quotes.
jbottero @ 2013-04-17 22:43:43
jbottero pictureFlan
jbottero @ 2013-04-17 22:39:07
jbottero pictureGrapes on Google cam
Now this is outstanding!
jbottero @ 2013-04-17 21:23:09
jbottero picturePassed Out
Come on now, 100,000's of frat boys have been there...
jbottero @ 2013-04-17 17:45:54
jbottero pictureSwastika on the roof of a holiday house
Good grief, it's the glare off the flashing of the roof line. How exciting.
jbottero @ 2013-04-13 21:32:55
jbottero pictureTwo Iranian F4 Phantom
What is this shit, Nico? Aircraft at VG? Slacker, you should be looking for FOOD like me...

Good map.
jbottero @ 2013-04-12 20:12:51
jbottero pictureVery colorful Iranian P3 Orion
With - undoubtedly - 60's and 70's technology on board.
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.

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
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
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.

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...