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kjfitz @ 2014-11-25 11:13:07
kjfitz pictureLegnaro - National lab
Cool facility but I can't see any specific test apparatus. See the NOTES for this category. Sorry.
kjfitz @ 2014-11-25 11:09:38
kjfitz pictureSanta Cruz Mountains - Military Installation: More Antennas
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

"Lockheed Martin staff at the Santa Cruz, Calif., Facility conducts
a full system test of the Post Boost Control System. This system,
which consists of two pairs of solid-propellant gas generators and
four integrated valve assemblies, maneuvers the U.S. Navy’s Trident
II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile following the separation of all three
boost-motor stages"

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kjfitz @ 2014-11-18 16:00:33
kjfitz pictureZumwalt-class destroyer under construction
It is the USS Michael Monsoor.
kjfitz @ 2014-11-18 12:23:25
kjfitz pictureBlackfriars Railway Bridge Solar Panels
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2014-11-13 15:36:30
kjfitz pictureOheka Castle
kjfitz @ 2014-11-04 10:15:45
kjfitz pictureArmed SAM Site
More likely a Patriot missile battery. The Hawk missiles aren't in canisters while the Patriots are.

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kjfitz @ 2014-10-20 09:55:29
kjfitz pictureElle Macpherson wax figure
Julia Roberts just to the left too.
kjfitz @ 2014-09-19 21:36:31
kjfitz picturePerson Riding an Elephant
Cute. But OK. We'll take it!
kjfitz @ 2014-09-13 14:37:27
kjfitz pictureAladdin and Jasmine hookah
I really like this. Under most scavenger hunt rules this would count. This time however one of the only rules was you couldn't use pictures, etc. It had to be actual Google Imagery of the person smoking the hookah. I'm sorry.
kjfitz @ 2014-09-13 00:16:39
kjfitz pictureTwo people dressed as "pirates"
Karma for creative thinking but... sorry, no. :(
kjfitz @ 2014-09-12 16:23:41
kjfitz pictureSpace Station Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)
This is specifically the Raffaello MPLM module:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaello_MPLM
kjfitz @ 2014-09-12 15:27:13
kjfitz pictureSand burial
No way I figured anyone would find this when I wrote it. Good job!
kjfitz @ 2014-09-12 13:40:33
kjfitz pictureHorseshoe Bend (Arizona)
Very nice!
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 14:04:18
kjfitz pictureSanta pushing a bicycle
My bad. I now realize you picked a different (correct) category. Fixed!
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 07:40:19
kjfitz pictureSanta pushing a bicycle
Sorry. Santa isn't cosplay. He's at a Christmas market.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 07:38:03
kjfitz pictureMustafas Gemüsekebap
Sorry. A Döner kebab while delicious, isn't a Hot Dog.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog
kjfitz @ 2014-09-03 09:12:05
kjfitz picture'Flashlight' by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Picture from the VGT pic database:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/pic/3995/
kjfitz @ 2014-08-27 17:04:42
kjfitz pictureAbandoned Structure or Ship
I am pretty sure it is an abandoned section of Mulberry Harbor from WWII. The wiki on the Mulberry Harbour states, "...a section of it remains embedded in the sand in the Thames Estuary, accessible at low tide, about 1 km off the coast of the military base at Shoeburyness."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulberry_harbour

We have a couple other examples in VGT:

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kjfitz @ 2014-08-06 13:13:21
kjfitz pictureSebara Dildiy (broken bridge)
Great description. These are the types of posts I keep hanging around here for. Thanks.
kjfitz @ 2014-08-06 11:51:09
kjfitz pictureFire Fighter Training
Woo hoo! That's the holy grail that a lot of people have been searching for for years.

This is the only other one I think was ever found.

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/aircraft-rescue-and-firefighting-training/

A few safaris and scavenger hunts had this but no one had much luck finding one.

Great find.

+Favorite...
kjfitz @ 2014-08-04 14:43:30
kjfitz pictureBurned Plane at Dobbins AFB
Welcome back!
kjfitz @ 2014-07-30 19:54:12
kjfitz pictureDelta IV launch
+Favorites

Great catch!
kjfitz @ 2014-07-10 16:13:10
kjfitz pictureLeather tanning in Fes
Wonderful thumbnail.

Looking out across the rooftops it is almost spooky the profusion of satellite TV dishes.
kjfitz @ 2014-07-07 13:50:42
kjfitz pictureSantorini
If there were an award for excellent thumbnails you and Fab would be the leaders.
kjfitz @ 2014-07-07 11:50:31
kjfitz pictureNamibian sunset
That's a great thumbnail.
kjfitz @ 2014-07-02 10:03:21
kjfitz pictureAirplanes - Lisa Marie and Hound Dog 2 (Static Display)
kjfitz @ 2014-07-01 21:09:41
kjfitz pictureHope Town
I'm liking your thumbnails today. Great job!
kjfitz @ 2014-06-23 15:54:25
kjfitz pictureCrunchy, The Credit Crunch monster
The parking lot on the other side of the wall to the east has an amazing collection of street art including Banksy's pink 280Z with the skeleton in it.
kjfitz @ 2014-06-10 10:14:19
kjfitz picture2012 Olympic opening ceremony - The Thames
I love these transitory moments that get caught in GM on occasion. Very cool.
kjfitz @ 2014-06-09 08:41:04
kjfitz pictureInteresting Nose Section at the Skunkworks
That is the Space Shuttle Escape System Test Vehicle:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/space-shuttle-escape-system-test-vehicle/
kjfitz @ 2014-06-09 08:28:37
kjfitz pictureSpace Shuttle Escape System Test Vehicle
Good view of it in 45 degree imagery now. It has been moved out in the display area now.
kjfitz @ 2014-06-09 08:27:22
kjfitz pictureKawasaki EC-1
Cool find!
kjfitz @ 2014-06-02 08:40:49
kjfitz pictureHonister Pass
Great thumbnails on these posts. Its fun to see these.
kjfitz @ 2014-05-29 17:03:54
kjfitz pictureRainbow over Iguazu Falls
Excellent thumbnail!
kjfitz @ 2014-05-01 08:50:02
kjfitz pictureFly fishing
Sometimes I look at your thumbnails and think you must be grabbing them from advertising or something. Nope. It's right there in SV!
kjfitz @ 2014-04-24 14:48:42
kjfitz pictureMatira Point
I see a blog post of Fab's Postcards in the offing. Thanks, Fab.
kjfitz @ 2014-04-22 14:51:39
kjfitz pictureSunset from Chocolate Hills
You're on a roll with these postcard-like thumbnails. I really like them. If selecting them weren't so subjective they'd make a great Safari. Thanks for posting them.
kjfitz @ 2014-04-20 18:53:06
kjfitz pictureCompton Wynyates
Location in the movie "Candleshoe."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton_Wynyates
kjfitz @ 2014-04-11 10:10:46
kjfitz pictureSunset from Namaqumaqua
This should win an award for excellent thumbnail. Kudos!
kjfitz @ 2014-04-07 14:31:13
kjfitz pictureGhost plane
Interesting. It looks like the other half of the ghost is lost at an image seam.
kjfitz @ 2014-04-05 15:10:11
kjfitz pictureTruck accident (historical imagery)
Click on the clock symbol at the top of Google Earth and move the slider backwards through time to see earlier imagery.
kjfitz @ 2014-04-04 08:17:01
kjfitz pictureT-34
Sorry. This hunt is everything but Street View.
kjfitz @ 2014-03-13 01:55:34
kjfitz pictureAllied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH)
The smell of sulfer was from Sulfatara volcano a few miles to the west. The old American Hotel was across the street and a few hundred feet to the East. Forrest Sherman Elementary School.
kjfitz @ 2014-03-13 01:50:27
kjfitz pictureAllied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH)
Anonymous
@ 2014-03-12 19:52:37

Your dad was probably stationed here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8287631,14.155288,190m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
kjfitz @ 2014-03-07 09:10:00
kjfitz pictureStreet View Pegman
I love that when you take one 'step' closer to the pegman the imagery shows pagman with face blur.
kjfitz @ 2014-02-26 17:15:38
kjfitz pictureGoogle Maps Underwater - Whale shark
Another for my Favorites list. Perfect thumbnail composition.
kjfitz @ 2014-02-17 08:59:12
kjfitz pictureCommunity Health Center Meethari Marwar
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2014-02-17 08:58:01
kjfitz pictureCarmelo Anthony's apartment
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2014-02-12 08:51:02
kjfitz pictureThe Simpsons
Welcome back. I'm really liking your posts. I hope you have a bunch more! Fun stuff.

Kevin
kjfitz @ 2014-02-11 10:21:52
kjfitz pictureParis-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Scary. I'd have said it was a prison on first glimpse.
kjfitz @ 2014-02-09 09:18:36
kjfitz pictureTaiwan Hot Air Balloon Festival (2012)
Wonderful pic. Remember way back when we hoped someday to capture an image of a hot air balloon in flight? Jackpot!
kjfitz @ 2014-02-08 12:29:32
kjfitz pictureUnidentified Government Facility
This place has a lot in common with the US Marshal's Service Facility here:
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kjfitz @ 2014-02-07 14:32:43
kjfitz pictureITAS Vivarelli - Secondary school for agriculture
Welcome back!
kjfitz @ 2014-02-06 17:05:53
kjfitz picturePlane Crash
Welcome to VGT! Cool first posts!
kjfitz @ 2014-02-03 12:19:20
kjfitz pictureMassive boulder destroys Italian farm home
Wow. That boulder from a previous landslide should have been a hint (says the guy who blithely lives in a liquefaction zone.)
kjfitz @ 2014-01-19 15:47:43
kjfitz pictureHan Solo frozen in carbonite
Valid as a Photo Safari Submission...
kjfitz @ 2014-01-08 19:54:50
kjfitz picture'The Blue Road' by Henk Hofstra
That's actually a work of art by Henk Hofstra.
kjfitz @ 2014-01-05 11:46:01
kjfitz pictureMeethari Marwar
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2014-01-03 08:15:22
kjfitz pictureManeki-neko
Woah! Mega karma points.
kjfitz @ 2014-01-02 10:22:13
kjfitz pictureHorse-drawn Carriage Weathervane
Ingenuity karma points.
kjfitz @ 2014-01-02 10:21:42
kjfitz pictureWoman with rubber doll in a wheelchair
Embarrassing moment karma points.
kjfitz @ 2014-01-01 15:29:13
kjfitz pictureWashington Monument at night
This image was taken during the 2013 Holiday Light Show.
http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2013-07-09/washington-monument-light-show/
kjfitz @ 2013-12-15 07:50:02
kjfitz pictureArchways by Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector
That's cool that the artist himself is posing in the picture.
kjfitz @ 2013-12-05 10:38:16
kjfitz pictureJet in Milton, West Virginia
USAF FU-078 16078 F-86D-30 Sabre Jet

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12074145
kjfitz @ 2013-12-05 10:36:52
kjfitz pictureGarage Crushed by Boulder in Ohio
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2013-12-05 10:36:27
kjfitz pictureGarage Crushed by Boulder in Ohio
OK, that's a dramatic find.
kjfitz @ 2013-12-02 12:59:40
kjfitz pictureCristo Redentor replica
Good series of maps. Thanks!
kjfitz @ 2013-12-02 12:55:13
kjfitz pictureSound Farm Studio and Recording Environment
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2013-11-25 07:29:55
kjfitz pictureFind-It #28
We have a winner! Good job!
kjfitz @ 2013-11-21 11:40:03
kjfitz pictureColonel James Jabara Airport
A giant Guppy-like version of the 747, A Dreamlifter, mistook this for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. and landed here accidentally.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/21/21559785-giant-boeing-747-freighter-successfully-takes-off-from-wrong-kansas-airport
kjfitz @ 2013-11-19 11:01:05
kjfitz pictureVery large graffiti
kjfitz @ 2013-11-18 12:49:26
kjfitz pictureAbandoned Town of Roscigno
Welcome back. We missed you.
kjfitz @ 2013-11-17 10:20:57
kjfitz pictureMuseum of Hungarian Aviation
I'm always surprised when someone posts a new aviation museum like this. I kind of assume they've all been found by now. Thanks for this!
kjfitz @ 2013-11-15 08:02:46
kjfitz pictureChiesa di San Fantin
I see a "Churches of Venice" blog post in our future. :)
kjfitz @ 2013-11-14 11:49:50
kjfitz pictureGoogle Trekker - Piazza San Marco
Cool find. Thanks!
kjfitz @ 2013-11-13 10:13:37
kjfitz picturePIX Theater
kjfitz @ 2013-11-04 08:47:35
kjfitz pictureButtermere
Great postcard thumbnail.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-24 08:10:56
kjfitz picture'Torchlight Chandelier' by Dale Chihuly
Excellent!
kjfitz @ 2013-10-18 16:13:31
kjfitz pictureView of London Eye from Google's Offices
Best thumbnail ever. I cursed and then decided to just go ahead to create a new thumbnail *without* the place mark.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-16 15:49:53
kjfitz pictureBalanced Rock
Great thumbnail.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-10 16:13:12
kjfitz pictureMr. Bean and Justin Bieber
And a couple of princes downstairs playing ping pong.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-02 13:20:00
kjfitz pictureHeadless man
I wasn't sure if this was meant for the scavenger hunt. I added it anyway.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-02 08:32:15
kjfitz pictureGordie Howe
From the rules: For identifiable people please include the first paragraph and more info link from WikiPedia.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-02 08:30:11
kjfitz pictureMichael Ballack
From the rules: For identifiable people please include the first paragraph and more info link from WikiPedia.
kjfitz @ 2013-10-01 14:50:03
kjfitz pictureDead Fish Restaurant
Cute. But I'll allow it.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-26 16:45:33
kjfitz pictureJesus and the Virgin Mary
Wow! That's a really amazing space.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-26 13:24:07
kjfitz pictureAbominable Snowman
Because... when I think of Yeti the first thing that comes to mind is … the desert!
kjfitz @ 2013-09-22 08:52:09
kjfitz pictureGanesha
Abstract karma!
kjfitz @ 2013-09-21 08:40:59
kjfitz pictureBoeing Dreamlifter
kjfitz @ 2013-09-21 08:33:24
kjfitz pictureBlue elephant
Blue Elephant karma!
kjfitz @ 2013-09-20 14:18:44
kjfitz pictureElephant sculpture
Blue Elephant karma!
kjfitz @ 2013-09-19 18:56:04
kjfitz pictureElephant Kerosene
Blue Elephant karma!
kjfitz @ 2013-09-18 14:10:55
kjfitz pictureScott LoBaido "Flags Across America" roof
I really like this series. I hadn't ever heard of it until they all started showing up here. A lot like the whale series.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-17 13:59:34
kjfitz pictureOriginal Chevys Fresh Mex restaurant
Soon to be demolished.
http://networkedblogs.com/P7rOF
kjfitz @ 2013-09-13 20:57:57
kjfitz pictureReiss/Testwuide Mansion
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:37:15
kjfitz pictureAirport being built
Airport is complete in the latest GM imagery.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:31:14
kjfitz pictureFuture site of the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre
Facility complete and in use in the latest GM imagery.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:29:58
kjfitz pictureSpartak Stadium (Moscow, site)
Construction underway in the latest GM imagery.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:29:20
kjfitz pictureDynamo Stadium
Construction complete in the latest GM imagery.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:28:51
kjfitz pictureFisht Olympic Stadium
Major construction now underway in the GM imagery.