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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:
...
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.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:21:21
kjfitz pictureLarge Pad
A facility has now been built on the pad.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:19:23
kjfitz pictureFuture Site of the September 11th Pentagon Memorial
Now in BEV, LL and GM imagery.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-09 16:17:30
kjfitz pictureKorean International Circuit (construction site)
Circuit is now in the latest imagery.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-05 13:13:19
kjfitz pictureSeattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals (2007-12-09)
You're right of course. That's the only game they were 27-7 in the second quarter with Arizona. Weird.
kjfitz @ 2013-09-05 13:05:21
kjfitz pictureSeattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals (2007-12-09)
2007 sounds unusual. Was the android app for 360 degree images available then?
kjfitz @ 2013-08-30 07:13:09
kjfitz pictureFootball
Mural karma!
kjfitz @ 2013-08-29 22:53:47
kjfitz pictureStatic Airplane
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2013-08-29 08:38:21
kjfitz pictureSan Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (Eastern Span)
Closed permanently to traffic last night.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-29 08:37:43
kjfitz pictureBay Bridge
The east span of the Bay Bridge closed permanently last night. The new east span opens on September 3rd. Until then the whole SF Bay Bridge is closed.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-28 09:56:37
kjfitz pictureMontreal Fashion and Design Festival
There's a lot of really cool stuff to post if you wander around in this imagery. TV interviews in progress, fashion show in progress, art installations, models in costume preparing for the catwalk, probably a bunch of real celebs around if you knew whom to look for. Thanks! This goes on my Favorites list.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-24 18:00:09
kjfitz picturePolice stop in Russia
There is a car with two police similarly dressed at the T-intersection a few miles northeast just past the apartments. They look like they are setting up a checkpoint too.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-22 13:56:27
kjfitz pictureGoogle camera car and trailer
Actually all of the local pocket sized parks have Google trike imagery around here, most with good shots of the Google car and trike trailer.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-22 12:33:03
kjfitz pictureProtest
Probably this same issue being protested a few years later:

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2008/08/02/business/story04.html

kjfitz @ 2013-08-22 11:54:51
kjfitz pictureBayou Corne sinkhole
Compare to the Bing imagery where there is no sink hole.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-22 10:44:34
kjfitz pictureSmithsonian Museum Support Center
I spent a great day here once. I got to crawl around inside the Enola Gay before its restoration. I spent time with the people in the restoration labs talking to them about how they work. And I toured the storage buildings next door with hundreds of airplanes stored in them before they were moved out to the new museum at Dulles.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-20 13:31:13
kjfitz pictureGateway Arch replica
I always wondered why the Gateway Arch gets less respect. Look how often other landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, etc. get copied or become iconic images. Not the St Louis arch. I sense (though have no data) that it was a lot more 'popular' back in the 60's and 70's. Now you just never seem to hear about it.

Poor arch. :(

kjfitz @ 2013-08-20 11:33:49
kjfitz pictureApple OS X
Extra credit for having an employee posing in the thumbnail. A two-fer!
kjfitz @ 2013-08-20 11:24:17
kjfitz pictureCat
Extra credit for Halloween reference.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-20 11:23:36
kjfitz pictureBudweiser Shamrock
Extra credit for St Patrick's Day reference.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-19 17:31:44
kjfitz picturePanorama: Fireworks over Las Vegas
Sorry. See Note 1. Must be an actual skyline. Not a picture.
kjfitz @ 2013-08-19 08:28:40
kjfitz pictureThe Kite Loft
Mega kite karma!
kjfitz @ 2013-08-17 10:15:09
kjfitz picturePike Place Market
A lot of cities seem to do this. Jack London Square in Oakland, Pier 51 in San Francisco, Underground Atlanta, Les Halles, is Paris, etc. And Google any of them and you get an endless series of articles about "reviving them" and how some scam-artist of a developer will return vitality and vibrancy to the city with the investment a few tens of millions of dollars in his schemes. Don't get me started.