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milwhcky @ 2014-09-21 14:47:45
milwhcky pictureTKE Zeta Zeta Chapter House at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Seems like 2-3 times a year there's a piece in the local news involving drugs, alcohol, or out of control parties at UWM. This story does not surprise me.
milwhcky @ 2014-09-20 13:41:44
milwhcky picturePerson Riding an Elephant
For what it's worth, I saw a live elephant ride at the Juniata County Fair in Port Royal, PA, a few weeks ago.
Found a photo of it here:
https://www.facebook.com/JuniataCountyFair/photos/pb.218198834893058.-2207520000.1411245537./772515326128070/?type=1&theater
milwhcky @ 2014-09-20 13:33:11
milwhcky pictureRemains of Jackson Motor Speedway
Thanks for the corrections!
milwhcky @ 2014-09-14 21:33:27
milwhcky pictureCensored area
Bing has since taken this censorship one step further by stitching part of the satellite photo view into the north birds eye photo. There was nothing out of the ordinary in this scene apart from the small pixelated item.
milwhcky @ 2014-09-12 13:51:02
milwhcky pictureHorseshoe Bend (Arizona)
Holding that camera on a pole that close to the edge of the canyon (see the shadow). I would be too nervous to drop it. Great job by the photographer.
milwhcky @ 2014-08-25 21:03:27
milwhcky pictureMusic City Motorplex
Now known as the Fairgrounds Speedway.

Local race fans and historians fought the mayor's plan to redevelop the land and won.
milwhcky @ 2014-08-11 03:03:58
milwhcky picturePainting a mural
By artist Christina Angelina
milwhcky @ 2014-08-05 15:45:21
milwhcky pictureWonder Who Lives Here
Wikipedia:
As of October 2010, 244,237 German households have opted out Street View. Google complied by blurring the façades on the corresponding Street View images.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-27 16:06:03
milwhcky picturePabst Brewing
All of these former Pabst buildings are slowly being renovated into mixed residential and commercial space. I'm not sure there's much left inside the shells of these buildings recognizable from the brewery days.

http://www.thebrewerymke.com/
milwhcky @ 2014-07-23 14:59:55
milwhcky pictureStadio Comunale Is Arenas
The renovated stadium is visible in Google's satellite view. The 45 degree view shows the stadium prior to the renovation.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-13 21:31:23
milwhcky pictureWhite River Paintball
I kept seeing billboards for a "Indy Scream Park" haunted house in Street View. Looked it up and found that it is held at this very impressive paintball business. Each of their paintball fields has a different theme with some pretty cool structures.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-07 20:48:44
milwhcky pictureBaer Field Speedway
The track closed suddenly in July 2014 after the promoter got frustrated with uncooperative racers. Time will tell if another party steps up to reopen the track.
milwhcky @ 2014-07-07 20:11:42
milwhcky pictureThe Bay Theater
A good example of a building made with "Cream City" bricks. The clay found in Milwaukee creates cream-colored bricks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_City_brick
milwhcky @ 2014-06-25 16:05:45
milwhcky pictureNew Bradford Speedway
This track is holding its final race on June 28, 2014. A radio tower will be built on this land.
milwhcky @ 2014-06-09 12:11:01
milwhcky picture1958 Fiat 600 on a pole
Oh, there are many more cars on poles out there that we can post. I rounded up what I could find on the site into a collection. I'm sure there are some that I am missing. I'll add that Mazda if its still visible in Street View.
milwhcky @ 2014-06-05 14:51:06
milwhcky pictureHit the showers!
And the Mariners lost that game 10-6. LOL!!
August 28, 2007
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SEA/SEA200708280.shtml
milwhcky @ 2014-05-29 12:53:08
milwhcky pictureWillis Tower Glass Viewing Box Shatters Under Tourists' Feet (29 May 2014)
The glass that shattered was an 1/8 inch thick coating that keeps the 3.5 inch thick glass floor from getting scuffed. No one was in danger of falling when it shattered, but I'm sure it was frightening!
milwhcky @ 2014-05-04 22:05:30
milwhcky pictureView from above the CN Tower
So I guess this isn't technically a "Street View" map... future new category - aerial photospheres?
milwhcky @ 2014-05-04 05:57:40
milwhcky pictureAmerica West plane on the Runway at McCarran International Airport
I think I fixed your URL to bring up the proper scene. The trick is to center the screen on another spot and test the URL in another browser window until you find one that does not bring up an overlapping scene.
milwhcky @ 2014-05-01 14:46:25
milwhcky pictureFly fishing
Two more things about this scene... Look up and see a helicopter flying very low. Also, the photographer did a great job staying out of the photo - look straight down and you only see water.
milwhcky @ 2014-04-20 19:30:24
milwhcky pictureIndyCar racer
This was an A.J. Foyt team car. I cannot find an image online of this exact car in action, but Billy Boat drove one with similar livery in the late 90's.
milwhcky @ 2014-04-13 13:26:50
milwhcky pictureReince Priebus' House
I went to the same high school as Reince. I was a year ahead of him, but we had some of the same classes. I get a lot of "FML" thoughts when I see him on the news.
milwhcky @ 2014-03-30 16:31:55
milwhcky pictureWaterfall at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Witpoortjie Waterfall
milwhcky @ 2014-03-20 20:06:02
milwhcky pictureAtomic Motor Speedway
Update -
The new track is finally under construction and is expected to open in May 2014. The 1/4 mile clay oval will be named I-40 Raceway.
http://insidedirtracing.com/i-40-raceway-targets-spring-opening/
milwhcky @ 2014-03-03 15:58:30
milwhcky picturePizzeria that delivered OSCARS Pizzas (02 Mar 2014)
They have the Guinness World record for the largest pizza on a menu (4.5 ft x 4.5 ft).
The previous record holder: http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/guinness-world-record-certificate/
milwhcky @ 2014-02-23 20:03:01
milwhcky pictureWild Horse Pass drag strip
I'd rather be at a crummy Arizona drag strip in February than to be suffering through a cycle of polar vortices and snow storms. The beauty of an NHRA event is having the freedom to roam the pit area throughout the entire event, so you do not have to be stuck sitting next to oversized fans for the whole day.
milwhcky @ 2014-02-23 07:46:45
milwhcky picturePlaying soccer
Allow me to correct myself. It is not a handball field. It is a mini-football (or futsal) field.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futsal
I learn something new (almost) every day...
milwhcky @ 2014-02-23 07:34:06
milwhcky picturePlaying soccer
They might be playing soccer, but they are on a handball field.
milwhcky @ 2014-02-22 18:04:49
milwhcky pictureAbandoned school on fire (March 5, 2009)
While on vacation, I drove by this location last weekend. The main building along the road struck me as very eerie - straight out of a horror movie. I wasn't aware of the fire until seeing it today on Bing Maps.
milwhcky @ 2014-02-20 15:08:07
milwhcky pictureHormel Chili Can
This used to be painted like a giant can of chili, but as of last summer, it was painted over with no design.
milwhcky @ 2014-02-09 06:55:41
milwhcky pictureLargest steam and largest deisel locomotives ever built
The 4014 was reacquired by Union Pacific and is currently on its way to Wyoming for a restoration project that will return it to operational status.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_4014
milwhcky @ 2014-01-14 14:21:39
milwhcky pictureFrequently Stolen Mile Marker Sign
I wonder if they posted the new sign 52.8 feet away from the old one.
milwhcky @ 2014-01-12 17:40:40
milwhcky pictureJayne Mansfield roadside memorial
It's fitting that the sun is setting over the trees in this street view capture.
milwhcky @ 2014-01-01 13:00:33
milwhcky pictureMichigan Marching Band practice
For no particular reason, finding a marching band practice was something I've searched for several times (at band camps, universities, etc.) without any luck. I found this scene by accident.
milwhcky @ 2013-12-26 19:43:18
milwhcky pictureDowney Studios
Torn down in 2012 in order to build a shopping center.
milwhcky @ 2013-12-22 14:13:31
milwhcky pictureAirplane Pulling A Banner
Probably leaving Batten Airport to fly over Milwaukee. Google dates this as August 2012, so I imagine it might be heading fly over the State Fair. There is a banner business that flies out of Batten.
milwhcky @ 2013-12-20 13:43:58
milwhcky pictureNASCAR Cafe
Demolished in 2013
milwhcky @ 2013-12-19 15:27:14
milwhcky pictureApollo Theatre
December 19, 2013 - More than 80 people injured when the ceiling collapses during a show.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25458009
milwhcky @ 2013-12-15 17:36:57
milwhcky pictureLocation of the Rodney King Beating
Thanks for the update, anonymous. After some research online, I made the corrections to show the approximate location.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-30 17:20:06
milwhcky pictureCol Needham's House
A few other BEV's show a newer home under construction here.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-25 15:53:55
milwhcky pictureWedding
On the gifts table in the banquet hall, a hard-to-read sign with their names written in fancy-schmanzy cursive writing matched the names I found on a google search for September 2013 weddings at that park.
The sign: http://goo.gl/maps/PXJgs

milwhcky @ 2013-11-24 06:34:53
milwhcky pictureWedding
I believe I found the happy couple. Elizabeth Fraunfelder and Chris Hannon were married here on September 7, 2013.

http://hannonfraunfelder.ourwedding.com/
milwhcky @ 2013-11-22 08:55:23
milwhcky pictureMichael Jordan's Gate
No one would buy it for $29 million, so Jordan is selling it at an auction today.
http://wgntv.com/2013/11/22/michael-jordans-highland-park-mansion-to-be-auctioned-friday/
milwhcky @ 2013-11-11 05:05:44
milwhcky pictureWhat Is It?
milwhcky @ 2013-11-10 16:41:47
milwhcky pictureMonster truck show preparations
milwhcky @ 2013-11-10 11:26:28
milwhcky pictureVolkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant
My 2013 Passat SE was made here. Best sedan I've ever owned.
milwhcky @ 2013-11-10 10:38:20
milwhcky pictureJohn Deere tractor test track & fields
A long train of John Deere's in GM:
http://goo.gl/maps/8pjJx
milwhcky @ 2013-10-27 19:25:49
milwhcky pictureBiograph Theater
He was shot in this alley south of the theater:
http://goo.gl/maps/mmrwF
milwhcky @ 2013-10-18 19:46:20
milwhcky pictureCastle Black set ("Game of Thrones")
I'm guessing the other set which was built northeast of here was the site of the battle scene in the episode "Blackwater", where Lannister's men defend the city against an attack from the sea. Season 2, Episode 9.
milwhcky @ 2013-10-13 13:11:39
milwhcky pictureFormula One on a television
Second round of qualifying at the 2012 Korean Grand Prix (October 13)
milwhcky @ 2013-10-13 07:05:28
milwhcky pictureDockwise Vanguard
Cool video on this page showcasing its design and what it can do:
http://www.offshorekinematics.com/vanguard/page/drawing-board.html
milwhcky @ 2013-10-06 13:13:44
milwhcky pictureRace to D.C. maze
CBS News video shows how the maze is designed with a GPS equipped tractor:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50156553n

2013 maze - 50th anniversary of Beatlemania
2014 maze - 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner
milwhcky @ 2013-09-29 10:40:08
milwhcky pictureMan wearing a Belgium flag
Two more nearby flag-wearing fans:
http://goo.gl/maps/xjDL0
milwhcky @ 2013-09-28 22:26:00
milwhcky pictureKeno Family Outdoor Theatre
Honda is behind a national fund raising effort to help theaters convert to digital:
http://projectdrivein.com
milwhcky @ 2013-09-24 20:05:40
milwhcky pictureBullseye ?
The bullseye and the two small buildings appear in Google Earth's 1993 satellite photo. The storage tank is shown being built in 2003. Also, the bullseye is casting a very, very small shadow in a few historical photos (compared to the storage tank and buildings), so it is not elevated off the ground by much.
milwhcky @ 2013-09-23 15:51:54
milwhcky pictureAtco Speedway (abandoned)
Many oval tracks in that era and earlier were fairly flat. It was common for races to be held on former horse tracks found at many fairgrounds. Eventually, race cars became faster and NASCAR's banked speedways built in the 50's and 60's became popular, thus banked corners on short tracks became more common. This one reminds me of a small version of Indianapolis. Four right angle turns with short straights.

I'm surprised that this place is still somewhat recognizable after...
milwhcky @ 2013-09-22 11:14:07
milwhcky pictureEast Windsor Speedway
Photos from 2003 and 2008 (before and after demolition)
http://www.njrn.com/eastwindsor.html
milwhcky @ 2013-09-21 16:26:25
milwhcky pictureTransport plane inside hangar?
Above the thumbnail is the message, "This map has better detail in Google Earth than Google Maps". The mods add this message on Google Earth only maps.
milwhcky @ 2013-09-20 18:34:28
milwhcky pictureFlag of Wyoming
milwhcky @ 2013-09-20 15:16:26
milwhcky pictureMenick Barber Shop
Note to self... Go to Montreal for a haircut. Hope that the barber can speak English.
milwhcky @ 2013-09-14 18:56:52
milwhcky pictureRice paddy art
milwhcky @ 2013-09-11 21:38:01
milwhcky pictureHoward Dean portrait
Dean's famous 2004 campaign rally in Iowa:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwkNnMrsx7Q
milwhcky @ 2013-09-06 15:54:55
milwhcky pictureObservation tower at Circuit of the Americas
milwhcky @ 2013-08-25 23:49:50
milwhcky pictureRemnants of the Great Lakes SnoCross track
This was also the site of a recent concert which made the news. A private jet carrying the rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois. The bands rode in SUV's across the state to make it in time. Also performing were Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach, Warrant, and Kip Winger.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-24 21:08:45
milwhcky pictureMystery of William Wirt's skull
milwhcky @ 2013-08-23 17:52:20
milwhcky pictureBob's Big Boy in a Store
No longer visible from the street, but it can be seen in Google Map's tripod photos:
http://goo.gl/maps/iGLsF
milwhcky @ 2013-08-21 16:02:05
milwhcky pictureGateway Arch replica
I've tried to find the history of this arch, but there is next to nothing about it online. A discussion forum I found only confirms that it has been there for decades.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-20 12:18:19
milwhcky pictureStanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Note - the placement of this panorama on the Google Map is incorrect. The last time I reported that type of mistake to the Google Maps team, they deleted the scene instead of correcting its location.

Still waiting for Google to bring their camera tripod for a visit to the HHoF...
milwhcky @ 2013-08-20 05:08:51
milwhcky pictureTinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
Welcome to VGT!
milwhcky @ 2013-08-20 03:57:05
milwhcky pictureSuperman comic book
Not a comic book in the traditional sense, but I'll accept it. It's a hardcover book about the history of DC Comics.
http://www.amazon.com/DC-Comics-Worlds-Favorite-Heroes/dp/0821220764
milwhcky @ 2013-08-11 16:59:24
milwhcky pictureNational Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum
On a trip to Kansas last week, I came across an impressive horseshoe club's site. After spending a few days in flyover country, I can believe how something like horseshoes is a serious activity there. The NHPA has a big world tournament at a different city each year.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-11 08:10:24
milwhcky pictureNational Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum
milwhcky @ 2013-08-08 21:03:04
milwhcky pictureI-44 Riverside Speedway
This property suffered much damage from a May 20, 2013, tornado that devastated the region. After a great deal of effort rebuilding the damaged fixtures, the track reopened in August. The record breaking crowd gave the track owners a standing ovation.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-08 13:06:46
milwhcky picturePhotos of IndyCar accident
At the Belleville (Kansas) High Banks museum, there are autographed photos of this accident on display:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/milwaukeehockey/9465612877/
Stan wrote "OOOPS" along with his signature on each photo.
milwhcky @ 2013-08-05 14:28:16
milwhcky pictureWind turbine blade display
milwhcky @ 2013-07-31 21:09:34
milwhcky pictureEbenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful (Abandoned) Water Slides
milwhcky @ 2013-07-21 16:58:00
milwhcky pictureBelleville High Banks
I'm looking forward to crossing this one off my bucket list in two weeks.
milwhcky @ 2013-07-15 15:36:03
milwhcky pictureRosecliff mansion
Google posted indoor imagery of this and a few other Newport mansions.
milwhcky @ 2013-07-14 07:26:34
milwhcky pictureKlamath Falls Speedway
milwhcky @ 2013-07-12 22:23:28
milwhcky pictureNew Castle Fieldhouse
milwhcky @ 2013-07-12 15:52:07
milwhcky pictureFormula Sculpture
The car that this sculpture was based on became the world's most expensive car. It sold for £17.5 million ($29.6 million) in a recent auction.
milwhcky @ 2013-07-07 08:13:54
milwhcky pictureSite of Niki Lauda's near fatal accident
milwhcky @ 2013-07-05 21:22:51
milwhcky pictureAmish Horse and Buggy Crossing
Not a crossing warning, but rather a "be aware" sign. The road ahead is curvy with many trees, creating a few dangerous areas to approach a horse drawn buggy. I have had a few close calls on Pennsylvania roads.
milwhcky @ 2013-06-28 18:39:42
milwhcky pictureLake Placid Toboggan Chute
milwhcky @ 2013-06-27 19:56:11
milwhcky pictureAbandoned toboggan chutes
milwhcky @ 2013-06-20 18:20:09
milwhcky pictureUSPS service delivery truck
These vehicles are called "LLV's" (Long Life Vehicle). The one I drive was built in 1993.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_LLV
milwhcky @ 2013-06-18 16:51:35
milwhcky pictureCanadian Tire Centre
Renamed again. As of July 2013, it is now Canadian Tire Centre.
milwhcky @ 2013-06-12 23:24:22
milwhcky pictureAbandoned resort town
milwhcky @ 2013-06-09 06:53:45
milwhcky pictureBenton Raceway Park
Southeast Missourian story on the 2013 reopening:
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1972173.html
milwhcky @ 2013-06-02 12:00:37
milwhcky pictureGreenwood Roadway
milwhcky @ 2013-05-30 14:32:34
milwhcky pictureUnusual censorship
A few clicks down the road show that these are the rooftops of a few homes.
http://goo.gl/maps/8upHK
milwhcky @ 2013-05-30 14:28:49
milwhcky picture1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
milwhcky @ 2013-05-25 21:40:21
milwhcky pictureBaer Field Speedway
The motocross track has been replaced by a dirt oval for karts. I got an unexpected 2-for-1 bonus on my first visit to Baer today. Both the main track and the dirt oval held races at the same time.
milwhcky @ 2013-05-16 14:34:12
milwhcky pictureCommandant's House, Brooklyn Navy Yard
The HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" filmed at this house (inside and out). It served as the home of the show's main character, Nucky Thompson, who was portrayed by Steve Buscemi. Several rooms were used for filming, but scenes of the upstairs bedrooms were done at a nearby studio.
milwhcky @ 2013-05-14 14:42:24
milwhcky pictureBeach house from Boardwalk Empire
Looking at the latest Google Earth imagery, it appears that this house (and many of those along the beach) did not survive 2012's Superstorm Sandy.
milwhcky @ 2013-05-10 20:11:58
milwhcky pictureCardboard Joseph Gordon-Levitt
From the 2010 film "Hesher":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesher_(film)
milwhcky @ 2013-04-30 20:28:37
milwhcky pictureAquanut Water Ski Show site
milwhcky @ 2013-04-23 15:26:27
milwhcky pictureJarome Iginla's former home
milwhcky @ 2013-03-24 14:53:52
milwhcky pictureDiego Garcia
My dad was a Seabee who was stationed here as the base was being built. He loved it there.
milwhcky @ 2013-03-17 04:50:55
milwhcky pictureLake Samji
There appears to be a speed skating rink on the frozen lake. A google search brings up a story of a youth speed skating event here.