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hhgygy @ 2019-10-22 17:16:24
hhgygy pictureLighthouse buried in sand dunes
Update: the lighthouse is to be moved 70 m away from the eroding coast to save it from collapsing
hhgygy @ 2019-01-17 07:50:14
hhgygy pictureSt. Johns Bridge
Featured in the 2018 movie 'Leave No Trace'
hhgygy @ 2018-12-27 06:47:55
hhgygy pictureIreland's smallest church
hhgygy @ 2017-01-22 13:31:12
hhgygy pictureWorld's biggest known living creature
Creature as an "animate being" as its dictionary entry says but I am not a native speaker of English so call it whatever you like
hhgygy @ 2016-07-15 05:59:32
hhgygy pictureHistorical gas station
Thanks for the info, I checked it out.
hhgygy @ 2016-05-09 13:35:01
hhgygy picture13th century Transylvanian Saxon fortified church
Unfortunately its dilapidated tower collapsed in February 2016 and is now in ruins.
hhgygy @ 2014-09-25 00:10:17
hhgygy pictureMan carrying a truck on his back
Now, also visible on the updated satellite image.
hhgygy @ 2014-08-13 08:53:52
hhgygy pictureVillage fair in Antwerp
I just wanted to post this but I see that someone has already posted the location.
Currently, an interesting art project, called 'We Drift' can be seen.
More info: http://www.we-drift.be/?offset=0&page=4
hhgygy @ 2014-06-23 03:51:20
hhgygy pictureInteresting sculpture
A US exchange student could not resist the temptation to penetrate it but could not pull himself out.
hhgygy @ 2014-06-05 06:24:51
hhgygy picture"The Bank that was sent by Mail"
Great story
hhgygy @ 2014-05-29 09:36:47
hhgygy pictureStitching algorithm running amuck
I don't see any satellite problem here. I is just a strange division of plots or lots or what they are called in English.
hhgygy @ 2014-05-22 06:01:22
hhgygy pictureArch Dam Luzzone
hhgygy @ 2014-05-09 02:50:49
hhgygy pictureHyang San Villa
It has been demolished in the meantime, see the new satellite image.
hhgygy @ 2014-05-05 01:27:52
hhgygy pictureMedina NATO radar site
Updated image now shows the radar facility
hhgygy @ 2014-05-02 09:02:09
hhgygy pictureNagyerdei Stadion
Inaugurated on 01.05.2014.
hhgygy @ 2014-04-13 02:22:25
hhgygy pictureAbandoned Highway
Interstate 278 (Staten Island Expressway) westbound through an abandoned tri-level stack interchange. Never opened to traffic, the high speed ramps were to facilitate movements between I-278 and the unconstructed Richmond Parkway. Richmond Parkway constitutes a freeway between New York 440 and the Outerbridge Crossing northward to Arthur Kill Road. The Parkway from Arthur Kill Road to Interstate 278 was never built.

hhgygy @ 2014-03-30 09:30:18
hhgygy pictureBurana Tower - a World Heritage site
Sorry, this is actually not a World Heritage site, it is only a candidate
hhgygy @ 2014-03-12 04:14:41
hhgygy picturePuente Baluarte - The highest cable-stay bridge in the world
(Updated in the meantime)
hhgygy @ 2014-02-11 10:24:32
hhgygy pictureParis-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Yeah surely looks like a panopticon-style prison like the Presidio Modelo in Cuba
hhgygy @ 2014-01-28 06:47:49
hhgygy pictureMike Oldfield's house
By courtesy of Megott from forums.index.hu
hhgygy @ 2013-11-25 00:19:15
hhgygy pictureFind-It #28
Taylor Island in Playgreen Lake, north of Winnipeg Lake
hhgygy @ 2013-10-08 14:38:47
hhgygy pictureEpic fail in Chinese townplanning
Check out the second photo in the Daily Mail article linked.
hhgygy @ 2013-09-27 05:05:57
hhgygy pictureChurch of a flooded village
Check out this beautiful video:

hhgygy @ 2013-08-10 07:48:36
hhgygy pictureSculpture in roundabout
L'union by André Bücher made in 1991
hhgygy @ 2013-07-30 00:27:01
hhgygy pictureCensored Area in Madrid
It seems to be a military intelligence unit.
Some guesswork here:
hhgygy @ 2013-07-30 00:18:17
hhgygy pictureCensored Area in Madrid
Now it is only censored in Bing Maps and not censored in GM. (as of 07/30/2013)
hhgygy @ 2013-07-09 09:02:28
hhgygy pictureAirplane drawing a commercial banner
Ah, exactly!
hhgygy @ 2013-07-01 05:47:01
hhgygy pictureWorld's most complicated borderline
It seems Google has corrected it.
hhgygy @ 2013-05-19 13:19:36
hhgygy pictureDrunkard on the ground
Don't think so. He wears a plastic bag or something on his foot.
hhgygy @ 2013-05-17 08:43:13
hhgygy pictureBirds in flight
Oh I missed the rule that only one can be posted in one category.
hhgygy @ 2013-04-29 05:40:14
hhgygy pictureBeer truck hits cyclist
Actually, the truck is parked, the driver is reading a newspaper (see the next photo with maximum zoom) and the old man hits it with his bike.
hhgygy @ 2013-04-28 14:18:11
hhgygy pictureSmall Hungarian Christian Church
That's Szent István-kápolna (St. Stephen's Chapel) built around 1745 probably by Ignác Oracsek.

Source: http://esztergom.utisugo.hu/latnivalok/szent-istvan-kapolna-esztergom-90494.html
hhgygy @ 2013-04-28 14:05:14
hhgygy picture"Ez az én városom" - "This is my town"
hhgygy @ 2013-04-28 06:07:14
hhgygy pictureOld coal mining equipment on display
Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/magyarorszagistreetview
hhgygy @ 2013-04-28 05:59:40
hhgygy pictureThat's gonna cost you a speeding ticket, Google Car
by courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/magyarorszagistreetview
hhgygy @ 2013-04-28 05:55:06
hhgygy pictureWatz this? A Google Car?
Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/magyarorszagistreetview
hhgygy @ 2013-04-27 03:14:22
hhgygy picture41 Rue des tables Claudiennes
Sales Mioches by Berlion & Corbeyran
hhgygy @ 2013-04-27 02:43:53
hhgygy pictureAngouléme, the city of comic strip murals
Un Samedi a Malakoff by Frank Margerin
hhgygy @ 2013-04-27 01:07:45
hhgygy pictureAngouléme, the city of comic strip murals
Luky Luke, les Dalton et Jolly Jumper
hhgygy @ 2012-12-14 10:46:29
hhgygy pictureDeadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School
I wish I hadn't had to post this one.
hhgygy @ 2012-12-05 01:08:30
hhgygy pictureSzéll Kálmán tér
Not called Moscow Square any more. It was given back its original name Széll Kálmán tér after the former minister of finance, Kálmán Széll
hhgygy @ 2012-11-05 03:06:44
hhgygy pictureLocomotive on the facade
This is actually a reconstruction of the famous railway accident at the Gare Montparnasse in Paris
hhgygy @ 2012-11-02 08:08:09
hhgygy pictureLike a war zone
The Lunik IX housing estate occupied by gypsy population from the neighbouring and distant regions. They made a living hell out of the former socialist blocks of flats.
hhgygy @ 2012-11-01 05:03:17
hhgygy pictureMap of the world in a pond
I already posted a similar map from China and for us, Europeans, it is strange that China is in the middle.
hhgygy @ 2012-10-30 08:57:28
hhgygy pictureCat on a chimney top
Did you see the category I put it in? :-)
hhgygy @ 2012-10-11 08:43:22
hhgygy pictureDead body on the sidewalk in Rio de Janeiro
Great find! (although very sad)
hhgygy @ 2012-10-08 08:48:23
hhgygy picture15th century reformed church
(BEV turned 90° West)
hhgygy @ 2012-10-01 09:22:32
hhgygy pictureStatue of Ion Heliade Rădulescu
The four statues of Michael the Brave, John Heliade Radulescu, Spiru Haret and Gheorghe Lazar were moved from the University Square because of an underground garage project. They were to be restored to their original places by April 2012.
hhgygy @ 2012-04-10 02:41:07
hhgygy pictureNSA Utah Data Center
Bing Maps have also updated their image but it looks older than the latest in GE.
hhgygy @ 2012-04-10 02:39:06
hhgygy pictureNSA Utah Data Center
There's been an update on which some of the buildings are already visible. The update is in the historical imagery though.
hhgygy @ 2012-04-06 05:31:18
hhgygy picturePorsche 356A
hhgygy @ 2011-10-31 03:21:24
hhgygy pictureAbandoned border crossing station
Some misunderstanding: all border crossing points within the Schengen zone are kind of abandoned, nobody's there, the buildings are dilapidating. That's what I mean.
hhgygy @ 2011-10-11 10:50:39
hhgygy pictureReconstruction of a Monet Painting
I'm not really a great fun of painting. It was only by mistake that I found this one.
hhgygy @ 2011-09-28 01:53:39
hhgygy pictureVranov nad Dyjí Castle
If you turn it around 180° then it is a perfect postcard. Absolutely surprising in this area.
hhgygy @ 2011-07-31 10:39:33
hhgygy pictureMahabodhi Temple
In fact this is a giant statue of Buddha, the temple is located 1.1 km NE from here...
hhgygy @ 2011-07-14 01:12:24
hhgygy pictureCensored area (prison?)
So why is it censored?
Do they arrange for helicopter escapes for youngsters, too?
hhgygy @ 2011-07-01 03:55:37
hhgygy pictureOcean Interchange - Qingdao Haiwan Bridge
Also if you browse through the historical imagery, you can follow the different construction phases. Long live Google Earth.
hhgygy @ 2011-07-01 03:52:06
hhgygy pictureOcean Interchange - Qingdao Haiwan Bridge
Check out the "historical" imagery, which is actually newer and perfectly shows the entire bridge...
hhgygy @ 2011-06-21 13:12:59
hhgygy pictureFace of Jesus Christ?
Now only in historical imagery...
hhgygy @ 2011-06-15 23:45:34
hhgygy pictureGhazanchetsots Cathedral
Thanks. I was out for becoming the king of Armenia:-) (Although this one is in Azerbaijan)
hhgygy @ 2011-05-20 11:16:35
hhgygy pictureAfriqiyah Airways Flight 771 Crash Site
hhgygy @ 2011-04-07 11:42:37
hhgygy pictureOld Stock Exchange Palace, former HQ of the MTV (Hungarian Television)
45° view turned 90°
hhgygy @ 2011-03-02 07:18:54
hhgygy pictureStorage tanks of brewery
hhgygy @ 2011-01-25 14:07:26
hhgygy pictureKorda Studios
More info from the studio's website:

hhgygy @ 2011-01-25 06:37:29
hhgygy pictureGödör (Pit)
45° view
hhgygy @ 2010-12-23 01:30:14
hhgygy pictureSt. Gellert (Gerard) statue
45°view turned West
hhgygy @ 2010-11-05 03:14:09
hhgygy pictureIreland's smallest church
Yes, you're right it is actually located 3 km W of the posted placemark, here: 55°14.0381N 6°24.9802W
Unfortunately, this area is not covered by any good resolution satellite image.
hhgygy @ 2010-10-23 04:40:48
hhgygy pictureThe Amager Ark
hhgygy @ 2010-10-05 01:01:45
hhgygy pictureMajor environmental disaster site
There are already 3 confirmed deaths and 3 are still missing
hhgygy @ 2010-09-07 09:21:27
hhgygy pictureCement mill turned into a big cannon commemorating the Battle of Austerlitz
hhgygy @ 2010-08-06 08:02:20
hhgygy pictureCongregation Beth Sholom Synagogue
This is interesting. Sometimes the older image appears with the building at its initial phase, other times the complete building comes up. I haven't seen such a thing before.
hhgygy @ 2010-06-11 09:31:48
hhgygy pictureMonument to 1300 years of Bulgaria
hhgygy @ 2010-05-01 10:14:49
hhgygy pictureCaché - The Movie
hhgygy @ 2010-05-01 03:26:21
hhgygy picturePius XII Secondary School
giove: not exactly if you take a closer look
hhgygy @ 2010-05-01 02:37:25
hhgygy picturePius XII Secondary School
hhgygy @ 2010-04-04 14:08:27
hhgygy pictureGiant Jesus Christ
On the photo it also looks like a monster. IMHO
hhgygy @ 2010-03-26 06:16:18
hhgygy pictureMertim Hotel Mersin
It is gonna be the 3rd tallest after the completion of the Diamond of Istanbul building expected in 2010
hhgygy @ 2010-02-05 04:55:17
hhgygy pictureInternational Border Crossing HU-AU
Lutzmannsburg is on the Austrian side
the Hungarian side is called Zsira
hhgygy @ 2010-02-01 04:33:46
hhgygy pictureCrowded pool
This is the Komjádi swimming pool on the North and the adjacent Császár open-air pool on the South
Komjádi Béla is one of the pioneers of water polo in Hungary, a great player and even greater trainer, also credited in the International Swimming Hall of Fame
Császár fürdő is named after the Turkish ruler who built a Turkish bath during the period of Turkish occupation in Hungary.
hhgygy @ 2010-01-30 10:59:44
hhgygy pictureDomed Swimming Pool
Sorry, that is no swimming pool, not even meant to be


(Use googletranslate it is in Hungarian)
hhgygy @ 2010-01-30 10:18:01
hhgygy pictureBudapest Sportaréna
Now it is officially named Papp László Aréna after three-time olympic champion boxer Papp László
hhgygy @ 2010-01-21 08:32:09
hhgygy pictureThe Biggest Hungarian Pilgrimage Site
The place is called Csíksomlyó in Hungarian, Şumuleu Ciuc in Romanian
hhgygy @ 2010-01-08 09:45:32
hhgygy picture13th century 15-arch bridge
Picture of the two Khudaferin bridges:

hhgygy @ 2010-01-08 09:45:10
hhgygy pictureDestroyed 11-arch old bridge
Picture of the two Khudaferin bridges:

hhgygy @ 2010-01-07 07:52:20
hhgygy pictureA big question mark
hhgygy @ 2009-12-16 07:45:41
hhgygy pictureGulburga Fort Mosque