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kjfitz @ 2016-03-04 11:58:22
kjfitz pictureShipwrecked
The ultimate shipwreck post. Can't beat this one.
kjfitz @ 2016-02-14 17:14:31
kjfitz pictureStreet art by Cranio
Cool. In alternate imagery of the same spot there is different art by the same artist.
kjfitz @ 2015-10-14 05:43:57
kjfitz pictureTai Lopez's House
Welcome to VGT. Be sure not to mix Bing thumbnails with Google URLs. Thanks!
kjfitz @ 2015-08-25 13:58:41
kjfitz pictureLe Studio
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2015-08-03 13:00:15
kjfitz pictureCarney Park
To the commenter above who lived in Parco Azzuro from 71-74. I had many of the same teachers you had. I had Mr Richards for 5th grade from 71-72. We may have been in the same class! I think he actually wore those 60's Nehru jackets instead of kimonos. I hadn't thought of that in years. The Stanley's were good friends of ours and his son Jay (who was your and my age) and I had regular sleepovers. Mr Stanley lives in the SF Bay area now but I've lost track of Jay.
kjfitz @ 2015-06-04 13:18:08
kjfitz pictureNorth Korean military base
I've updated the coordinates...
kjfitz @ 2015-06-04 10:47:38
kjfitz pictureConcert at Saitama Super Arena
"5 Seconds of Summer" aka 5SOS, an Australian pop punk/pop rock band.
kjfitz @ 2015-06-03 11:36:23
kjfitz pictureAnantara Kihavah Villas
Thanks. That's it.
kjfitz @ 2015-05-26 15:26:36
kjfitz pictureAllied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH)
1969-1973... I remember going to the big pool on AFSOUTH and listening to Niel Young and America on the PA system, the snack bar in the basement of the NSA building, the anticipation of Toyland opening every year, those big tourist buses they used for school buses, the Boy Scout troop on AFSOUTH, the big playground next to the school, and going to the matinee movies at AFSOUTH before heading up the hill to bowl on the junior bowling leagues.
kjfitz @ 2015-05-20 12:10:55
kjfitz pictureDupuy de Lôme (A759) signals collection ship
Yup. Good research. Thanks!
kjfitz @ 2015-05-14 13:15:21
kjfitz pictureReflecting light
Actually that is a lens flare. Reflected light is overwhelming the CCDs in the cameras of the satellite imagery system.
kjfitz @ 2015-05-13 12:06:39
kjfitz pictureLilith and Maya Cosplayers
Cool I figured they were something specific but didn't know. Thanks for the ID.
kjfitz @ 2015-05-11 13:25:17
kjfitz pictureGalaxy Soho, Beijing by Zaha Hadid
Interior view here:
kjfitz @ 2015-05-07 08:05:24
kjfitz pictureLoveland Theme Park
There are also some interesting Google PhotoSphere's here now.

kjfitz @ 2015-04-30 11:20:57
kjfitz pictureJust a tiny bit of outside maintenance work...
It is part of a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts called 'Over the Edge.'

kjfitz @ 2015-04-26 14:29:33
kjfitz pictureAircraft fire simulator in use with fire visible
Excellent! That rare catch!
kjfitz @ 2015-04-21 10:58:33
kjfitz pictureHAWK anti-aircraft missile site, abandoned
Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2015-04-16 18:22:13
kjfitz pictureFriendship Monument
Sorry. Can you get a date for the friendship aliance?

From the rules for this Safari:

"You must include the date(s) of the event."
kjfitz @ 2015-04-16 18:18:26
kjfitz picturePope John Paul II monument
Sorry. Events with dates. This safari does not include people monuments.
kjfitz @ 2015-04-13 07:49:32
kjfitz picture1965 Hannibal 8 (The Great Race)
Cool. As a child this was my favorite movie. We hardly ever went to the movies but somehow I ended up seeing this four times when it first came out. Thanks for dredging up those old memories.
kjfitz @ 2015-04-09 07:40:21
kjfitz pictureJohn Snow Pump
I recommend the book Ghost Map for more information about John Snow's investigation into the causes of the London Cholera outbreaks:

kjfitz @ 2015-04-09 07:36:08
kjfitz pictureInterstellar - The Cooper Farm
Very cool first post. Welcome to VGT!
kjfitz @ 2015-04-07 12:39:06
kjfitz pictureNose Section at Wings of History Air Museum
Vickers Viscount nose section.
kjfitz @ 2015-04-05 07:38:19
kjfitz pictureShuttle Carrier Aircraft N905NA & Space Shuttle Independence
Excellent find!
kjfitz @ 2015-04-04 16:08:15
kjfitz pictureInside the cockpit of a De Havilland DHC-4 (Caribou)
Ah! That explains the inch hanging on the bulkhead. Thanks!
kjfitz @ 2015-04-04 16:03:19
kjfitz pictureMotorcycle with a sidecar
Coolest side car ever.
kjfitz @ 2015-04-04 16:01:36
kjfitz picture$1million pink and gold Rolls-Royce
This kind of borderline for a 'celebrity car.' I'll let it pass since you have good documentation and it references a celeb wit the car.
kjfitz @ 2015-04-01 11:49:28
kjfitz pictureUSS Constitution Main Deck
Since this is referring to the ship and another nearby map is about the cannons I'll allow this without calling it a dupe.
kjfitz @ 2015-04-01 10:53:43
kjfitz pictureNorthrop X-21
Wow. It's been a while. Welcome back!
kjfitz @ 2015-03-28 12:44:18
kjfitz pictureApollo Boilerplate Command Module
This is actually a boilerplate. Not the Apollo 11 craft.
kjfitz @ 2015-03-27 11:10:46
kjfitz pictureCarney Park
Bruce, you and I probably rode the same school bus at the same time. I lived in Arco Feliche too. Got on and off at the 'piazza' stop. Big gravel lot with a trash dump. I was there from 69 through 73. I'd have been in 6th grade at Forrest Sherman in the fall of 72 - spring of 73. Small world.

kjfitz @ 2015-03-26 12:01:04
kjfitz pictureSpace Shuttle, Saturn V and other rockets
Very cool. I see we have a new Eiffel Tower to add to the collections in the background too.
kjfitz @ 2015-03-24 10:47:00
kjfitz pictureInflatable Space Shuttle
Fun find. Should be added to the next Shuttle collection or blog.
kjfitz @ 2015-03-20 11:17:31
kjfitz pictureScaled Composites White Knight Two
Super find!
kjfitz @ 2015-03-19 11:09:45
kjfitz pictureBlues Brothers
Welcome back!
kjfitz @ 2015-03-13 14:05:08
kjfitz pictureUS Navy P-8A Poseidon [LN-434] (VP 45)
Good catch!
kjfitz @ 2015-03-13 08:54:18
kjfitz pictureFernando Cavenaghi
kjfitz @ 2015-03-12 15:51:59
kjfitz pictureBlu (Monica's Gang)
Hmm. How did I know adrbr would be the one to find this? Good job!
kjfitz @ 2015-03-09 14:53:20
kjfitz pictureBlue Dinosaur
I'm lovin' these dinosaurs. :)
kjfitz @ 2015-03-02 21:09:29
kjfitz pictureFake Iranian "Nimitz" Mock-Up
Good sleuthing!
kjfitz @ 2015-02-03 08:41:49
kjfitz pictureSunrise over Delray Beach
Another addition the great sunset collection.
kjfitz @ 2015-02-01 21:28:13
kjfitz pictureChinook? over Cerne Abbas
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
kjfitz @ 2014-12-05 15:33:24
kjfitz picture2014 Hong Kong protests (Umbrella Movement)
kjfitz @ 2014-11-27 16:53:09
kjfitz pictureSpace shuttle Endeavour's last ride on 747 transporter (historical imagery)
Great find!

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"

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.

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:
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.
kjfitz @ 2014-09-11 07:38:03
kjfitz pictureMustafas Gemüsekebap
Sorry. A Döner kebab while delicious, isn't a 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:

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."


We have a couple other examples in VGT:

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.


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

Great find.

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

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:

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."
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)
@ 2014-03-12 19:52:37

Your dad was probably stationed here:
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.

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 @ 2014-02-07 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.