Sightseeing Roundup

Haven’t seen anything interesting in Google Earth lately? Try some of the placemarks below. These locations came from the blog at With Google Earth you can get a good perspective on these interesting sites. does an excellent job of picking interesting sites and usually present some relevant background material. Here’a quick summary of my favorites from the last week or so:

  • Miniature UK in Google Earth Miniature UK – This is a floating weathermap created by a local weatherman to make his weather presentations. Crowds would try to distract him hoping he would fall in while moving around the islands. Read more.
  • Giraffes at LA Zoo – here you can clearly see the shadows of two giraffe at the LA Zoo. Posted at the GEC by ‘pkoetters’.
  • Train bridge shadow in Google Earth Bridge Shadow – This is a satellite view of the Lethbridge Viaduct near Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. It is a train bridge which spans a river valley. The low-angle sun produces an elongated shadow on the valley below. Very cool shot. Read more.
  • Abbey Road album cover Abbey Road crossing – This is the pedestrian crossing in the UK made famous by the Beatle’s Abbey Road album. Check out the web cam showing a nearby Abbey Crossing. Read more.

Check out the above GE files to see these places yourself. Or, go check out many more places at GEB’s Sightseeting Category.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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