May 14, 2008 EN
Funny and interesting Google(TM) Maps Views Here is a selection of some nice map-segments you can find via Google Maps. Please note that the "aerial imagery" database will be updated sooner or later. So it's possible that several Markers I created will be outdated sometime. Cityguide Berlin Willkommen beim Cityguide für Berlin! Hier findest Du alle Anbieter in Deiner Stadt! Auf einen Blick siehst Du wo sich die Anbieter befinden. Außerdem geht es mit nur einem weiteren Klick direkt zu den relevanten Medien, (Fotos, Videos) Google Maps "Getting Started" video Google has created a "Getting Started" video for Google Maps. It should help educate people about the features in Google Maps. Maho Beach plane landing Maho Beach in St. Maarten on Netherlands Antilles is famous for its spectacular plane landings at Princess Juliana Airport. Claes Oldenburg - selected artwork Claes Oldenburg is an artist born in Stockholm, Sweden. Here is a collection of his famous worldwide public art installations: Hat in Three Stages of Landing (1982), Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988), Free Stamp (1991), Shuttlecocks (1994), Saw, Sawing (1996), Houseball (1996), Flying Pins (2000), Dropped Cone in Köln (2001), Cupid's Span (2002) Lombard Street One of the most famous streets in San Francisco is the curvy Lombard Street. It's a one-way street from west to east. The world's largest moose Aka "The Trojan Moose" is a plan to build a restaurant, concert hall and conference center inside a wooden moose. It is located in Sweden on top of Vithatten mountain. Stonehenge and replicas Throughout the USA are these (funny) replicas of the famous Stonehenge stone formation. "Street View" introduction Google has created a introduction for the Street View feature in Google Maps. If you want to see Street View in action you can use the new GLOTTER Street View service http://www.glotter.com/streetview And the best of all - from now on you can even embed Street View in your own GLOTTER entries! Car parking vertically on house wall in Den Haag Zoom in, see and believe it ;-) Related entry: http://www.glotter.com/entry-1415 The Witch's House in Beverly Hills The Witch's House (Spadena House) in Culver City/Beverly Hills was built in 1921 for a movie studio. Nowadays the house is privately owned. Kuriose Ortsnamen Hier sind einige zum Teil wirklich kuriose Ortsnamen verzeichnet: Bsp. Hell (Norwegen), Boring Road (Oregon), Pee Road (Hawaii), Loveland (Colorado), Batman (Türkei), ... Wer möchte schon gerne in Tuntenhausen (Bayern) oder in Fucking (Oberösterreich) wohnen? Upside-down buildings There are two houses named "WONDERWORKS" in Orlando, Florida and in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that are built upside-down ;-) Sony Bravia spot filmed in New York Cool animation spot ("Play-Doh Bunnies" by Passion Pictures) filmed for Sony Bravia in August 2007. Location: Foley Square, New York City. Music: The Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow. Some interesting statistics: 40 animators; 189 2ft bunnies; 150 1ft cubes; a 30ft giant rabbit and a 10ft x 20ft purple wave; 2.5 tonnes of plasticine. Island that looks like a dolphin Ile du Golfe (belongs to the Maatsuyker Islands) in Tasmania south of Australia. Scuba Divers chasing Google Streetview Car These two Norwegian "Scuba Divers" (Børre Erstad and Paul Åge Olsen) are chasing Google's Streetview Car in their hometown Bergen. Smileys in LA Two Smileys :-) on tanks in Los Angeles. Canary Wharf roundabout In Canary Wharf, a Business district in London, this strange "Traffic Light Sculpture" is situated in the middle of a roundabout. LUECKE? In the middle of Texas the word "LUECKE" is carved into the wood. Luecke is the name of the landowner. Even the NASA has been using this target to measure the resolution quality of photos taken in space. Animals on a Corn field A really nice artwork near Birmingham.