Bus auf Hochhaus
City Museum, St. Louis
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 So it's possible that several Markers I created will be outdated sometime. 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. Hughes H4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" The "Spruce Goose" is a very heavy flying boat designed and built by the "Aviator" Howard Hughes. It's the largest aircraft ever built but unfortunately just a prototype. The construction of the plane was featured in the film "The Aviator" (2004) At the moment the plane's home is the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. 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. Stonehenge and replicas Throughout the USA are these (funny) replicas of the famous Stonehenge stone formation. 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) "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! Guggenheim Museen Der Industrielle Solomon R. Guggenheim gründete 1937 eine Stiftung, um moderne Kunst zu fördern. Aktuell gibt es weltweit fünf Museen, die eine der wichtigsten Sammlungen des späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts beheimaten. Das Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York wurde vom berühmten Architekten Frank Lloyd Wright erbaut. Das Guggenheim Abu Dhabi wird 2011-2012 fertiggestellt sein. Car parking vertically on house wall in Den Haag Zoom in, see and believe it ;-) Related entry: http://www.glotter.com/entry-1415 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. The world's first McDonald's restaurant The world's first McDonald's restaurant opened on April 15, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. Now the restaurant is operated as a museum and store. 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. 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. 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. Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum in Thal Das Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum befindet sich im Geburtshaus von Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thal bei Graz. Arnold Schwarzenegger, erfolgreicher Boldybuilder, Schauspieler und US-Amerikanischer Politiker wurde hier am 30. Juli 1947 geboren. Island that looks like a dolphin Ile du Golfe (belongs to the Maatsuyker Islands) in Tasmania south of Australia. Upside-down buildings There are two houses named "WONDERWORKS" in Orlando, Florida and in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that are built upside-down ;-) 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? Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds is a museum in London (since 1835) that is famous for its realisitc wax sculptors of celebrities/politicians/musicians. Nowadays Madame Tussauds has branches around the world (Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Washington DC, Berlin, Hollywood, Vienna).