Tuesday, July 6, 2010

5 Most Unusual Photos from Google Earth








Guitar-Shaped Mansion 











Osmington White Horse


The Osmington White Horse, outside Sutton Poyntz, UK. This prehistoric figure is carved into the white chalk of the hillside - such horse carved shapes are called “Leucippotomy”.






Google Escher Effect pic from Houston

Here’s another weird satellite pic from Google Maps of some downtown Houston kyscrapers. This effect has become known as the “Escher Effect”, or the “Google Escher Effect”.

 





Terrain Face in Google Maps

The terrain in Alberta, Canada accidentally forms what looks like a human face when viewed from the air or when viewing the satellite pic in Google Maps.








The Palm Islands of Dubai

The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on which major commercial and residential infrastructure will be constructed. They are being constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in the United Arab Emirates, who hired Belgian and Dutch dredging and marine contractor Jan De Nul and Van Oord, some of the world’s specialists in land reclamation. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.

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