The Aachen Cathedral (Wikipedia), frequently referred to as the "Imperial Cathedral" (in German: Kaiserdom) of Aachen, is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe. Charlemagne began the construction of the Palace Chapel in 786. When he died in 814, he was buried in his own cathedral, and his bones are still preserved in a special shrine...
Sheikh Zayed Road is a highway in western Dubai, United Arab Emirates and runs from Trade Centre Roundabout to the border with the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in the area of Jebel Ali. It is the centrepiece of a new Central Business District which includes buildings such as the Emirates Towers, the tallest buildings in the Middle East, and many ne...
Overlay of Hiroshima Castle Pre- and Post the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima Castle is placed under a kilometer (under half a mile) from Ground Zero.
After zooming in, fade out the Pre-picture, and the Post-picture reveals.
A reconnaissance picture of the concentration camp Dachau near Munich made during WWII.
In total, over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 countries were housed in Dachau. Beginning in 1941, Dachau was also used for extermination purposes. Camp records list 30,000 persons killed in the camp, with thousands more who died due to the conditions in the camp. In early 1945, there was ...
Map of the new central station and the new street tunnel at the heart of Berlin
After German reunification, the name of the plaza was changed back to Schlossplatz, and the Palast was found to be unsafe due to asbestos. Despite vocal opposition from groups who claim that the Palast is itself historically important and should therefore be saved, in November 2003, th...
In the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Piedmont Park has a surprising history unknown to most who enjoy it. It has served as a farm, a World War I encampment, a driving club, and as the grounds for the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition - all before becoming a public park.
Over the years, this historic site has hosted many of the events that have helped shape Atlanta. Near...
Key numbers for the records :
- Length: 2,460 m
- Width: 32 m
- Maximum height: 343 m, i.e. 20 m higher than the Eiffel Tower
- Slope: 3.015%, rising north-south in the direction Clermont-Ferrand Béziers
- Curvature: 20 km
- Height of the tallest pier (P2): 245 m
- Height of the pylons: 87 m
The Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre virgin redwood grove in Northern California, 75 miles north of San Francisco, where the rich, the powerful, and the famous visit with each other during the last two weeks of July while camping out in cabins and tents -- and drinking heavily.
The gathering includes semi-Masonic themes that center around a 40-foot tall stone owl. Mock-Druidic ritu...
3 military maps of Guantanamo. (Editors note - this one is interesting to show the possibilities of GEarth. Be sure to look closely at the placemark in your GEarth places area. Expand the file so that you can see the three maps. Turn the maps on and off and zoom in and out)