Bird’s Eye Sights by Location

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Steamboat Springs Ski Resort Aerial and 3D View

Seven thousand feet up in the Colorado Rockies, nestled quietly below one of the largest ski mountains in North America, sits a small ranching community that serves as a constant reminder that the Old West is alive and well. Never far from its ranching roots, Steamboat remains

24Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Kiteboarding Under the Golden Gate Bridge

Is Kiteboarding your thing?┬á Even if it isn’t, there is a guy (or gal) riding the wind right under the Golden Gate Bridge.┬á Nice shot from Richard.┬á Thanks for sending this is as part of the contest! Want more information on Kiteboarding?┬á Check out this article. Click the image (or this link) and rotate around […]

21Nov2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Stone Mountain Carving Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

Stone Mountain is a granite dome monadnock located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. At its summit, the elevation is 1,683 feet (513 m) amsl and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding plateau. The mountain extends underground to several surrounding counties. While Stone Mountain is the largest exposed granite ‘stone’ in the […]

20Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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9/11 Inspired American Flag on Carson City Mountainside

This is an American Flag on a mountainside in Nevada.┬á It is above the town letter “C” just up the hill from Carson City. Click the image for an Aerial or Bird’s Eye View Thanks to Robert for the link!

20Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The Reno Arch Aerial and Birds Eye View

The original Reno Arch, built in 1926, didn’t say “The Biggest Little City in the World.” It wasn’t erected to add glitz to a downtown casino district (casino gambling didn’t become legal in Nevada until 1931), or even as a sign intended to symbolize Reno’s city pride. So what’s with this famous symbol? It was […]

20Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Seaplane Landing in Lake Union Seattle

There are a bunch of Seaplanes in Lake Union in Seattle Washington – check out some of these images – click the images for some views of the planes.┬á If you pan around, there are quite a few around – some docked and a couple moving around! A seaplane is a fixed-wing aircraft capable of […]

14Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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2008 CMA Awards Location – Sommet Center Nashville

Recognized worldwide as “Country Music’s Biggest NightΓäó,” the CMA Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for Country Music artists, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry executives who work in America’s most popular music genre.

12Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Chicago Building Demolition Bird’s Eye View

A building on the South Side of Chicago is getting demolished as the BirdΓÇÖs Eye View plane was flying overhead.┬á From looking at other map sources, Google Map Link (use street view), it appears that maybe some of the structure was remodeled to use in the current building. Anyone know the building and when this […]

11Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the […]

7Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The United States Capitol Aerial and Birds Eye View

The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as […]

4Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The White House Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nationΓÇÖs capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a […]

4Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Fort McHenry Aerial View- Inspiration For “The Star Spangled Banner”

Designed by Ghanan Jean Foncin in 1798 and named after James McHenry, a Scots-Irish immigrant and surgeon-soldier who became Secretary of War under President Washington, Fort McHenry was built after America won its independence to defend the important Port of Baltimore from future enemy attacks. It was positioned on the Locust Point peninsula which juts […]

2Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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USS Torsk – Submarine Fired The Last WWII Torpedo

Looking around Baltimore today we found another submarine docked and wondered.┬á After looking around we found out that it is the USS Torsk, and is responsible for sinking the last WWII Japanease ship with a torpedo.┬á After that, it was used as a training sub and is called the ‘divingest’ of the US Navy because […]

2Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Happy Halloween – Giant Pumpkin on a Silo

Happy Halloween to all! For this day we have a giant pumpkin on top of a silo on a farm in Wisconsin. We donΓÇÖt know much about the farm or the pumpkin itself, but itΓÇÖs big and itΓÇÖs probably visible form I-90!

31Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Largest Pumpkin Patch in the US Aerial View

This is the area (there is over 15,000 acres) where the company that sells the most pumpkins in the nation is located. Frey Farms produce supplies more than 1 million pumpkins a year to places like Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kroger Co., Meijer Inc. and other retailers.

30Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Parasailing Aerial View at Clearwater Beach Florida

Caught in photo is someone parasailing off the coast of Clearwater Beach in Florida. Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the […]

30Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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In Flight – Planes Around Denver International DIA

There a re quite a few planes flying around Denver International Airport.┬á These below are just the first post using just the aerial view, there are a few more in the Bird’s Eye View, but those will come in another post later.┬á There is one in particular in this group that has a shadow, but […]

26Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued