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Vail Ski Resort Aerial and 3D View

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or stay up to date with me on Twitter. Thanks for visiting! Vail boasts three distinct areas of the mountain, each with their own features and fortes, including three terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of freeride terrain. At seven miles […]

November 24th, 2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Beaver Creek Ski Resort Aerial and 3D View

At the gate, you leave everyday life behind. That’s why people travel to Beaver Creek, Colorado from all over the world, and many make it a tradition. The drama of rock and sky, the sheer grandeur of this place, is one reason. That it is North America’s World Cup mountain is another. It is also […]

November 24th, 2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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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

November 24th, 2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Winner of the Microsoft Zune Contest is…

We would like to say congratulations to Robert Ligon as he is the winner of the 4GB Microsoft Zune.  He sent in a total of 6 locations during the contest including one that caught a glider being towed in mid air and the nice image of Stone Mountain that was caught with the Virtual Earth […]

November 23rd, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 21st, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 20th, 2008 | | 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!

November 20th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 20th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 14th, 2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Browse Virtual Earth and Win a Zune Contest Starts NOW!

Today we start a round of contests here on Virtual Bird’s Eye! The first contest is to win a Microsoft Zune 4GB Black music player. Also, we have a couple of Microsoft T-shirts in the hopper as well, so we’ll send out a couple of those as well to some runner ups!!

November 13th, 2008 | | 1 comment | 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.

November 12th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 11th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 7th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 4th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 4th, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 2nd, 2008 | | 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 […]

November 2nd, 2008 | | 1 comment | Continued