Cool Things to Look at on Google Earth!
If you're old enough, you may remember the days when seeing the wonders of the world meant sitting on the floor cross-legged looking through the Funk & Wagnalls. By the way, for the remainder of this hub I will refer to Funk & Wagnalls as simply Funk. Sorry Mr. Wagnalls. If you're lips are mouthing "wtf is Funk & Wagnalls?" then you're too young to really appreciate what I'm saying.
Of course, many families back then simply couldn't afford Funk either. We had old Funk. Garage sale Funk. And frankly, old garage sale Funk can smell quite funky now that I mention it. Anyway, it was always outdated Funk. But, when you're looking at pictures of Stonehenge, can Funk really be outdated?
I've always enjoyed looking at images of the great wonders of the world. Old copies of National Geographic always had great photos too. To me, seeing these images allowed me to travel to these exotic places. I could imagine being there.
I think those of us who started with Funk can certainly appreciate the internet even more than those that never had there own Funk. The internet has allowed us more opportunities to see and experience things we never would have seen before.
I recommend you click on the link below and download Google Earth. You can spend hours seeing the world.
Just a FEW of the Places I've Been On Google Earth
- All over my hometown and surrounding area looking for my place of employment, my mom's house, etc.
- The Grand Canyon-traveling through the canyon in 3d mode is incredible
- Castlerigg Stone Circle in England-this is one of my favorite places in the world. I've stood on this spot and it's breathtaking.
- Tintern Abbey in South Wales-find yourself amongst the magnificent ruins
- Niagara Falls-US/Canadian border-reach places at Niagara Falls that you could not reach in real life. Even with the imagery you can appreciate the flow of water
- The Great Pyramids in Cairo Egypt-I found the surrounding area to be quite surprising. I didn't expect the abrupt change from city streets to desert.
- The Statue of Liberty-notice all the boats in the surrounding areas
- 6th Floor-The Texas School Book Depository-Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas, TX-site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
- Stonehenge-England UK-always interesting to see this from overhead.
- Galveston Island-The Texas Gulf Coast-you appreciate how small Galveston really is and the importance of the seawall
Where Will YOU Go?
Make a list of all the places you'd like to see. You could use the internet and do searches for the top 100 places you must see before you die. Then fire up Google Earth and go see them. It really is the next best thing to being there.
Just think, it takes no money, no need for a passport, no conversion rates to worry about, no need to learn a new language, etc. Just click your way around the world.
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- Google Earth Tips
Tips on navigating around on Google Earth. Great help for the newbie!
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- Five Fun Google Earth Time-Wasters - PC World
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- Funk & Wagnalls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Google Earth
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