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Google Earth: Awesome.

Have you tried out Google Earth yet?

Oh, man, you are missing out if you haven't. It's in the top 7 or 8 list of most awesome things ever. Well, it will be eventually, at least.

Here is a little quiz based on Google Earth images.

Where are the following places?

1.

campussmall.gif

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2.

unsmall.gif

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3.

sfcbdsmall.gif

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4.

sjsmall.gif

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5.

mussmall.gif


Some are easier than others. Some hints:

3 of the 5 are in Texas.
1 is outside of the U.S.

More hints to come, if that's what it takes.

Posted by Will Franklin · 29 June 2005 11:37 PM

Comments

Well, #2 is the UN Building in NYC. I'll work on the others later, but they don't pop to mind right away. #3 could be the UT football stadium and campus, but I'm not sure.

Posted by: Giacomo at June 30, 2005 09:09 AM

You got #2 absolutely correct. #3, not quite.

Posted by: Will Franklin at June 30, 2005 09:33 AM

#3 is Fair Park in Dallas, including the Cotton Bowl.

Posted by: Brandon at June 30, 2005 10:31 AM

1. t.u. Tower, Austin
2. UN Hdqt. NY
3. Fair Park, Dallas
4. San Jacinto JH, Midland, TX
5. Don't know, probalby some monument in Baghdad or the Mid East.

Posted by: bob at June 30, 2005 10:36 AM

Correct.

So, here's what we have so far--

#1: HINT: Oh, come on. This one is easy.

#2: United Nations, New York City.

#3: Cotton Bowl, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

#4: HINT: George W. Bush and I both attended this junior high school.

#5: HINT: It was built by Saddam Hussein.

Posted by: Will Franklin at June 30, 2005 10:39 AM

Oh, wow, bob beat me to the punch.

But t.u. is Tulane or Tulsa or Temple.

#1: The University of Texas Tower.

#2: UN

#3: Cotton Bowl

#4: San Jacinto Junior High (how did you get that one?)

#5: Close, but no cigar just yet.

Posted by: Will Franklin at June 30, 2005 10:42 AM

#5 is the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.

Posted by: Fred at June 30, 2005 11:10 AM

Got it. Good job. I am still surprised anyone got #4.

Posted by: Will Franklin at June 30, 2005 11:19 AM

I live down the street form SJ. It doesn't look quite like this now, a major renovation and addition is underway, all that green grass is torn up and covered with maybe 20+ temporary classrooms.

Posted by: bob at June 30, 2005 11:41 AM

Thanks WILLisms for this link...I have used some other satellite imaging tools, like TerraServer, but these pictures are very clear and sharp.

Posted by: Responsible oilman at June 30, 2005 07:33 PM

Bob, I used to live on Douglas. That is just down the street from SJJH!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 30, 2005 09:07 PM

no, t.u. He got it correct.

:)

Gig 'Em

:)

Posted by: Peter at July 1, 2005 12:15 AM

U.T. University of Texas, not T.U.

Posted by: bill at July 1, 2005 09:53 PM

No. 5 is the white elephant of a stadium in Montreal, non?

Posted by: jb at July 29, 2005 09:16 AM