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Sgt. Pinback
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What's that, M.E?

I don't really want to put the coordinates on here, but it's perfectly possible to see my lad's
trampoline in my back garden with Google Earth.

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garcia en dolor
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+26 57' 23.96", +22 3' 31.79"

what are those things?

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ursus arctos
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Desalination tanks? Or some kind of facility to make water from substrata potable. Either that or some sort of chemical facility.
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Wanna see a place that doesn't show up (in detail) on regular paper maps? Try...

51*06'54.23"N 0*54'22.06"W

That's Oakhanger - a 'listening station' just west of Bordon, a major military town just down the road from me, here. I'm certain there's also radar 'golf balls' in those apparently discoloured fields just to the north of those co-ordinates above.

That is the kind of place where you get unmarked black Landrovers driving up behind you very suddenly if you dare to slow down.- A bit like Porton Down ...which is where I'm off to look at next!

Does anyone else have any 'places that don't officially exist' to contribute?

(edit: P.S. - how do you insert 'degree' symbols into your posts? Sorry for the patheticness!)

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I have always been interested in how these ultra-confidential (or high risk) buildings are typically the most conspicuous structures on earth (see also Nuclear Powerplants and their great architecture).
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Garcia, they look like farms to me. There's quite a lot of satellite imagery of these things. They'll have found a single borehole or underground reservoir and pump the water along a straight pipe (which is why they're in straight lines); and then they'll have those sprinklers which rotate from a central hub. It shows up incredibly well in desert regions because you have clearly circular irrigation contrasted against the arid sand.
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Nice pool at your apartment Reed. I never realized you lived right next to the beltway like that.
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Wow, lot of greenery around where you live, Reed. Or maybe that's typical where you are, and I'm used to highway-adjacent apartments looking like some of the most depressing places in the world. Like this building in LA, snuggled in the transition road from the Harbor to the Santa Monica freeways in Downtown:

34 2'21.65"N 11816'20.73"W

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Matej
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Always interesting:

33 14'29.16" N, 115 57'09.00" W

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quote:
I have always been interested in how these ultra-confidential (or high risk) buildings are typically the most conspicuous structures on earth (see also Nuclear Powerplants and their great architecture).
GCHQ and the MI6 building being the classic examples.
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If by "interesting" you mean "hell-forsaken deathpit," then yes, the Salton Sea and its surroundings are interesting, Matej.
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It's a bit weird people complaining about it dying when it's only there by accident in the first place.
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i can't work out what that stuff is on the salton sea coast - there are clear traces of settlements but they look abandoned?
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For a brief time, there was a big effort to sell the area as a resort. A lot of planned developments gone unfinished.
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Lots of interesting information here.

I never knew that the pilot of the Enola Gay flew test runs over the Salton Sea or that it drew more people than Yosemite in the 1960s.

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