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I'm hopelessly addicted to Google's Streetview feature and thought it might be fun for others to share the places you've discovered using it (or even places you've been before on holiday, or someplace cool in the city you live), so we can check them out too!

If you'd fancy more of a game, then this can be a fact sharing thread too. Pick a random place using the link below, then post a fact relating to the place or the country it's in. :D Basically, this is an Earth appreciation thread.

http://random-ize.com/random-map/ - To share, click the View on Google Maps, then copy the link.
https://randomstreetview.com/ - Click 'save this view' then copy the link.


I went to Trongsa in Bhutan!

Bhutan is the world’s only carbon sink. That means the country absorbs more carbon dioxide than it gives out.

I went to Midlothian, Virginia, USA

Virginia has a law forbidding hunting any animal on Sunday, with the exception of raccoons.

Neat! There is a similar fact about Bhutan I thought was pretty interesting. Slaughtering animals for consumption is banned completely, but Bhutan is also the highest consumer of meat in South Asia. They just import it all from India.

Hickory Bay, New Zealand - So pretty!

New Zealand is part of a 93% submerged continent known as Zealandia.

I went to Ulstrup, Central Denmark Region with very cute pointy roof'd houses.

Did you know: The UN World Happiness Report has rated Danes as the happiest people

I go here every year, but its such a treasure to me I wanted to share it on here with you guys. (I also burried my sisters ashes up here too) This view is called The Crack and is a hiking trail which requires you to basically climb a mountain, but the

Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

Fun fact: This place is still here thanks to seven artists who made sure it was preserved. They were some of the first to hike these difficult trails and paint the beautiful scenery. Now it is a local hot spot for artists


For funsies, here is me after climbing the crack at the beginning of this month!
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@Claine - Gosh, those gardens. Jealous!
@InquisitorCat - Wow, that looks magical! Thank you for sharing this park and its story. :D

I went to Kyrgyzstan - I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at, a graveyard maybe, but it's super cool.

There are over 88 major mountain ranges in Kyrgyzstan, making up about more than 70 percent of the country’s territory.

I did both map options, for randomstreetview (second link provided in OP), I went to Jerkins Loop, Atmore, AL
...I think I traveled to the middle of BFE. It looks fairly desolate? I'm kinda linking the little white old looking house though.
Not many facts about the town itself so..here's a 'Bama fact!

Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins.



Next, I used random-ize.com and went to Peru!
This was the initial view I was given, however, I cannot help but to share that if you turn your view to the opposite side of the street, there is a chicken walking on the road and I LOVE IT!

I find this area very very pretty and part of me would not mind visiting there someday!

Peru’s Cotahuasi Canyon is reported to be the deepest canyon in the world. At 11,004 feet (3,354 m), it is almost twice as deep as the U.S.’s Grand Canyon, which is 6,000 feet (1,800 m) deep.

Uh...I am also going to share This, because I'm thoroughly confused. It's not even a street and I kinda can't explore XD

So yeah, it's nifty looking though! No random fact cause, idek where it is!

Nativity wrote:
I cannot help but to share that if you turn your view to the opposite side of the street, there is a chicken walking on the road and I LOVE IT!

Hah! But why did it cross the road? :P I also love the tiny... church for mice, I guess? XD
Peru is gorgeous for sure, the cloud forests would be a dream to visit.

I ended up in Lesotho! It's super pretty here. TT v TT I like all the greenery.

I ended up in Seville, Spain. Seville is famous for its Oranges, Tapas and Fiestas. It also is featured in some well-known scenes in big films, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, and the Dornish scenes from specific episodes of Game of Thrones.

Last link first - Obum Obum, Queensland, Australia. I have never heard of this place o.O And this random mapper likes to throw me right out in the middle of BFE. This road honestly doesn't even seem like Australia to me, I'd figure it was some back road in my home state here in the US. Can't find anything about Obum Obum so, going with Queensland.

-Queensland has more than 1000 species of native vertebrates, many of them unique to the region.



First link last - Dolný Hričov, Žilina Region, Slovakia This looks kinda pretty and interesting. I'm slightly bewildered at the fact the one house with the red metal fence (and a maroonish car next to it that I don't think belongs to that house) looks like it was legit some other building chopped in half. And then the tan/organish one right to the left of it looks the same but with an addition.

Fact - Slovakia has the world’s highest number of castles and châteaux per capita.There are 180 castles and 425 chateaux.

These are all awesome! I'm so pleased to see people having fun with this too!

I went to a really pretty beach in Bulgaria! It's worth wandering around for a bit. There's a lot of cool things here, like this! O:

Bulgarians express approval by shaking their heads rather than nodding.

Reviving this with a neat little place called Pulau Laut, in Indonesia! Was randomly zooming in to try and land on some tiny islands, and discovered this gem. Laut Island is one of 272 islands in the Natuna archipelago.

rat wrote:
Reviving this with a neat little place called Pulau Laut, in Indonesia! Was randomly zooming in to try and land on some tiny islands, and discovered this gem. Laut Island is one of 272 islands in the Natuna archipelago.
Holy moly that's beautiful @___@

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