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Old 07-09-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I just wanted to let inquiring eyes know that the "birds' eye view" feature on MSN's Virtual Earth satellite imagery application is now available for our region. Another member sent me a DM asking about a certain intersection in South Wilkes-Barre that I was unaware of, so I decided to scope it out from "above." Needless to say I was giddy with delight when I realized I could now see the images crystal clear, as if one were in a low-flying aircraft. The images are so crisp that you can just about make out the makes and models of vehicles on roadways. I just learned that there are more homes in my subdivision with swimming pools than I initially thought! LOL!

To access the images, feel free to follow this link: Web browser and Live Maps are incompatible Enjoy!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, PA
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I just wanted to let inquiring eyes know that the "birds' eye view" feature on MSN's Virtual Earth satellite imagery application is now available for our region. Another member sent me a DM asking about a certain intersection in South Wilkes-Barre that I was unaware of, so I decided to scope it out from "above." Needless to say I was giddy with delight when I realized I could now see the images crystal clear, as if one were in a low-flying aircraft. The images are so crisp that you can just about make out the makes and models of vehicles on roadways. I just learned that there are more homes in my subdivision with swimming pools than I initially thought! LOL!

To access the images, feel free to follow this link: Web browser and Live Maps are incompatible Enjoy!
Yikes! I guess I'd better stop the nude sunbathing!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yikes! I guess I'd better stop the nude sunbathing!
Too late! I already saw the tan lines from the comfort of my home office with a bowl of ice cream on my lap!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Just to give you an example of the clarity and recency of these photos, I will post several. This first one is part of the new Quail Hill subdivision in Pittston Township, Luzerne County.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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It seems the new technology hasn't made it to Scranton yet. Can't get the birds eye view of my house yet...
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Ahhhh...yet more typical suburban scenes here in "The Pittstons." I can't quite zoom in closely enough to see the Desperate Housewives power-walking in their neon spandex suits with their iPods blaring (note the absence of sidewalks too in most images!)
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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It seems the new technology hasn't made it to Scranton yet. Can't get the birds eye view of my house yet...
I can follow the view all the way up Main Street through Old Forge and most of Taylor, but then it becomes a dead zone once you hit Scranton. That's odd.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Here's part of my "hood" in Pittston Township, adjacent to the upcoming Pittston Crossings project.

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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My former employer, Lowe's #652 of Wilkes-Barre Township.




My current employer, Lowe's #2412 of Edwardsville. Come visit me!

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre


Cinema 14, Downtown Wilkes-Barre


A small portion of Wilkes-Barre's Historic District
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