Examining the planet thanks to Google Earth is a good way to combat the boredom of the afternoons when you have nothing to do. We know that it is a task that can take you hours to find something interesting, so we offer you a list of the strangest things you can see thanks to Google Earth .
These circular gardens are located in a suburb of Brøndby, Denmark . They were created to give city dwellers a place to grow vegetables, plant flowers, and get back to nature. The owners can live there between April and October.
A star-shaped city
Palmanova, in northern Italy, was built in 1593 and is shaped like a nine-pointed star. It represents the Renaissance vision of an ideal city.
The fortress city was designed to defend against attacks by the Ottomans in Bosnia, explains author Edward Muir. Built to humanistic and military specifications, it was supposed to be inhabited by self-sufficient merchants, artisans, and farmers.
However, despite the pristine conditions and elegant design of the new city, no one chose to move there, and by 1622 Venice was forced to forgive the criminals, offer them construction lots, and free materials if they agreed to settle the city.
A giant ring
This high-speed car test track , built by Fiat but since it was acquired by Porsche, is almost eight miles long and has four lanes. The lanes are demarcated to such an extent that drivers in the outside lane never need to turn the wheel.
A test track on the roof
In terms of vehicle testing, the Lingotto building in Turin was also once a car factory owned by Fiat. It was a work of genius. The new cars moved slowly from the ground floor to the top floor as each component was added. The roof consisted of a test track . The company closed the factory in 1982, but the test track remains.
An airplane graveyard
With airlines eager to keep their fleets as modern and efficient as possible, and air forces eager to take advantage of new technology, the life of an aircraft is shorter than you might think. Where do they go when they retire?
They will most likely end up in one of these vast aircraft graveyards , established after WWII when the military came across huge surplus aircraft.
The largest facility of its kind in the world is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tuscon, Arizona.
A pentagram-shaped park
This curious feature can be seen near the Kazakh city of Lisakovsk. It's a throwback to the Soviet era , when star-shaped public parks were considered normal.
A happy giant
The Atacama Giant is a large ancient geoglyph engraved on a slope of the Chilean desert. More geoglyphs, including the Nazca Lines, can be found throughout Chile and Peru.
A colorful spring
The Great Prismatic Spring is the best known feature of Yellowstone National Park . "The biggest springs in the park are in the Midway Geyser Basin, north of Old Faithful Geyser, just two, in a kind of huge yin-yang embrace," explains Jeremy Schmidt in his Yellowstone guide.
Both are about 300 feet wide , but one, the Grand Prismatic, is the picture of calm, surrounded by streamers colored by algae and heat-loving bacteria. Nearby, the Excelsior Geyser is an ever-boiling lake.
A very large pool
You wouldn't want to swim in the Great Prismatic Spring, but this place has plenty of room to row . It is the largest pool in the world, a monster found in the Chilean resort of San Alfonso del Mar.
Strange desert art
Breath of the Desert is an art installation near the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Built in 1997, it is made up of 178 cones that form a series of spirals.
The Badlands Guardian
This figure in Native American garb watches over the Alberta badlands. The striking resemblance wasn't discovered until 2006, with Canadian Lynn Hickox taking the credit.
Oil fields in Argentina
These strange lines are actually an oil field in the province of Río Negro, Argentina.
A lake on an island in a lake on an island
Luzon, in the Philippines, is home to this geographic oddity.
The blue of the desert
These potassium chloride evaporation ponds can be seen at the Intrepid Potash Mine near Moab, Utah.
A building shaped like a swastika
The resemblance to the Coronado Naval Base, built in the 1960s, with a Nazi symbol of hatred and genocide, went unnoticed for decades until the arrival of Google Earth. A campaign to fix the problem saw hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, but it doesn't seem to have worked.
A forest of guitars
Pedro Martín Ureta conceived this guitar made of trees , visible near General Levalle, Argentina, as a tribute to his wife, who died tragically at the age of 25. Surprisingly, Ureta is said to be afraid of flying, so he has only seen the photos of his creation, not the real one.
An erect giant
This large naked man, known as the Cerne Abbas Giant, is one of many chalk figures visible to those flying over Britain.
The colorful lakes of Bolivia
The Andean Altiplano, an area of the Bolivian highlands, is full of volcanoes, hot springs, otherworldly rock formations, and colorful lakes . Laguna Colorado, known for its red hue and its resident flamingos, can be seen in the upper left of the image.