So what's the best satellite or aerial imagery in Google?

I started thinking about this post back in early March 2013. Well a lot has happened in Google Maps since then!
More areas were given the additional 45-degree imagery option (seemingly coverage has gone from US cities in 2011 to nearly global in 2014), Google Earth became more integrated with Google Maps, new Google Maps was launched, imagery was updated on a massive scale and Earth replaced Satellite view.

Overhead
So from my original research, I have kept these images as some of the best areas of overhead imagery I could find. Interestingly the same areas in the latest imagery may have better resolution but they don’t have the same beautiful colours that I’ve captured from Google in March 2013.

Rivers of Iceland
Rivers of Iceland
Maze at Longleat, UK
Maze at Longleat, UK
Crater Lakes of Flores, Indonesia
Crater Lakes of Flores, Indonesia
Goosenecks State Park, USA
Goosenecks State Park, USA

 
45-degrees
The new 45˚ images bring out the full glory of the following places far better than the traditional overhead view.

Spring Temple Buddha, China
Spring Temple Buddha, China
Statue of Liberty, USA
Statue of Liberty, USA
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Colosseum, Italy
Colosseum, Italy
Cathedral and Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Cathedral and Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Burj Khalifa, UAE
Burj Khalifa, UAE
CN Tower, Canada
CN Tower, Canada
Meteor Crater, USA
Meteor Crater, USA
Grand Canyon, USA
Grand Canyon, USA
Mount Everest, China and Nepal
Mount Everest, China and Nepal
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Palace (and Gardens) of Versailles, France
Palace (and Gardens) of Versailles, France

 
So tell me. What are your favourite satellite or aerial views in Google Maps / Google Earth?

 
*All images © Google and partners as per the credits on them
 

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