Around the World in 80 Clicks

November 8th, 2008 by timbotron

Live webcams are “so Web 1.0″ . . . but it’s dark and rainy out today and I’m bored.

I managed to make a lap around the world in 20 minutes. It’s fun, you should give it a try:

• Waikoloa, Hawaii – Watch the Pacific and the sway of the palm trees.
• Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.
• Mild Seven Hill, Hokkaido, Japan.
• Monkey Park, Japan.
• Tokyo skyline, Japan.
• More Tokyo skyline, Japan.
• Hong Kong skyline, China.
• The Wolong Panda Research Facility, Wolong, China – Watch the Pandas.
• Koh Samui, Thailand.
• The Mai Thai Bar, Phuket, Thailand.
• Mamukala Wetland, Kakadu National Park, Australia – only viewable in daytime; at night, you get stuck watching a National Geographic montage video.
• Traffic in Calcutta, India – Bicycles everywhere.
• The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel.
• The Giza Plateau, Egypt – The Great Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, Egypt; try to catch sunset at the pyramids.
• Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.

• The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
• The catacombs beneath Paris, France.
• Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany.
• Meersburg, Germany.
• Lake Geneva, Switzerland – Very scenic.
• The Great Sundial at Pajala, Sweden.
• Traffic in Stockholm, Sweden.
• Tromsø, Norway – A little dark and cold this time of year.
• Tallinn, Estonia.
• South Harbor, Helsinki, Finland.
• Museokatu, Helsinki, Finland.
• Stockmann Department Store Parking Garage, Helsinki, Finland – by request, some Finland webcam links : ).
• Moscow, Russia.
• Snowy Kemerovo, Russia.
• The Arctic City of Norilsk, Russia – At the right time, you can see aurora borealis in the skies.
• The Rothera Research Station, Antarctica.
• Trafalgar Square, London, England.

• Times Square, New York.
• The Brooklyn Bridge, New York.
• Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York – A hallway in a notoriously haunted apartment building.
• Boston, Massachusettes – The large tank at the New England Aquarium. They have sharks!
• Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. – The have sharks, too.
• Grand Rapids, Michigan.
• The Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada.
• The Grand Canyon, Arizona.
• The Grand Canyon (again), Arizona.
• Tijuana, Mexico.
• Underwater Coral Reef, Belize – this one’s pretty cool.
• The Panama Canal, Panama.
• Foggy Alcatraz, San Francisco, California.
• Elephant Seals at Año Nuevo Beach, California.
• Multiple Beaches in Southern California.
• Seattle, Washington – A view from the Space Needle.
• Underwater at Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington – Watch crabs crawl about the ocean floor.
• Qila, the Beluga Whale (and her baby calf), at the Vancouver Aquarium, Canada.

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4 Responses to “Around the World in 80 Clicks”

  1. Makko Says:

    This post sucks, there is no cam from Finland.

  2. timbotron Says:

    Okay . . . here’s a webcam of Finland: Enjoy!

  3. Elina Says:

    ha, I didn´t need to whine about local camlessness :D
    (camlessness=real word?!)

  4. Susan Says:

    Actually, that will come in handy. I am developing a geography 101 course, and I plan to structure it around James Bond…they always shoot on location…so I can use these to give people a real live taste of wherever I am talking about that day!

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