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Friday, September 3, 2021


I was listening to a conversation, and the conversation was about the Three Gorges Dam in China. One individual said it had collapsed, which I think would become a huge news item. 

I went to Google Earth, typed in the search requirements, and was rewarded with a satellite photo of the dam taken in March this year. As I zoomed in, something odd about the dam caught my attention. I looked at the surrounding area, which showed the usual, although fuzzy images of objects, such as trees, or small buildings. The damn looks like a 3D cad drawing. 

Go look for yourself. I find it interesting, and wonder why the photo has a computer generated dam. Security? Or is it really gone?


  1. Not sure that this looks like CGI.,111.0103745,1628m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x368477f7d8d04299:0x2b6b0ad5fddb4a68!8m2!3d30.8233072!4d111.0037277

    1. I can't find a date on that photo, but the photo I'm seeing on Google Earth Pro is not anything like that photo, and is dated March 23, 2021. The only thing I can figure is the original computer CAD image is being superimposed on the photo layer. I have no idea if that's a software glitch, or intentional.

    2. /pol/ was watching it last summer. There were issues, but they haven't mentioned it recently.