Thank you, Shirley, for revealing this gem to us. I understand what you are trying to express. I have the same fascination for roaming the planet with Google Earth, zooming in to far away places. The quality of the images is much worse than the superb fotos you showed us, but there is an infinity of beautiful, strange and incomprehensible places on our planet.
You might also enjoy hundreds of military aerial photos of the Netherlands, taken before WW II:
Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Explore Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie's 1,211 photos on Flickr!
Pictures of another century, showing space, solitude and Dutch physical planning, with an important role of water.