I generally try to keep my posts on Google Maps Mania focused on Google 'Maps' related material rather than Google Earth stuff. This is mostly because there are other blogs that cover off Google Earth quite well. To steer from my usual theme, I would like to recommend you check out this amazing video created by Peter in Seattle using Google Earth and Apple QuickTime (must be installed to watch). This video swoops you down to various points around the city of Seattle, then cuts to a short video clip of the actual location (with pretty cool music too).
The video is an awesome example of what city tour companies or municipal tourism council's could be doing to showcase the highlights of their cities!