The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
Here’s a shot of Large windmill clusters in the Mojave desert, California. Scroll around a bit and you’ll see there’s lots of them. Also quite cool in the East of this shot there’s a collection of what I’m assuming are…
Wednesday, 13th April 2005
Devils Tower is a monolith that rises to a height of 1,267 feet and featured prominently in the Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (where it was reproduced in mashed potato). Thanks: xylon, Sally, many others.
A giant postage stamp on top of Vancouver’s downtown post office (North West is up). Here’s a a normal sized stamp for comparison. Thanks: “amaily post”
Each Year around Halloween, Arizona’s Schnepf Farms carve a maze into their 10-acre corn field and in 2004 they decided to forever immortalize Arizona’s love for talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey. Thanks: Lauren
Sorry for the downtime – we’ve moved host now and everything will be back to normal in no time – thanks for your patience!
The Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet is a collection of mothballed warships near Benecia, California (More info). Thanks: Harold Check & elsamo
Monday, 11th April 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing
Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…
Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…