Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…
Way back in the early days of Google Sightseeing during our first-ever Island Week, we visited the remote south Atlantic territory of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. In the seven years since that article, a lot has changed with regards to Google’s imagery there. Even in the frigid grasp of the ocean, nothing escapes Google Street View these days. Join us as we explore Grytviken, the world’s southernmost territorial capital.
Tuesday, 9th July 2013
Known as site of one of the most pivotal naval battles in history, today Midway Atoll strikes an odd balance between its military past and its tropical paradise locale. It’s also one of the most remote places ever visited by Google Street View.
Tuesday, 26th March 2013
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.
Friday, 31st August 2012
On the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, there are two volcanoes: Piton des Neiges has been inactive for 20,000 years, but Piton de la Fournaise in the south is one of the most active volcanoes in the world,…
Wednesday, 29th August 2012
Here at Google Sightseeing, our obsession with superlatives knows no bounds, whether it be the largest, the smallest, the funniest, or the strangest. Join us as we literally go in another direction with our look at ten items that have the right to be called the northernmost such things on Earth!
Thursday, 26th April 2012
Not content with covering almost every road in the world, Google have partnered with the University of Queensland to produce underwater Street View, and have announced plans to cover Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in September of this year. The images…
Thursday, 23rd February 2012
Previously on Google Sightseeing
Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…
On the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, there are two volcanoes: Piton des Neiges has been inactive for…