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.
The Château d’If is on the small island of If, in the Bay of Marseille, France. It was completed in 1531, and was originally intended as a defence against attacks from the sea, however it never had to fight off…
Wednesday, 10th August 2005
Portugal has some pretty cool bridges! First up is the ArrÃ¡bida Bridge over the Douro River in Porto. The bridge is 493 metres long, and at the time of its construction in 1963 it had the largest concrete span of…
Monday, 8th August 2005
This is the Lovell Telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK. Apparently it’s the largest radio telescope in Europe and has been in operation since 1957, which was just in time for the launch of Sputnik 1, the world’s…
Monday, 1st August 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing