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.
Not as popular here in the UK as it is in the US, we still know all about Hershey’s chocolate – we’ve even had S’mores! Damn they were good… I see you don’t even have to bother making them yourself…
Tuesday, 14th March 2006
As a follow up to yesterday’s fabulous elephant shadow, here’s an equally cool giraffe shadow in Oakland zoo! I think these are ace Thanks to Paul LaVigne and Vladimir Vysotsky.
Tuesday, 21st February 2006
No prizes for identifing this animal in Houston zoo, Texas – it’s an elephant! Thanks to Artemis and Dave Garcia.
Monday, 20th February 2006
This is Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea, England. At a staggering 2,158 metres, it is officially the world’s longest pleasure pier. Work began in 1887, and at the peak of its popularity in 1949, Southend Pier had 7 million visitors. Southend…
Friday, 10th February 2006
This is Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in Bedfordshire, England. Whipsnade is one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks – it’s home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. Thanks to Google’s new upgraded imagery,…
Friday, 3rd February 2006
The Victorian State Rose Garden at Werribee Park is made up of 5500 roses planted in the shape of a tudor rose. Also to see at Werribee Park is the Chirnside Mansion, the National Equestrian Centre and the Victorian Open…
Sunday, 27th November 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing