Volcanoes

Semeru (Volcano Week 3)

Semeru is a highly active stratovolcano, and at 3676 m is the tallest mountain on the island of Java, Indonesia. Semeru has reportedly been in a state of almost continuous eruption since 1967, and was clearly not having a day…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Taal (Volcano Week 3)

Taal Volcano is another active stratovolcano, this time on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, and at only 406 metres, it is known as the world’s smallest volcano. Actually Taal’s crater has a lake in it… sadly the high-res…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Parícutin (Volcano Week 3)

Parícutin is a very young cinder cone volcano in Mexico, and like most cinder cones it will never erupt again – but the story of its creation is a truly fascinating one. On February 20, 1943, a local farmer by…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Mount Taranaki/Egmont (Volcano Week 3)

Mount Taranaki/Egmont is another (apparently) active stratovolcano in New Zealand, but this one hasn’t done anything at all since the early 1800s when it reportedly produced “a moderate ash eruption”.1 Most interestingly from our perspective is that we can clearly…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

Whakaari/White Island (Volcano Week 3)

Whakaari/White Island (to give it its official title) is an active andesite stratovolcano 48 km from the east coast of the north island of New Zealand. The volcano reaches 321 m above sea level, but this is actually just the…

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Friday, 17th October 2008

The Boiling Seas of Hawaii (Volcano Week 3)

It’s Volcano Week 3 here at GSS, which explains why our posts over the course of this week have been mostly volcano related. Kīlauea on the island of Hawaiʻi is often considered to be the world’s most active volcano. The…

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Thursday, 16th October 2008
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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

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