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.
Perhaps the captain of this barge on the Mississippi has had a little too much to drink, as he appears to have crashed into the river bank. Whoops! Thanks to Sam Phillips.
Friday, 3rd March 2006
At the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, you can hardly miss the spectacular Jet d’Eau – a 140 metre jet of water, and officially the world’s largest fountain. Two groups of pumps spray an astonishing 500…
Tuesday, 28th February 2006
In our never-ending quest to catalogue everything that stakes its claim to being the “world’s largest something” I present to you the world’s largest dry dock. Located in Belfast’s Docklands (where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built) the dry dock…
Thursday, 23rd February 2006
Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower is like a giant sail on the dock. It was supposed to be a millennium project but only opened last year and as you can see it is still under construction in the Google Maps photo. There’s…
Tuesday, 14th 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
Previously on Google Sightseeing