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!
Doesn’t everyone appreciate elephants? We certainly do, and apparently September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day. These fine specimens were captured by the Street View car in Botswana.
Monday, 22nd September 2014
On this day in 1990, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) was consecrated by Pope John Paul II. The largest Church in Africa (and maybe the world, depending what criteria you look at) has…
Wednesday, 10th September 2014
At the turn of the millennium, an effort was launched by a Swiss foundation to identify the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’, through a “decidedly unscientific” polling method allowing the public to vote – online or by phone –…
Friday, 15th August 2014
Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.
Monday, 29th April 2013
Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania that at 5,893 metres is the highest mountain in Africa. At the time, Noel wrote of the…
Thursday, 30th August 2012
Perhaps one of the most surreal deserts in all the world, Egypt’s little known White Desert is home to some of the most photogenic and breathtaking landscapes on the planet. Located 45 km (28 mi) north of the town of…
Thursday, 12th July 2012
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