The continuing rollout of 45° “birds eye view” images across the globe1 has now revealed a real-life tragedy. On the…
The city of Ashgabat – capital of Turkmenistan – is dominated by monuments to one man’s megalomania – former President-for-Life Saparmurat Niyazov. Take, for example, the 75m tall Arch of Neutrality, which he subtly topped with a 12m gold-plated statue…
Thursday, 27th August 2009
The Darvaza (Darweze) natural gas crater is an endlessly smoldering geological anomaly located in the isolated Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan.
Friday, 3rd July 2009
Here in the deserts of Turkmenistan the satellite imagery has captured an amazing shot of a 200-metre wide churning pool that is spouting a pillar of smoke and flames. These are the Korpedje oil fields, and this is an active…
Monday, 6th October 2008
Previously on Google Sightseeing