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.
We previously featured the dying Aral Sea back in January 2006, but since then much of the area has been updated with high resolution satellite imagery. Which means we can now see several ships, abandoned in the middle of a…
Friday, 20th April 2007
Sandwiched between Kazakhstan to the north and Uzbekistan to the south, this is the dying Aral Sea. Wikipedia says: Since the 1960s the Aral Sea has been shrinking, as the rivers that feed it (the Amu Darya and the Syr…
Thursday, 5th January 2006
This is the super-cool looking Tashkent TV Tower in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Standing at 375 metres, it’s slightly smaller than yesterday’s Central TV Tower, but it’s the tallest structure in central Asia (whatever that means). The tower uses a vertical cantilever…
Wednesday, 28th September 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing