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.
Natural arches – also known as natural bridges – are formed when relatively soft rock is worn away by the action of tides, rivers or weather erosion, leaving behind a bridge-like structure of harder rock. Although there are thousands around…
Wednesday, 16th July 2014
The 14th of March marks the 133rd birthday of the most famous theoretical physicist in history, Albert Einstein. While the man passed on nearly six decades ago, his name remains synonymous with genius and intellectual capability. Now, we could devote an entry to the myriad institutions and statues dedicated in his honour, or we could show you his greatest legacy of all – that of a corporate pitchman!
Tuesday, 13th March 2012
Every day around the world, millions of people gather in giant stadiums to watch their favourite sporting events and performance acts. But what happens when time inevitably catches up with these facilities? Today we begin our tour of abandoned stadiums from around the world with a look at old arenas in Europe, South America, and Africa.
Friday, 18th November 2011
Out in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Street View car has captured a Frank Gehry building in the process of being built. It’s the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health which opened in July 2009 so it’s reasonable to…
Friday, 25th March 2011
Google have just expanded Street View’s coverage to 14 countries with the addition of 11 Canadian cities and regions1, and the Czech city of Prague. We’ve already found some great Street View sights, which you can see on our brand-new…
Thursday, 8th October 2009
There’s not much to say about Pavilion Z of the Brno Exhibition Centre except that it looks like a big volume control dial. At this size it will presumably go up to 11. Thanks: LukÃ¡Å¡ N.
Friday, 4th November 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing
Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…
Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…