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.
U.K. Overseas Territory
On May 5, 1821, Napoleon died on Saint Helena. Following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo six years earlier, the British had imprisoned Napoleon on this South Atlantic island. As he still believed he was an emperor he complained…
Monday, 5th May 2014
Way back in the early days of Google Sightseeing during our first-ever Island Week, we visited the remote south Atlantic territory of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. In the seven years since that article, a lot has changed with regards to Google’s imagery there. Even in the frigid grasp of the ocean, nothing escapes Google Street View these days. Join us as we explore Grytviken, the world’s southernmost territorial capital.
Tuesday, 9th July 2013
When Napoleon’s reign over much of Europe came to an end in 1814, his opponents shipped him off to the Italian island of Elba. When Napoleon made his way back to France anyway and was deposed yet again, the British sent him to the remote Atlantic island of Saint Helena. Here are the various homes and locales Napoleon called home during his island imprisonments.
Friday, 17th February 2012
It’s Island Week 3 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. It’ll probably last about a week. The island of Tristan da Cunha and its surrounding archipelago are located in the southern Atlantic ocean, 2816 km…
Thursday, 4th September 2008
We feel sure that the undoubtedly great, and now very sadly late Steve Irwin wouldn’t blame the stingray that brought about his untimely demise for a single second. In fact we reckon that Steve probably wouldn’t want these normally very…
Tuesday, 5th September 2006
Welcome to the loose collection of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean known as South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Currently an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, the glacier covered main island of South Georgia was invaded by…
Tuesday, 29th August 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing