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.
The satellite launch system “Sea Launch” is moored in the Long Beach Harbor, Long Beach, California. Satellites are launched from the “Odyssey Launch Platform”, a semi-submersible former oil rig, after it has been towed out to the equator. The platform…
Tuesday, 18th October 2005
Stunning architecture here at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Designed by architect Richard Meier and opened in 1997, the building is the current home of the J. Paul Getty Museum which exists to collect and exhibit classical and…
Thursday, 13th October 2005
Can anyone explain why someone has planted this rectangular-ish line of trees outside of Oakland, CA? And while we’re at it, what the heck is this? Thanks to Bob (Canadian) Thompson.
Tuesday, 4th October 2005
My friend Sarah got back from San Francisco recently, and she showed me the pictures she took there. When I saw this photo of a 49 foot talking lumberjack, I immediately checked the GgSs submissions database, but no-one has ever…
Wednesday, 21st September 2005
There’s good fishing in this lake. I know this because some helpful person painted a bunch of rocks white and wrote “FISHING” on a nearby hill. Thanks: Mike
Sunday, 21st August 2005
The Mega Ramp is the brainchild of professional skateboarder Danny Way. It’s a nine-story monster half pipe built out in California’s desert where Danny set world records for the longest and highest air on a skateboard in 2002. It’s really,…
Tuesday, 16th August 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing