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.
Next up is the Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone in California’s Mojave Desert. It lies within a 70 square kilometre lava field, and it looks pretty impressive from up here! Thanks to Art Jones.
Monday, 20th June 2005
The largest wine producer in the world, E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, CA. The building is huge but it’s the tanks that are worth looking at -there must be a lot of wine in there! Thanks: MattBrown
Sunday, 19th June 2005
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted both the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games and the Olympic torch, which resides at the east end, is still lit during football games. The Coliseum was also the site of the very first Super…
Friday, 17th June 2005
The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheatre in Hollywood, California. Officialy opened in 1922 it was built on the site of a natural amphitheatre known as the Daisy Dell and is used mostly for music performances. From the Wikipedia entry……
Wednesday, 15th June 2005
It’s harvest time in the fields near Salinas and most farmers seem to have at least one combine working the land. In one of the fields you can see five combine harvesters – now that’s just selfish Thanks: DDA
Tuesday, 14th June 2005
This is the Hospital Ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) docked in San Diego, California. Apparently this was the ship that provided a great deal of medical aid to the recent tsunami victims. There’s lots more information and good photos available at…
Friday, 10th June 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing