On this day: Geography Awareness Week

Today is the start of Geography Awareness Week in the US, and as we’re rather fond of geography here at Google Sightseeing, what better way to celebrate than with a look back at some of the geographically special (or weird)…

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Monday, 17th November 2014

The Pearl-Qatar artificial island complex

The Pearl-Qatar is a luxurious residential and resort development being constructed on a network of artificial islands in the waters north of the Qatari capital Doha. The development’s name comes from the pearl-diving industry which used to be based on…

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Thursday, 13th November 2014

On this day: the Velvet Underground’s First Concert

On this day in 1965, the Velvet Underground performed their first real concert at a high school dance in Summit, New Jersey. Drummer Angus MacLise quit the band in protest at actually getting paid and having to play on time…

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Tuesday, 11th November 2014

On this day: Saxophone Day

From Bill Clinton to Kenny G, November 6th is annual celebration for lovers of all things to do with the saxophone. The date commemorates the 1814 birth of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian musician who designed the saxophone, originally intended for…

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Thursday, 6th November 2014

On this day: Guy Fawkes Night

On this day in 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested after he was discovered guarding a huge stash of gunpowder intended to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament later in the day. Fawkes was one…

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Wednesday, 5th November 2014

On this day: Look for Circles Day

Apparently the internet has declared November 2nd ‘Look for Circles’ day, and we take our internet seriously around here, so we decided to try to find some circles on Google maps. Guess what … we found some! What you see…

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Sunday, 2nd November 2014
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

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.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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