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.
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We visited a number of amusement parks in the early years of Google Sightseeing, but with improved imagery and competition amongst parks leading to the construction of many spectacular new attractions over the past few years,…
Thursday, 26th September 2013
Lesotho is one of the most unique countries on the planet. It’s the southernmost landlocked country, the largest country that’s entirely surrounded by another country, and the highest country on Earth. Yet, it doesn’t really show up on too many people’s radar. With the arrival of Google Street View imagery this month to Lesotho, it’s time to shed some light on the world’s largest enclave.
Monday, 29th April 2013
Siciliy’s Mount Etna is the largest volcano in Italy, the tallest in all of Europe, and one of the world’s most active volcanoes, with some form of volcanic activity taking place almost constantly. Mount Etna’s height…
Monday, 27th August 2012
Here at Google Sightseeing we’re fond of the excesses that are common in the oil-rich city of Dubai.1 Before the recent recession, money flowed so freely that even utilitarian structures were built larger than anywhere else…
Friday, 23rd September 2011
Spend any time browsing Google Maps or Earth and you’ll soon spot an airport – they’re usually easy to spot thanks to their massive size. To save you some browsing time, we’ve put together a brand…
Tuesday, 20th September 2011
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