We all know California is gorgeous and we all know it’s huge. The first image is from NASA’s International Space Station of San Fransisco.
And the second is a map of Los Angeles…with London’s M25 ringroad superimposed on the same scale. Yes, imagine, when you’re looking out from Griffith Observatory across the Los Angeles basin, you would be able to see half of everything inside the M25! No wonder you can’t survive without a car there.
And finally, because we love Melbourne so much, here’s another amazing image taken from the ISS, this time of arguably Australia’s coolest city.
Below, a camp on Mount Pumori (a mountain on the Nepal-Tibet border in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas) offers a stunning view of neighboring Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 29,029 feet. Before being named Mount Everest by the British in 1865, the mountain had gone by many names in many languages over the centuries. Tibetans call it Chomolungma, often translated as “mother of the universe.” Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic.