This is a new application where Tokyo inhabitants post photos which are mapped on a satellite image of the city. You might need broadband for this. It loads slowly at first. http://www.tokyo-picturesque.com/v1/
Agate House. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Latitude 34.8050 Longitude -109.8618
Interstate 40 crosses this park, and most people enter from the north. The fee is $10 without a pass, and you have to be out by early evening. There is no camping. Just before the south exit you can park and walk to this small dwelling of the early inhabitants, rebuilt in the 1930's . Nearby is the largest collection of petrified logs in the whole park, so don't miss this. We saw it after some rain and the wild flowers were out.
Quartzsite, Arizona Latitude 33.67 Longitude -114.21
This desert crossroads lies about 25 miles from the Colorado River and is the site during the cooler winter months of a gigantic flea market and rock & mineral show that stretches for acres just off the Interstate. I passed through here in the winter of 2004, and the place jammed with perhaps 100,000 people camping in R.V.'s in the desert nearby. This time I found the place deserted, but a couple of the larger rock shops were open.
This one was owned by Brazilians who had imported massive amounts of amythyst geodes as well as onyx from Pakistan and there was a whole table of crystal phalluses.