Guantánamo Bay - a new heart of darkness

This screen shot from Google Maps is centered on the notorious Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. Note, however, the significant difference between the satellite view - and the following map view.


However, with the help of Google Earth, you can use this useful kml file to explore Gitmo in all its horror!


"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."
- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part 3

"It was in 1868, when I was nine years old or thereabouts, that while looking at a map of Africa of the time and putting my finger on that blank space then representing the unsolved mystery of the continent, I said to myself with absolute assurance and an amazing audacity which are no longer in my character now: 'When I grow up I shall go there.'"
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