Sunday, January 26, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Mahabalipuram

This seems like a fairy tale - but this is a reality. Mahabalipuram exists - a legendary, ages-old city packed with seemingly improbable, ornate...

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace in United States, built in 1879 by king Kamehameha V and used as royal residence until 1893. Palace is built...

Pyongyang Bell

An enormous bell, cast in 1726. The 12.9 tonnes heavy bell is 3.1 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0230 N 125.7570 E Categories: Entertainment infrastructure Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Cathedral of Funchal

One of the oldest structures in Madeira, built in Gothic style in the 1490ies - 1518. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.6481 N 16.9084 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe,...

Cohen House

Large private house, built in 1955 and designed by Paul Rudolph. Its architecture has left huge influence on modern architecture worldwide and represents a...

Elephanta Caves

The center of one of the largest cities in the world – Mumbai – is just 10 kilometers away from the small, forested Elephanta...

Aga Khan Palace

An enormous, ornate palace, built in 1892. Now this is public building, mainly devoted to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.5524 N 73.9015...

Cheonji – abode of Lake Tianchi monster

According to legends and modern stories in this beautiful crater lake lives a monster. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.0075 N 128.0574 Categories: Places with cryptozoological phenomena Values: Biology, Unexplained Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Lyman Lake Petroglyphs

Petroglyph sites with very diverse cliff drawings from different periods - from 6000 BC to 1400 AD. Some specialists consider that part of the...

Modjadji cycad forest

There are not many pure stands of cycads in the world. One of the most impressive ones is Modjadji Cycad forest in South Africa...