Sunday, March 15, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Wary Bay rock art

Impressive indigenous rock art with first contact art and Wandjina figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.4737 S 125.1474 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology Rating: Where...

Arcosanti

This experimental town was built according to the principles of arcology - fusion of architecture and ecology. Construction of the unusual arched constructions started...

Anton Andersen Memorial Tunnel (Whittier Tunnel)

Anton Andersen Memorial Tunnel or Whittier Tunnel is 4.1 km long tunnel - the second longest highway tunnel and the longest combined road and...

Ranakpur Temple

A beautiful, white marble Jain temple from the late 14th - middle 15th centuries. It contains over 1444 beautifully carved pillars, each with its...

Middleton Place Garden

One of the oldest and most prominent landscaped gardens in the United States. Park was developed around plantation house since 1741. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.9015 N...

Khai Dinh Tomb

An ornate imperial tomb, built on a hill in 1920 - 1931 for the unpopular emperor Khải Định. This ornate structure blends Eastern and...

Crystal River Rock Art

Three large upright boulders with petrolgyphs. These carved images resemble humans. Possible time of creation – 100 BC. Nearby are burial mounds, platforms. Location, GPS...

Charleston County Courthouse

A historical court building (1790-1792). It has been designed in Neoclassicism style by James Hoban and is a model for his later work -...

Historical center of Morelia

A historical colonial city in beautiful setting with numerous impressive Baroque style buildings. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.7020 N 101.1916 W Categories: Cities and towns Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? North America,...

Pyohun-sa

The only large Buddhist temple in this part of country, which survived the Korean War. Founded in the 7th century, contains many values of...