Monday, June 8, 2020

Monuments and memorials

Gateway Geyser

An enormous fountain that shoots up to 192 m tall. It forms an ensemble with the Gateway Arch across the Mississippi River, in St....

Tree of Life in Walt Disney World Resort

Centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – animal theme park. A sculpted, 44 m high and 15 m wide tree (artificial structure) with 14 stories....

Coral Castle

Unusual stone structure, created by Latvian eccentric Edward Leedskalnin (Eduards Liedskalniņš) in the 1920ies. The structure includes stones, each weighing several tons. He built...

Hollywood Sign

One of American cultural icons, 14 m tall letters "HOLLYWOOD". Letters were erected in 1923. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.13406 N 118.32164 W Categories: Monuments and memorials Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? North...

Terracotta Army

Unique monument of culture: buried terracotta sculptures - army soldiers near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, made roughly at 210 BC. In...

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Gorgeous burial monument, constructed in the late 17th century as a tribute to Rabia Durrani, wife of Mughal Emperor. Intended as a rival to...

Gateway of India

This monument was built in the landing place of Mumbai as a structure where the arrival of high guests is commemorated. This triumphal arch...

Haji Ali Dargah

Legendary Islamic mosque and tomb (dargah). This intricate, gorgeous structure was built in 1431. Located on small island. Location, GPS coordinates: 18.9827 N 72.8089 E Categories: Islamic shrines,...

Qutb Minar Complex

Group of valuable historical buildings in Delhi, mainly from the 11th - 14th centuries. Includes Qutb Minar - the highest brick minaret in world,...

Gommateshwara Statue

Possibly the largest monolithic stone statue in the world, erected at the end of the 10th century. Height - 17.4 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8541 N...