Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Oregon City Bridge

An impressive bridge in Art Deco style, constructed in 1922. It is 227 m long with 110 m long main span. Location, GPS coordinates: 45.359 N...

Elsinore Theatre

This theatre was constructed in a mix of Art Deco and Neo-Gothic styles in 1926. After a lengthy attempts to save the theater it...

Oregon State Capitol

The central administrative building of the state of Oregon. This is an unusual Art Deco structure which was constructed in 1936-1937. The dome rises...

Big Wally – Wallowa Lake Monster

Many reports, including legends of native people about enormous, manatee-like animal, which is up to 15 m long. The elongated lake is 5.6 km...

Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet

Gorgeous movie theatre building in Neo-Baroque style, built in 1926. Now it is used for musicals and standup comedies. The theatre is considered to...

Illinois State Capitol

One of the most prominent state capital buildings in the United States. This ornate house was constructed in 1868 and is 110 m tall...

Coronado Theatre

A beautiful, very ornate theatre which was built in 1927 and designed by Frederic J. Klein. This unusually splendid building is a pride of...

Old Cahokia Courthouse

The oldest existing European structure in Illinois. This wooden building was constructed by the French-Canadians and has served as a courthouse and also -...

Fort de Chartres

Partly reconstructed historical fortress. Initially, it was built by the French in 1720 on the bank of the Mississippi River. Fort served as the...

Piney Creek Site

The richest petroglyph site in Illinois - a sandstone outcropping with some 150 petroglyphs. These signs were created sometimes between 450 and 1550 AD....