Saturday, June 6, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram

More than one thousand years ago, when the ships approached the splendid port of Mahabalipuram, a great view opened - there were Seven Pagodas...

Santa María del Agua de Landa

The last of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 - 1768. Church has elaborate, sumptuous façade which has been...

Bonampak

Remnants of ancient Maya city, built sometimes around 580 – 800 AD. Contains numerous valuable murals of high artistic value. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.7039 N 91.0648...

Hotel del Coronado

A giant wooden building - luxury beachfront hotel. Constructed in 1888, when it was the largest resort hotel in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.68095 N...

Sindhudurg Fort

An amazing fortress which is built along a complex perimeter of an island in Arabian Sea. Fort is built in the 17th century, with...

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation building

Enormous, very ornate administrative building, constructed in the late 19th century in Indo-Saracenic style. Houses BMC - organization responsible about the civic infrastructure in...

Dangun Mausoleum (Tangun)

A purported tomb of Dangun - the founder of the first Korean kingdom. The enormous complex includes the 22 m high and 50 m...

Jama Masjid in Delhi

The largest and best known mosque in India, built in 1656. Its façade is adorned with red sandstone and white marble. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.6506 N...

Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Trilithon) and ‘esi Maka Fa’akinanga

One of the most unusual megalithic monuments in Pacific is Ha'amonga 'a Maui in Tonga. It has no analogues regarding its construction, shape and...

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

It was long ago and no one knows for sure how this happened - but maybe the roots of modern Western Europe start exactly...