Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

The Boab Prison Tree, Derby

An unusual boab (Adansonia gregorii F.Muell.), circumference 14.64 m, height just 9.5 m. Used to lock up indigenous Australians in 1860s on their way...

Ala-Tey burial ground

Burial mound from Xiongnu period from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very rich, unlooted burials of Huns...

Terezin burial ground

Burial mound from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very interesting finds of Hun culture including a body...

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

One of Australian symbols, enormous and visually very impressive sandstone inselberg, 348 meters high and 9.4 km in circumference. Sacred place to local Aborigene...

Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga)

Unusual, impressive monolithic rock formation, consists of 36 steepsided domes up to 546 meters high. Sacred place to local Aborigene people. Endemic plants. Location, GPS...

Koonalda Cave

This cave is richly decorated with approximately 20,000 years old drawings over area of thousands of square meters. Part of the cave flooded as...

Ryugyong Hotel

A skyscraper with unusual, pyramidal form. Height - 330 m, 105 floors, constructed in 1987 - 2013. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0363 N 125.7310 E Categories: Hotels and inns Values: Architecture,...

Rŭngrado May First Stadium

The largest stadium in the world by capacity, with 150,000 seats. Constructed in 1989, used for sport events, politically motivated mass performances and executions. Location,...

Juche Tower

The second tallest monumental column in the world, 170 m tall. Built in 1982 to commemorate the 70-th birthday of Kim-Il-Sung. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0176 N...

Arch of Reunification

An unusual monument devoted to Korean unity, built in 2001. Statue represents two women leaning across the highway and holding a map of unified...