Friday, August 7, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Shikharji on Parasnath Hill

One of the main pilgrimage destinations for Jains, it has a hilly location that was once surrounded by primeval forests. The temple buildings have...

Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley

The southernmost Anglican cathedral is Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, Falkland Islands. This brick and stone building was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and...

Mexcaltitán

Unique monument of urban planning – man-made island city in shallow lagoon with central, radial planning, resembling a giant wheel in plan. At high...

Mande Burung near Balpakram

Many local people are convinced that in the extensive subtropical forest in Garo Hills live large (some 3 m tall), man-like creatures which are...

Masada

Best known monument of the Jewish resistance against foreign occupation is Masada - an impressive fortress not far from the Dead Sea. According to...

Củ Chi tunnels

A 121 km long system of tunnels and underground rooms created for defensive purposes in the late 1960s – 1970s. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.0624 N 106.5282...

Laura Gale House

A beautiful example of early modernism - a family house in a matured Prairie School style. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright...

Parshvanatha Temple in Khajuraho

Very ornate Jain temple which was built in 954 AD. Contains magic square with figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 24.8448 N 79.9365 E Categories: Religious architecture, Jain shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Lightner Museum

One of two beautiful, neighboring hotel buildings. It was constructed in the Spanish Neo-Renaissance style in 1887. Both buildings represent some of the earliest...

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...