Monday, July 6, 2020

Types of wonders

Description of wonders of the world

Lava River Cave (Oregon)

Impressive, 1,588 m long lava cave, the largest in Oregon. Rediscovered in 1889 but obsidian flakes testify the earlier discovery of the caves by...

South Falls in Silver Falls State Park

Gorgeous, 54 m tall waterfall with a single plunge over a rock overhang. Nearby are 10 other waterfalls, many of them quite impressive. Location, GPS...

Columbia River Gorge

Gorgeous canyon of Columbia River, up to 1,200 m deep. Canyon is some 130 km long and has numerous very impressive waterfalls. Microhabitats along...

Timberline Lodge (Oregon)

Historical lodge with ornate interior which has many features of the Prairie Style. It was constructed in 1936-1938. Location, GPS coordinates: 45.33118 N 121.71123 W Categories: Hotels and...

Baháʼí House of Worship in Wilmette

Gorgeous structure - the oldest of the existing Baháʼí temples. The enormous, round, white temple was built in 1912 - 1953. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.07445 N...

Portland Building

The world's first major building in Post-Modern style, constructed in 1982. This 15 floors high public office building has caused much controversy due to...

Smith Rock

Spectacular, vertical cliffs at Crooked River. A popular site for climbing, the clifs are up to 180 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 44.36799 N 121.1409 W Categories: Cliffs Values: Geology,...

Painted Hills

Spectacular outcroppings of colored rocks over a larger area. There are red colored laterite outcroppings, dark colored layers of lignite and grey colored mudstone,...

Hells Canyon

Giant canyon of Snake River, the deepest one in the United States. The canyon is up to 2,436 m deep and up to 16...

Oregon Caves

Beautiful show caves which were discovered in 1874. Caves have formed in marble and through the cave system flows a river - River Styx....