Tag: monuments

Aug 13, 2018

Cool Close Up Puts Immensity of Great Pyramid of Giza Into Perspective

Cool Close Up Puts Immensity of Great Pyramid of Giza Into Perspective

The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years

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Aug 15, 2016

There’s a Statue in Russia Dedicated to the Most Loyal Dog a City Has Ever Known

There’s a Statue in Russia Dedicated to the Most Loyal Dog a City Has Ever Known

For 7 years he returned to the same spot every day where his owners’ car crashed

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Dec 29, 2015

Guy Makes Giant Periscope So He Can See the Eiffel Tower from Bed

Guy Makes Giant Periscope So He Can See the Eiffel Tower from Bed

When you don’t have a direct view you improvise

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Nov 9, 2015

POV Eiffel Tower Climb

POV Eiffel Tower Climb

Scale the Eiffel Tower with urban explorer James Kingston in this heart-stopping POV video.

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Sep 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Lion’s Mound, Belgium

Picture of the Day: The Lion’s Mound, Belgium

Located in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, the Lion’s Mound is a large conical hill with a lion statue at the peak that commemorates the location on the battlefield of Waterloo where a musket ball struck William II of the Netherlands (the Prince of Orange) in the shoulder.

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May 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Picture of the Day: Perfectly Framed

Photograph by Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0 Seen here is the stunning Taj Mahal, perfectly framed by this nearby archway and captured by Diego Delso. The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah…

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Mar 31, 2015

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

In the desert landscape of northeastern Saudia Arabia you will find Qasr al-Farid aka “The Lonely Castle”. Built in the first century A.D. the Lonely Castle rises four stories; an unfinished tomb carved out of a solitary sandstone outcrop. Because the tomb was never completed, we can see how the façade was chiseled from…

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Mar 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Photograph by James O. Davies via Buzz Aldrin on Twitter While visiting Stonehenge, astronaut Buzz Aldrin sent a “message” to the Cosmos, urging NASA to “get their ass to Mars”. Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and became the second person to ever walk on the moon at 03:15:16 (UTC) on…

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Jul 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Picture of the Day: The Statue of Liberty from Above

Photograph by Apple Maps / Digital Globe In celebration of the Fourth of July (The United States’ Independence Day) we see a satellite view of the iconic Statue of Liberty, a neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor (40°41’21″N 74°2’40″W). The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and…

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Jun 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Photograph by Louis-Emile Durandelle The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome…

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