Monuments

Spindle

If I told you that this tall shadow in a car park in Berwyn, Illinois was cast by a huge sculpture made from eight real cars impaled on a massive metal spike, would you believe me? I know it sounds…

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Wednesday, 5th July 2006

Very Large Buddhas

Seated at the top of 268 steps in the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, is the Tian Tan Buddha – the world’s largest ‘seated outdoor bronze statue of the Buddha’. The 34 metre tall sculpture can be seen facing…

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Monday, 29th May 2006

The People’s Friendship Arch

This is the People’s Friendship Arch in Kiev – a huge titanium arch, 50 metres in diameter, which celebrates the union of Russia and Ukraine. Underneath the arch stand two statues which can be seen at the Kiev City Guide.…

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Friday, 5th May 2006

Mother Motherland (Rodina Mat), Kiev

This is Kiev’s Mother Motherland statue (Rodina-mat), one of a series of statues erected by the old Soviet Union to commemorate their victory in what was known there as the Great Patriotic War – which many people might know better…

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Thursday, 4th May 2006

Belleau Cemetery

1918, the height of the first world war and German forces have pushed far into France, coming dangerously close to the French capital. The Battle of Belleau Wood occurred near the Marne River between June 1st and June 26th. The…

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Wednesday, 26th April 2006

Stonehenge

Well we’ve already featured an astronomically correct copy and a reconstruction in the medium of fridges. But we can now see the actual Bronze Age megalithic monument, Stonehenge. Stonehenge has an incredible 5,000-year history that I won’t even attempt to…

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Sunday, 23rd April 2006

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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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