Gravity Defying Stones | World's Tallest Minaret - Hassan II Mosque | Oldest Olympic Rings and Olympic Flame Tower | Coconut Crab - The Largest Land Arthropod in the World | The Spotted Lake | Namba Park, Osaka - A Green Shopping Mall Cum Office | Weird Houses Around the World - 6 | IBM - Birthplace | Treetops Lodge - Where A Princess Became A Queen | Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania | World's Steepest Funicular Railways | Cinque Terre - Five Colourful Villages on Italian Coast | Statue of Unity - World's Tallest Statue | Periplaneta Americana Invades Havana | Strokes of Nature - Face of a Red Indian | Hopewell Rocks - Flower Pots of Nature | Giant Hand at Holocaust Memorial, Miami | Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The New Library of Alexandria | Zhivopisny Bridge - A Picturesque Red Bridge With Spider's Sac | The Kelpies - Scotland's Largest Art Installation | Apple - Birthplace | Man who single-handedly built his own palace | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Best Place To See Northern Lights | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 4 | Heart of Cape Town - Museum of World's First Heart Transplant | Island of the Dead - Venetian Cemetery | World's Largest Radio Telescope | Tianjin Eye - A giant Ferris wheel on a bridge | Can You Recognise This # 13 | The Trojan Horse of Troy is in Turkey! | For the Spider Lovers - A Giant Web | Iglesia El Rosario, El Salvador | Can You Recognise This # 18 | Metropolis - The Hometown of Superman | Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia | Weird Houses Around the World - 17 | Bridge of Vases | Weird Houses Around the World - 3 | Weird Houses Around the World - 8 | Noorderlicht - World's Only Ice-Bound Ship-Hotel | Unusual Extra-Terrestrial Landscape Of Yehliu Geo Park | Unique Temple of Rats - Karni Mata Temple | The Floating Islands of Lake Titacaca | "Sulaiman-Too" Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan | World's Largest Terraced Paddy Fields, Yuen Yang, China | Diamondback Bridge - Walking in the Belly of Rattlesnake | A Lake Named Pi (3.1416) | Cosmovitral - A Beautiful Stained Glasshouse Garden | Metal Monster or Metal Art? | Unique and Beautiful Crystal Mosque of Malaysia | Bourn Windmill - England's Oldest Windmill | A Spanish Mosque in India | Musical Wall of Dresden | Can You Recognise This? | First IBM-PC - Birthplace | Dublin Gasworks Apartments - The Alliance Building | Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India | Weird Houses Around the World - 15 | Can You Recognise This # 19 | Hiran Minar, Fathehpur Sikri - A Uniquely Studded Tower | World's Biggest Apple | Sphere Within A Sphere | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Amazing New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) Which Is Not New | Leaning Towers of Madrid | Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge | Mysterious Well of Hell | World's Largest Baseball Bat | Trestle Art - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | Breathtaking Trolltunga - The Troll's Tongue in Norway | Equatorial Monuments Around the World | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 26 | 'Trim' the Cat of Matthew Flinders | The Painted Wall, Barcelona | WYSIWYG and GUI - Birthplace | World's Most Expensive Island | Unique Curling Bridge | Shivering Sands Army Fort - Mini Defence Towers | Nikola-Lenivets - Small City With Big Art | A Giant Sized Welcome in the City of Giants | Amazing Horse Shoe Shaped Hotel | Can You Recognise This # 6 | Bridge With A Flying Saucer | Korean War Memorial - World's Largest War Monument | World's Remotest Island | A Giant Egg for the Easter | World's Largest Mud-brick Building | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 29 (Hanging Stone, Ergaki National Park, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia) | The House In The Sea | A Monument to Enema | Giant Hands Around The World | Beautiful Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan | Giant Coin Shaped Building | "Castel Meur" - House Made Famous by Picture Postcard | Strokes of Nature - "Autumn Trees" | Roof of Water Reservoir, Mina | Ha! Ha! Pyramid | Garstin's Folly - Gol Ghar (Round House), Patna, India | Fake Round Bridge Which is Not Fake | Remarkable Pine Tree Which Survived The Great Japanese Tsunami | Tower of Thousand Cranes - Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima | Not A Mosque | Worlds Largest Spherical Dome - Ericsson Globe | Heart Shaped Pond for the Valentine's Day | One O'clock Gun, Edinburgh | Floating Swimming Pool - Badeschiff | Alnwick Treehouse | Painting in Field | World's Largest Horseshoe Crab | Luxor Pyramid, Las Vegas - Largest Pyramid of Modern World | Swimming Over The Sidewalk | Göbekli Tepe - World's Oldest Excavated Temple | Falkirk Wheel - Only rotating boat lift in the World | Garden of Dolls | Amazing Tufa Towers of Mono Lake | Weird Houses Around the World - 11 | Fantastic Voyage Through Human Body - CORPUS Centre | Equatorial Monuments Around the World | Slauerhoff Bridge - A Giant Flying Kite | World's Largest Titanic Museum, Branson, USA | Cottage On A Chimney | World's Widest Sculpture - Angel of The North | Giant Millennium Clock, Tianjun, China | Minaret of Jam | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art (Under Construction) | World Wide Web - Birthplace | World's Largest Collection of Old Windmills | Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro | Locks of Love around the World! | Sedlec Ossuary - A Chapel Decorated With Human Bones | Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway | When Martians Landed | Oil Lake on Fire | Poetic Palindromic Roundabout | Crazy Fountain - The Crown Fountain, Chicago | Airstream Ranch - Art or Junk | International Bridge on the river Mino | Giraffe Through The Roof | Vulcano Buono - The Good Volcano | Can You Recognise This # 22 | Yellow Submarine of The Beatles | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 19 | Water Melon House | House Boats of Kerala, India | Temple Made of Sea-Shells | Piano and Violin Shaped Building | Giant Keyboard - World's Largest | Vining - A Small Town With Big Art | World's Largest Quarried Stones | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 2 | Oak Trees atop Tower of Guinigis, Lucca, Italy | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 18 | A Small House on The Rock | Goat Towers Around The World | Tri-Bridges Around the World | Beach House on A Pole | Amazing Volcano House - Living on Top of A Volcano | Weird Houses Around the World - 5 | Crescent Shaped Island | Amazingly Balanced Rocks -25 Giant Mushroom Rock, Saudi Arabia | The Raclawice Panorama - One of World's Largest Circular Panoramic Paintings | Twin Hearts of Stones | Charybdis - An Amazing Water Vortex Sculpture | Can You Recognise This # 12 | World' Tallest Clock Tower / World's Biggest Clock | World's Largest Sludge Storage Tank - IJsseloog | Maeslantkering - World's Largest Storm Barrier | When Walls Had Ears | Paragon Prairie Tower - Americas' Largest Glass Mural | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Colourful Waste Incineration Plant at Osaka | Red Crab Migration - Christmas Island | Sculptures in White Desert | Stone Ships of Vikings | London Bridge has fallen down | Rock Garden, Chandigarh - A Garden Built Clandestinely By One Man | Amazing Volkswagen Storage Silos, Wolfsburg, Germany | Giant Hands, Duke Town, Calabar, Nigeria | Dali's Museum and Torre Galatea - Strange Architecture | Car on Wall | Amazing Rice Paddy Art | Can You Recognise This # 14 | Transporter Bridge - Rendsburg, Germany | Giant Hands Around The World - Major Additions | Expressway through A Building - Gate Tower, Osaka | Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 9 | From Abandoned House to Doll House - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | Quadripoints of the World | Crazy Tower With Crawling Babies | World's Largest Filing Cabinet | Amazing Golf Ball House | Can You Recognise This # 23 | Saxine - The Smiling Water Tower | Oldest Cherry Blossom Trees in The World | The Living Chess Game at Marostica, Italy | Magical Floating Water Taps Around The World - Updated | Kosinj Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Mysterious Roman Dodecahedron | Strokes of Nature - Black Dragon | Unique Circular Footbridge, Aveiro, Portugal | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art | World's Largest Ship - Emma Mærsk | Magical Floating Water Taps Around The World | Memorial to Gandhi's First Non-violent Struggle | Rundle Lantern - Huge Dynamic Digital Art, Adelaide | Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Romania | Container Buildings at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London | Magdeburg Water Bridge - World's Largest Navigable Aqueduct | Las Lajas Cathedral - A Cathedral Built in A Gorge | Sanyo Solar Ark - A Solar Power Plant Built From Rejects | House Attack - Small House Versus Big House | Can You Recognise This # 9 | World's Northern Most Mosque | Arctic Circle Monuments & Markers Around The World | Weird Houses Around the World - 12 | Thrown out of Window | Magical Floating Water Taps | India's Only Natural Arch Bridge | Vijversburg Estate Tri-Bridge | World's Largest Semaphore | Zorbing - Rolling Down a Slope in a Ball | Hoba Meteorite - World's Largest Meteorite (in single piece) | Can You Recognise This # 16 | Modern Day Ten Commandments | Big Question | 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center - Mecca of Graffiti Art | Bloemencorso Bollenstreek - A Dutch Flower Parade | The Heart of Voh | Magnificent Mosaic Rug Carpet On Rudolf Nureyev's Grave | Maman - The Mother Spider Around the World | Giant Rock Painting of Buddha, Lashaosi, China | Pietermaritzburg Station - Start Of Gandhi's Fight Against Discrimination | Can You Recognise This # 27 | Vertical Green Garden of Madrid | Tsingy - The Amazingly Alien Landscape in Madagascar | Palace on the Rocks | Broken Chair - A Monument to Landmine Victims | A Little Island With A Small Church - Bled Island | World's Largest Axe | World's Largest Aircraft - Antonov AN-225 | Plane atop 77 Water Street, NYC | Statues of Amazing Penitents of Taxco, Mexico | The Cloud Gate, Chicago | Quetzalcoatl's Nest - Snake Shaped Housing Complex | World's First Hard Disk - Birthplace | Coober Pedy - The Underground Town | Turtle Shaped Temple, Nagasaki, Japan | Strokes of Nature - Pink Galaxy | Bookshelf Murals Around The World - Updated | Fountain Which is A Digital Clock | World's Largest Sculpture Park - Changchun | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 30 (Ice Cream Cone, Chavoshi, Bushehr Province, Iran) | Sign Post Forest | Murals of Invergordon | Happy Rizzi House | Google - Birthplace | Gateway to Heaven - Tianmen Cave, China | Beautiful Vakil Mosque of Shiraz | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 8 | Can You Recognise This # 8 | Giant Wall Sockets | 1000 Islands - St. Lawrence River | Huge 4 km Long Word | World's Largest Mosaic | Where old planes go to die! | Strokes of Nature - Hell's Fire | America's Oldest Functioning Windmill | Strange UFO Houses Are Gone | Small Place With Big Name | Can You Recognise This # 10 | Weird Houses Around the World - 7 | Mysterious Zigzag Lines and Concentric Circles in China | The Giant Awakes - The Awakening and The Second Awakening | Unique Building - Built Over Two Bridges | Catatumbo - Where Lightning Strikes Almost Whole Year Round | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 16 | 3.2 km long Slogan, Chile | The Giant Eye of Chicago | World's Largest Granite Soup Bowl | World's Largest Tyre | World's Highest Climbing Wall (Tower) | Prebischtor - Largest Natural Stone Bridge in Europe | Glengall Bridge - London's Little Drawbridge | A Modern Bridge Designed by Leonardo da Vinci | Vertigo Inducing Glass Balconies at Willis Tower, Chicago | Lift Towers or Elevator Testing Towers | Island made famous by Google Earth | Which is the World's Highest Peak? | Clingstone House - A Remarkable House on A Rock | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden | World's Largest Lenin's Head | Man Who Walked Through The Walls | Remarkable Rocks' Australia are Truly Remarkable | Spoonbridge and Cherry - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | World's Tallest Mud Earth Building | Kondyor Massif - A Perfectly Circular Geological Formation | Magere Brug (The Skinny Bridge), Amsterdam | As Syakirin Mosque - A Modern Mosque Without A Minaret | Habitat '67 - World's First Modular Pre-fab Housing Complex | Cretto di Gibellina - Memorial To A Town Destroyed by Earthquake | Temple Which Is Not Temple - Palace of Baron Empain, Egypt | Strange Custom of Baby Jumping | World's Largest Thermometer | Thirteen O'clock | The Square Head Building - An Amazing Habitable Sculpture | Beautiful Bamboo Mosque in Rural Malaysia | Erawan Museum - World’s Largest Zoomorphic Building | Hollywood Walk of Fame is 50 Years Old | Graffiti @ Kelburn Castle | World's Most Expensive - Billion Dollar Home | Cat Who Walks Through Walls | Fyrish Monument - A Monument Built To Give Employment | World's Largest Teapot | Pigeon Tower, Isfahan | Unique Saturn Shaped Building - Lucknow Planetarium | World's Largest Speaking Horn | Amazing See Through Church Of Borgloon | Unique Building Which Looks Like Fabergé Egg | World's Longest Tapestry | Gun Shaped Lake | Hole N' The Rock - An Amazing Cave House Built Single-handedly | Can You Recognise This # 2 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 3. | Magnificent Stained Glass Winter Garden, Ursuline Institute, Belgium | Cross (Krestovy) Bridge - World's First 4-Way Bridge | Sleeping Beauty Mural | Roofless Church | World's Largest Terrestrial Vehicle | Amazing Twin Temples Atop Mountain Spires | Giant Drawer House | A colourful Hotel Complex - Marques de Riscal | Unique Library Which Straddles Borders of Two Countries | Trojan Horses of Denmark | Tower of Hercules - World's Oldest Lighthouse | Keshwa Chaca - Oldest Surviving Inca Rope Bridge | Weird Houses Around the World - 9 | Town Which Twice Escaped Atom Bomb Annihilation | Giant Balloon Dogs of Jeff Koons | Can You Recognise This # 17 | World's Largest Poster | Can You Recognise This # 25 | Ju Ming Museum - Taiwan's Largest Sculpture Garden | World's Largest Flower - Floralis Generica | Swallow's Nest | The Lighthouse Mosque - Oldest Mosque in China | World’s Shortest International Bridge | World's Largest Dinosaur | Magical Floating Water Tap, Siliguri, India | World's Largest Painting | Goats On The Roof | Snake Building, Berlin | Tower which is leaner than the Leaning Tower of Pisa | A Green Church | The Horse(s) of Leonardo da Vinci | Can You Recognise This # 1 | Amazing Turf Houses of Iceland | Small Town Made Famous by BBC Serial | Weird Houses Around the World - 16 | Stone House at Fafe | Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius | World's Largest Wooden Church - Kerimäki Church, Finland | World's Largest Mirror Ball | Giant Crocodile Shaped Hotel | The Island Which Refused to Die | Giant Golden Bees Attack World's Tallest Residential Tower | Amazing Subterranean Cathedral of Wieliczka Salt Mine | Sacra Cintola (Holy Belt) of the Virgin Mary, Prato Cathedral | World's Thickest Tree - Arbol del Tule | Enchanted Highway - A 32 Mile Long Art Collection | A Cute Three Way Bridge | "My Dear Mother" Clock | Tent Shaped Church With Needle Tower | Strange Orange Coloured Power Plant | Oldest Wooden Building in the World | Weird Houses Around the World - 18 | Winners' Chapel (Faith-Tabernacle), Nigeria | World's Largest Crossword | Carhenge - Modern Day Stonehenge | Can You Recognise This # 24 | Swarovski's Crystal Worlds | Man Shaped Lake, Brazil | Shibam - World's Oldest Skyscraper City | Amazing Landscape and Cave Settlements of Cappadocia, Turkey | HABOG - Nuclear Waste Management in An Artistic Way | World's Tallest and Largest Equestrian Statue | 29 More Giant Hands Around The World | Waldspirale (Forest Spiral), Darmstadt | More "Bridges with Holes" | World's Largest Solar Powered Stadium | Wave Rock, Hyden, Australia | Cube Houses, Rotterdam | Puy du Fou - Historical Theme Park, France | The Windmills of Don Quixote | Can You Recognise This # 7 | Bridge to Nowhere | Bridge in Mona Lisa | Huge Irrigation Circles | Giant Anamorphic Red Flower, Nanning Gateway, China | Amazing Coffins of Ga Tribe, Ghana | Awesome Fire Breathing Dragon Bridge | Why I switched from White to Black Background | Rock of Guatapé | Amazing Binocular Shaped Building | Selfridges, Birmingham - A Building Adorned With Sequins | World's Biggest Cashew Tree | Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Philippines | World's Lowest Height Building - Fuji Kindergarten | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 5 | World's Largest Chessboard | Huge Chalk Lion, Whipsnade, England | Islet Made Famous by Bond Movie | Automatic Bike Dispensing Machines in The Netherlands | Unusual Pyramid Mosque | Water Tank House | Brick Train Locomotive | Wichahpi Stone Wall - A Unique Memorial to A Native American Woman | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 28 | Oldest Hanging Train | Can You Recognise This # 20 | Amazing Sigriya Lion Rock Fortress | World's Largest Bas-Relief Sculptures | Amazing Trees Atop Chimneys | Knockan Crag, Scotland - Where Continents Collided | Grand Peterhof Palace - The Russian Versailles | A Jumbo 747 Hotel | The Rundetarn (Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark | Mysterious Mojave Megaphone | World's Largest Spinning Top | World's Largest Island within a Lake on an Island within a Lake on an Island | Giant Hand at NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung | Fujian Tulou, China - World Heritage Site | World's Largest Automatic Bike Parking Lot | Hitler's Grandiose Plan for Berlin | Tunnel of Love | Strokes of Nature - Colours of Desert | Flying Saucer Shaped Church | World's Largest Stone Dome - Global Pagoda, Mumbai | Weird Houses Around the World - 10 | Lemon Festival, Menton, France | Hazarduari - Palace With 1000 Doors | Beautiful Lagoons Amidst Sand Dunes | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 1 | Intricate Stepwell Near Jaipur | Maranjab Caravanserai, Isfahan Province, Iran | Book Shaped Buildings | Giant Plug and Socket | Some More Giant Hands Around The World | St. Beatus Caves With Stunning Entrance | World's Most Crooked Street - Lombard Street, San Francisco | Amazing Temple Built From Million Beer Bottles | More Giant Hands Around the World | Oldest Wooden House In Europe | World's Tallest Memorial Cross | Rocks on the Move | World's Loneliest House | Moeraki Boulders - Giant Eggs Laid by Nature | Gateway Arch - Highest Monument in USA | Bookshelf Murals Around The World | Huge EU Poster in Google Earth | World's Largest Treetop Hotel - The Ariau Amazon Towers | Enchanting Bamboo Forest of Sagano | Strokes of Nature - White Snake | Unique Architecture Which Spells INFOSYS | Can You Recognise This # 15 | Big Temple of Thanjavur - Casts No Shadows | Giethoorn - Village With No Roads | World's Narrowest Bridge - Nutty Narrows Bridge | World's Largest Burr (Burl) | Magnificent Bridge of Glass, Tacoma | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | World's Largest Bicycle | World's Northernmost Mainland Lighthouse | Microsoft - Birthplace | Goat Towers Around The World - Updated | Which is the World's Largest Church? | One World Many Stories | Even More Giant Hands Around The World | Heidelberg Project - Transforming A Shambled Street Into Pride Of The City | "Desert Breath" - Art in the desert | Door to Hell | Giant Hands of Mario Irarrázabal | Fabulous Four - The Beatles in Topiary | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 11 | Spectacular Painted Hills of Oregon | Performance Piece - An Abstract Sculpture | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels | World's Biggest Image Building | Gundam RX-78 Giant Robot Hero - Life Size Statue | A Sad Story of a Lonely Tree | Fairy Walking Bridge, Xihai Grand Canyon, China | Intricate Latticework at Sidi Sayyid's Mosque, Ahmedabad | Guitar Shaped Buildings | Almost Perfect Cone - Mt. Taranaki | The Wave (Rock), Arizona, USA | Quaint Little House Over A Bridge | A Town Made Famous by Star Trek - Vulcan, Canada | A Starry Mosque - Dhaka | Spiral Shaped Church - The Temple, Independence, USA | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World | Bridge Houses at Bad Kreuznach Germany | Squaw Creek - Stopover point for million of Snow Geese | Weird Houses Around the World - 1 | Cano Cristales - World's Most Beautiful River | Sunny Side Up in La Paz | Colmar Tropicale - A French Themed Resort in Malaysia | Church Carved out of Single Block of Rock | Amazing Volcanic Vineyards of La Geria | Wotruba Kirche - A Church Made of Concrete Blocks | A "Mammoth" Statue, Salekhard, Siberia | For the Bibliophiles - Book Shaped Fountains | Hotel Which Looks Like A Stack of Dutch Houses | Lucy - World's Biggest Elephant | 7 Strong Men of Russia | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 21 | Smallest House in Great Britain | Relocated Nubian Temples outside Egypt | Sleeping on Bed of Ice | Unusual Shaped Red Bridge in Utrecht, The Netherlands | ING House - Another Huge Building on Stilts | The Eerie Chapel of Bones | Gangnam Style Hands, Seoul, Korea | Ice which is not ice - Pamukkale, Turkey | Strange Landscape | Dell - Birthplace | Amazing Hen Shaped Church | World's Largest Sculpture of Beatles | Nice Chalet at Cascade de Gairaut, Nice | World's Largest Grid Clock | World's Largest Tomb - Daisen Kofun - A Huge Key Hole Shaped Grave | Kjeragbolten (Kjerag Boulder), Norway | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 6 | Amazing Cruise Ship Shaped Hotel on Cliff | Beautiful But Cursed Island Of Gaiola | Can You Recognise This # 5 | New Year and First Anniversary | World's Largest Foosball Table | Cabin Built from Fossilised Dinosaur Bones | Giant Elephant of Nantes | Tallest Statue in the World - Spring Temple Buddha | Shot Tower, Clifton Hill, Yarra City, Australia | Drive-in Ferris Wheel | World's Highest Outdoor Lift (The Bailong Lift) | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 17 | Widest Non-Clonal Tree in The World | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 10 | Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge | Can You Recognise This # 26 | Hand Pump Without Handle - A Strange Memorial In London | Can You Recognise This # 21 | Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah | Weird Houses Around the World - 4 | The Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada | Green Building of School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore | More - Tri-Bridges Around the World | Weird Houses Around the World - 2 | Spectacular Murmuration of Starlings at Gretna Green | Monasteries on the Rocks - Meteora, Greece | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 14 | Ponte Vecchio - Florence's Oldest Bridge with Shops | World's Biggest Inverted Pyramid Building | Tri-Bridges Around The World | World's Largest Coin | Colourful Evaporation Ponds - South Bay, San Francisco | Weird Houses Around the World | Riding the Lion's Back | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 7 | Strokes of Nature - Redhead on Google Earth | World's Largest Synthetic Material Sculpture | Poor Man's Taj Mahal, Aurangabad, India | Grasshopper Bridge, Denmark | Living on Top of Pillar of Rock | Lena Pillars - World's Remotest Natural Wonders | World's Largest Bulldozer | World's Tallest Windmills - Schiedam Holland | Weird Houses Around the World - 14 | Stunningly Colourful Rocks of Zhangye Danxia Landform | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 13 | A House For Bibliophiles | Weird Houses Around the World - 13 | Can You Recognise This # 11 | Khichan - Best Place in India to see Demoiselle Crane | World's First Truly Circular Skyscraper | Tower of Dreams and Desires | Vasehenge - A Large Circle of Vases | Magnificent Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar | The Great Bombay Explosion | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden - Revisited | ACROS Green Building, Tenjin, Japan | World's Biggest Rocking Horse | Razzle Dazzle Ship of Arnhem | Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe - Chapel on a volcanic plug | Vitoslavlitsy - The Museum of Russian Wooden Architecture | World's Largest Tent - Khan Shatyr | The Bridge from London to Arizona | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | Giant Hydra Headed Dragon Clock | Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul | Calamita Cosmica The Giant Skeleton on Prowl | World's Tallest Inclined Tower - The Montreal Olympic Tower | Swimming on the Edge of the Mighty Victoria Falls (Devil's Pool) | World's Largest Rehal | Tree Lockup | World's Largest Hole in a Lake | Duke of York's Picture House - Oldest Cinema Hall in UK | World's Largest Loudspeaker | Castle which is not a Castle | Island of the Dolls - World's Creepiest Collection of Dolls | House on A Pole | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 20 | A Huge Modern Building on Stilts | Best Place to see Tigers - Bandhavgarh, India | Giraffe Through The Roof | World's Littlest Skyscraper | Last Hiding Place Of Lenin | Oldest Wooden House in the World | Bridge to Nowhere, Atlantic Road, Norway | Tri-Bridges Around the World | Bosco Verticale - World’s First Vertical Forest | Mausoleum of Tamerlane - A Precursor To Mughal Architecture | World's Biggest Cuckoo Clocks | 1:500 model of Aksai Chin area | Butterfly Bridge - A Unique Tri-Bridge in Copenhagen | Bar Coded Building | Can You Recognise This # 4 | Birthplaces of Digital Giants | World's Largest Monopoly Board | Beautiful Salt Pans, Tegguiada-In-Tessoum, Niger | Giant Shark on Land, NSW, Australia | Rainbow Swash - World's Largest Copyrighted Work of Art | Giant Hands of Chandigarh, India | World's Largest Easter Egg | Chocolate Hills, Philippines | The Silent People of Finland | King Kong Versus Beetle | Huge Colourful Streamers on the Hills of Tibet | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels - 2010 | Beautiful Blue Mosque of St. Petersburg | Bridge Between Eurasian and American Continents | Pant-y-Goitre Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Metronome - A Huge & Strange Public Art Work in NYC | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 15 | Organic Building With Flower Pots On Its Façade | City Lounge, St. Gallens - World's Largest Open Air Lounge | Weird Houses Around the World - 19 | Hewlett-Packard - Birthplace | World's First Swing Aqueduct - Barton Aqueduct | Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran | Ancient Karla and Bhaja Buddhist Caves of India | Can You Recognise This # 3 | Strange town of Setenil | The Headington Shark - Which Survived Attack |

Cottage On A Chimney

Villa Cheminée - an unusual cottage atop a 16 metre (about 52.5 ft.) tall chimney, which is a replica of the larger chimney of a nearby thermal power plant in Cordemais, France. The chimney and the cottage were designed by Japanese designer Tatzu Nishi as a part of the "Estuaire: Landscape, Art And The River" project, a collection of open-air works that offer a spectacular view of the estuary of the River Loire and its reed beds.



The cottage is rented as a bed and breakfast, and, as per Tripadvisor, it is ranked in the top 5 of the most unusual accommodations in the world.




Image from Google Maps is by thomas Bct




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Image from Flickr is by mona



View location in Google Street View / Google Earth



Source of information: cordemais.fr

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Equatorial Monuments Around the World

This is a major update of my earlier post on the subject. I am making this new post as it was not very convenient to edit the earlier one.



Major changes made are;


  • Eight (8) Seven (7) new locations have been added.


  • Due to the discontinuation of Panoramio, several images in the earlier post, which were mostly obtained from the defunct Panoramio, have now been replaced with similar images from other sources.


  • Dead links in the earlier post have also been corrected.




The Equator is an imaginary line on the Earth's surface approximately equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole and it divides the Earth into two Hemisphere - Northern and a Southern Hemisphere. Although major portion of the Equator lies on ocean however it crosses the land mass mainly in Indonesia, Sumatra, Central Africa and South America.



Monuments and markers have been erected at many locations around the world that lie on the Equator. Some are very large, some are small, and quite a few are just hoardings or signs by the road. I have tried to locate such monuments/markers and these are listed below in sequential order of the movement of the sun from East to West.



Total 47 46 monuments/markers have been located so far. I request my readers to let me know if I have missed out any monument/marker.



Indonesia


  1. Kayoa Island, South Halmahera. (added July 10, 2022)
  2. Bambanipa, Trans Sulawesi Road, Central Sulawesi.
  3. Santan Ulu, Unknown Road, East Kalimantan.
  4. Santan Ulu, Bontang-Samarinda Road, East Kalimantan.
  5. Long Iram Equatorial Monument, East Kalimantan. (added July 10, 2022)
  6. Murung Raya, Central Kalimantan.
  7. Pontianak.
  8. Sassa Village, Linga Island.
  9. P.Lingga Kepri, Mentuda, Linga Island. (added July 10, 2022)
  10. Equator Beach, Bekawan, Mandah, Sumatra. (added July 10, 2022)
  11. Pangkalan Lesung, AH25 Lintas Road, Sumatra.
  12. Lipat Kain, Lipat Kain-Jalan Highway, Sumatra.
  13. Koto Alam, Trans Sumatra Highway, Sumatra.
  14. Bonjol, Sumatra.
  15. Kinali, Kabupaten Pasaman Barat, Sumatra. (added July 10, 2022)
  16. Sasak Pasaman Beach, Pasaman, Sumatra. (added July 10, 2022)

Kenya


  1. Nanyuki.
  2. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, near Nanyuki.
  3. Nyaharuru-Nyeri Road.
  4. Road C77 near Nyahururu.
  5. Unnamed Road near Solai.
  6. Nakuru-Sigor Road, Mogotio.
  7. Road C55 to Nakuru, near Muserechi.
  8. Eldoret-Nakuru Road.
  9. Kisumu-Busia Road, Maseno.

Uganda


  1. Nabusanke, Masala-Kampala Road.
  2. Hima - Katunguru Rd, Kikorongo.

DR Congo


  1. Kisangani-Goma (N3) Road near Babogombe.
  2. Mbandaka - An historical marker made by the famous Sir Henry Morton Stanley of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" fame.
  3. Makoua.

Gabon


  1. Unknown Road between N2 and N3, near Manioc.
  2. Libreville-Lambaréné (N1) Road near Kongo.

Atlantic Ocean


  1. Islet of Rolas (Ilhéu das Rolas), Sao Tome and Principe Islands.

Brazil


  1. Macapá.
  2. AP-010, Fonte Nova, Santana, AP.
  3. BR-174 Road near Rorainópolis, Roraima.
  4. BR-307 near São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas.

Ecuador


  1. Unknown Road off E-10 near Marion, Tarapoa, Sucumbios.
  2. Unknown Road off E-10, Pacayacu.
  3. Sun-Dial Monument, Guachalá, Cayambe.
  4. Globe Monument, Guachalá, Cayambe.
  5. Pan American Highway (E 35), near Santa Rosa de Pingulmi, Pichincha.
  6. Catequilla Archaeological Site, San Antonio. (added July 10, 2022)
  7. The "un-official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antonio.
  8. The "official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antonio.
  9. The old Equator Monument, Calacalí, Ecuador.
  10.  E-15, Pedernails, Ecuador.  (added July 11, 2022)

Given below are the image(s) and location of above listed monuments/markers;



1. Kayoa Island, South Halmahera, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is Anggita Priraharjo



Google Maps



Source of info: news.detik.com



2. Bambanipa, Trans Sulawesi Road, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by 21. Daniel Felix Ramandei



The monument depicts the shape of the island of Sulawesi.



Google Street View



3. Santan Ulu, Unknown Road, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.




Google Maps (Likely location based on Panoramio).



4. Santan Ulu, Bontang-Samarinda Road, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by Ra Otw



More info: Wikipedia.



Google Maps



5. Long Iram Equatorial Monument, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.


A red and white pillar marker in the village of Long Iram Kota.



Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Ezagren



Google Maps



Source of info: Indonesian Wikipedia



6. Murung Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.


This monument is located in dense forest in the Tumbang Olong village, District Uut Danum, Murung Raya regency, Central Kalimantan. It was built in 2001 by a timber company.


Image from Google Maps is Biak Bayak



Google Maps



More information: centralborneo.net / kalteng.antaranews.com



7. Pontianak, Indonesia.



Image from Flickr is by baka_neko_baka



Google Maps



8. Sassa Village Equator Sign, Linga Island, Indonesia.


A simple nondescript sign. It can't get simpler than this!




Google Maps



9. P.Lingga Kepri Monument, Mentuda, Linga Island, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by Novaria Ningtias



Google Maps



10. Equator Beach, Bekawan, Mandah, Sumatra, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by sana sini



Google Maps



11. Pangkalan Lesung, AH25 Lintas Road, Sumatara, Indonesia.



Image from Flickr is by Bang Ardin



Google Maps



12. Lipat Kain, Lipat Kain-Jalan Highway, Sumatara, Indonesia.


Five monuments have been built at the spot. The first, just a marker, was installed in the 1970s and the current monument was built in late 2019.



Pictured below are the last three versions, including the latest.



3rd version built in 1990s.



Image from Flickr is by JAAFAR AMIL



4th version built in 2000s.



Image from Google Maps is by Dean R



Latest (5th) version built in late 2019.



Image from Google Maps is by dewi lestari



Google Street View. The GSV imagery being old (Sept. 2016) shows the 4th version.



Source of information and more: lipatkainselatan.desa.id



13. Koto Alam, Trans Sumatra Highway, Sumatra, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by Adnan Photology



Google Street View



14. Bonjol, Sumatra, Indonesia.


Besides the monument there are other markers/signs also at this location.



Image from Google Maps is by Toshio Watanabe




Image from Flickr is by katerina




Image from Google Maps is by Jaap Berghuis



Sign on the Pedestrian Bridge at the Equator.



Image from Google Maps is by Hilzon



Google Maps



15. Kinali, Kabupaten Pasaman Barat, Sumatra, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by Bung Pramono



Google Street View



16. Sasak Pasaman Beach, Pasaman, Sumatra, Indonesia.



Image from Google Maps is by John Powszedny



Goggle Street View



17. Nanyuki, Kenya.


Billboard on both sides of the road.



Image from Flickr is by Mara 1



Google Street View



18. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, near Nanyuki, Kenya.


The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre (360 km2) not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya's Laikipia County. It is situated on the Equator west of Nanyuki.



Image from Google Maps is by H H



Google Maps



19. Nyaharuru-Nyeri Road, Kenya.




Google Street View



20. Road C77 near Nyahururu, Kenya.



Image from Google Maps is by Mwari wa Njuguna



Google Street View



21. Unnamed Road near Solai, Kenya.




Google Maps (Location based on Panoramio)



22. Nakuru-Sigor Road, Mogotio, Kenya.


Besides the usual road sign there is a monument also in the shape of globe.



Image from Google Maps is by Linda De Volder




Image from Google Maps is by Kimathi Brian K



Google Street View



23. Road C55 to Nakuru, near Muserechi, Kenya.


Google Maps (Location based on Panoramio)



24. Eldoret-Nakuru Road, Kenya.




Image from Google Maps is by MASITSAH



Google Street View



25. Kisumu-Busia Road, Maseno, Kenya.



Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Omondi



Google Street View



26. Nabusanke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda.



Image from Google Maps is by יוסי יעקובי



There is a similar monument on the other side of the road with N S inscribed at the bottom instead of S N.



Google Street View



27. Hima - Katunguru Rd, Kikorongo, Uganda.


Located in Queen Elizabeth National park. The basic design of this monument is same as the one at Nabasunke, Masala-Kampala Road, Uganda (#26) and here also there is a similar monument on the other side of the road.



Image from Google Maps is by Justin Hopkins



Google Street View



28. Kisangani-Goma (N3) Road near Babogombe, DR Congo.




Google Maps (Location based on Panoramio)



29. Stanley's Equator Stone (Historic), Mbandaka, DR Congo.


Mbandaka town was founded in 1883 by Sir Henry Morton Stanley of "Dr.Livingstone, I presume?" fame, who had given it the name "Équateurville". Stanley had placed a large "Equator Stone" near the Congo river bank south of the city to mark the point where he believed the Equator crossed the river. The rock however is about 2,800 metres north of geographical Equator.



Image from Google Maps is by Sinayoko Abdoulaye



Google Maps (Stanley's Equator Stone) / Google Maps (Geographical Equator)



Note: I couldn't find any marker/monument on the actual Equator line in Mbandaka. Perhaps some of my readers can inform me if there is one in this town.



Source of info: Wikipedia



30. Makoua, DR Congo.



Image from Google Maps is by Gaëtan Soltesz



Google Maps



31. Unknown Road between N2 and N3, near Manioc, Gabon.



Image from Flickr is by jbdodane



Google Maps (Location based on Flickr)



32. Libreville-Lambaréné (N1) Road near Kongo, Gabon.



Image from Flickr is by David Stanley



Google Maps



Credits: I am thankful to Yves Galipeau, a poster in defunct Panoramio, for his e-mail confirming the location of this marker.



33. Islet of Rolas (Ilhéu das Rolas), Sao Tome and Principe.



Image from Google Maps is by Agnieszka Kwapień



Google Street View



34. Macapá, Brazil.



Image from Google Maps is by Vanderlan Alves





"Milton de Souza Correia" (aka Zerao) football stadium is located adjacent to the monument. Its midfield line lies exactly on the Equator. (Wikipedia).



Google Street View



35. AP-010, Fonte Nova, Santana, Brazil.


Simple small markers on both sides of the road.




Google Street View



36. BR-174 Road near Rorainópolis, Roraima, Brazil.



Image from Google Maps is by amarildo Varela



Google Street View



37. BR-307 near São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil.


A small marker with line and explanatory map.



Image from Google Maps is by Luam Silva




Image from Google Maps is by Luciano Ramos Katzenstein



Google Maps



38. Unknown Road off E-10 near Marion, Tarapoa, Sucumbios, Ecuador.


A road sign in bad shape.




Google Maps (location based on above Panoramio picture)



39. Unknown Road off E-10, Pacayacu, Ecuador.



Image from Google Maps is by Cristhian Díaz



Google Maps



40. Sun-Dial Monument, Guachalá, Cayambe, Ecuador.


This monument, in the shape of a giant sundial, is in Guachalá, Cayambe, Ecuador. Reportedly, it is the only monument in Ecuador built exactly on the Equator line. The sundial's official name is the Quitsato Sundial, and it is part of the Quitsato Project, a non-profit project which uses its funds for the investigation of the Equatorial line.



Image from Google Maps is by Juan Carlos Chávez Vallejo.




Image from Google Maps is by Karen Silva



A signboard has also been placed on the nearby road.



Image from Google Maps is by Jose Ushiña



Google Street View.



41. Globe Monument, Guachalá, Cayambe, Ecuador.


About 200 metres (~650 ft.) south of the Solar Clock monument at Guachalá, Cayambe, there is another Equatorial monument in the shape of a globe.


.



Image from Google Maps is by Maxime Revel.



Google Street View.



42. Pan American Highway (E 35), near Santa Rosa de Pingulmi, Pichincha, Ecuador.


A simple road sign.




Google Maps (Location based on Panoramio)



43. Catequilla Archaeological Site, San Antonio, Ecuador.


Remarkably, the ancient Inca archaeological site of Mount Catequilla is located on the Equator itself. Using WGS 84, the most exact and up-to-date global positioning system, it was discovered that the peak of the Mount Catequilla archaeological site is located exactly at zero latitude (0º 0' 0"). It is the only ancient site that is located precisely at the Equator.



Image from Google Maps is by David Cardenas



Google Maps



Source of info: Wikipedia



44. The "un-official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antonio, Ecuador.


There are two Equatorial monuments in San Antonio, Quito. This is the unofficial one and is closer to the Equator as compared to the official one which is about 200 meters South-West of this location (see #45) below.).



The private Intiñan Museum, located nearby on the Equator, showcases various facets of Ecuadorian culture. It also offers a variety of hands-on displays that illustrate phenomena which are supposedly possible only on the Equator. These include the intricate Coriolis Effect, as well as straightforward yet fascinating demonstrations like water flowing down a drain without a whirlpool and eggs balanced on a nail etc.



Image from Google Maps is by 過路遊客.




Image from Google Maps is by nir harari



Google Maps



45. The "official" Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth), San Antonio, Ecuador.


Based on the tools available in the 1930s, a 10 metre (~33 ft.) tall monument was built in 1936 at this location. In 1979, the old monument was moved about 7 km (~4.34 miles) to the west, to the town of Calacalí, (see #46), and a larger replica of the original monument was made at this site, although it was and remains about 200 metres away from the Equator. This slightly mislocated monument is the official and touristy monument and is called "Mitad del Mundo" (Middle of the World).



Image from Google Maps is by Álvaro Jr. Peña Teràn.



Google Street View



Source of info: Wikipedia



46. The old Equator Monument, Calacalí, Ecuador.


This monument was originally at San Antonio, about 7 km (~4.34 miles) to the east, but in 1979 it was shifted to Calacalí, and was re-located near to but not on the true Equator line. Its larger-scale replica was built from the ground up on the original site in San Antanio (see # 45).




Image from Google Maps is by Marilyn Santamaria



Google Street View



47. E-15, Pedernails, Ecuador.


A hoarding on the Highway E15 in the town of Pedernales.

Image source: Google Street View





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Acknowledgement:


The main source of information for my earlier version of this collection were the images posted on the (now defunct) Panoramio. Most of the images in the earlier post were also from Panoramio. With the discontinuation of Panoramio, I have now replaced these images mainly with those from Google Maps. I am thankful to all those users who shared their images of these Equatorial Monuments and Markers on Panoramio as well as on Google Maps and Google Earth. It would have been almost impossible for me to find most of the locations without their pictures.



I am also thankful to my Google Earth Community Forums' friends, hhgygy, krenek, smask, and Walter for suggesting some new locations and/or finding detailed information about some of the locations.

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