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|Casa de Pedra (House of Stone) - located in Old Highway of Santos - Serra do Mar - S.Paulo/Brazil. Touristic Landmark.||11/13/2005||294|
|The enigmatic Stone of Gavea in Rio de Janeiro.|
Between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, a legendary mountain with the face of an ancient giant rises 842 meters above the sea level. When Brazil was discovered, Portuguese explorers gave the rock the name of Gávea, because it was a perfect observatory for in-coming Caravels (...
|A large stone circle in the Grampian region of Scotland. The recumbent stone circle has a large stone slab aligned to the SSW, in line with the major southern moonset, flanked by two tall stones (known as flankers) with the rest of the stones in the circle being graded in size around to the smallest opposite the recumbent. There is a ring cairn within the circle.|
The stone circle is thou...
|Boscawen-Un is a Bronze age stone circle close to St Buryan in Cornwall, UK. It consists of 19 upright stones in an ellipse with diameters 24.9m and 21.9m, with another, leaning, stone just south of the centre. There is a west-facing gap in the circle, which may have formed an entrance.|
The leaning stone aligns exactly with the centre stone at the Mên-an-Tol and the church at nea...
|At the southern entrance of Baalbeck, Lebanon there is a quarry where the stones used in the temples were cut. A huge block, considered the largest known stone in the world, still sits where it was cut almost 2,000 years ago. Called the "Stone of the Pregnant Woman", it is 21.5m x 4.8m x 4.2meters in size and has an estimated weigh between 1,000 and 2,000 tons.|
|This stone was transported by a glacier and ended here at Hesselager about 15000 years ago.|
It weighs approximately 1000 tons with a circumference of 46 meters. It has a volume of approximately 370m3.
The size of the stone you can see by the man on the photo.
|An about 2 m high Menhir/stone build up 2500 BC. Formerly it was an occult place of the Chatten tribe. In the middle age it was a place trials were hold.|
A menhir is a large, single upright standing stone (monolith or megalith), of prehistoric European origin.
The word menhir was adopted, via French, by 19th century archaeologists on the basis of words in the Breto...
|According to certain data the bridge was built in the 6th century, whereas in its present form it was raised upon the old foundation in the time of the Sultan Murat II in the first half of the 15th century. As the name itself says, the stone bridge was built of solid stone blocks, while its massive construction is supported by firm columns, connected with semicircular arcs. |
The Stone Br...
| Balgarthno Stone Circle, also known as 'Farm of Corn', is a scheduled ancient monument, and measures 6.1m in diameter. Only one stone still stands and is 1.6m tall by 1.5m wide by 0.7m thick. There is evidence of a slight ditch around the circle, which appears to stand on a slight mound.|
Balgarthno Stone Circle is part of a larger arrangement which included the circle at Mylnfield and ...
|A very large quarry in Cheektowaga NY. Buffalo Crushed Stone provides crushed stone for construction sites, roadways, and other commerical uses in Western New York.||10/29/2005||381|
|Hang & Para Glider sports on Pedra Bonita and Sao Conrado Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil||11/22/2005||352|
|Strichen Stone Circle is a small Megalithic period stone circle located in the north east of Scotland, near to Strichen, Aberdeenshire.|
The circle has been destroyed at least twice: once by a tenant farmer who was ordered to put it back in place by his landlord.
It has been restored as recently as the 1980s.
Various-sized pieces of quartz can be foun...