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Beautiful Geoglyphs (20 pics)

Posted in Random » Awesome   6 Oct 2011   / 12653 views

Geoglyphs are huge designs produced on the ground. They look beautiful and incredible from a bird’s eye view.

 

The Cerne Abbas Giant

This huge naked man was found on a hillside in the north of Dorchester, England. No one knows who created him. He was first mentioned in the 17th century.Several years ago a figure of Homer Simpson was carved into the side of a steep hill as promotion for The Simpsons Movie.

The Badlands Guardian

Even though it looks like a man-made creation, the Badlands Guardian was created through erosion of soil by the action of water and wind. It is located in Alberta, Canada. His “earphones” were made by men. They are a road and an oil well.

Face of Jesus Christ

This seems to be the face of Jesus Christ seen through Google Earth in the fields of Hungary.

The Atacama Giant

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is home to this pictorial geoglyph. Being 86 meters long, it is the largest human-like ancient geoglyph in the world most likely dating c. 900 AD.

Giant Gulliver

The huge concrete sculpture of Gulliver was built for the Craigmillar Festival Society in Edinburgh in 1976.

Ataturk

The portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first President of the Turkish republic, is the world’s biggest portrait. It was made by 3,000 soldiers on an area of 7,500 square meters.

Genghis Khan

The 455-foot portrait of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire, is located in the south of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The Osmington White Horse

This hill figure is sculpted in 1808 into the Osmington hill in the UK.

Pink Rabbit

The 60-meter tall pink rabbit is found in the mountain Colletto Fava in Piemonte, Italy. It was created by Gelitin, a group of artists from Vienna.

Heart Island

This heart-shaped island located in the Adriatic has become a holiday hit for couples because of its unusual shape.

Lips

This 0.5-mile long hill is located in Gharb, Darfur, in Sudan. It looks special from a bird’s eye view only.

An Island in Time

Celtic sign “An Island in Time” was created by Wilhelm Holderied near Munich airport in 1995.

Shell

Copper reserves and resources that belong to the National Copper Corporation of Chile, the largest copper producing company in the world, look like a shell from above.

The Sun

Nevada is the best place for creating bizarre geoglyphs.

Megalomania

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan carved his name on Futaisi Island. The letters are 1-kilometer high.

Ode to Lenin

Russia has a lot of giant images of the Soviet era leaders. You can see green trees inscripting “Lenin’s 100 years” in the Kurgan region near the village of Arkhangelskoe.

KFC

As part of publicity for the new logo, KFC commissioned a giant, 87,000-square foot version of it that can be seen from space.

Firefox

This is a huge accurate Firefox logo made in a crop field.

Coca Cola

A huge Coca Cola logo, 50 meter tall and 120 meter wide, exists in northern Chile. The logo is made out of 70,000 Coke bottles in the desert to celebrate Coca Cola’s 100th anniversary.

Eat Pecans

Simple, yet very impressive call to “Eat Pecans” is located in the State of New Mexico.







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ptpie 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cool
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xMsnMx 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Dolphin island in Saudi Arabia

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GOODSTUFF4U 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
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Enter your name 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
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treehugger73 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#1 Nobody carved a Homer Simpson next to the Cerne Abbas Giant. This would never have been allowed (and rightly so). It's just some photoshop.
       














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