Stone has always been used for tools, for shelter and to mark our accomplishments in the world. Stone stands up to the passage of time and can be chiseled into form on a grand scale. Many of the stone monuments of the ancient (and not so ancient) past still hold special meaning or mystery to
Tessellated Pavement is quite a sight to see. The pavement is created due to a unique erosion feature. The erosion is formed in flat sedimentary rocks on some ocean floors. Due to the erosion, the rock fractures into polygonal blocks that closely resembles tile, or in other words "Tessellations". You can find the famous tessellated pavement in Tasmania.
Ale's Stones, otherwise known as "Ales Stenar is located in Scania, which is in the southern part of Sweden. This megalithic monument consists of one stone ship that is 67 meters long and is surrounded by 59 large boulders of sandstone. Each boulder weighs up to 1.8 tonnes. Legend has it that King Ale, a
Photo By: jimmywayne This attraction is located just outside of Scottsboro, Alabama and it is far from your typical zoo. In fact, the animals that roam these parts aren't exactly real - they are just rocks! A local farmer who owns the land decided to use his talent and artistic touch to add life onto
Ayers Rock is a famous landmark located in Australia. It is known to be one of Australia's most recognizable and natural icons. Ayers Rock is also known by its Aboriginal name 'Uluru'. Ayers is considered one of the great world wonders of the world. It's a large sandstone rock formation in the central part of
Waitomo is a word that is dervived from the Maori words "wai" which means water and "tomo" which means hole. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction are located on the North Island of New Zealand. The caves are well known for their enormous population of glowworms, which are exclusive to New Zealand. The glowworms are the size of
These multi-colored rocks are found in Morocco near Tarfraoute among the Anti-Atlas mountains. This piece of landmark art work was done by Jean Veran, a Belgian artist in 1984. The rocks provided the perfect natural canvas for the artist. Although Mr. Veran was the main visionary for this project, he had assistance from Moroccan firemen.
photo credit: victorfe via photopin cc The White Sands National Monument is one of the world's greatest natural wonders. The white glistening sands make their home right in the heart of the Tularosa Basin. The New Mexican dunes of gypsum sand cover 275 square miles of desert. The National Monument is the world's