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The magnificent creations from the past still mesmerize our eye and imagination, bringing a breath of bygone days to the hectic modern world.

Dunnottar Castle: Medieval Fortress, Scotland

Scotland has some magnificently located castles. Think no further than Stirling Castle or Edinburgh Castle, both built on top of rocks that allow them to dominate the landscape for miles around. But if we had to pick just one to trust with our lives in a time of great danger then it would without any doubt be Dunnottar Castle. No other Scottish castle comes close in terms of a [...]

By | 2017-09-18T18:06:49+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Constructions, Medieval|0 Comments

Popeye Village: Anchor Bay, Malta

Popeye Village at Malta was originally the set of the film Popeye. Construction of the film set commenced in 1979 and took 7 months to complete. After filming was completed the set remained and was later transformed into the amusement park Popeye Village. It was designed by Danish architect Hans Munk Hansen. It is made of modernist and post-war buildings and pathways. Popeye Village is the perfect place for [...]

By | 2017-09-18T09:12:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Constructions|0 Comments

Hashima Island: Japan Ghost Island

The small island of Hashima was once bustling with a community of 5000 people, who lived alongside the mines they worked. Abandoned in the 1970s, the island and its buildings had been left to the elements. But calls for its preservation, a cameo role in a Bond movie, and Unesco recognition have all helped make this once-forgotten isle a now popular, ghostly attraction. From abandoned mines to Unesco heritage [...]

By | 2017-09-16T14:57:36+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Constructions, Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Uninhabited Island in Southwest Florida

For many years, these bizarre buildings on the isolated southern tip of Marco Island in Cape Romano, Florida, were a bit of a mystery. Some locals and abandoned explorers thought it might have been the community home belonging to a secret cult while other rumors went as far as claiming they had been left behind by extra-terrestrials. Today the domes are being claimed by the sea, marching inches further [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:17:54+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Constructions|1 Comment

The Panama Canal: Mega Constructions

Following the failure of a French construction team in the 1880s, the United States commenced building a canal across a 50-mile stretch of the Panama isthmus in 1904. The project was helped by the elimination of disease-carrying mosquitoes, while chief engineer John Stevens devised innovative techniques and spurred the crucial redesign from a sea-level to a lock canal. His successor, Lt. Col. George Washington Goethals, stepped up excavation efforts [...]

By | 2017-09-04T11:47:10+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Constructions|0 Comments

Berlin Flak Towers Mega Constructions of World War II

The Berlin flak towers were the first of several anti-aircraft gun towers ordered to be built by Adolf Hitler. When the British Royal Air Force bombers raided Berlin, Germany on 25 Aug 1940, which caused much embarrassment to the German leadership. One of them was the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower Professor Friedrich Tamms, the chief architect, submitted the final design for Hitler's approval in Mar 1941, and the Berlin Zoo [...]

By | 2017-09-10T17:33:41+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Constructions, World War II|0 Comments

Seven Wonders of the World: The Temple of Artemis

1100 A.D.: A troop of Crusaders stops at a muddy little village in Asia Minor. Their leader looks around. Confused he dismounts. This place is not what he expected. He read the ancient texts that this was a large seaport with many ships docked in its bay. It isn't. The sea is almost three miles away. The village is located in a swamp. There are no ships to be seen. [...]

By | 2017-02-26T18:52:57+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Ancient Times, Constructions|0 Comments

Seven Wonders of the World: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The city of Babylon, under King Nebuchadnezzar II, must have been a wonder to the ancient traveler's eyes. "In addition to its size," wrote Herodotus, a Greek historian in 450 BC, "Babylon surpasses in splendor any city in the known world." Herodotus claimed the outer walls were 56 miles in length, 80 feet thick and 320 feet high. Wide enough, he said, to allow two four-horse chariots to pass each [...]

By | 2017-02-26T11:47:15+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Ancient Times, Constructions|0 Comments

The Fortress of Palamidi in the Town of Nafplio

The fort of the Palamidi, in the Town of Nafplio which has been preserved in excellent condition, is one of the greatest achievements of Venetian fortification architecture. The hill of Palamidi, which takes its name from the Homeric hero Palamidis, does not seem to have been systematically fortified until the second Venetian occupation. The construction of the fort was basically carried out during the time of Venetian General Superintendent of [...]

By | 2017-02-21T10:33:07+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Ancient Times, Constructions|0 Comments

Prehistoric Monument Stonehenge

For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. Whi1e many modern scholars now agree that Stonehenge was once a burial ground, they have yet to determine what other purposes it served and how a [...]

By | 2017-02-05T17:28:46+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Constructions, Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

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