by Globetrotter on Feb 14, 2008EN
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Incan Geoglyphs in Chile
Rally Dakar 2009 In 2009 the new "Dakar" will take place in South America for the first time. From January 3 - January 18, 2009 drivers have to cope with a route in Argentina and Chile. Start/Finish will be in Buenos Aires. The world's largest Coca Cola Logo In Chile you can find this massive Logo - built from 70.000 empty Coke bottles - celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Coca Cola company. White horses in England Beside the "original" Uffington White Horse http://www.glotter.com/entry-1317 there are many other White Horse geoglyphs replicated by amateurs. Nazca Lines in Peru and Geoglyphs in Chile Ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru and Chile. "ni pena ni miedo" Text carving "ni pena ni miedo" - "No shame nor fear" (by Raúl Zurita) at the Atacama Desert in Chile. The World's largest Swimming Pool Location: Algarrobo, Chile; Length: 1 kilometre, Capacity: 250.000 m3 water; Construction time: 5 years; Costs: 1.34 Billion Euro Uffington White Horse The "White Horse" is a chalk figure located at the White Horse Hill in Oxfordshire, England. The geoglyph is about 3,000 years old. Around this geoglyph can be found many other White Horse replicas. Related entry: http://www.glotter.com/entry-1383 ESO - Cerro Paranal ESO, the European Southern Observatory, builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. The Paranal Observatory is located on Cerro Paranal, a mountain in the Atacama desert (Chile). Cape Horn The Cape Horn in Chile is the southernmost point of land associated with South-America. Its counterpart on the African continent is "Cape Point" ("Cape of Good Hope"). Incan Geoglyphs Incan Geoglyphs in Chile Nazca lines and carvings In Nazca, Peru these carvings can be found on the ground. If you zoom in you will find many complex drawings that were created thousands of years ago. La Silla Observatory The La Silla Observatory in Chile is operated by the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO). Three major telescopes and several smaller ones observe terrestrial events. Uffington White Horse (Replica) Mexican replica of the "original" Uffington White Horse Geoglyph. See Englands White Horse: Kiwi carving This Kiwi carving can be found in Bulford, England. It was created in spring of 1919 (during World War I), by the Canterbury and Otago Engineers Battalions (New Zealand). La Mano Del Desierto La Mano Del Desierto is a large-scale sculpture of a hand located in the Atacama Desert in Chile.