Bete Giyorgis – The Church of Saint George in Lalibela

One of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Originally named Roha, the historical and religious site was named Lalibela after the King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela of the Zagwe dynasty, who commissioned its construction. He is regarded as a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The Church of Saint George was carved downwards […]

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Sólheimasandur Crash – The Abandoned plane wreckage in Sólheimasandur

The remains of the aircraft which crashed in 1973 have remained relatively intact, leading to the crash site becoming a tourist destination. The aircraft was flying from Hofn Hornafjördur Airport to Naval Air Station Keflavik, after delivering supplies for the radar station at Stokksnes. En-route the aircraft encountered severe icing and the crew were forced to land […]

President Heads – The abandoned presidential statues in Williamsburg

The statues were sculpted by Houston artist David Adickes inspired by Mount Rushmore. They were open to the public at Presidents Park and received thousands of visitors until 2010 when a company bought the plot of land. The huge presidential heads had to move. Howard Hankins, a man whose construction company worked on the park, suggested moving […]