• Caves,  France

    Lascaux caves

    Lascaux cavepainings

    Rediscovered by 18 year old Marcel Ravidat, on the 12th of September 1940, when his dog fell into a hole in the ground.He returned with three friends and discovered a 15 metre shaft, that led to a cave full of paintings of bulls, and other wild animals. The caves prehistoric paintings depict wild animals, humans and a series of symbols.All in all, there are registered almost 6.000 unique, 17.300 year old cavepaintings in the cave. The doors (or in this case the shaft) were opened to the public on the 14th of Juli 1948, but the popular destination was quickly…

  • The remains of the Kinzua bridge
    Pennsylvania,  Trains, Tracks and Stations

    Kinzua Bridge

    The Kinzua Bridge was hailed as the “Eighth wonder of the world”, when it was built in 1882. Back then it was the tallest bridge in the world. A record it only held in two years. The original bridge was…

  • Castles, Forts and Military complexes,  England

    RAF Stenigot

    RAF base built in 1938, and was a part of the “Chain Home Network” during the second world war. In the beginning the radar consisted of eight tower antennae. Four transmitters and four receivers. There were used to detect incoming…

  • Michigan,  Ships, Submarines and Harbors

    Monohansett

    A 49m long wooden bulk freighter, built in 1872, as a double decked wooden bulk freighter, and christened Ira H. Owen.It was built by Linn and Craig in Gibraltar, Michigan.In 1882 it was rebuilt as a single decked lumber carrier,…

  • Japan,  Powerplants

    Fukushima

    Fukushima is a Japanese prefecture, with a population of almost 2.000.000 inhabitants, but didn’t get much attention before the “2011 Tōhoku earthquake” and the following tsunami, that ultimately resulted in a partial nuclear meltdown at the “Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power…

  • Infrastructure,  Sweden

    Barsebäck Nuclear Power Plant

    The Swedish nuclear powerplant Barsebäck lies a short distance from Malmö, and is visible from the danish capital Copenhagen. The powerplant was built in the 1970’s, and in 1974, 1200 people were involved in the construction. The powerplant was shut…

  • Ikke kategoriseret

    The Kola Superdeep Borehole

    During the Cold War, the United States of America and the Soviet Union had a long line of weird competitions and races. First man on the moon, most nuklear warheads and in the case of this article, who can dig…

  • Mines,  Oklahoma

    Bertha Rogers

    The Lone Star Producing Company’s oil exploratory hole, Bertha Rogers, was 9.583 metres deep, and the worlds deepest hole between 1974 and 1979, where the Soviet Union broke the record with the Kola Superdeep Hole. The drilling was done with…