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Kasha-Katuwe - The Tent Rocks Monument, Mexico E-mail
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The Kasha-Katuwe or else they are called "Rock-Tents" or "Tent rocks" located 60 km southwest of Santa Fe, a city in the state of New Mexico near near Cochiti, USA, is a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed site, on the height of 1737-1951 m (5700-6400 feet) above sea level. Looking at them from the side, once you know where it came from such a title. Name Rocks Tents appeared because of its unusual appearance of rocks - they really look like a tent city. Cone-shaped tent of formation - the result of the vigorous activity of volcanic eruptions about 7.6 million years ago, under the influence of which formed the rocks of pumice, ash and residues of volcanic tuff. For many years, these rocks acted erosion, as well as wind and water. They carved in the rocks canyons, crevices, deep and picturesque gorges, polished rock, making a beautiful smooth rocks framing semicircles.

Kasha-Katuwe - The Tent Rocks Monument, Mexico

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 September 2014 )
The Columbus Lighthouse Of Dominican Republic E-mail
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Faro a Colón or Columbus Lighthouse is the most unique attraction in the Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic, in tribute to Christopher Columbus. The Columbus Lighthouse is a cross-shaped monument made of reinforced concrete. Its dimensions are 688 feet (210 m) by 195 feet (59 m). There are 157 beams of light that emanate towards the sky from the structure and a rotating beam, which can be seen for miles. Reinforced concrete building is located on a hill and with its height offers a fascinating spectacle to Santo Domingo. Modern buildings are surrounded by greenery, creating a unique flavor of the city. Large bowl topped with a lighthouse, but it operates only once a year, on the day of the discovery of America, It was funded by the Latin American states and the total cost of construction was approximately US$70 million. It was originally conceived as a mausoleum and a monument to the great navigator Christopher Columbus. The monument is both a mausoleum and a museum showcasing objects including a boat from Cuba and Colombian jewelry.

The Columbus Lighthouse Of Dominican Republic

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