10 buildings and other objects caught in a completely inappropriate places
Some things are where they should not. For example, you can take a trip to Scotland to see the wallabies, or watch a huge population of camels in Australia. 10 facilities listed below, make you cry, what they are doing in this place on Earth?
The wooden farmhouse in Manhattan
Houses in Manhattan, as a rule, are built of brick. Building wooden houses was actually banned in the 19th century to prevent fires. That is why a wooden house at 203-29 East Street looks like a house from the 18th century. This is almost like a three-story house came straight out of rural areas, landed on the roof of one of the brick houses and crushed him.
In fact, the origin of this house is surrounded by many mysteries. Mention of the house, stood on this spot, found in 1840, also a record of the three-storey wooden house caught in the tax report in 1860. In the records of 1880 the house has increased to 4 floors. Perhaps, in this period, the wooden house was raised, and it came lower, a very small floor of the brick, at least it might explain why the front door of the house is on the second floor.
For decades, this house was used as a junk shop where bought and sold metal, rubber, hemp, paper and more.
The monument to Lenin in Seattle
The monument to Vladimir Lenin - a common phenomenon for the countries of the former Soviet Union. One example of this is the bronze statue of Lenin, created by sculptor Emil Venkov, which was erected in 1988.
Five-meter statue of the communist revolutionary was built in the Slovak town of Poprad, which at that time was part of Czechoslovakia. Just a year later, with the collapse of the USSR, the monument was in a local landfill. It said one US businessman named Lewis Carpenter, who liked the monument. Carpenter mortgaged his home in order to purchase a memorial monument and sent to Seattle. When a businessman accidentally died in a road accident in 1994, Carpenter's family donated a monument in Fremont, Seattle suburb.
Today, you can purchase it for $ 300 000.
The monument has been very controversial landmark. The network has a Facebook page called "Seattle, demolished the monument to Lenin!", Which states that "the monument has no place in America." Fremont justifies the presence of the monument as a "symbol of the artistic spirit that above regimes and ideologies."
The fishing town in the desert
In Uzbekistan there is a city that looks completely out of place. Moinak was once a thriving fishing town that was home to tens of thousands of people. Today, it is the desert, which is in 88 kilometers from the sea. It happened in the days of the Soviet Union due to the drying of the Aral Sea. Water that remained in the city, was heavily polluted and undrinkable. In this regard, the mortality rate in the city has increased by 30 times.
In spite of this, the town still has its own fishing fleet and dozens of boats lying in the sand. Emblem of the city is a fish leaping out of the water, and on a billboard on the side of the road at the entrance to the city depicted smiling fishermen in overalls, pull the network out of the sea.
They still have fish cannery, but it is used much the same way as a local graveyard of ships, which became a makeshift playground for the local children.
Viaduct Petrobras - this stretch of highway, towering 40 meters above the Brazilian jungle. It was built in 60-70 years to become part of the highway Rios-Santos, but at the last minute was abandoned after changing the highway route in 1976. Jungle quickly swallowed up in this area 300 meters long, and now he stands there, not attached to anything. The irony is that it is impossible to get there by car.
The plot can be reached close enough, using the local country road, but the rest of the way before it will have to go on foot. The only way to climb the viaduct - an old wooden staircase. All this has transformed the abandoned road in the amazing tourist attraction. If you decide to go up there, you can then go down there on a climbing rope.
Viaduct is one of several construction projects that have failed during the construction of the highway. There are plenty of tunnels, foundations and walls, hidden in other places of the jungle.
In 1906, a businessman named William Whitman decided to build a luxury resort on Mount Penn, near Reading, Pennsylvania. The central location of the resort was the pagoda, whose construction was completed in 1908. But within two years, all the plans for the resort failed, as Whitman was never able to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages. April 21, 1911 the central building of the resort was transferred to the city. Asian pagoda has become a symbol of the city, with a population of only 1, 2% Asian. There was a time when this building was used for the transmission of messages using the lights and Morse code. In this way, transmitted even sports scores.
Despite the fact that the pagoda seems strange from the outside, a real oddity - inside it. The pagoda is a bell which was cast in the Japanese town of Obata in 1739. It is believed that he used to be part of a Buddhist temple, which was called Choshoydzhi. The temple was in Hanno, but was demolished when Hanno became part of Tokyo. All documents on the bell were lost during transport it across the Pacific. Some relics of the temple Choshoydzhi still exist in Japan, and they are worshiped in another temple, which was built nearby. The head priest of the temple bell would return to Japan. He also hopes that Hanno could one day become a sister city of Reading.
Colonia Tovar called the "Germany of the Caribbean." It seems contradictory, but it can not be overstated, since it is the German city. It has the architecture and cuisine, which correspond to the Bavarian mountain village. So it's a real piece of Europe in South America, and this is due solely strange history of the town of Colonia Tovar.
This city was founded in 1843 by an Italian cartographer named Augustine Codazzi. While the Venezuelan government to actively seek immigrants to revitalize its economy. Codazzi found a suitable place to work and hired 376 Germans. By the time when the Germans came to Venezuela, the government has lost interest in immigrants, and they remained to live in a remote place in the jungle. They built a city that tried to do as much as possible similar to Germany, and fenced off from the outside culture for a century. Until 1940, residents of the city were not allowed to marry a local, and until 1963 in the Colonia Tovar did not lead any one road. But now the city's population is growing and there are often tourists.
In 2005, the first store "Prada" appeared in Texas. It was the clothes from the autumn collection of that year, and in addition, there was the shoes that are tailored to the very Miuccia Prada. The store was visited by many celebrities such as Beyoncé, but he was never popular, because he was on the side of the road, at a distance of many kilometers from civilization.
The store was built as a work of art, which criticizes the luxuries.
Three days after the opening of the store on the Vandals attacked, and all his equipment was stolen. Then the store was renovated and a modern security system was installed there, but store the future looked bleak. Vandals attacked him again, and this time they operated on a larger scale. Artists planned to restore it again, but suddenly faced with a serious problem.
In 2013, the shop building was classified by the Federal Highway Administration as illegal advertising.
The Law on the improvement of roads of 1965 prohibits the use of company logos in advertising on the roadside without the permission of the state, and the transport department has promised to take action.
Some people, including artists from the "Prada Marfa" see this as pointless bureaucracy, especially since the store stood there for eight years before any problems of this kind.
between roads Buildings
There are two options, according to which the various facilities are in the midst of the public highway. The first embodiment is an error, e.g., when regular confusion leads to the appearance of a telephone pole, protruding from the middle of the asphalt road in Quebec. The second and more common embodiment are wedged homeowners who refuse flatly move to make room for the new road. Farm "Scott Hall" in the UK is a good example of this.
When in 1970 began the construction of the M62 motorway, the farmer Ken Wilde refused to give up their own household. Despite the fact that the city council had a legal opportunity to put pressure on farmers and force him to sell land, they decided to give up and simply divided roadway in two. And now the farm is located between two roads.
And the Chinese authorities during the implementation of a major road project faced a pensioner named Luo Baogen and his wife. At Lo did not farm, but his house was part of a larger building. Unlike England, the Chinese government can not make a person a legal way to sell their property. So they just built a building around the site of Lot and surrounded it with asphalt. Now the traffic is literally feet from the walls of the house Lo.
London Bridge in Arizona
In 1831, a new bridge over the River Thames in London was built. It has developed a well-known civil engineer John Rennie, and construction took 130,000 tons of granite. These bridges were built in London ever since the Romans ruled Britain, and the last of these bridges stood for 600 years.
Rennie bridge was built with the expectation of a busy traffic of the big city, but soon he began to sink.
In 1967, the bridge finally lost stability, and therefore was put up for sale.
Buyer was Robert Mc Chullok, an American businessman, who paid for the bridge 2, 46 million dollars. A year later, the bridge was dismantled and shipped to Arizona. It was established in Hevesi Lake City, so that he became a central part of the UK theme park. There is a bridge today.
This Egyptian temple in Madrid
Given the trouble taking place right now in Egypt, you could find a safer place to see a piece of this ancient Egyptian architecture. Fortunately, Madrid is home to the temple Debod, built 2,200 years ago, the Egyptian king Adikhalamani.
It is the oldest architectural monument in the city. The walls of Madrid were built only in the ninth century, which makes them more than 1,000 years younger than the walls of the temple Debod.
The story of how the Egyptian temple was in Spain, is very exciting. In 1950, Egypt's population was on the rise, and because the country was in need of a major expansion of agriculture and energy. The solution was to build a gigantic dam, which resulted in a one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the world - Lake Nasser. Unfortunately, it also meant that the majority of architectural monuments will be under water, including the Temple of Debod. Archaeologists have rushed to save the church, dismantled it into blocks and put them in storage.
And then, in 1967, the temple was donated by Spain in gratitude for the financial assistance to Egypt. Parts of the structure initially transported by barge, then by ship and then by truck. The last of the 1350 containers arrived in Madrid June 28, 1969, and the temple was built on a new site for three years.