Archive for the 'Memorials' Category
This pyramid (located in the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia) was erected by the Daughter’s of the Confederacy and marks the burial site of Jeff Davis, James Monroe and John Tyler.
Contributed by Kevin.
LZ 129 Hindenburg was a German zeppelin. Together with its sister-ship it was the largest aircraft ever built. In its second year of service it was destroyed by a fire while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey, USA, on May 6, 1937. This marker marks the exact spot that the Hindenburg crashed. [ wikipedia link ]
Contributed by Kevin and Parabellum.
JFK Hangar 17, where selected remnants of World Trade Center debris are being stored until a permanent memorial is built. The hangar house fire trucks, bikes, building structure, subway cars and other pieces. Debris is also visible outside the Hangar in the lower left.
View a great MSNBC news story on the hangar or view this slideshow for more.
Contributed by Steve.
Located in Alexandria, VA, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is dedicated to the memory of America’s most famous freemason. The memorial was completed in 1932 and stands an impressive 333 feet tall.
On the ground in front of the monument is a huge symbol of Freemasonry. Best viewed from the air, this symbol consists of a set-square and compasses, common architect’s tools, and a letter G which is said to be a reference to either geometry or God.
Contributed by Rod.
These two dirt lots contain a collection of historic non-restored Las Vegas neon signs. If you change compass direction, you can see such classics as the genies lamp from the Aladdin Resort and the big Silver Slipper. If you look at the less crowded lot, you can spot the big Pirate Face from the Tresure Island Sign which dumped the pirate theme. The boneyard is available for private tours only.
Contributed by John Foot.