Geoglyphs are figures drawn on the ground that can be seen from a great height. In the old days, such drawings were depicted for religious purposes. These days they are made as a joke. Below are 10 of the most interesting drawings from all over the world.
This drawing is located in Wilmington, England. The length of the drawing is 72 meters. The figure was created in the 16th or 17th century and is believed to be a political satire. During the Second World War, the drawing was painted over in green, since German pilots could use it as a guide.
The Giant of Cerne Ebbas
Located in Cerne Ebbas, England, the figure is 55 meters long and 51 meters wide. The depth of the trench is 30 centimeters. It is unclear who exactly is the author of the drawing, but the first mentions of it date back to the 18th century. According to legend, a woman who falls asleep on a figure will be healed of infertility.
This drawing represents an entire forest planted by Argentine farmer Pedro Martin Ureta in memory of his wife. The woman has always loved the guitars and the bird's eye view of the farm. The farmer planted the forest with his sons. It took about 7 thousand trees to create the picture. The body and neck of the instrument are made of cypress, and the strings are made of eucalyptus.
The image is the work of the farmer Winston Howes of Wikvar, UK. The man planted more than 6 thousand trees in memory of his deceased wife, and left a heart-shaped space in the center.
This drawing is a huge portrait of Genghis Khan. You can find it on the side of a mountain near the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator. The image, taken in 2006 during the Nadom sports festival, is clearly visible from satellite.
The figure is a huge portrait of the first president of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The drawing was created by the hands of three thousand soldiers and is about 120 meters long. You can find the drawing near the city of Erzincan, Turkey.
Lake in the form of a man
This artificial body of water near Sao Paulo, Brazil, looks like a human figure from a height.
Welcome to Cleveland
The inscription is located in the city of Milwaukee, USA. It is unclear why the inhabitants of Milwaukee wrote this greeting on the roof, if Cleveland is located more than 500 kilometers from this place.
Declaration of love
The drawing is located near the village of Marfino, Russia. The author of the image turned to Yandex with a request to update the maps as soon as possible. Employees of the company went to meet him and updated the image of the area out of turn using a quadcopter.
This geoglyph is located near the village of Lyaskovichi, Belarus. 150 thousand birches and pines add up to the word "Lenin". The image is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the leader of the world proletariat.
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