Human-made structures

Stock Photography By Tyrrell Mendis

Through the years the human animal has been into construction, at first by adapting and using naturally available materials, and then by manufacturing special ones for specific purposes. Here are examples from different times and different parts of the world.

Shingled roof and spiral stairs,  Fort Whyte Nature Centre, Winnipeg,  Manitoba, Canada
Shingled roof and spiral
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Mindbender triple loop roller coaster, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mindbender triple loop roller
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Worm’s eye view inside the polygonal wood-framed spire, Man in the Community Pavilion, Expo 67, Montreal, Canada
Worm’s eye view inside the
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Lighthouse on Hecla Island
Lighthouse on Hecla Island
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Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site of Canada, Yukon Territory, Canada
Dredge No. 4 National Historic
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Kiosk of Trajan (Pharaoh’s Bed), Temple of Philae, Agilika Island, Egypt
Kiosk of Trajan (Pharaoh’s
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Tholos, sanctuary of Athena Pronaia (Marmaria), Delphi, Greece - 3
Tholos, sanctuary of Athena
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Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Irish Republic
Rock of Cashel, County
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 Bay Bulls lighthouse
Bay Bulls lighthouse
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Spiral Stairs
Spiral Stairs
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 Glass Dome Roof
Glass Dome Roof
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Legislative Building Access
Legislative Building Access
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Giant snow sculpture of a French Voyageur
Giant snow sculpture of a
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The Glass House (4), Boswell, British Columbia, Canada
The Glass House (4), Boswell,
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Dinosaur
Dinosaur
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Colossi of Memnon, twin statues in the Theban necropolis across the Nile River from Luxor, Egypt
Colossi of Memnon, twin statues
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World
World's largest Easter egg,
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Ice Orchid
Ice Orchid
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1. Shingled roof and spiral stairs, Fort Whyte Nature Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada . The centre was created on land formerly owned by a cement maker. The company gave up the land rather than fill up the holes it dug in search of raw materials. The holes are now lakes, summer home for Canada geese and used for recreation.

2. Mindbender triple loop roller coaster, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The world’s largest indoor high speed triple loop roller coaster. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

3. Worm’s eye view inside the polygonal wood-framed spire, Man in the Community Pavilion, Expo 67, Montreal, Canada. The tower of this theme pavilion was built with alternating crossing wooden beams that formed polygons of decreasing size the higher they went. The wood came from trees on the Pacific Coast. The architectural form refers to the power of a rocket and the elegance of a spire.

4. Lighthouse on Hecla Island. This lighthouse is on a promontory of Hecla Island extending into Lake Winnipeg in Hecla Provincial Park in Manitoba, Canada. What is now the park was the original destination of the first Icelandic immigrants to Manitoba.

5. Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site of Canada, Yukon Territory, Canada. Not long after gold was discovered in the central Yukon, dredges were introduced to the region. One of two dozen dredges that worked the area, Dredge No. 4 rests on Claim 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek close to where it ceased operations in 1959. It is the largest wooden hull, bucket line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate industrial mining in Canada.

6. Kiosk of Trajan (Pharaoh’s Bed), Temple of Philae, Agilika Island, Egypt. The Kiosk of Trajan, the Temple of Isis and other temples are no longer at the island of Philae, which was inundated by the Aswan Dams, partly from 1902, and completely from the 1960s. With the help of UNESCO all the mounments were transported to the nearby island of Agilika. Most of the original structures and organisations have been reconstructed. The temple consists of 14 massive columns with c

7. Tholos, sanctuary of Athena Pronaia (Marmaria), Delphi, Greece - 3. Original use unknown. Later dedicated to goddess Athena. The three columns of the pteron are restored. The entablature has triglyphs and metopes decorated in relief (Battle of the Amazons). Built of Pentelic marble in the Doric order in the 4th century BC on plans by architect Th

8. Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Irish Republic. Cashel was the longtime capital of the Kings of Munster. St. Patrick who visited in 450 AD baptised King Aengus and his brothers there. The buildings are mostly in ruins. Contact with the Roman Empire is reflected in its Latin name.

9. Bay Bulls lighthouse. Lighthouse on island off Bay Bulls, Newfoundlnd & Labrador, Canada

10. Spiral Stairs. Closed spiral stairs.

11. Glass Dome Roof. Glass dome roof.

12. Legislative Building Access. Entrance to the Legislature in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The building is the seat of the Provincial Government.

13. Giant snow sculpture of a French Voyageur. Snow sculpting is a major activity of the annual winter festival of the French community in Winnipeg. This sculpture was an attempt to create the world's tallest snowman of the time.

14. The Glass House (4), Boswell, British Columbia, Canada. A six-room castle-like house, archway and terraces built, of empty 16 oz. embalming fluid bottles on landscaped lakefront grounds, by a funeral director. Located beside the Southern Trans Canada Highway 25 miles north of Creston. Open to the public.

15. Dinosaur. Unique life-size model of fibreglass over metal skeleton of extinct Struthiomimus (ostrich mimic) found only in Alberta. New data shows it had belly ribs, which would double the thickness of the sculpture.

16. Colossi of Memnon, twin statues in the Theban necropolis across the Nile River from Luxor, Egypt . This pair of stone figures that stood guard at the entrance is all that remains of the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 14th century BC. In its day the temple complex was the largest and most opulent in Egypt. The two shorter figures carved into the front throne are his wife Tiy and his mother Mutemwiya. It is estimated that each figure weighs 700 tons.

17. World's largest Easter egg, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada - 4. The 2,000-pound aluminium skin is attached to the central mast at a 30-degree angle with 177 turnbuckle struts. It weighs 3,000 lbs, rests on a 27,000 lb steel-and-concrete base.

18. Ice Orchid. The annual ice sculpture contest of the Festival du Voyaguer in Winnipeg attracts carvers from across the world. Since the subject matter is open, some great works of art are created. Each team works from a block of ice of the same size.

 

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