Geoglyphs are figures drawn on the ground that are visible from a great height. In the old days, such drawings were depicted for religious purposes. These days they are made as jokes. Below are the 10 most interesting drawings from all over the globe.
This graphic is located in Wilmington, England. The length of the picture is 72 meters. The figure was created in the XVI or XVII century and, presumably, is a political satire. During World War II, the drawing was painted over in green, since German pilots could use it as a guide.
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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, however, the first mention of it dates back to the XVIII century. According to legend, a woman who has fallen asleep on a figure will be healed of infertility.
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This picture is a whole forest planted by Argentine farmer Pedro Martin Ureta in memory of his wife. The woman always liked the guitars and the view of the farm from a bird’s eye view. The farmer planted the forest with his sons. The creation of the drawing took about 7 thousand trees. The body and neck of the instrument are made of cypress, and the strings are made of eucalyptus.
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Image is the work of farmer Winston House of Wickwara, UK. The man planted more than 6 thousand trees in memory of his dead wife, and in the center left a heart-shaped space.
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This picture 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 created in 2006 during the sports festival of Nadom is clearly visible from the satellite.
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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 a picture near the city of Erzincan, Turkey.
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This artificial pond near São Paulo, Brazil, looks like a human figure from a height.
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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.
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The figure 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 quadrocopter.
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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.