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Lambert Centre of Australia
Finding the exact middle of a giant land mass is hard to determine, but this spot managed to do the trick.
Added by Rob Fearn
An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Added by AaronNetsky
Washington Mini Monument
There's a 12-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument hidden under a manhole nearby.
Added by Elliot Carter
8 Scale Models That Make Nature More Manageable
The majesty of nature, scaled down.
September 15, 2016
A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Added by romimaletz77
Sweden Solar System
The world's largest model of our planetary system.
The Last Original Standard Metre
An overlooked marble is the only surviving in-place 18th century example of the measurement that changed how we define distance.
Added by Allison
Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche
Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Added by Annetta Black
A scalable map of Colombia with the bonus of a butterfly house.
Added by Tanja M Laden
The Bay Model
A working model of the entire San Francisco Bay and much of the Sacramento River Delta, complete with regular tides that change every 14 minutes.
Added by sarahbenson
Haskell Free Library and Opera House
One library straddling two countries.
Added by renkessler
New York, New York
Sidewalk Subway Map
Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
Added by Oliver Hong
California Coastal Records Project
View the California coastline (and the home of Barbara Streisand) inch by inch with stunning, government-sanctioned aerial photography.
Added by kcmick
To the great disappointment of doomsdayers, this codex merely contains records of the Moon and Venus.
Added by Tre
The world's largest rotating world.
Added by michelle
Queens, New York
A Panorama View of New York City
A 9,335 square foot architectural model of the entire New York City.
Added by bboas
Foucault's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon
19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
Added by Dampo
Brooklyn, New York
Floyd Bennett Field
Home of aviation trailblazers.
Added by HJHausman
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