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Old 06-13-2019, 05:04 AM
 
Location: London
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Stone Henge in its prime must have been something to see. There are a few replicas. The replica in Esperance, Australia is the only one aligned with the stars, sun, etc.

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Old 06-13-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Stone Henge in its prime must have been something to see. There are a few replicas. The replica in Esperance, Australia is the only one aligned with the stars, sun, etc.

Esperance Stone Henge | Closer than you think
I'm becoming more convinced that Stonehenge, as it remains, is the core of a taller and larger wooden building. I found the model speculations interesting, but find the unfinished and crude shapes of the stones as compelling that they were not intended to be a finished visible structure.

Previous digs, scavenging, and reconstruction may have forever obliterated faint traces that prove the theory. The pyramids had their limestone sheaths, stonehenge might have had a building over it, or have been covered with an early form of stucco/adobe/wattle&daub. I find the idea that the raw stones were the finished structure highly improbable.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: London
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Wear slip resistant shoes as the marble steps are worn so smooth as to be slippery even with running shoes.
Is this a full scale reproduction, or just the outside?
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Not a building, but I would love to see the Garden of Eden, before the Fall.


Also not a building, at least not in the sense that the OP presumably intended, but there are many ships that I would love to see, some ancient and some closer to modern-day. Some of the ancient ones that I'd like to see include Noah's Ark (the replica in Kentucky is quite impressive), the ship on which the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, a Chinese treasure ship, a Korean turtle ship, the Mayflower, and the Caledonia (a sailing ship on which my ancestors first came to the New World). And a whole lot more.
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