Friday, 18 May 2012


14.  Carhenge, USA.
If you are looking for a destination that is unique and modern, then this will be a perfect spot. The Carhenge are a replica’s of the England’s famous wonder of the world which is the Stonehenge.  What makes the differences between both of them is that Carhenge are formed from vintage American automobiles where all of it are covered with gray spray paint instead of the real Stonehenge that are built with standing stones.
The Carhenge  are situated in Alliance, Nebraska on the High Plains. It was created by a man named Jim Renders. The inventor, Renders, got his aspiration when he was living in England. He studied the design and purpose of the Stonehenge. His desire to imitate the Stonehenge came to fruition in the summer of 1987 with the help of his family members. The Carhenge was built as a memorial to Render’s father who had live on the site of the Carhenge way before it was built.
Carhenge consists of 38 automobiles arranged in a circle measuring about 29 metres or 95 feet in diameter. Some are held upright in pits 1.5 metres or 4.9 feet deep, trunk end down, and arches have been formed by welding automobiles atop the supporting models. The heel stone is a 1962 Cadillac. Three cars were buried at Carhenge. Their "gravestone" is a car that reads: "Here lie three bones of foreign cars. They served our purpose while Detroit slept. Now Detroit is awake and America's great!".
Carhenge was used frequently in popular culture of entertainment. It had been one of the set of an American movie called Omaha and being used as a location for an American nu metal band called POD for their music video Youth of The Nation. Besides that, it was being subjected in a documentary called Carhenge: Genius or Junk? and being listed as one of the destination in the travel book 1000 Places You Must See In USA and Canada Before You Die.
Surely, Carhenge is one of the unique spot in the world and for people who loves to travel to places like this, this is your place.

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