My Google Art

by Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Geoglyphs in South Africa

Geoglyphs  in Verneukpan, South Africa 2013
Discovered by Jaimy Visser, from the Netherlands.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Eye" of Sahara

During a survey by means of Google Maps of the desert near the Nile, I have seen this structure, which seems an eye on the sand.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Image from Google Maps: a geoglyph near the Titicaca Lake, Peru.
This image shows a plain area covered by a network of waru-warus, that is, of the "raised fields" - earthworks separated by canals - near the Titicaca Lake. This is an ancient agricultural technique used by Andean people starting from the first millennium BC. Note that the structure of the network is created after a careful planning. Each raised field is approximately 10 meters large and more than one hundred long.

Fairy chimneys in Peru

Pampachiri, Peru
Adapted from a picture by Max Altamirano Molero

King's Knot in Stirling