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15 Wonderful Statues Around The World

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Statues have been used for centuries as a way to give homage to certain people and/or significant events. They can be found all around the globe, authored by a multitude of different artists and we have selected here for you 15 of those great works of art. Have you seen any of these? Let us know in the comments!

William Ricketts Sanctuary

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Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, Victoria (Australia), William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of sculptor William Ricketts (1898-1993).

The place is visited by many travellers from around the globe each year and if you wonder why, have a look at the photos that we have collected here for you. Have you ever been there? Let us know in the comments!

Engineering Decisions Around The World

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Wherever it is to transport an oversized object of direct road traffic, engineers around the world are constantly faced with tough decisions. Here are 15 engineering choices that resulted in impressive endeavours. Have you seen any of them? Let us know in the comments!

Meet The Monaco Wolf

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Launched in March 2014, Monaco Wolf is one of the most successful projects of the 2000s by Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts. The modernistic design focusing on a spacious vessel – the designers still managed to retain 70 sqm of sun deck without compromising on cabin space. In total, the 50 meter yacht can accommodate 12 guests, There is a full-beam master suite, full-beam VIP suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins.

The interior design was handled by renown Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski while the engineering team at Heesen fitted 2 MTU (16V 4000 M90) 3,650hp diesel engines which can propel the yacht at a maximum speed of 23 knots at half load. Additionally, Monaco Wolf has a range of 3100 nautical miles while travelling at 12 knots. The exterior design work was commandeered by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects.