memorials

The World’s Wackiest Monuments, Chosen By You

The World’s Wackiest Monuments, Chosen By You

When we asked you last week to send us the weirdest monuments in your neighbourhood, you not only delivered, you quite frankly freaked us out. How do you people sleep at night knowing that a giant turtle-humping statue is just down the street?

Every Public Place In The World Named In Memory Of JFK

Every Public Place In The World Named In Memory Of JFK

In time for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, Slate investigated just how many streets, schools, parks and other public places are named in honour of the US’ 35th president. The tributes go far beyond America’s borders.

Lincoln’s Pyramid: Failed Proposals For DC’s Most Famous Monuments

Lincoln’s Pyramid: Failed Proposals For DC’s Most Famous Monuments

Retronostalgia is the air. Last week, we looked at six New Yorks that could have been. This week, National Geographic takes a similar look at DC, for which there are veritable heaps of unbuilt memorials. Ever wondered what the Lincoln Memorial would look like, had it been built by ancient…