giant granite

giant granite

[¦jī·ənt ′gran·ət]
(petrology)
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Over the weekend, thousands of young pilgrims, many from neighboring countries and some from as far away as China, flocked to Rio's sunny seaside during the weekend and endured long lines to visit the city's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf mountain, a giant granite monolith.
The giant granite samples, hardwood flooring swatches and cabinet color samples make it easy for people to get an accurate idea of what the colors and finishes will actually look like in their homes.
I was the only soul within the circle of the memorial's giant granite columns holding in alphabetical formation the names of the commonwealth's fallen Vietnam veterans.
More than 2,000 years since Antony and Cleopatra walked the earth, a team of Greek marine archaeologists conducting underwater excavations off the coast of Alexandria in Egypt, have unearthed a giant granite threshold to a door that they believe was once the entrance to a magnificent mausoleum that Cleopatra VII, queen of the Egyptians, had built for herself shortly before her death.
The action is presented by Martin Bayfield each night this week and in the first show tonight, England, Scotland and Wales are represented as five competitors lift those giant granite balls to prove their superior might.
A GIANT granite sculpture adjoining a Newcastle mixed use development has won a national arts award.
The giant granite bolder will form the centrepiece of the development, and has been brought from Fort William, in Scotland, to its final resting place on the Quayside.
Among the more than 700 names carved into the giant granite stone of the Veteran's Wall are those of Slocum, Larsen and Flores.
An area of beach scattered with giant granite boulders, the Baths are formed by sea washing in between the huge rocks, forming large pools in a labyrinth of caves and passages where shafts of light play upon the turquoise water.
There were no flying axes attempting to decapitate me, no skeletons of previous failed adventurers falling in my path and no one attempted to run me over by rolling a giant granite ball in my direction.
FOOTSTEPS OF LAWRENCE: Explore Worldwide (01252 760 100) offers a nine-day journey through Jordan from September 8 and 15 through sun-baked wadis and giant granite crags.