Tuesday, 10 March 2015

mirage: the limestone pyramid in bedford

Looking for the the ruins of the Limestone Pyramid in Bedford, Indiana... As the story goes the residents of Bedford - "The Limestone Capital of the World" - planned to build a replica of the great Pyramid of Cheops. And wait, The Great Wall of China was also taken into consideration. Sadly but not surprisingly, the funding was revoked soon after the construction started. It takes some effort to track down the remanants of this unusual initiative. Then you can discover other wonders in the vicinity, like the abandoned limestone quarry which provided the stone to erect the Empire State Building.
Actually none of these photographs uploaded here depicts the actual limestone pyramid.