Weathering and Erosion Around the World . Join David Court on a virtual field trip to several countries he visited during the summer of 2012, as part of his study abroad experience, to witness the effects of erosion and weathering. All the pictures in this slide show are by David Court.
Join David Court on a virtual field trip to several countries he visited during the summer of 2012, as part of his study abroad experience, to witness the effects of erosion and weathering.
All the pictures in this slide show are by David Court.
A Statue of Bishop Absalon, founder of Copenhagen, which was created in the early 20th Century is showing signs of chemical weathering. The statue is located in one of the squares near the house David stayed in just off of a pedestrian street called Strøgetin Copenhagen, Denmark. A small church in the background has also experienced chemical weathering.
Atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany sits a statue of Quadriga, a horse-drawn chariot driven by Victoria who is the Roman goddess of Victory. The former city gate was erected in the 18thcentury and underwent a full restoration commencing in 2000. Quadriga is beginning to show signs of chemical weathering. David captured this image during a weekend trip to Berlin, Germany.
David captured this image of Birling Gap in East Sussex, England while visiting friends and family. You can see that the bottom of the cliffs, to the right of the three men, are physically eroding as a result of being hit by ocean waves and gusty winds.
Constructed in the 16th Century, the archway entering TheatroOlimpico in Vicenza, Italy shows signs of both physical and chemical weathering. The theater was the final design of Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio. David noticed the design atop the archway while exploring Italy.
Ruins in the ancient Mayan city of Tulúm, constructed in the 13th century, in Tulúm, Mexico. This former temple is showing the effects of weathering and erosion over the past several centuries. The city of Tulúm was originally a seaport and has its own beach where visitors are allowed to swim. David captured this image on a day trip to the ruins while visiting Mexico.
Tulúm , Mexico continued…
This picture shows several other buildings that have also partially eroded and weathered at the Tulúm Ruins. Some buildings have fared better than others…
These are just a small handful of the exciting places David recently visited and the memories he will cherish for the rest of his life.
Now it’s your turn to go on an exhilarating adventure of your own!