in response to Paula's B&W Sunday - TRACES OF THE PAST
Ballestas Islands, Peru
The Paracas Candelabra is a well-known prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay in Peru. Pottery found nearby has been radio carbon dated to 200 BC, the time of the Paracas culture. The design is cut two feet into the soil, with stones possibly from a later date placed around it. The figure is 181 m tall, large enough to be seen 12 miles at sea.