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flo's avatar

What do you call the image in the following photo?

Asked by flo (12974points) June 13th, 2015

Is the word monument accurate? That is what it’s named here:

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syz's avatar

Your link is to a Bing home search page.

flo's avatar

Yes that is what I’m referring to. Bing’s photo of the day.

syz's avatar

I see the edge of Lake Natron in Tanzania (with flamingos).

zenvelo's avatar

I see the same thing as @syz, although I didn’t know where. But I could see the flamingos!

zenvelo's avatar

@flo Where did you get that it is a monument? Where is it named that?

Brian1946's avatar

I’d call it a search-page background image.

flo's avatar

I don’t know why what @ragingloli and I are seeing is Cedar Breaks National Park
but you two, @syz and @zenvelo are finding another photo.
By the way, hover at the “i“at the right bottom of the screen for te name of the photo. I suppose it is the photographer who named it that. But a monument is a man made structure.

flo's avatar

@Brian1946 Imagine you were looking at an actual photo not on the computer.

flo's avatar

@zenvelo and @syz Are you in Australia, or something? Is it tomorrow were you are? That’s the only thing I can imagine, as to why you see a different daily photo, if that makes sense.

ibstubro's avatar

Lake Natron for me.
Midwest US

jaytkay's avatar

I see Lake Natron, too. I’m in the US.

Regarding the monument question…

The United States has 114 protected areas known as national monuments. The President of the United States can establish a national monument by presidential proclamation, and the United States Congress can by legislation. The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorized the president to proclaim “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” as national monuments.

Wikipedia – List of National Monuments of the United States

zenvelo's avatar

@flo I am in California.

The word monument applies to topographic structures too. Consider Monument Valley

flo's avatar

How strange is that!
I searched it too. I went backward on BIng. I also searched it at
I don’t see it.
@zenvelo I’m thinking there is a better fitting word.

flo's avatar

What one word applies to Niagra Falls and the Grand Canyon for example? This is what I mean.

flo's avatar

@jaytkay I just saw your added part. I don’t get that at all.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Natural sight.

ibstubro's avatar

Is natural wonder what you’re looking for, @flo?

(#1 just totally freaks me.)

Brian1946's avatar

I see Lake Natron and I live in California.

Brian1946's avatar

I’m guessing that flutherother sees the Cedar Breaks cliffs.

flutherother's avatar

I’m in the UK and I see Cedar Breaks National Monument.

“The Antiquities Act of 1906 resulted from concerns about protecting mostly prehistoric Native American ruins and artifacts (collectively termed “antiquities”) on federal lands in the American West.[citation needed] The Act authorized permits for legitimate archaeological investigations and penalties for taking or destroying antiquities without permission. Additionally, it authorized the President to proclaim “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” on federal lands as national monuments, “the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected.”[2]

The reference in the act to “objects of…scientific interest” enabled President Theodore Roosevelt to make a natural geological feature, Devils Tower, Wyoming, the first national monument three months later.[3] Among the next three monuments he proclaimed in 1906 was Petrified Forest in Arizona, another natural feature. In 1958 Congress passed legislation to convert it to a national park[4] but it was not completed until 1962 when signed into law by President John F. Kennedy.[5]” – Wikipedia.

Judi's avatar

I got the home page too, but I’m sure @flutherother is right. it’s because it’s a National MONUMENT I live near the Cascade National Monument. There is a lot of controversy about it.
We are in a severe fire danger area and because it’s a “Monument” they can only use water by sky and people walking in to fight fires in the monument. No foam, and no vehicles allowed. Scary if (and when) one takes off this summer.

Cosmos's avatar

Monument has more than one meaning. It can mean ‘‘ a place of historical importance ’’.

flo's avatar

Look at images for “monuments”. It looks like Monument Valley is the only one that somehow made it there.

@ibstubro I agree they are natural wonders, among the other non-man made features of the planet. But before that, what are they to separate them from man made features.

flo's avatar

… I found 2 more it’s not just Monument Valley. Under search result for Images of almost anything, there are tons of things that don’t belong.

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