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The ancient and mysterious Stonehenge, in the plains of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, is arguably one of the most famous monuments in the world, inspiring modern builders to erect replica monuments in hundreds of the sites all over the world. Some are accurate scale-down or 1:1 models, while others are derivatives of the original structure with the sculptor adding their own touch to the design. Some are made of concrete, steel or granite, others are made of bamboos and foam. Some are permanent structures that have become attractions in their own right, others are temporary installation made during a festival. Some bear little resemblance to the original monument. Here are some of the strangest imitation of England's famous Druidic circle.

Carhenge

Carhenge is located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska, on the High Plains region of the United States. It consist of 39 vintage American cars arranged in a circle and partially buried to keep them upright. Arches were created by welding more cars atop the erect ones. The entire structure is spray painted with a shade of gray to mimic the color of stone. The idea was conceived in 1987 by Jim Reinders as a memorial to his father.

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