Endangered Monuments

top 10 world monuments 2010
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Mexico's Surrealist Garden
Surrealist architect Edward James dreamed up Las Pozas as a real-life Garden of Eden. Built during a span from 1949 to 1984, the concrete sculpture garden includes eye-crossing palaces, temples and pagodas that are interlaced with pools and cascading waterfalls. With 80 acres of land near the village of Xilitla, Mexico, the crumbling, $5 million masterpiece got a boost in 2007 when a foundation was created to oversee its restoration.

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