Friday, 22 July 2011

HAMAD- A name visible from SPACE

HAMAD- two-miles-long name in sand until it's visible from SPACE.Hamad, the biggest name in the desert:Arab sheikh carves two-miles-long name in sand until it's visible from SPACE

The word 'HAMAD' measures 1,000 metres high and is a staggering two miles long from the 'H' to the 'D' on the Al Futaisi island.And rather than allow the writing to be washed away by the ocean, the letters actually form waterways that absorb the encroaching tide.The ruler's name is even visible on Google's map service.Hamad dreamed up the idea and had his workmen toil for weeks to craft the enormous piece of sand graffiti. It is not known how much it cost to make.