Fragments of an Earlier World

Stone Faces Gazetteer
Faces: Ciff Profiles, Boulders, Outcrops

Canada

Indian Head Rock
Alaskan Highway, Mile 358, British Columbia, Canada

The Head
Hope, British Columbia, Canada

The Face Rock
Elora, Ontario, Canada

    Face on cliff above the Grand River

    MNM#01-01174

The Old Friar
Campbello, New Brunswick, Canada

    MNM#01-01338

GPS N 44° 52.591', W 66° 58.263'

Old Man of "The Ovens"
Ovens Natural Park, Nova Scotia, Canada

    MNM#01-01205

Indian Head Rock / Tête d'Indien
Quebec, Canada - Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie (Percé)

Ecuador

Cara del Inca
Ingapirca, Cañar, Ecuador

England

Queen Bess Rock
Bedruthan, Cornwall

Profile Rock
Bocastle, Cornwall

Dr. Johnson
Land’s End, Cornwall

Man's Head Rock
St. Ives, Cornwall

Sphinx Rock
Lakes District, Cumbria

Bowerman's Nose
Dartmoor, Devon

Man's Head Rock
Rivelin, Sheffield

    Profile on cliff above the Rivelin Hotel, now hidden behind undergrowth and trees. Was once visible from east and west far down the Rivelin valley.

    MNM#01-01271

    GPS N 53° 23.152', W 1° 32.345'

France

Tête de Femme
Théoule, Alpes-Maritimes

Rock outcrop on beach near Cannes

MNM#01-01289

La Tête de Mort
Ploumanach, Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne

One of many unusual rock formations on the Brittany's "Pink Granite Coast." Skull-like rock formation in unknown location among many similar rounded rock outcrops near Ploumanach.

MNM#01-01328

Père Trébeurden
Trebeurden, Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne

One of many unusual rock formations on the Brittany's "Pink Granite Coast."

MNM#01-01111

GPS N 48° 46.096', W 3° 35.215'

La Tête de Mort
Trégastel, Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne

One of many unusual rock formations on the Brittany's "Pink Granite Coast." Skull Rock at end of beach includes an unusual small stone house built into a gap between two rock outcrops. The villa Beg-ar-Vir is visible behind the rock formation.

MNM#01-01330

GPS N 48° 50.1186', E 3° 30.7914'

Le Rocher de la Tête
Brignogan, Finistère, Bretagne

One of many unusual rock formations on the Brittany's "Pink Granite Coast"

MNM#01-01273

Le Rocher du Sphinx
Roscoff, Finistère, Bretagne

One of many unusual rock formations on the Brittany's "Pink Granite Coast." Unclear if this is the same rock which is nowadays known as Sphinx Rock.

MNM#01-01329

GPS N 48° 42.6593', E 3° 50.0831'

Tête de Capucin
St Leonard de Bois, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

MNM#01-01215

Tête de Louis XVI
St Leonard de Bois, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

MNM#01-01224

Tête de Femme
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Vendée, Pays de la Loire

MNM#01-01327

Possibly this formation of a woman's head is one of a group of face-like outcrops along the shore known by a Celtic term as "Les Cinq Pineaux" or "The Five Heads".

GPS N 46° 42.2928', E 1° 58.8414'

Japan

Stone That Looks A Man's Face
Shosen-kyo Gorge, Japan

MNM#01-01217

New Zealand

Old Man of the Mountain
Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, NZ

Rugged face overlooking Tasman Glacier above Ball Hut shelter. The face is not on the boulder outcrop, but on the mountain slope below it

MNM#01-01277

GPS S 43° 37.482', E 170° 11.018'

Maori Chief Rock
Punakaiki, Westland, New Zealand

Limestone sea stack off Pororari beach with a crown of greenery. Located a little more than a mile north of the similar sea stack Nelson's Head.

MNM#01-01219

GPS S 42° 06.018', E 171° 20.199'

Nelson's Head
Punakaiki, Westland, New Zealand

Sea stack resembling Admiral Nelson at the end of the end of Dolomite Point amidst other limestone formations eroded by the sea into unusual shapes including layered "pancake" rocks and passages which fill with surging water at high tide. A mile or so south of the similar sea stack Maori Chief Rock.

MNM#01-01337

GPS S 42° 06.018', E 171° 20.199'

Northern Ireland

Giant's Head Rock
Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

MNM#01-01211
MNM#01-01216

GPS N 55° 12.500', W 6° 35.524'

Portugal

Cabeça da Velha
São Romão

One of five stone faces on Serra da Estrela mountain

MNM#01-01266

GPS N 40° 23.881', W 7° 41.932'

Romania

Great Bucegi Sphinx
Busteni

Famous sculpted formation on a mountaintop in Bucegi Natural Park

GPS N 45° 24.502', E 25° 28.217'

Banatean Sphinx / Sfinxul Banatean
Toplet

Visible while heading north on E70 road across the valley approximately 5km north of Toplet

MNM#01-01220

GPS N 44° 50.305', E 22° 23.495'

Scotland

Grey Man of the Merrick
Galloway Hills

 

Sweden

Hoburgsgubben
Hoburg, Gotland, Sweden

Switzerland

Sphinx Rock or Tête de Calvin
Les Brenets, Switzerland

    A rocky bust of John Calvin projecting from the cliff above Lac des Brenets on the French-Swiss border

    MNM#01-01274

    GPS N 47° 4.888', E 6° 42.350'

Taiwan

Queen Head
Yeh-Liu, Taiwan


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