KUMMAKIVI BALANCING ROCK


The last ice-age holds responsibility for this wonder of nature in Finland’s region South-Karelia being situated in the Southeastern part of the country. Its name Kummakivi translates simply as strange rock, a suitable description for this balancing sculpture consisting of two boulders, one perched precariously on the top of the other. If a human were to apply heavy force to one of these really heavy stones, the balancing rock would not move even a little bit.

 

25 thoughts on “KUMMAKIVI BALANCING ROCK

  1. That’s amazing! What’s the pinkish tinge? Is it some kind of a lichen or moss?

    There is a similar rock in India in a city called Jabalpur – https://www.tripadvisor.in/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g503699-d2708831-i47808498-Balancing_Rocks-Jabalpur_Jabalpur_District_Madhya_Pradesh.html

    And, there is another one in Mahabalipuram though not so intriguing – http://www.hotelmamallaheritage.com/blog/weird-but-true-the-mystery-of-the-balancing-rock-of-mahabalipuram/

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