Circle Alignments on the Planet Amsterdam Island – Part 11 Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam Island

This will be the last part of this series tracking the circle alignment that starts, and ends, on Amsterdam Island in the South Indian Ocean.

So far on this alignment, we have journeyed through Mauritius and the Seychelles, Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, the Strait of Hormuz, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, back through China again, North Korea, Japan, the Bonin Islands, the Northern Marianas Islands, the island of Pohnpei in the Caroline Islands, and the Solomon Islands.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland in Australia, and its largest city.

The metropolitan area of Brisbane is in the Brisbane River Valley, and goes from Moreton Bay on the coast…

…to the Great Dividing Range, called the third largest mountain range in the world. I will be coming back to take a closer look at the Great Dividing Range because it is on this alignment as well.

Brisbane is situated on the Brisbane River…

…compared with a historic photo of the Red River in the city of Winnipeg in the Canadian Province of Manitoba, on a different alignment. I am seeing and saying that snaky, s-shaped rivers are a signature feature of the ancient advanced civilization.

Here’s another one of Brisbane on a bend of the Brisbane River…

…compared with this river bend of the Yangtze River in China.

Brisbane Central Business District is said to have been built on the location of a historic European settlement, located inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, nine miles from the mouth of Moreton Bay. Brisbane is said to be one of the oldest cities in Australia, and founded on ancient indigenous lands in 1825. Here are some historic photos of Brisbane, 100 years later circa 1925 and 1926:

The Great Fire of Brisbane took place in 1864, thirty-nine years after what we are told was the year of the founding of the city. It burned out of control in the city’s Central Business District for several hours, destroying several blocks of businesses and homes.

The Great Flood of Brisbane took place in 1893, sixty-eight years after the city was established. As a result of eight days and twenty inches of rain, the Brisbane River rose almost 24 feet. In addition to the floodwaters sweeping away two bridges, the city itself was severely flooded. Most importantly to note, the grand architecture with heavy masonry, cupolas, huge arches and huge columns in these historic flood photos is said to have been built in less than 70 years, according to the historical, narrative we have been given.

While not really known to the general public, there are ten registered pyramids in the Australian State of Queensland, of which Brisbane is capital.

I would like to point out two of the best known ones.

The first is the Gympie Pyramid, in Gympie, Australia, which is just a short distance north of Brisbane.

The Gympie Pyramid is described as a terraced sandstone hill. It is on private land and not open to the public.

The other one is called the Ballandean Pyramid, on private property but viewable from the road, in the village of Ballandean in Queensland. This one is openly acknowledged to be man-made, however, it is said to have been in modern times when the land-owner paid someone to do something with the surplus granite rocks that had been excavated for the land’s agricultural use.

Then we are told not to confuse the above pyramid with what are called natural granite rock formations called “The Pyramids” in nearby Girraween National Park…

…in which there are examples of balanced rocks like these in
Girraween…

…likenesses of which are found all over the world, at places like Elephant Rocks State Park in Southeast Missouri…

…and Matopos Hills National Park in the African country of Zimbabwe.

One more thing to point out before I leaving Brisbane. Something tells me I could stay here for the whole post and come up with a lot more to share.

Brisbane is the gateway to Australia’s Gold Coast. It is a popular vacation resort, and has a lot of theme parks. It also has approximately 400 km, or 249 miles, of canals, about which I did not know until I looked just now….

…compared with an aerial photo of Las Olas Isles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now, by not being given any other explanation, we just assume all these canals were built relatively recently.

What I am finding, as I follow the planetary alignments, are canal systems of similar sophisticated engineering all over the world in places that I would not expect to find them!

For example, in places like Quorgonteppa, Tajikistan, which is close to Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan.

So continuing on the alignment, back to the Great Dividing Range, also known as the Great Divide, or the Eastern Highlands, pretty much parallels the east coast of Australia for about 2,300 miles (or 3,700 kilometers.

It is described as a series of plateaus and low mountain ranges.

This feature of the Blue Mountains in the Great Dividing Range called the Three Sisters.

…which immediately brought to mind this feature, which is found at Agattu Island, at the far western end of the Aleutian Island chain.

The Wentworth Falls are in the Blue Mountains of the Great Dividing Range as well…

…and brought to mind Slap Sopot, a waterfall in Istria, which is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, and shared by Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Next on the alignment we come to Dubbo, the largest city in the Orana region in the Australian State of New South Wales. It is located on the Macquarie River, and is the crossroads where three highways intersect.

This is the Old Dubbo Post Office, said to have been built in 1887…

…compared with the Moorish Clocktower, or Torre Morisca, in Guayaquil, Ecuador…

This is the courthouse in Dubbo, said to have been commissioned in 1884 and completed in 1887. It looks like courthouses and government buildings from all over the world said to have been built in this time period.

This is the Band Rotunda in Dubbo…

…compared with what is called the Moorish Kiosk in Hermosillo, Mexico, which is on a different alignment.

Next, the alignment crosses over the Murray River, Australia’s longest river, and forms the border between the Australian states of New South Wales, and Victoria.

It is another example of the many S-shaped rivers that I have found all over the world…

Here is one of the land-forms on the river’s edge…

…compared for similar attributes with Merrick Butte in Northern Arizona’s Monument Valley near the Utah State Line.

So the alignment crosses the Murray River and passes through Geelong in the State of Victoria, a port city on the Corio Bay, which is a bay off of the larger Port Phillip Bay.

This historic building was called the Geelong Exhibit Building and Market Square Clock Tower. The Clock Tower was demolished in 1923, and the remaining buildings were demolished in the early 1980s to make room for a new shopping center.

Here is a historic photo of the Old Geelong Post Office said to have been built between 1890 and 1891…

…which has actually survived to the present day. The building is intact, but I wonder what those interesting looking towers were for, in front of the older picture of the building, that are no longer there.

Next on the alignment we come to Portland, the oldest European settlement in New South Wales, and is the main city in the Shire of Glenelg on Portland Bay. It is the only deep seaport between Adelaide and Melbourne.

There is also a belt of active volcanoes in Victoria State that runs between Portland and Geelong, with one close to Portland itself. I have found a high correlation between these planetary alignments and the occurrence of volcanoes.

Here is a picture of a historic hotel in Portland in Victoria State…

…compared with what is called a colorful colonial building on Long Street in Cape Town, South Africa…

…and with this building in the historic French Quarter of the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.

So from Portland, we enter the South Indian Ocean and, travelling 8,044 miles or 12,946 kilometers, over open ocean, we return to the place where this circle alignment started – Amsterdam Island…

…a tiny speck of land in the South Indian Ocean, where the French government of Amsterdam Island mans only a seasonal research station…

…that studies the geomagnetism of the earth, as well as biology and weather. This is a photograph taken at Amsterdam Island of a phenomenon called Lee Waves, which are atmospheric stationary waves.

The next series will be about a circle alignment that starts and ends in Algiers, Algeria.

Circle Alignments Amsterdam Island Part 10 – Ongtong Java to Rennell Island


The last post ended at the spectacular stone ruins of Nan Madol and Kosrae, located respectively on the islands of Pohnpei and Kosrae, in the Caroline Islands of the Federated States of Micronesia.

The starting place for this post is Ongtong Java Atoll, also known as Luangiua, and as Lord Howe Atoll. It is one of the world’s largest atolls, if not the largest, and the northernmost point of the Solomon Islands.


The roughly boot-shaped Ongtong Java Atoll is spread out over 122 small, low-lying coral islands…

…and has a population of approximately 2,000 people that live primarily in the villages of Luangiua on the eastern end, and Pelau in the northeastern part, of the atoll. These islanders are considered Polynesian by academia as opposed to Melanesian, as they do most of the rest of the Solomon Islands. The Ongtong Java atoll is one of the areas in Melanesia which are called “Polynesian Outliers.”

It is considered one of the most vulnerable places in the Solomon Islands with regards to rising oceans.

The islands of the Ongtong Java Atoll are described as seamounts, punctuating the otherwise smooth surface of the Ongtang Java Plateau, which is described as a “flood basalt feature.”

This sounds like a cover-up code word to me, so I will dig deeper. This is the definition of a “flood basalt feature”: the result of a giant eruption, or series of eruptions, that covers large stretches of land or the ocean floor with lava.

Basalt itself is described as a common extrusive igneous rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed, or very near the surface of the planet.

This is an aerial view of the Ongtang Java Plateau, with the atoll to the left of the red arrows. The shape of the plateau under the water sure looks geometrically angled to me.

In the last post, I pointed out that the Lincoln-log-style buildings found on the islands of Pohnpei and Kosrae are made from millions of tons of columns of prismatic basalt.

The Deccan Traps of India are called flood basalt features, with what is called the characteristic “stair-step” morphology of many associated landscapes…

…compared with the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Same idea of “stair-step” morphology.

Here is what the Deccan Plateau looks like in the same region of India…

…which looks a lot like Mt. Khajeh, an island feature in Lake Hamoun in Iran, which is described as a flat-topped black basalt hill.

This is one of the many ways this is hidden from us, right in front of our eyes. Call it by another name, and don’t give out any information you don’t want anyone to know. And yes, I think this has been deliberately done to keep the ancient advanced civilization from our awareness.

Well, Michelle, you might ask, what if this is a reasonable geologic explanation for these features?

I might answer by saying, well, could be! But I have come across things like this in my research. This is Teotihuacan outside of Mexico City before excavations began in 1905…

…and this is what Teotihuacan looks like today.

This whole region of the Pacific Ocean would have been the location of the continent of Mu, or Lemuria, which was destroyed by a cataclysm at some point in time. So the possibility, or probability, of still-existing and/or submerged Lemurian infrastructure is high.

Moving on to the main part of the Solomon Islands, we come to the capital of these islands, Honiara, located on the northwest coast of the island of Guadalcanal.

The Solomon Islands are part of the region of Oceania known as Melanesia, which is differentiated from the peoples and cultures of Polynesia and Micronesia in this historical narrative we have been given.

The Solomon Islanders are uniquely regarded for having a high occurrence of blonde hair…

…and bright blue eyes, providing living proof that these are not
racially exclusive traits.

There is an identification of people from this whole region of Oceania with the Hebrew Tribe of Naphtali, one of the Lost Tribes of Israel.

And what about the name of “Solomon” for these islands. I firmly believe the memory of the people is retained in place names all over the world, and not a random or haphazard process of naming.

Other points of note before moving on. First, the form of government of the sovereign state Solomon Islands is a Constitutional Monarchy, with the
Queen of England as its Head of State, and Solomon Islanders as its chief elected officials and Members of Parliament.

The other thing is that the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal was fought on this island, including the Battle of Henderson Field, which is just a short distance east of Honiara, in August of 1942.

This was between the Japanese, and the U. S. Armed Forces. The result of all the battles was an Allied victory when the Japanese conceded defeat. Regardless, this is just another example of warfare taking place on planetary gridlines as I have been sharing throughout my posts. And when you do an internet search for “Guadalcanal”, this World War II military campaign dominates what comes up for information for the island.

Next on the alignment we come to one of the Solomon Islands known as Rennell Island, which is also considered a “Polynesian Outlier” in Melanesia.

It is considered the second largest raised coral atoll in the world. The definition of a raised coral atoll is an atoll that has been lifted high enough above sea-level, which is attributed to tectonic forces, to protect it from storms and erosion.

This protected ecosystem is believed to be what has allowed unusual biodiversity at places like Rennell Island, which is home some unique species, like the Rennell Starling…

…and a bat species called the Rennell Flying Fox.

Lake Tegano covers almost the entire area of the island’s southern tail-end – literally, it looks like a fish-tail on the above map – and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This was also the site of the last major naval battle of the Guadalcanal Campaign – known in history as the Battle of Rennell Island – and took place in January of 1943. In this battle, the Japanese Navy, in its efforts to evacuate Japanese forces from Guadalcanal, torpedoed the USS Chicago, one of the U. S. Navy’s heavy cruisers, and damaged the USS La Vallette, a naval destroyer ship. As result of this battle, the U. S. Navy pulled back from this area, and the Japanese finished their evacuation of Guadalcanal.

I am going to end this post here, and pick up the alignment in Brisbane, Australia in the next part of the series.










Circle Alignments on the Planet Amsterdam Island – Part 9 Bonin Islands, Japan to Pohnpei Island, Caroline Islands

The last post travelled along the alignment from Chongjin, a North Korean port, to Yokohama, the most important port in Japan and a major commercial hub for Tokyo. The next place on the alignment is considered part of the Tokyo Metropolitan area for administrative purposes.

I am talking about the Bonin Islands, also known as Ogasawara Islands, are comprised of over 30 tropical and subtropical islands located south of Tokyo. These are volcanic islands are in the Pacific Rim of Fire.

The northern most island group is called Muko-Jima. It is not inhabited. From this aerial view, numerous coves and bays are seen.

Compared with the appearance of the coastline of this island in the Caribbean – the northern 60% of which is governed as a Collectivity of France called St. Martin, and the southern 40% is governed by the Netherlands and called St. Maarten.

The main island group is called Chichi-Jima. It is inhabited, and home to about 2,000 people.

Commodore Perry stopped here on his way to Tokyo Bay to open it up for trade with the west, laid claim to the island for the United States, calling it the U. S. Colony of Peel Island. He appointed a governor for the colony, Nathaniel Savory, whom he purchased land from on Peel Island, for a steamship coaling location in 1853.

But it, along with the other islands, was re-claimed for Japan by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1862, and named the Ogasawara Islands.

The Tokugawa Shogunate is called the last feudal Japanese Military Government, ruling from 1600 to 1868 from Edo Castle in Tokyo.

Here is a photo of one of the polygonal megalithic walls found on the grounds of Edo Castle…

…compared with this exquisite example of polygonal masonry at the Coricancha in Cusco, Peru. Polygonal masonry is defined as a technique where the visible surfaces of the stone are dressed with straight edges or joints, giving the stone the appearance of a polygon, with minimal clearance between stones, and no mortar.

After World War II, the United States Navy controlled these islands. Almost all of the islanders were expelled. Control was returned to Japan in 1968, at which time islanders were allowed to return.

There is a nicely shaped and protected harbor here at Futami on Chichi-Jima.

Very similar to other harbors around the world, including but not limited to, Funchal Harbor and Marina on the island of Madeira, which is in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Portugal, and northwest of Morocco…

…Vernazza Harbor on the Italian Riviera in the province of Liguria on Italy’s northwest coast…

…the harbor of Nice, France, which is located in the French Riviera on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea…

…and there is even a shaped harbor at Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego at the very tip of South America, and which is part of Argentina. Ushuaia is considered the southernmost city in the world. I didn’t know there was even anything down there ~ did you?

Here is a scene showing what I believe to be ancient masonry from Minami-jima, a small island off the southwest coast of Chichi-jima…

…and Kominato Beach on Minami-jima…

…looks like Grama Bay in Albania…

…Myrtos Beach on the Greek island of Kefalonia…

…and Vaja Beach on the island of Korcula in Croatia.

Marine areas within the Bonin Islands are home to significant populations of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles…

…and abundant underwater landscapes of coral reefs filled with tropical fish.

Next on the alignment we come to the Northern Marianas islands, which consists of fourteen islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and is a Commonwealth of the United States. They are one of four major island groups of Micronesia, the name given to a sub-region of Oceania, and which contains four major island groups: the Mariana islands; the Caroline Islands; the Gilbert Islands; and the Marshall Islands.

Guam is the southernmost island of the chain, but a separate U. S. Territory.

Since I am here, I will first take a look at Guam. It is the westernmost point and territory of the U. S. and the largest island of Micronesia.

This is Tumon Bay on Guam, which looks a lot like the beaches and bays shown previously in this post.

This feature at Tumon is called Two Lovers Cliff. There is a legend about it that two forbidden lovers jumped to their deaths so they could be together. Cliff is a cover-up code word for the advanced ancient civilization, and another way they hide things is by creating a distraction to noticing what is actually there.

Of the other Northern Mariana Islands, the vast majority reside on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Guam, Saipan and Tinian were sites of major battles in World War II.

This is Mount Marpi on the island of Saipan. It is said to have received its nickname – “Suicide Cliff” – from mass suicides in 1944 of Japanese civilians and soldiers occurred capture by the United States. Again, as with the cliffs at Tumon on Guam, those look like stone walls to me.

These are the House of Taga Latte Stones, an archeological site found on the island of Tinian, said to be the pillars for a house erected by Taga, called a mythological chief who lived in prehistoric times. Reconcile this idea based on what we have been taught about history that stone pillars like this could have been built in prehistoric times. Prehistoric, like Fred Flintstone prehistoric? I don’t think so. This is advanced masonry.

Next on the alignment, we come to Palikir, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, and located on the island of Pohnpei, or Ponape. It is described as a high volcanic island with a fringing coral reef. Pohnpei is one of the Caroline Islands.

This is what the city of Palakir looks like. We are told it was a tiny village of little consequence until the Federated States of Micronesia decided to convert it into their capital city which it is said to have officially become in 1989. Nothing suspicious here, right?

I will leave this picture of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic for comparison with the above photo. It is described as one of the Czech Republic’s finest medieval towns, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Before I move on to the premier feature of Pohnpei, which is Nan Madol, let’s take a look at the three waterfalls on the island. Waterfalls are a signature feature of the worldwide grid.

First, here is a photo of the Liduduhnlap Falls, considered a twin falls which is located outside of the city of Kolonia on the island in a lush, jungle-like setting…

…compared with one of my favorite waterfalls, the Gacnik Waterfalls in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, in particular for its similarity of the upper portion of both waterfalls.

Next, this is Sahwartik Falls, considered the highest falls on the island.

…compared with the Faipi Waterfall in Bangladesh.

And here is a picture of the Keprohi Falls on Pohnpei…

…compared with the Purakaunui Falls in New Zealand.

We can’t visit the island of Pohnpei without looking at Nan Madol, which is located adjacent to the eastern shored of Pohnpei.

There are massive buildings here, built on small rectangular artificial islands, situated on top of a coral reef and linked by canals. It is estimated that 250 million tons of prismatic basalt went into the lincoln-log-like construction of Nan Madol, spread over 170 acres.

There are similar style basalt column constructions on the neighboring island of Kosrae, to the East of Pohnpei…

…like these on Lelu Island on Kosrae.

I am going to end the post here, and pick up the alignment in the next part of the series in Ong Tang Java the Solomon Islands.

Circle Alignments on the Planet Amsterdam Island – Part 8 Chongjin, North Korea to Yokohama, Japan

So far in this circle alignment, starting at Amsterdam Island in the South Indian Ocean, I have tracked the alignment through Mauritius and the Seychelles, Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, the Strait of Hormuz, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and back through China again. I am picking up the alignment for this post in Chongjin, North Korea.

Chongjin is the capital of North Korea’s North Hamgyong Province and North Korea’s third largest city.



Japanese forces landed in Chongjin at the start of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 – 1905 and established a supply base here because of its proximity to Manchuria. Both sides in the war had imperial designs in taking control of Manchuria and Korea.

The name of Manchuria is said to have come into use in Europe the 1800s. Prior to that time, the vast region depicted on this map in purple was called Chinese Tartary. The regions in yellow were considered independent Tartary.

After Japan emerged as the victor of the war, it annexed Korea, and in 1908, opened Chongjin as a trading port between Korea and China.

These were early steps in the eventual establishment by the Japanese of the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1933.

The Last Emperor of China, Puyi, was first installed by the Japanese as the Chief Executive of Manchukuo, and he became its emperor in 1934, a position he held until 1945, when he abdicated as a result of the end of World War II. His life story is very sad, and is told in the movie “The Last Emperor” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

Passing along an interesting aside that my research on Chongjin led me to.

Back to Chongjin. As referenced earlier, Chongjin is a port city. It is an important component of international shipping trade with neighboring parts of Northeast and Southeast Asia, and serves as a base of North Korean trade to Russia and Japan.

Here are photos of the Port of Chongjin:

For comparison, here is a photo of the Port of Townsville in Australia…

…and Port Louis on the island of Mauritius, that I talked about in the first part of this Circle Alignment series. I just want to show you that ports around the world have shared features of engineering that are not readily explained, involving precisely shaped edges and channels that look man-made. It really looks like the ports were constructed first, and the infrastructure was built-out around the port, not the other way around.

Just a short distance south of Chongjin, on the coast, is the city of Kyongsong.

It features the Kyongsong Town Fort, which includes the only intact city wall in North Korea…

…and the South Gate. These are said to have been built in 1107 AD, during the Koryo Dynasty, which was founded in 918 AD, and from which the modern name of the country evolved.

Compare it with the megalithic construction style of this stone wall at Gozo on the island Republic of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.

Another side note that I found when I looked up the Koryo Dynasty. There is a strong history of Buddhism in Korea too, as I have found in so many places along this alignment. During the Koryo Dynasty, the Tripitaka Koreana – the Buddhist Canon – was carved into 80,000 wood blocks, without error, in the 13th Century, and still exists where it is stored in Haeinsa, Korea, a Buddhist Temple in South Korea. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.

Also near Chongjin are these two places. First, Yombun Revolutionary Site.

And this is Jipsam Revolutionary Site. I have found gigantic stonework that looks just like this next to the water all over the world.

Next on the alignment is the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea in South Korea, the East Sea of Korea in North Korea, and was known at one time in China as the Whale Sea.

From my initial look at this place, I can already tell it is interesting.

It is what is referred to as a marginal sea, which is a sea adjacent to a continent, and partly enclosed by peninsulas or islands. It lies between the islands of Japan, Sakhalin Island, the Korean peninsula, and Russia.

It has almost no tides due to its almost complete enclosure from the Pacific Ocean. It is also one of the deepest seas in the world.

The Sea of Japan

The Sea of Japan meets the weather conditions occasionally for the formation of von Karman vortices, which is a repeating pattern of swirling vortices.

There are several straits here.

The Korea Strait between Japan and Korea, of which the Tshushima Strait is the Eastern Channel, connects of the Sea of Japan with the East China Sea.

This is where the decisive naval battle took place during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, where Japan destroyed Russia’s naval fleet.

There is the Tsugaru Strait, which is between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.

The Seikan Tunnel, a dual-gauge railway tunnel running underneath the Tsugaru Strait, connects the two islands.

Just want to point out that the city of Hakodate in Hokkaido is right there on the coast of the Tsugaru Strait where it is close to the island of Honshu, and the star fort Goryokaku is located there.

Next is the La Perouse Strait, which divides the southern part of Sakhalin Island from the northern part of Hokkaido, connecting the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk.

Another naval battle of the Russo-Japanese War took place here, the Battle of Korsakov, in 1904, with the Japanese preventing a Russian cruiser from rejoining the Russian Fleet in Vladivostok.

The Pacific Ring of Fire passes through the Kuril Islands, which are in the vicinity. This island chain has around 100 volcanoes, with 40 being active. This is yet another example of the correlation that I have found between these alignments and the occurrence of volcanoes, and by extension, tectonic plates since most volcanoes and earthquakes occur along the boundaries of tectonic plates.

All of the islands are under Russian jurisdiction, however, Japan claims the two southernmost large islands.

Lastly is the Strait of Tartary, dividing Sakhalin Island from southeast Russia, and connecting the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk.

The 51st parallel north passes right through here, a circle of latitude that is 51-degrees north of the equatorial plane. The capital cities of London, England, and Astana, Kazakhstan, are at the same latitude as the Strait of Tartary.

Another interesting aside, the 51-degree pyramid, which is the angle of each of the sides of the Great Pyramid, is a temple whose proportions relate both to the human form and the geomancy of the earth.

Next on the alignment is Nagano, the capital city of the Nagano Prefecture in Japan.

The city is said to have been built in 1897 around this Buddhist Temple, Zenko-ji, said to have been built in the 7th-century AD.

The temple enshrines images of Amida, or Amitabha, the Buddha of Comprehensive Love. There is a hidden Buddha statue there, said to be the first in Japan, that absolutely no one is permitted to see. However, there is a replica of the statue called the Maedachi Honzon that is brought out for public display once every six years.

Kusatsu Hot Springs are close to Nagano. It is the largest natural flow of hot spring water in Japan.

I have found hot springs, and actually springs of all kinds, following the planetary alignments as well. This picture illustrates the presence of large, cut stonework in Kusatsu.

Next on the alignment, we come to Tokyo, the capital of Japan since 1869, and the world’s most populous metropolitan area.

This is the Wako Department Store in the Ginza Shopping District of Tokyo…

…compared with the building style of this one in Chongjin, North Korea…

…and this hotel in Burundi in East Africa.

This is a historic photo of the Marunouchi Train Station, said to have been built in 1914. Check out the size of that thing!

This image is of a 1922 post card, featuring the Nihonbashi, or Japan Bridge, in the foreground, with more gigantic onion-domed buildings in the background. This bridge survived the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, but didn’t survive urban development when it was buried underneath a massive expressway that was built in the 1960s.

I showed the bridge at Beishan in Jilin City in the last post. Looks a lot like the Japan Bridge in Tokyo.

Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and the largest city in Japan by population, is the next stop on the alignment. It is Japan’s most prominent port city, and is a major commercial hub for Tokyo.

This is the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History in Yokohama, which prior to being a museum was a bank, and is said to have been built a short time after the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1867…

…compared with this building near Brussels, Belgium, called the Abbey Helecine, or the Opheylissem Castle, said to have been built in 1870 on the remains of the Opheylissem Abbey, of a Premonstratensian Order of the Catholic Church that was started there in 1129.

And this is Jack’s Tower, for which the official name is The Historic Port Opening Memorial Hall, in downtown Yokohama, and said to have been completed in 1917…

…compared with the City Hall and Court House in Minneapolis, Minnesota, said to have been built around 1900.

I am going to end this post here, and pick up the alignment in Japan’s Bonin Islands.