We all know that Titanic was huge, and the Mir Mine in Russian goes miles in a long way down, but it’s hard to comprehend the true scale of these magnificent objects when you’ve never actually seen them… and probably never will. Have you ever thought that the world’s largest oil tanker is easily as big as the biggest lake in the New York’s Central Park? Or that the Death Star from your beloved movie is almost the size of Florida? No? Me neither! Until I came across this amazing series of photos created by a college student named Kevin Wisbith. It’s called “A Quick Perspective” and it gives us a chance to see the world’s biggest objects reduced to a scale we can all comprehend.
1. Mir Mine
The Mir Mine, located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, is inactive open pit diamond mine. It’s official depth is 1,722 feet deep which makes it the deepest mine in the world. To show its magnificent size, Wisbith has placed the 2nd tallest building in the United States, the Willis Tower which is 1,729 feet tall into the mine. The tip of the tower sticks out only 7 feet above the ground. If you’ve seen the Willis Tower, you can imagine what it’d be like standing at bottom level of the mine.
Back then, in 1911, it was the largest ship ever built with a total length of 882 feet and 9 inches. Since then, the shipbuilding industry has gone through some major changes and produces ships that are twice, or even three times bigger than the notorious Titanic. For instance, the United States aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan is 1,092 feet long which makes it the largest warship ever built.