Preview a few Duolingo monument images on Tinycards
I just got Tinycards on my phone and noticed that in the "Wonders of the World" card deck ( https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/a4229eea-ac59-4cd3-b302-09849b143d4e ) some of the images of monuments are the same as on Duolingo's course pages (the full-color ones you see if you're not logged in when you go to the page)...
...which means some of the other images of monuments could be on Duolingo's course pages in the future. :) Those already fit the same design guidelines on https://www.duolingo.com/design/ too.
These are all the monuments in "Wonders of the World":
- Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, 2500 BC
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece, 435 BC
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey, 350 BC
- Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, 280 BC
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq, 600 BC
- Colossus of Rhodes, Greece, 280 BC
- Temple of Artemis, Turkey, 650 BC
- Roman Colosseum, Italy, 70 AD [Duolingo uses this for courses teaching Italian]
- Chichen Itza, Mexico, 750 AD [Duolingo uses this for courses teaching Spanish]
- Petra, Jordan, 300 BC
- The Great Wall, China, 700 BC
- Taj Mahal, India, 1630 AD [Duolingo uses this for courses teaching Hindi]
- Machu Picchu, Peru, 1450 AD
- Christ the Redeemer, Brazil, 1920 AD [Duolingo uses this for courses teaching Portuguese]
- Stonehenge, England, 3000 BC
Duolingo will probably use the same Great Wall of China image for courses teaching Chinese. :)
More than one of these is, or was, in a country where the national language is Arabic but was built before Arabic became the national language (similar to the way Chichen Itza and the Roman Colosseum were built before Spanish and Italian became the national languages in Mexico and Italy). Duolingo might use any of them for courses teaching Arabic. :)
Duolingo could use the same Machu Picchu image for courses teaching Quechua. :)
Using the Machu Picchu image for Quechua reminds me of how the Chichen Itza image would be even more appropriate for a Mayan language than for Spanish.
I mentioned this before, but https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8619542 is still good. :) There, Raulxancez shows the art he made for courses that he'd like to see Duolingo have. He uses the existing pictures for courses like Danish for Spanish Speakers and made his own pictures for courses like Nahuatl for Spanish speakers.
He uses the existing Chichen Itza pyramid picture for Maya for Spanish speakers and made his own picture of the Angel of Independence ( http://simerida.com/courses/angeldelaindependencia.php ) for the courses teaching Spanish. :)
Likewise, he uses the existing Roman Colosseum picture for Latin for Spanish speakers and made his own picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa for Italian for Spanish speakers. :)