It's about three times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 551 hands is 2.782830 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.3593460 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 198 hands. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 7.08661 hands tall including the bails.
It's about one-third as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.3540 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 2.820 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 1,560 hands to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 945,000 hands to the northwest.
It's about one-third as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.3460 times the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach, and the length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is 2.890 times that amount.(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 1,590 hands from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about three times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 551 hands is 2.92240 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.342180 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 188.540 hands. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-third as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 551 hands is 0.3390 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 2.950 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 1,620 hands. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-third as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.330680 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 3.0241 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 1,666.20 hands tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-third as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 551 hands is 0.3220 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 3.110 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 1,710 hands to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).