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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #21
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Frihedsstøtten (The Freedom Column) in Copenhagen, Denmark:


The inscription reads (translated to English):

Front:
The King ordered that serfdom should cease
and rural laws be given order and strength
so that the free peasant may become
spirited and enlightened
a zealous and good honest citizen
happy


Back:
The King recognised
that a citizen with freedom, determined by just law
through love of the fatherland
will have courage to defend it
a desire for knowledge
an attraction to work hard
the hope of good fortune




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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #22
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Lisbon obelisk

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Old April 11th, 2010, 02:00 AM   #23
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Monument to the People's Heroes 人民英雄纪念碑, Beijing

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Old April 15th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #24
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He was featured on the Today show about living in a concentration camp during the war, but passed away 6 months before their release.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:34 PM   #25
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Obélisque de la victoire, Place de la Victoire, Bordeaux.

To the glory of wine, sculpted by Ivan Theimer.

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Made with 50 tons of marble from Languedoc, 16 m high.

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Obélisque de Fontenoy, Fontenoy-en-Puisaye



Obélisque de Nancy or Monument carnot, Place Carnot, Nancy

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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:21 PM   #26
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Some other obelisks in France.

Fontaine du Griffoul, Place Saint-Etienne, Toulouse.

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Colonne de Jolimont, Toulouse.

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Obélisque du canal, Port du Canal, Dijon


by: benoit de dijon (Panoramio)


Monument à Auguste Mariette, Boulogne-sur-Mer


by: JMZ2007 (Panoramio)


Obélisque de Port-Vendres.


by: Jacques BOYADJIAN (Panoramio)
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #27
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The 13 Egyptian obelisks in Rome



























http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_obelisks_in_Rome
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:01 PM   #28
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Istanbul Hippodrome

Istanbul Hippodrome
Istanbul, Turkey

The Hippodrome (Turkish: Sultanahmet Meydanı, At Meydanı) was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with only a few fragments of the original structure surviving. It is sometimes also called Atmeydanı (Horse Square) in Turkish.

The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos ('ιππος), horse, and dromos (δρομος), path or way. Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in the ancient world and hippodromes were common features of Greek cities in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.

Serpent Column

To raise the image of his new capital, Constantine and his successors, especially Theodosius the Great, brought works of art from all over the empire to adorn it. The monuments were set up in the middle of the Hippodrome, the spina. Among these was the Tripod of Plataea, now known as the Serpent Column, cast to celebrate the victory of the Greeks over the Persians during the Persian Wars in the 5th century BC. Constantine ordered the Tripod to be moved from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and set in middle of the Hippodrome. The top was adorned with a golden bowl supported by three serpent heads. The bowl was destroyed or stolen during the Fourth Crusade. The serpent heads were destroyed as late as the end of the 17th Century, as many Ottoman miniatures show they were intact in the early centuries following the Turkish conquest of the city. Parts of the heads were recovered and are displayed at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. All that remains of the Delphi Tripod today is the base, known as the "Serpentine Column".

Obelisk of Thutmose III

Another emperor to adorn the Hippodrome was Theodosius the Great, who in 390 brought an obelisk from Egypt and erected it inside the racing track. Carved from pink granite, it was originally erected at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor during the reign of Tuthmosis III in about 1490 BC. Theodosius had the obelisk cut into three pieces and brought to Constantinople. Only the top section survives, and it stands today where Theodosius placed it, on a marble pedestal. The obelisk has survived nearly 3,500 years in astonishingly good condition.

Walled Obelisk

In the 10th century the Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus built another obelisk at the other end of the Hippodrome. It was originally covered with gilded bronze plaques, but they were sacked by Latin troops in the Fourth Crusade. The stone core of this monument also survives, known as the Walled Obelisk.




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Old May 3rd, 2010, 10:52 PM   #29
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Indianapolis, Indiana



I'm not sure if this would count.




Also, the cemeteries in the city are filled with obelisks.
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They are also everywhere over the state of Indiana. Where there is a courthouse or graveyard, there is likely an obelisk.

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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #30
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Confederate Dead Memorial, Atlanta
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Decatur Courthouse Obelisk, Atlanta
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Morehouse College Memorial, Atlanta

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Georgia Signers Monument, Augusta
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Bunker Hill Monument, Boston
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Katharine Reynolds Obelisk, Winston-Salem
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Flagler Memorial, Miami
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Washington Square Obelisk, Charleston SC
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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:22 PM   #31
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National Military Park, Vicksburg MS
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Chickamauga National Battlefield, Chattanooga
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Gettysburg National Military Park
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Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Lafayette IN
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Saratoga National Historic Park
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Andersonville Prison National Historic Site
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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #32
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Old May 8th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #33
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Some obeliscs in Madrid:

Obelisc to the fallen ,finished 1840

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Castellana obelisc,1833-1835

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Twin obeliscs of Pirámides,1830

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Monument to Calvo Sotelo,1960

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Plaza Castilla obelisc,2010

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Old May 8th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #34
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Quote:
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did you see the SSP obelisk thread?





Washington D.C. - the most famous?




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Well, I wouldn't really say that this one is the most famous. Maybe in the States, but not in Europe.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #35
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SOME FROM CHIHUAHUA, CHIH., MEXICO



OBELISCO DE SACRAMENTO


It was built to honor the memory of the people of Chihuahua who participated in the Battle of Sacramento, on February 28, 1847.
It was at this site where the makeshift Mexican army, commanded by General Trias, Heredia and Garcia Conde, was defeated by invading U.S. troops, commanded by Doniphan.

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Km 28 road to Ciudad Juárez





OBELISCO A MANUEL OJINAGA


Established in 1910 to mark the centenary of the Independence of Mexico. The character represented is the General Manuel Ojinaga, who as a mining engineer and assayer, he left his profession to become a hero of the struggle against the French intervention. In 1865, President Juarez was appointed Governor of the State Military Commander and chief of all troops from the territory Republican.

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Ocampo Avenue and Paseo Bolivar





OBELISCO DE "EL MORTERO"


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Made to commemorate the Battle of the Mortar Creek, where the Liberal troops loyal to President Juarez, defeated the Conservatives in 1858.

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Av Teofilo Borunda, R. Escobar
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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #36
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Plaza Republica, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

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Old May 15th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #37
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obeliks at havanna city cuba

in havanna city, there are three obelisks
the most famous one, the monument to José martí, the tallest point of havanna city, built from 1955 till 1957




Other obelisc in havanna city, is the one, dedicated to Carlos J Finlay, this obelisk is the simbol of the cuban advances in medicin.

And the last one, is the one located in El malecon, dedicated to the maine victims (a U.S navy ship, which exploited at the cuban port killing 200 american soldiers). There was an eagle on the top of the colunms but castro, decided to eliminate it.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #38
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Washington D.C. - the most famous?
I'd say that title goes either to the Obelisk of Luxor at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, or to the obelisk at the hearth of the St Peters Square in Vatican City

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Old September 9th, 2010, 08:47 AM   #39
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I'd say that title goes either to the Obelisk of Luxor at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, or to the obelisk at the hearth of the St Peters Square in Vatican City
i think that washington dc, buenos aires and paris are the most famous
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Here are a couple of home grown obelisks from Romania, not Egyptian copies or loot like in the west.

The infinite column by Constantin Brancusi (this is based on traditional wooden architecture)


and the 1989 sayonara-communism memorial (aka the martini olive)
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