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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #41
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My opinion for most recognized buildings, Norway:

Stortinget (parliament building), Oslo:


Monolith, Vigeland Park, Oslo:


Holmenkollen ski jump, Oslo:
Old jump:


New jump:


Bryggen (old wooden harbor buildings - to the left in the photo), Bergen:
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Old April 11th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #42
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From an outsiders perspective. These are what I consider to be the most famous (in no specific order)

UK:
Tower Bridge
Palace of Westminster
Buckingham Palace
Big Ben
Angel of the North
Edinburgh Castle
London Eye
Trafalgar Square
10 Downing Street
The Globe Theatre

Switzerland:
Bundeshaus
St.Pierre Cathedral
Chillon Castle

Ireland:
St. Patrick's Catherdral
The Four Courts
Belfast Castle
Dunluce Castle
Ashford Castle

Germany:
Brandenburg Gate
Cologne Cathedral
Holsten Gate
Checkpoint Charlie
Dresden Frauenkirche
Neuschwanstein Castle
Museumsinsel

Austria:
Schloss Belvedere
Hofburg Imperial Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Heroes Sq
Judenplatz
Austrian Parliament Building

France:
La Grande Arche de la Défense
The Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Notre Dame
The Louvre
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur
Mont Saint-Michel

Italy:
The Colosseum
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Spanish Steps
Trevi Fountain
The Pantheon
Castel Sant'Angelo
Victor Emmanuel
St. Peter's Square
St. Peter's Basilica
Foro Romano (Roman Forum)

That's all I can be bothered doing.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 05:25 AM   #43
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hi, i'm not European, so the buildings that are well known would be these

Austria = the only thing known about Austria is the Danube wich is a natural feature

Belgium = the little cherub pissing, other than that Bruges and the Atomium

Bulgary = NONE, except one i know, and old church, very old with turkish architecture

Czechoslovakia = Prague as a whole

Denmark = the siren in the sea board

Finland = NONE

England = MANY London Tower, London Bridge, London Eye, Westminster Palace, Buckingham Palace and recently i think Bath....

France = MANY, a few Eiffel Tower, Arc du Triomphe, Paris Opera, Moulin Rouge, Tour Montparnasse, Le Louvre and so many more

Germany = MANY, that angel in the middle of an avenue and most cities in Germany are iconic themselves, there are alot but i cant remember

Greece = the whole of Greece is iconic, specially for being so white as Athens and of course the Acropolis

Ireland = firts structure that comes to mind is a pub

Italy = MANY, Pisa Tower, Colloseum, the whole Venice, Milan Cathedral, the old shopping center in Milan, the whole Florence etc.

Norway = None. i guess houses in Trondheim are iconic

Portugal = Vasco do Gamma bridge and lately i could relate the whole of Portugal with the blue tiles

Russia = everything surrounding the red square and the whole of Saint Petersburg

Spain = Alahambra, the whole Seville, Sagrada Familia and almost every city in Spain is iconic

The Netherlands = the windmills and the water channels

Switzerland = the only architectural thing that comes to mind is Heidi's house

Sweden = besides people beign monumentally beautiful, i would say that expo place in spheric shape and more recently the Turning Torso

Turkey = the big mosque in Istambul

Ukraine = none
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Old April 11th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #44
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hi, i'm not European, so the buildings that are well known would be these

Bulgary = NONE, except one i know, and old church, very old with turkish architecture

Finland = NONE

Ireland = firts structure that comes to mind is a pub

Norway = None. i guess houses in Trondheim are iconic

The Netherlands = the windmills and the water channels

Switzerland = the only architectural thing that comes to mind is Heidi's house

Sweden = besides people beign monumentally beautiful, i would say that expo place in spheric shape and more recently the Turning Torso

Ukraine = none
You might be right talking on a global basis, but he was actually looking for buildings from these countries too. So if the answer is that there are none worldwide famous buildings in some of these countries, then the selection would have to be, still, the most famous ones.....

Like for instance with Norway, the ones i posted above. Actually, we also even have a couple more famous ones - Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim, and the most beautiful stave churches (like Heddal stave church which was posted earlier).

My main point - if you don't know any globally famous buildings in the countries the OP wanted, still, the most well-known buildings would have to be the ones to choose from...
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Old April 11th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #45
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From an outsiders perspective. These are what I consider to be the most famous (in no specific order)

Ireland:
Belfast Castle
Dunluce Castle
Remember though, that these are in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #46
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UK - Westminister Abbey ?
Finland - The church in Helsinki
Norway - ?
Sweden - Turning Torso
Switzerland - ?
Ireland - ?
Denmark - ?
Germany - Brandenburg Gate
Austria - Vienna Parliament
Belgium - EU parliament
The Netherlands - ?
France - Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg - ?
Italy - Collosseum
Portugal - ?
Spain - Sagrada Familila
Greece - Acropolis
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #47
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i don't think the eiffel tower can be called a building....and the dublin spire is certainly not.

For the UK without question it is big ben and parliament and I'd say Irelands most famous for overseas people is balarny castle, France would have to be the Lourve, Checkezlovakia would be that disney looking castle (not to say that is at all tacky) and the rest i'd have to say I agree with whats already posted
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Old April 11th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #48
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You might be right talking on a global basis, but he was actually looking for buildings from these countries too. So if the answer is that there are none worldwide famous buildings in some of these countries, then the selection would have to be, still, the most famous ones.....

Like for instance with Norway, the ones i posted above. Actually, we also even have a couple more famous ones - Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim, and the most beautiful stave churches (like Heddal stave church which was posted earlier).

My main point - if you don't know any globally famous buildings in the countries the OP wanted, still, the most well-known buildings would have to be the ones to choose from...

certainly my nordic mate, you are right. We, the skyscraper mob/bunch have alot more knowledge than your average "France = Eiffel tower dude" and there will always be representative buildings for us to identify every single country on earth (except Iceland...but then there is momma Bjork....well there's a church, very big creepy cool church over there)

btw. Urnes Stave church is so Norway, and Trondheim's colorfoul houses, Bryggen too

as for Oslo, i would say the city hall, the opera, Nidaros Cathedral (gorgeous) and the the Radisson Hotel...sweet

Norway is awesome, and i've never been there....yet
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Old April 12th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #49
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UK : big ben
Finland : helsinki cathedral (don't know the name)
Norway : ole einar bjørndalen... oops a building, well the wooden church yes
Sweden : abba... argh, architecture... hm... the old town... globen ?
Switzerland : milka cow land... don't know ... oh yeah ! the palace of nations !
Ireland : leprechun surely love a pub, symbolic building this one
Denmark : new copenhagen operahouse ?
Germany : neushteineireveuneufeuh castle (don't know how to say it in bavaria)
Austria : some cakes, and the E.T museum in graz
Belgium : atomium !!!
The Netherlands : symbols okay, but a single building... i like ING building.
France : eiffel tower !
Luxembourg : old fortress
Italy : coliseum
Portugal : don't know, i have many in mind, but a very top hm...
Spain : plaza de espana, love it
Greece : parthenon
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Old April 12th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #50
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for Belgium

a selection of Belgian BUILDINGS

01. Palace of justice, Brussels

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02. Royal Greenhouses, Brussels



03. Collective of building, Grand Place, Brussels





04. Cinquantenaire, Brussels



05. Palace of justice, Antwerp



06. Central Station, Antwerp



07. The medieval city of Bruges

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Old April 12th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #51
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For Portugal I'd say probably these:

1- Belem tower

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2- Jeronimos Monastry



3- Padrao dos Descobrimentos



But then again I'm probably biased...
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Old April 13th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #52
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I would say Irelands most recognisable building was probably Stormont as its often in the back of news reports.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 10:49 AM   #53
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Germany: neushteineireveuneufeuh castle (don't know how to say it in bavaria)
Geil pronounciation, mate


The castle is called Neuschwanstein . (Translating as New Swanstone Castle)

The symbol for fairy-tale Germany and our romanticism.
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Combining it with another symbol of Germany at the same place:
Natural beauty.
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In addition, more for Germany:

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. Symbol of war, peace, division and unity at the same time.
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Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), Köln. Symbol of medieval / Gothic Germany and the lust for heights and superlatives of imperial Germany.
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Cologne Cathedral left like a fortification in an ocean of ruins, 1945.
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Frauenkirche, Dresden. Symbol for resurrected grandeur of old Germany and the new esprit and awareness of its own history. It caused a wave of new reconstructions of gone buildings throughout Germany.
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A part of the iconic baroque Dresden skyline:
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And well, I'd add this one

Hofbräuhaus, Munich.
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Bierfest!

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Old April 15th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #54
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saufen, junge!

First thing in my mind, when I think about Britain is "the underground"
But does it count as a building?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #55
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Yes of course NL has beautiful other buildings, but the NL hasn't have any buildings in the kind of the Eifeltower, Big Ben, Brandenburg or Pisa.
That's not true.

Eiffel tower: Euromast.
Big Ben: Domtoren
Brandenburg: There is definitely some gate in amsterdam that is similar enough.
Pisa: The Italian restaurant called the leaning tower of pizza on my street.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 04:04 PM   #56
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One building hardly represents a country, maybe a list of 10 would be more accurate.
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But there are buildings that incorporate a country's identity way more than others.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #58
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That's not true.

Brandenburg: There is definitely some gate in amsterdam that is similar enough.
Haarlemmerpoort

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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #59
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That's not true.

Eiffel tower: Euromast.
Big Ben: Domtoren
Brandenburg: There is definitely some gate in amsterdam that is similar enough.
Pisa: The Italian restaurant called the leaning tower of pizza on my street.
100% of european countries have a broadcasting tower, a tower with a clock, a gate and the tower of a cathedral Doesn't mean they can compare to Eiffel Tower, Bigen Ben, Pisa tower and Brandenburg gate, because they are iconic images most people would recognise all over the world.
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Except that the Euromast isn't a broadcasting tower, The Domtoren doesn't have a clock and the pizzeria doesn't belong to a cathedral.
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