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Old December 9th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #81
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What first comes to my mind:

UK: Big Ben
Finland: White church
Norway: Wooden Church
Sweden: Turning Torso
Switzerland: Random mountainchalet
Ireland: Needle in Dublin
Denmark: Harbour houses
Germany: Neuschwanstein
Austria: Livershaped museum of Graz
Belgium: MAS
The Netherlands: Windmills of Kinderdijk
France: Eiffeltower
Luxembourg: Gasoline station near the border of France.
Italy: Duomo of Florence
Portugal: White tower in the sea
Spain: Sagrada Familia
Greece: Acropolis
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Old December 11th, 2011, 08:04 AM   #82
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For the love of god - Big Ben is not a building, it's a bell. The building is St.Peter's clock Tower or the Houses of Parliament will do!!
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Old December 12th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #83
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Aside from the obvious landmarks here in the UK like the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace etc. There are a few more like Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Edinburgh Castle and many more, sometimes you have to look beyond the obvious first hand choices.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #84
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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #85
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What first comes to my mind:

UK: Big Ben
Finland: White church
Norway: Wooden Church
Sweden: Turning Torso
Switzerland: Random mountainchalet
Ireland: Needle in Dublin
Denmark: Harbour houses
Germany: Neuschwanstein
Austria: Livershaped museum of Graz
Belgium: MAS
The Netherlands: Windmills of Kinderdijk
France: Eiffeltower
Luxembourg: Gasoline station near the border of France.
Italy: Duomo of Florence
Portugal: White tower in the sea
Spain: Sagrada Familia
Greece: Acropolis
WHAT! No way! Leaning Tower of Pisa without question! Sorry, but there's not doubt about that.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #86
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Sorry, the duomo was the first thing which came to my mind. That's also the case with the Big Ben. Actually i don't really care whether it is the complete clocktower or just the bell. I associate the name with the clocktower. And we see in this topic i am not the only one.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 09:37 AM   #87
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UK: big ben
Finland: ??
Norway: oslo cityhall
Sweden: turning torso
Switzerland: ??
Ireland: ??
Denmark: copenhagen cityhall
Germany: potsdamer platz
Austria: some mountain church
Belgium: atomiun
The Netherlands: windmills
France: eifeltower
Luxembourg: ??
Italy: colosseum
Portugal: lisbon sailtowers
Spain: agbartower
Greece: some temple
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Old December 13th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #88
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Spain: Sagrada Familia & Agbar Tower
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Lo de la maqueta a escala es una chorrada. Estamos hablando del templo crsitiano más alto del mundo, por Dios, no del hall de un hotel.

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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #89
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For Sweden I would add:
Stockholm City Hall, Woodland Chapel and Kiruna Church
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Old July 11th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #90
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For Romania, I think the most famous buildings are:

The Casino in Constanta


and Bran (Dracula's) Castle, in Bran, Transylvania
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #91
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The only Romanian building i can imagine is that huge Ceausescu palace

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Old July 12th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #92
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The most famous building in Finland:
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Moomin house
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Old July 15th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #93
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UK: Tower of London
Germany: Cathedral of Cologne
Belgium: Grand place
France: Eiffeltower
Italy: Coloseum
Portugal: Jeronimos monastery
Spain: La Giralda
Greece: Acropolis
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Old July 15th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #94
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A good way of getting it right is to check out the souvenirs in the shops, especially those magnets with famous landmarks. Walk in to a Swedish one and you'll probably find a magnet with the city hall + Globen + Turning Torso.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #95
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I really hate to say it, especially because I love Ireland and spend most of my summer holidays there since my early childhood.
But speaking of most famous single buildings and not especially iconic ones or the most characteristic ones or architecturally important ones, I guess the best known and thus the most famous Irish building is probably really Croke Park.
And in the UK or England, it might also be the Wembley stadium as well, although the Tower Bridge and "Big Ben" (I know it's just a bell but most people outside of the UK probably think of the entire clock tower when they say or hear Big Ben) and a couple of other buildings are of course also very famous and well known worldwide.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #96
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WHAT! No way! Leaning Tower of Pisa without question! Sorry, but there's not doubt about that.
Methinks it's the Colosseum.

For the Netherlands it's really hard. I think some of our modern structures might be more iconic.

Like the Erasmus bridge, Maeslandkering and the Delta works.
If not than maybe Palijs de Dam, Martinitoren and het Binnenhof.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #97
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I would actually say the Eiffel tower is by far the most well known building of France.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #98
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Actually, most people I know are aware of the Gherkin. I would put it on your collage, it's certainly the UK's modern landmark (along with the London Eye and Angel of the North)

For Ireland, I would go for the...

Dublin Spire:

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Guinness storehouse:

[IMG]http://i44.************/2u7lzki.jpg[/IMG]

Phoenix Park monument:

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Dublin Castle:

[IMG]http://i39.************/fdssac.jpg[/IMG]

Poolbeg Towers:

[IMG]http://i43.************/244nrt1.jpg[/IMG]

This is the first time ever I see any of these sights.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #99
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The most famous building in Finland:
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Moomin house
Good joke!
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