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Old March 8th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #81
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Todaiji temple




Kurobe dam
hardest construction in Japan
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紅葉の黒部ダム Kurobe dam by makupo, on Flickr


Kintai Bridge
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Iwakuni Kintaikyo (岩国錦帯橋) by seto, on Flickr

Ise jingu




silver Pavilion
This temple is amazing...
art of time and space..
Japanese traditional house , zen Buddhism and ancient roof

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Ginkakuji Temple by digicacy, on Flickr

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Old March 10th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #82
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Portugal's 7 Architectural Wonders
Elected by the Portuguese people in 07-07-07

Guimarães Castle, Guimarães
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Castle, Guimarães / Castelo de Guimarães by CGoulao, on Flickr

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Castelo de Guimarães by medeiros_rod, on Flickr

Guimarães Castle

Óbidos Castle, Óbidos
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Óbidos, Portugal by Xanocas, on Flickr

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Óbidos by Prof. Tournesol, on Flickr

Óbidos Castle

Alcobaça Monastery, Alcobaça
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Perspective II by Dmitry Shakin, on Flickr

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Alcobaça by dubtrix, on Flickr

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The Nave of Alcobaca Monastery, Alcobaca, Portugal by jgljgljgl, on Flickr

Alcobaça Monastery

Batalha Monastery, Batalha
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MOSTEIRO DA BATALHA by Susana_2000, on Flickr

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Batalha by Prof. Tournesol, on Flickr

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Batalha by Luis "Morningrise" Jordao, on Flickr

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Batalha by Luis "Morningrise" Jordao, on Flickr

Batalha Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon
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Jeronimos Monastery by jlbartz, on Flickr

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Jerónimos Monastery by Da Jules, on Flickr

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Belem, Jeronimos Monastery, Lisboa by npkhuntski, on Flickr

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The Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon by Optical illusion, on Flickr

Jerónimos Monastery

Pena National Palace, Sintra
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Belém Tower, Lisbon
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Pena national palace looks great! The Castles on the top of the hills are the best ones to me!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #84
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Philippines (In no particular order)

Rice Terraces (Built over 2000 years ago)

Old Town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Old Town of Intramuros, Manila


Paoay Church, Ilocos Norte


San Sebastian Church, Manila (at the time it was built, was the largest metal structure in the world)

San Juanico Bridge (Once the longest bridge in Southeast Asia)

SM City North EDSA (3rd Largest Mall in the World; and a testament to the mall-going culture of the Philippines)

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Old March 14th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #85
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1. Canadian Parliament, Ottawa

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2. Banff Springs Hotel, Banff

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3. Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Courtesy of Montreal Tourism

4. Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

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5. Canadian Vimy Memorial, France

In recognition of Canada's war efforts, France granted Canada perpetual use of a portion of land on Vimy Ridge under the understanding that the Canadians use the land to establish a battlefield park and memorial. It is considered Canadian soil despite being in France.

Mother Canada mourning her dead

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6. Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

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7. Manitoba Legislature, Winnipeg

Some consider this to be the most perfect building ever constructed by the Free Masons

Courtesy of the Manitoba Government

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:20 PM   #86
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1. Banaue Rice Terraces

- built 2,000 years ago (pre-colonial Philippines).
- terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao.
- the only monument in the Philippines that has no influenced by colonial cultures.
- represents the “fruit of knowledge' handed down from one generation to the next.
- known as 'stair-away to heaven'
- a living cultural landscape of unparalleled beauty.

2. The Historic Town of Vigan

- a 16th century town (pre-colonial Spanish).
- architecture reflects the fusion of cultural elements from the Philippines, Asia and Europe.
- horse drawn carriages that roams the narrow cobblestone streets.
- a townscape that has no parallel anywhere-else in Asia.

3. Paoay Church

- dates back around the 1690's
- architecture reflects a unique fusion of Gothic, Baroque and Oriental touches.
- 24 massive buttresses are ranged along the lines of a giant volute.
- walls are constructed of baked bricks, limestone mortar and CORAL stones.

4. San Sebastian Church

- the only 'ALL-STEEL' basilica in Asia.
- second structure in the world made completely of steel after the Eiffel Tower.
- inagurated in 1891.
- a design that fused Earthquake Baroque with the Neo-Gothic style.
- the first structure to be prefabricated in the world, imported from Belgium.
- has long been reputed that Gustave Eiffel was involved in the design.
- a structure that symbolises the manifestation of human ingenuity.

5. University of Santo Tomas

- Asia’s Oldest University.
- dates back in the 17th century (1611).
- the first 'earthquake-proof structure' in the Philippines.
- The campus is a mixture of Spanish-style architecture in a tropical Asian setting.

7. Malacanang Palace

- home of the most politically powerful man in the Philippines.
- edifice was originally constructed in 1750.
- was a villa of a Spanish Aristocrat, then residence of the Governor General.
- displays the Spanish-Filipino colonial architectural style.
- the heart of the Philippine's history from a Spanish colony into Asia's First Republic.

6. Manila Metropolitan Theatre

- dubbed as the “Grand Dame” of all Philippines' theaters.
- the crown jewel of Art Deco structure in the Philippines.
- erected in 1931, was the first of its kind in tropical Asia.
- was the home of operas, a symbol of fine arts and high society.
- was once the center for cultural arts and cultivation of Filipino heritage

SM Mall of Asia

- the 4th largest mall in the world.
- a world-renowned mall, designed to pamper the rich and famous.
- MOA's architectural design is similar to that of a luxury ship as it faces the Manila Bay.

MOA Arena

- Biggest and grandest entertainment destination in the Philippines.
- the first of its kind in South East Asia.
- has an eye shaped facade, symbolizes that every entertainment is a feast for the eye.

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:39 PM   #87
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Old January 4th, 2013, 07:30 AM   #88
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View from the famous Taormina gulf and Taormina Greek theater towards Etna erupting...


the Etna seen from continental Italy. Its eruptions are continuous, spectacular and completely harmless since there is a vast natural park protecting cities from the volcano's fires

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Wow I hate Italy First you can go to an ancient Greek theater, watch a show, while a volcano erupts in the background. Then later you can go home and sit in your patio, with some pasta and red wine, and continue watching the volcano erupt. I hate you Italy. Wy you have everytin? I have to experience this once in life before I die.
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Ouro Preto:
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Congresso Nacional:
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Cristo Redentor:
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Theatro Municipal - Rio de Janeiro:
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Ponte Estaiada - São Paulo:
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Museu Paulista:

Catedral da Sé - São Paulo:

Pelourinho - Salvador:
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MASP - São Paulo Art Museum

MAC - Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Elevador Lacerda:

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Rio-Niteroi bridge:


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Old June 12th, 2013, 05:50 AM   #92
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Kofun is so bizzare!

From Romania:
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, in the Classical architecture style

Cazino, Constanta, in the Art Nouveau style

Evangelical Cathedral, Sibiu, in the Gothic style

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sibiu, in the Byzantine style
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georgia's 7 Wonders
1. Holy Trinity cathedral

2.old part of Tbilisi

3.Bank of georgia

4.Alaverdi monastry



7.Svetitskoveli cathedral

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Putrajaya - An Aerial View by Mohd Aizat Sani, on Flickr

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Now some architecture finally, the city of Naples itself, filled with more than 448 very decorated and monumental churches (that is, built before XIX century)

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Old September 26th, 2013, 02:33 AM   #96
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7 Architecture Gems of Canada

Canadian National Tower - Toronto
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Chateau Frontenac - Quebec City
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Citadelle of Quebec - Quebec City
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Rideau Canal - Ottawa
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Library of Parliament - Ottawa
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Habitat '69 - Montreal
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British Columbia Legislature - Victoria
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1. The most beautiful - King's College, Cambridge

www.victorianweb.org, www.cambridge2000.com


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2. Most iconic - St Paul's Cathedral



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3. Most historic

Windsor Castle - 900 years old, world's second biggest castle, world's largest private art collection (1 million items)




http://i.dailymail.co.uk, www.englishmonarchs.co.uk

4. Most powerful - Houses of Parliament, the 'mother of all parliaments'



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5. Richest - British Museum, the world's greatest depository of stolen booty from the world's largest empire, 7 million priceless antiquities:



www.jasonhawkes.com, www.britishmuseum.org


6. Most mysterious - Stonehenge. 5000 years old, the final resting stones 3500 years. They took 82 4-tonne Welsh bluestones
dragged from 240 miles away in the first stage, the final stage saw 24 tonne monoliths dragged from 25 miles away.

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7. Most romantic - Northumbria's castle coast



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http://offbeatscotland.com, http://i.telegraph.co.uk

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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:17 AM   #98
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Two of the greatest architectural marvels in India IMO are
1. The Panval Nadi Viaduct
A bridge that connects two Railway tunnels in Ratnagiri, Western India.
A video captured while on a visit to the Megastructure:


2.The Sharavati River Bridge
A 3 stage Railway bridge renowned to be one of the longest bridges in the Indian sub-continent. Rated for a maximum speed of 160Kmph/100Mph.
A video shot from a train:


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Indonesia's 7 wonder!

1) Great Borobudur: (Buddhist Stupa, the largest Buddhist monument on earth)

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2) Prambanan (Candi Roro Jonggrang): (Hindu Temple, Hinduism in Indonesia is a form of older Hinduism and mixture of local belief)

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3) Istiqal Mosque - Southeast Asia's largest Mosque, architect are Christian.



4) Bung Karno Stadium - built in 1960s, used to be the largest in Asia



5) Besakih Temple - Largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia



6) Bakrie Tower

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7) Library of University of Indonesia - Largest library in Asia, Built on a 33,000 meter square area and is expected to have 3-5 million collection of books.

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1. The Moscow Kremlin, the Red square and St. Basil's Cathedral ensemble (spanning XIVth-XXth centuries), a worldwide famous historical cluster, a long-established symbol of Russia.

2. Kizhi Pogost in Karelia. A wooden religious complex built without any single iron nail.

The finesse of the woodwork is boggling.

3. MGU, Moscow State University, main building. Completed in 1953 in Stalinist neo-classical architectural style. At 240 metres, it was the tallest building in Europe until 1990 and is still the tallest university building in the world.

4. Saint Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia. 101 metres tall, over 4,000 sq metres of interior floor space. Completed in 1858.

5. The Motherland Calls in the city of Volgograd. Commemorates the battle of Stalingrad, a pivotal point in the WW2.
Measuring 87 meters (almost twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty), it was once the tallest sculpture in the world.

Vertical comparison of some world-renowned statues:

6. The Kazan Kremlin. Built over X-XVI centures AD and noted for its wondrous blend of Tatar Islamic culture and Russian Orthodoxy.

7. The Bird's Nest, the tiniest wonder on my list. Erected in 1912 and quickly came to embody Crimea. Serves as a restaurant nowadays.

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