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Old January 9th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #81
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But our Jesus is bigger



How big is YOUR Jesus?
Does Jesus had ever were a golden crown? I taught Jesus was living among the normal people. This statue looks more like a king or knight of the round table.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #82
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for Minneapolis

IDS center:

when it was built it was definetely the main landmark:


Wells Fargo Center:
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The Cherry & the Spoon:


Stone Arch Bridge:

(the closest bridge in the foreground)

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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #83
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Neuschwanstein, Füssen - Germany
I'd say this is symbolic of Bavaria, not of any particular city.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:49 PM   #84
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Looking over some of these "symbolic buildings" it's kind of funny how some cities are "symbolized" by generic skyscrapers. It's like saying there's nothing really special about the place at all. Is there anything in Minneapolis that represents the deveopment and history of the city? I think the bridge is a better example of a symbolic structure than those skyscrapers.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #85
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Looking over some of these "symbolic buildings" it's kind of funny how some cities are "symbolized" by generic skyscrapers. It's like saying there's nothing really special about the place at all. Is there anything in Minneapolis that represents the deveopment and history of the city? I think the bridge is a better example of a symbolic structure than those skyscrapers.

any of the mills along the river would be. Minneapolis tore down alot of the old buildings that would symbolize much, saint paul kept alot of theirs.


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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #86
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Old January 21st, 2011, 10:01 PM   #87
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Coventry's cathedrals

http://www.coventryinbloom.co.uk/ima...sitySquare.jpg

And the Three Spires - sadly there's not many views left of all three together

http://www.cvone.co.uk/images/Galler...re/3Spires.jpg

From l-r, Christchurch Spire, St Michaels (old cathedral), Holy Trinity
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Old January 24th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #88
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Looking over some of these "symbolic buildings" it's kind of funny how some cities are "symbolized" by generic skyscrapers. It's like saying there's nothing really special about the place at all. Is there anything in Minneapolis that represents the deveopment and history of the city? I think the bridge is a better example of a symbolic structure than those skyscrapers.
It depends on the point of view of the person. For residents of a city who have got used to seeing a particular building over the years, perhaps because it is quite tall and therefore is the first thing they see on the horizon when approaching their city, it comes to symbolize their hometown, however bland it may be.

Here are a couple of cooling towers that used to be in Sheffield, read the last paragraph:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/7578266.stm
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Old January 25th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #89
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ABsolutely ******* nice.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #90
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Looking over some of these "symbolic buildings" it's kind of funny how some cities are "symbolized" by generic skyscrapers.
For business hubs, the "generic skyscraper" is very symbolic. Just like how a chimney would be symbolic of a mining town, or a silo would be symbolic of a farm town.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #91
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Aarhus, Denmark. The town hall with its famous tower (well famous in Denmark anyway)

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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #92
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It depends on the point of view of the person. For residents of a city who have got used to seeing a particular building over the years, perhaps because it is quite tall and therefore is the first thing they see on the horizon when approaching their city, it comes to symbolize their hometown, however bland it may be.

Here are a couple of cooling towers that used to be in Sheffield, read the last paragraph:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/7578266.stm
Well said.
The symbolic building doesn't have to be special for outside people of the world.
It can be a quite good symbol of city If citizen have really love it and lots of stroies about it or an aspect of something seems to represent it because it is very typical of it, no matter how it is bland, small and humble for outsiders.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #93
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This is the mother Temple of the Mormon Church containing the Holy of Holies...the holiest room in Mormondom and the council chambers of the top governing bodies.

Hundreds of images of this Temple has been used worldwide to be a symbol of the Mormon Church...particularly the Golden statue of the Angel Moroni blowing a golden trumpet on top of the highest point.



This is also the largest Mormon Temple in terms of floorspace taking 40 years to build including having the freshly constructed foundations completely buried and plowed to resemble a field to protect the site from being desecrated by invading Federal troops sent to subdue the isolated Mormon population in their Mountain haven.





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Old January 28th, 2011, 02:35 AM   #94
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Volgograd. This thing is soooo huge that they had to pour concrete ower the dead soldiers graves to make it more stable:

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Freedom Monument in Rīga:

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Or Doma Cathedral in Riga:

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Partenon in Athens:

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Old January 30th, 2011, 04:02 AM   #96
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The most symbolic building of Skopje is probably the Ristiḱ Palace for the 'СКОПСКО' sign on top.

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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:31 AM   #97
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Sudbury:

Superstack - the second tallest chimney in the world (380m)

just moved to sudbury the other day, i had a bit of trouble looking for the superstack, turns out that there's a lot of stacks around town

anyway, i wish they'd light it up at night, that'd make it prettier to look at
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Old January 30th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #98
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Old January 30th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #99
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new bukit bintang(starhill) symbol-
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