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Old June 21st, 2011, 05:00 AM   #41
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1)Dubai
2)Hong Kong
3)NYC
4)Omsk
5)Paris
6)Moscow
7)London
8)Sydney
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Old June 21st, 2011, 05:19 AM   #42
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For me its:

NYC (of course )
Rome (The Colosseum)
Paris (Eiffel Tower)
Sydney (Sydney Opera House)
London (Big Ben,Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square ,the Gherkin! and many more )
Tokyo (it's easy to recognize Tokyo because of its density and now there is the Tokyo Sky Tree )
Moscow (Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral )
HK (its skyline)
Shanghai (Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, SWFC)
Kuala Lumpur (Petronas Towers)
Athens (Acropolis)
Beijing (Forbidden City)
Pyongyang (Ryugyong Hotel )
Rio de Janeiro (Christ the Redeemer)
Dubai (Burj Khalifa)
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Old June 21st, 2011, 06:08 AM   #43
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weird, being the 10th most touristic country in the world, nobody has mentioned any mexican city...
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Old June 21st, 2011, 07:27 AM   #44
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I think most people can identity only a few cities with strong and unique landmarks without confusion:

Paris
Rome
London
New York
Moscow
Venice
Florence
Athens
Cairo
Jerusalem
Istambul
Beijing
Hong Kong
Brussels
Amsterdam
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:33 AM   #45
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:45 AM   #46
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From an american viewpoint:
Washington DC
NYC
Paris
London
Rome


honorable mention: Moscow, Dubai, Seattle(space needle), Chicago, St Louis(the arch), Orlando (Disneys castle and Epcots sphere), las Vegas, Sydney, Beijing, Florence, San Francisco.

While famous cities, I don't think that Berlin, Tokyo, or Hong Kong have famous buildings or monuments that an average american could point out.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:18 AM   #47
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Yes.

Of course its famous, but Sydney without the Opera house wouldn't be very recognisable I think.

However, its there, so be happy



Well, I don't think a great majority of people know Hollywood is a part of LA.
Besides that Hollywood itself got just the Hollywood-sign, alright.

For LA itself I guess 95% of the people couldn't name one single famous building. Well, I could barely say there is one big US-Bank-Skyscraper. But I'm not really sure about that - and as mvictory said, as a member of this forum (and someone who has a great interest in architecture) I probably know more about LA than the average person.

Sorry, but LA ist absolutly insignificant other than by its name.
Thats why i said HOLLYWOOD, LA. People have no idea what LA looks like unless they have been there. Nobody knows hollywood is even in LA in australia unless they have been. People think Hollywood is an actual state or city they have no idea it is in LA. BUT having said that HOLLYWOOD is still part of LA so that makes LA famous.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:33 AM   #48
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Omsk?
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Old June 21st, 2011, 10:15 AM   #49
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Omsk?
everybody loves omsk
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Old June 21st, 2011, 10:35 AM   #50
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what is an omsk?
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Old June 21st, 2011, 11:30 AM   #51
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In today's world with media, Internet and instant news the whole world is in your face yet to roll a very select list.....like many others I see here. It's always been ( In no particular order ) London, Paris, Rome, New York ........maybe I just got sucked in by a fashion advertisement but you think of these first.....then.....
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Old June 21st, 2011, 11:38 AM   #52
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omg!!! so nice!!!
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Old June 21st, 2011, 11:41 AM   #53
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Isn't it about famous landmarks linked directly with its city?

I won't put it in order, but I think we have few cities with this sort of grant (IMO)

Americas:
New York
Washington, D.C.
Rio de Janeiro (not sure if biased because it's the place where I live, but I think the city is instantly remembered when its landmarks are shown)

Africa:
none

Europe:
Paris
London
Athens
Rome & Vatican City
Moscow
Barcelona (not sure)

Asia & Oceania:
Beijing
Mecca (not sure)
Jerusalem (not sure)
Tokyo (not sure)
Sydney


Why aren't cities like Cairo, Los Angeles, Cape Town and Berlin listed by me? These surely are very, very famous cities, but I don't think that people immediatelly associate the image of the landmark with the name of the city. For example, when you see the Pyramids, you don't associate it directly with the city of Cairo. Instead of it, you associate it with Ancient Egypt.

That's just my point of view
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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:04 PM   #54
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Does an average american recognise Sagrada Familia in Barcelona? I've wondered that question thousand of times... if you don't you're losing a great view, no doubt about that!
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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:11 PM   #55
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Are you really serious? The brandenburger gate is even on your 10, 20 and 50 cents coin!
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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:20 PM   #56
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In my mind:

1/Paris & NYC
2/ London
3/ Pisa with its tower
4/Roma
5/Sydney
6/Rio
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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:25 PM   #57
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Mumbai
Delhi
Bangalore
Chennai
Kolkata
Madurai
Trivandrum
Chandigarh
Lucknow
Pune
Ranchi
Bhubaneshwar
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Nagpur
Nashik
Vizag
Kochi
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Old June 21st, 2011, 01:31 PM   #58
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London, Paris & NYC are the Most famous After them 3 you have Rome, Milan, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Some of the city that are now easy recognisable due to newer skyline are Dubai, Shanghi, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpure and Singapore
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Old June 21st, 2011, 01:44 PM   #59
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Not ok with the second part of your staement.

Do ypou believe the common people could distinguish Dubai, Shangai, Hong kong, Kuala Lumpur ??

Only fans of skyscrappers can do the difference
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Old June 21st, 2011, 02:11 PM   #60
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Well I think citys like Dubai, Shangai, Hong kong, Kuala Lumpur have each got unique building in there skyline and i'm sure or i think people could recognies them
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