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Old March 11th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Oldest existing buildings in your city

Show pictures of the oldest building that is still standing in your city.

Moscow:
Savior church of Andronnikov monastery, 1420-1425


Oldest civil building - Palace of Facets, 1487-1491

(from http://moscowwalks.ru/2011/09/01/sam...e-doma-moskvi/)
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Old March 11th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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Oslo Norway.

Oslo: Old Aker Church. It is believed to have been built in 1080.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ga...er_kirke_S.jpg

Painting of it by Edvard Munch:
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things i like. Munch, old-aker-church-1881 by OskarBrockbank, on Flickr
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Great new thread!


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This is the oldest building in downtown Nashville. (behind the black fence) Built in 1810, it was part of the underground railway. It was used as a hiding place for slaves who were fleeing the South on there way to the North.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #4
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Probably oldest building in Krakow. Built in the second part of 10th century, then built-in Wawel castle

The oldest not built-in building is Church of St. Wojciech or CHurch of St. Andrzej (first built around 1000 then rebuilt in baroque style, second one- on the picture was built in 1070s)
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #5
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I know some medieval buildings in Constanta, but there are building foundations that still exist that date to the Roman Empire.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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The Old stone house, 1738, oldest house in Richmond

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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #7
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Great thread, i can't wait for more pics.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #8
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Great thread, i can't wait for more pics.
Do you have any of your city?
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Old March 12th, 2013, 03:59 AM   #9
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Toronto - 1794 - Scadding Cabin.
It was the first 'building' built in the city and it's still standing.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #10
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Wykoff House (1652), one of about 20 17th Century houses that still stand in NYC.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:44 AM   #11
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The John Humphreys House in Swampscott, Massachusetts - about 50 miles from my home

1637

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Humphreys_House


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John Whipple House, Ipswich, MA - Essex Couty - up the street from my house

1677

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Certainly not as old as many of these structures - but old for us.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:54 AM   #13
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Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.

Constructed in 1652.


Image by www.castleofgoodhope.co.za


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Old March 12th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #14
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St. Nicholas in Berlin

The church was built between 1220 and 1230

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Must be the Roman buildings in Trier (Germany), built between 100 AD-300 AD:


Porta Nigra:
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Porta Nigra: Roman city gate of Trier by Jan Špatina, on Flickr

(Only remaining Roman city gate of Trier. It's the largest and best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site.)

Constantine's Basilica:
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Roman Throne room: Basilika by Walz of Winnipeg, on Flickr

(Emperor Constantine's throne room. It's the largest still existing hall from antiquity and a UNESCO World Heritage site.)

Amphitheatre:

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Trier: The amphiteatre by Jan Špatina, on Flickr

(Built around 100 AD and the oldest still existing Roman building of Trier and a UNESCO World Heritage site.)

Emperor's Baths:

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Kaiserthermen in Trier by Freimut, on Flickr

(Remains of the baths of the Emperor and a UNESCO World Heritage site.)

Remains of the Barbara Baths:

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Trier & Luxembourg July 2008 003 by dougalanuk, on Flickr

(Remains of the largest Roman Baths north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage site.)

Roman Bridge:

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Römerbrücke by ---/HEL, on Flickr

(Germany's oldest bridge and a UNESCO World Heritage site.)
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The "Martinskirche" in Linz is propably the oldest church in Austria. It's first authentic mentioning was in a document in 799 AD.


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...irche_Linz.jpg
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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #17
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Must be the Roman buildings in Trier (Germany), built between 100 AD-300 AD:


Porta Nigra:
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Porta Nigra: Roman city gate of Trier by Jan Špatina, on Flickr
it's also the oldest building in Germany
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Yes, beside countless megalithic tombs, menhirs and so on.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #19
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Great thread, I'll have to find a decaying building in my city.
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Great thread, I'll have to find a decaying building in my city.
Lol, actually the buildings shown here are not at all "decaying." I could even say they're in better condition than many modern structures in my city.
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