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Old March 15th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #21
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It's just a way to say "old".
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Old March 17th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #22
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The "Priesterhäuser" (lit. "priest houses") in Zwickau, Sachsen.
As far as I know they are the oldest profane buildings in the town and also considered to be one of the oldest still standing living houses in Germany. Originally there were twelve similar looking houses, 4 survived. Ceiling joists of "Haus 7" dates back to 1264.


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Old March 17th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #23
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Tehran, the southern part of my city which is called Rey, is one of the earliest cities in the world, it was also called Rhaga by the ancient Persians, Europos by the Greeks and Arsacia by the Parthians. It was always one of the most important cities in the world where Zoroaster, founder of the Zoroastrian religion, Harun al-Rashid, the greatest Arab caliph, and Malik Shah, the greatest Turk ruler, were born.

One of the oldest building in my city is the ruin of Rey fire temple which is regarded as the world''s oldest Zoroastrian temple:

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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #24
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In Brest, Brittany

The white building is one of the oldest in the city (late XVIIth).


Misfortuned cities bombed during the Second World War

But we have the Brest Castle too, foundations from IIIth, built by the Romans. But the castle reached its actual appearance mainly due to Vauban (1683-1695).



Brest Castle and the Tour Tanguy at the other side of the Penfeld River.





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In Landerneau, Brittany (a few kilometers away, my city )

Inhabited bridge "Pont de Rohan", built in 1336 :
(There are older houses and a church but they are boring)









Maison de la Duchesse Anne, built in 1664 (like the beer )

The stone facade


The slate gable
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #25
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Old March 17th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #26
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Actually these houses must have been rebuilt. Secon floor windows look like form late gothic period.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #27
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Of course there were things changed during 700 years. But the main construction is from second half of 13th century which is the time when gothic gained ground in germany. (Magdeburger Dom 1209 and Elisabethkirche Marburg 1235 as the first pure gothic church in germany)
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Old March 18th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #28
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I want to show my town oldest building in Merkinė, Lithuania
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There were more old buildings as renaisance city hall, baroque churches, monasteries, but everything was destroyed during Russia Empire occupation, left just this beauty - gothic-baroque church. First wooden church was built here in 1387, but gothic in about 1420, after 1655 war (after Russia and Sweden armies destruction) pediment was rebuilt in baroque style, also was plastered walls.





Staircase to the attic. It is possible that this church had defensive small towers.



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Old March 18th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #29
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The local church dating to the 14th Century

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Old March 20th, 2013, 03:19 AM   #30
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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:43 PM   #31
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In Helsinki, founded in 1550, stone buildings started to appear in the 18th century. All wooden buildings predating this period are gone. The oldest building in the city centre is Sederholmska huset/Sederholmin talo which dates to 1757:



However, there are two medieval churches within the urban area and a third located far west within the borders of the metropolitan region.

Espoon tuomiokirkko (Espoo Cathedral) is probably the oldest, built in the 1480s.



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Old March 22nd, 2013, 03:28 AM   #32
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The "Alte Synagoge" in Erfurt (Old Synagogue or Erfurt Synagogue), is the oldest up to the roof preserved synagogue in Europe. Oldest parts dates back to 1094. The main parts are from 12th and 13th century. After a disastrous pogrom in 1349 it was used for 500 years as a warehouse and later as a guesthouse. Over the years it was not recognizable as synagogue any more and people forget about it. So it survived also the Nazi pogrom in 1938. 1992 they rediscovered the value and the original function of this building. Today it is a museum and houses the 1998 found Erfurter Judenschatz (Erfurt Jewish Treasure).

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...oge_Erfurt.JPG

It can not be seen from the street. It is "hidden" in a court not far from the central Fischmarkt in the Altstadt of the city. The Synagogue is not oldest building here but one of the most interesting in my opinion.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #33
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Some buildings shown here are really old, the amazing thing is their quality, no rebar was used back then, yet they're still standing, thanks everyone for your contributions.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #34
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Wiehl, Germany

It's the 56m high steeple build around 1150. The nave is from 1873.
The oldest residential house was built in the year 1755
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Old March 26th, 2013, 05:50 AM   #35
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The building was built in the fifteenth century.Building was not destroyed during the war in 1939-1945.
The house Wilczkowska,Old Town Market Place 21,Type:apartment house


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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #36
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The Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia (20-10 BC) in Vienne (France):


www.vienne-tourisme.com


The Roman theatre (1st century AD) :


www.vienne-tourisme.com

Roman portico of the forum (1st century AD) :


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The Pyramid (2nd century AD) was associated with the city's Roman circus :


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The early Romanesque church of Saint Peter (5th century) :


www.vienne-tourisme.com


Abbey of Saint-André-le-Bas (6th century) :


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The Gothic cathedral of St Maurice (was built between 1052 and 1533) :


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Old April 8th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #37
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Temple of Hephaestus.
I don't think you will find anything else older inside a city with its roof still standing.

Construction started in 449 BC, Funds and workers having been redirected towards the Parthenon. The western frieze was completed between 445-440 BC, while the eastern frieze, the western pediment and several changes in the building's interior are dated by these scholars to 435-430 BC, largely on stylistic grounds. It was only during the Peace of Nicias (421-415 BC) that the roof was completed and the cult images were installed. The temple was officially inaugurated in 416-415 BC

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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:04 PM   #38
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Old August 15th, 2014, 04:30 PM   #39
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Great question.

Being my city an old Knight's Templar town, its quite hard to say. The romans have been here, but there are nearly no structures left by them, the oldest structures that still stand are of Templar origin, later the Order of Christ.

The Archouse of the Bishop is perhaps the oldest building in the city, and originally it was just part of the Templar fortress, the house itself was built later. This building stil confuses the archeologists, some say it was part of the original Templar fortress, built in the end of the 12th century and begining of the 13th century, someother claim it can not be part of that fortress.
http://www.cm-castelobranco.pt/index.php?link=arcobispo


Another old local building is the Order of Christ Warehouse, comonly called as ''Celeiro da Ordem de Cristo''. Even that is called as the Order of Crist warehouse, most people agree that it's origin came from the Templar (the Order of Christ is just the renamed Templar Knight's after the pope banned them for heresy).
http://www.cm-castelobranco.pt/index.php?link=celeiro


In the same square as the other 2 buildings is another old building, which was the old city hall until the republican revolution of 1910.
http://www.cm-castelobranco.pt/index.php?link=domus


All pictures from the city web site, www.cm-castelobranco.pt
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In Brest, Brittany


In Landerneau, Brittany (a few kilometers away, my city )

Inhabited bridge "Pont de Rohan", built in 1336 :
(There are older houses and a church but they are boring)


One of the few inhabited bridge left in Europe....
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