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Old October 20th, 2016, 11:12 PM   #1
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Interesting Buildings/Structures you've probably never heard of

Let's post pictures of buildings or structures that are not as well known as others. They don't have to be good-looking or well designed, but they do have to be interesting. I got the idea while watching a documentary about Christopher Columbus. They showed the Faro a Colón in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), a massive lighthouse, which supposedly holds the remains of Columbus. It's basically a cross-shaped lighthouse/mausoleum/museum. Until then I had never heard of this monument.


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Old October 21st, 2016, 02:36 AM   #2
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That's a lighthouse?
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Old October 21st, 2016, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yes, 'faro' is Spanish for lighthouse, but it does seem more like a monument than a lighthouse.

Here's another little-known building: the Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, India. It is located 855 km (531 mi) from its big brother, the Taj Mahal and is nicknamed ''the poor man's Taj''.


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Old October 22nd, 2016, 12:57 AM   #4
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Seems waaaaaay too big for lighthouse! Nice thread and yeah that Bibi Ka Maqbara looks exactly like a poor man's Taj Mahal hahaha
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