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Old October 27th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Landmarks which aren't impressive

There some tourist attractions in the world which aren't impressive/jaw dropping at all.
Just look at Manneken Pis in Brussels, it's just a small fountain of a peeing man, nothing impressing about that.
Still, if I was in Brussel I would like to see it.



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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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I'd be more worried about that thing that appears to be coming out of his arse.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:49 AM   #3
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The statue isn't impressive in terms of size but it is just what it says about Brussels - that it's a place with a sense of humour and not some stuffy provincial town. After all, many towns and cities would be deeply offended by this sort of statue, especially back in the days when it was first constructed.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 02:10 AM   #4
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There some tourist attractions in the world which aren't impressive/jaw dropping at all.
Just look at Manneken Pis in Brussels, it's just a small fountain of a peeing man, nothing impressing about that.
Still, if I was in Brussel I would like to see it.



Post some more (pictures of) landmarks which aren't impressive at all but still attracts a lot of people/tourist
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Old October 30th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #5
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Anyone got a picture of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, It's also pretty tiny, but maybe that is why it is beloved.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 07:15 AM   #6
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This stupid lion(or whatever it is) that I see in every possible Singapore photo thread.



I mean it looks fairly large but really its rather average.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 08:21 AM   #7
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That is merlion
But that one is much better than Raffles statue

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Old October 30th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #8
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The Liberty Bell is not that impressive here in
Philadelphia.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #9
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the Perth bell tower, has like ancient bells from england or something , waste of money for only 82m really!!! was spose to be like a massive tourist attraction!!..it isnt realli hey





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Old October 30th, 2005, 04:23 PM   #10
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^I think that Perth tower is kinda cool
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Old October 30th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #11
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I thought Mannekin Pis was a little small to be such a big attraction, but I did like its outfit when I visited :



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The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid )
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:06 AM   #13
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LoL its supposed to look like Alvaro Uribe or a Colombian chap?
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Old November 4th, 2005, 03:36 AM   #14
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I'll get grilled, but...

Buckingham Palace.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #15
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Yeah, Buckingham Palace does not look pretty at all. Why can't they paint it to look more regal, like the palaces in St Petersburg? It looks like the grey hide of Count Dracula!
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Leaning Tower of Pisa - Italy has so much else to offer.
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Stonehenge. Deeply unimpressive other than on a misty dawn / dusk with no traffic on the road.

The problem is that Stonehenge just isn't very big and its location, next to a busy road, makes the whole place seem ordinary. Along with the fact that it is now roped off so that you can't get near the stones, there are usually hundreds of other people (with screaming children) all around. Whatever eerie atmosphere the place might once have had before it became a tourist attraction beside a busy road just isn't there any more.

Far more interesting, I believe, are the stones at Avebury. It was, in its day, a more important ancient site than Stonehenge. It had bigger stone rings than Stonehenge and although many of them were plundered centuries ago for use in building the small, quiet village that has sprung up among the stones, there is something about that site which retains a sense of mystique.

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Old November 16th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #18
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This stupid lion(or whatever it is) that I see in every possible Singapore photo thread.



I mean it looks fairly large but really its rather average.

There's a giant viewing tower version of it.

The tower lights up at night and shoots lasers from its eyes.
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LA and the Hollywood sign. I mean come on! For some reason I actually drove in the hills to find it up close, but got lost.
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