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Old July 17th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #221
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Well this thread is another dick measuring contest of ignorant people, so don't expect much sense out of it, everyone is going to post his/hers local church or sth....Parthenon is on top 10 as much as Eiffel tower is. Now go find the other 8....
Do not blame people for being ignorant of famous landmarks. What you are saying is nonesense. If people do not know about a landmark, it is not famous by definition. It may deserve to be famous in your personal universe, but it is totatly different matter.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #222
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So the acropolis is not a famous landmark? I guess if you haven't been to school perhaps....
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Old July 17th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #223
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Do not blame people for being ignorant of famous landmarks. What you are saying is nonesense. If people do not know about a landmark, it is not famous by definition. It may deserve to be famous in your personal universe, but it is totatly different matter.
Not every person in the world knows ONE landmark, nevermind all or any of them.

At what point do you say it's a landmark then? When it's famous in the Western World? In Asia? In it's respective regions?
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Old July 31st, 2009, 05:20 PM   #224
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Eiffel Tower and Colosseum are probably the only 2 landmarks known all over the world.

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Old August 1st, 2009, 03:27 PM   #225
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I don't think the Colosseum is close to being known all over the world.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 07:48 AM   #226
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The pyramids are the first thing i think of when i think of the word landmark
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 08:27 AM   #227
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For me..

North America: Statue of Liberty
South America: Christ the Redeemer
Asia: Great Wall of China
Europe: Eiffel Tower
Oceania: Sydney Opera House
Antarctica: penguins.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:41 AM   #228
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Antarctica: penguins.
I've always liked this landmark.

Your list is possible, but it could just as easily be:

North America: The capitol
South America: Macchu Picchu
Asia: Taj Mahal
Europe: Colloseum
Oceania: Sydney Opera House

There's no way of telling AT ALL, so this is a pretty useless "discussion"...
Most people here are gruesomely Westernized as well, I can assure that 95 procent of people in India (which has more inhabitants than North America and Europe combined) don't know the Colosseum, nor the Cristo Redentor, nor the Acropolis, etc.. Same goes for a big part of China, Indonesia, etc..

Keep in mind that 60 percent of people on this planet live in ASIA, and that only 17 percent of Asians use internet (source)! So very likely it's an Asian landmark...
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 06:12 PM   #229
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A tie btween the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower....
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 07:41 PM   #230
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Maybe not the most famous, but it is the most important one (message of the statue), yes i m talking about the statue of liberty! While most landmarks are made for a dead person (pyramids, Taj Mahal) or just to show off (Eiffeltower), this statue has a important message.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:35 PM   #231
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A tie between two french landmarks !
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #232
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I think the Pyramids are number one. They are instantly recognizable to people all over the world. They may not know "Giza" but they can tell you they are in Egypt.

Second and third (not sure which order) are the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Again, they are instantly recognizable and I think there are very few people (in the western world anyway) that would not be able to tell you what and where they are.

A lot of the things listed on here are very recognizable, but not as unique. For instance, cathedrals tend to look like each other, so do capitol buildings and clock towers. The three I have listed don't look like other things (or, if other things look like them, they are obvious knock-offs).
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:58 AM   #233
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North America: Statue of Liberty
South America: Christ the Redeemer
Asia: Great Wall of China
Europe: Eiffel Tower
Oceania: Sydney Opera House
This.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:18 AM   #234
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Eastern Island Statues Chile





I think it's better tan the christ the redeemer
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:58 AM   #235
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They're not as famous though.... I bet most people don't even know what they are, let alone where.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:48 AM   #236
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Eiffel Tower and the Pyramids.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:54 PM   #237
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great wall of china (of course!) & the pyramids come to my mind first...
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Old April 13th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #238
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The Eiffel tower, world favourite monument according to a survey

According to an online survey published on 23 december 2009,the Eiffel Tower is the world favourite monument for foreign tourists (10 000) ahead of Saint-Pierre of Rome Basilica and the Taj Mahal.

Eiffel Tower, 120 years old (1889-2009)

Full ranking:

1-Eiffel Tower (Paris)
2-Basilique Saint-Pierre de Rome
3-Taj Mahal (Agra)
4-Golden Gate (San Francisco)
5-Empire State Building (New York)
6-Statue of Liberty(New York)
7-Sydney Opera
8-Sagrada Familia (Barcelona)
9-Acropole (Athens)
10-Christ Rédempteur (Rio de Janeiro)

My top 5 being:

1-Eiffel Tower (sorry to be chauvinistic but I love it so much...)
2-Corcovado
3-Statue of Liberty
4-Great Pyramid of Giza
5-Sagrada Familia

http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-voyages/2010-01-01/sondage-la-tour-eiffel-monument-prefere-des-touristes/1088/0/409795
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Old April 13th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #239
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Eiffel Tower is unbeatable for the next century
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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #240
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My list

1. Empire State Building
2. The Colosseum
3. Sydney Opera House
4. Eiffel Tower
5. Statue of Liberty
6. Stonehenge
7. Taj Mahal
8. Golden Gate Bridge
9. Great Wall of China
10. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Though there's also Big Ben, Stonehenge, London Eye, The Whitehouse, Hollywood Sign, Chrysler Building, Acropolis of Athens, The Pantheon, Red Square and the list could go on...
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