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Old April 14th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #241
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Old April 14th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #242
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Eifeltower | Leaning tower of Pisa
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Old April 14th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #243
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Eiffel tower (Paris), Atomium (Brussels) are typically landmarks. But there are so much landmarks that I can give them all here.

Landmark of the 21st century will be this I think.





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Old April 14th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #244
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Statue of Liberty gets my vote.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 03:34 PM   #245
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Le MONT SAINT-MICHEL, a "must see" in Normandy...

Every single country has its treasures which are all unique and therefore magnificent, I do agree. As a frenchman, I want to show you another french wonder, The MONT SAINT-MICHEL, built from the 10th century and completed in 1523.

The Mont Saint-Michel is France's 2nd most visited monument after the Eiffel Tower!



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Old April 15th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #246
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wow gorgeous structure! definitely a must see when visiting france! also a fantastic backdrop for a fairy tale movie...
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #247
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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.
I wish the French had built that for us. French America became Canada after all. Where's our present?
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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.
The Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the science and engineering achievements of its age for the Universal Exhibition in 1889 (a date that marked the century of the French Revolution!), not to "show off" . Furthermore, the capital needed a temporary landmark but many intellectuals such as Guy de Maupassant, Émile Zola, or Charles Garnier the architect of the Opéra (if those names ring a bell to you) were firmly against the tower which they thought was "useless and monstrous". Let me remind you that the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be demolished after its 20- year lease. Even though it became extremely popular among tourists in the first couple of years, Gustave Eiffel tried his very best to make the tower useful to avoid it being destroyed.Therefore he spelled out the uses he had in mind :meteorological and astronomical observation experimentation in physics, a strategic observation post, a communication base for signaling, a beacon for electric light & wind studies.From 1889, the Eiffel Tower was used as a laboratory for scientific measurements and experiments, much scientific equipment was installed (barometers, wind gauges, lightning conductors, etc.).Gustave Eiffel even built himself an office on the 3rd floor to carry out astronomy and physiology observations.Without Eiffel's will to make his tower useful, it wouldn't stand proudly in the capital today.

So please next time, enquire before talking bullshit.

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isaidso, the french offered the american people the Statue of Liberty (designed by french sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi & Gustave Eiffel for the internal metallic structure), it's a gorgeous monument as well!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #249
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Old April 19th, 2010, 10:14 AM   #250
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isaidso, the french offered the american people the Statue of Liberty (designed by french sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi & Gustave Eiffel for the internal metallic structure), it's a gorgeous monument as well!
I know, that's what I just said. And for the nation your country co-founded.......?

I suppose we shouldn't complain. The Americans were offered the Statue of Liberty and we were offered a replica of a Paris Metro station. Still a nice offering by the French people, but I'd rather the Americans got the Paris Metro station and Canada got the statue. It's gorgeous!

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Old April 19th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #251
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In an attempt to get the thread back where it should be going...

Landmarks by Continent

Europe: Eiffel Tower
North America: Statue of Liberty
South America: Christ the Redeemer
Asia: Great Wall of China
Australia: Sydney Opera House
Africa: Pyramids

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Old April 19th, 2010, 11:40 AM   #252
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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
I agree on this survey result
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #253
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Eiffel tower (Paris), Atomium (Brussels) are typically landmarks. But there are so much landmarks that I can give them all here.

Landmark of the 21st century will be this I think.





That tower of Pisa is more and more falling :s
what the heck is this! haha looks older than the old landmarks

btt, i think its the eiffel
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Old April 20th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #254
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Yeah, what is it? Does it exist or is that a render?
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It's the ugly observation thing they're building for London 2012.
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oh god its real?! its horrible, theres a lot more better designs than that
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Old April 20th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #257
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This ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower (even its name is heavygoing), unveiled a couple of weeks ago which you guys call a "thing" is supposed to be (I quote) :" London's answer to the Eiffel Tower" , well ok, if you say so...

In the below video, they seem to have chosen the rare positive comments, but overall ,there's been quite a big controversy over it as it's not extremely "popular" (euphemism).



I dunno whether it will become an iconic stucture or not (only time will tell), but even though I'm not very fond of it, I think it's pretty original though, it might be much better "in the flesh" IMO. I hope they modify the observation platform whose plain shape spoils the whole structure even more I reckon.
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SORRY(ERROR) , PLEASE DELETE, MANY THANKS

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Old April 21st, 2010, 07:37 PM   #259
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The Corcovado covered in grafitti...

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One of the most stunning/majestic/iconic (one of my favourite) monuments on the planet was vandalised over the past week by yobs who took advantage of the rare closure of Mount Corcovado, following deadly landslides, to gain access to the Christ the Redeemer statue, spraying black graffiti up the figure's head and arms, said Bernardo Issa, head of the Tijuca National Park.They even wrote "Quando o gato sai, os ratos fazem a festa" on it......("When the cat's away the mice will play").





http://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/17422-christ-the-redeemer-monument-vandalised/

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