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Old April 22nd, 2010, 02:22 AM   #261
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It is being repaired in places where it has weathered over time. I assume those who graffiti'd it climbed on the scaffolding.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #262
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I think the Kremlin in Moscow, Eiffel tower, Big Ben, Opera House in Sydney, Statue of Liberty are the most popular landmarks in the World)
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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #263
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In my opinion:

1.Pyramids of Giza
2.The Eiffel Tower
3.The Statue of Liberty
4.Big Ben
5.The Great Wall of China
6.Colosseum
7.Red Square
8.St. Peter's Basilica & Square
9.Sidney Opera House
10.Taj Mahal

Honorable mentions: Christ the Reedeemer, Golden Gate, St. Mark Square in Venice, Machu Pichu, Neuschwanstein Castle, Tower of Pisa.

All other landmarks are not so famous as these ones IMO. But that's based on my perception, someone else might compile a slightly different list. I live close to Italy and it's quite clear from my list.

Another thing is, that there are lots of other magnificent structures or buildings that are totally overlooked. We could also compile a list of the most underrated landmarks.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #264
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Old September 12th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #265
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Great Landmarks in Europe
World Icons in Europe

Eiffel Tower


Colosseum


Acropolis


Vatican


Tower of Pisa


Arch of Triumph


Red Square


St. Sophia Cathedral (or Hagia Sophia)


Tower Clock or Clock Tower


Honorable mentions: Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain), Landesportal Brandenburg and Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre Museum in Paris, and London Eye.

Great Landmarks in the Americas:
World Icons in the Americas

Statue of Liberty


Rio's statue of Christ the Redeemer


Hollywood Sign


The Empire State Building


Golden Gate Bridge


White House


Honorable mentions: Chichén Itzá in Mexico, Machu Picchu in Peru and the palace of the American National Congress.

Great Landmarks in Asia:
World Icons in Asia

Great Wall of China


Taj Mahal


Honorable mentions: Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur), Forbbiden City (China), Tokyo Imperial Palace and Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

Great Landmark in Oceania
The World Icon in Oceania

Sydney Opera House


Great Landmark in Africa:
The World Icon in Africa

Giza Sphinx & Pyramids in Egypt




Ohhhh... Beautiful World!
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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #266
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Old September 13th, 2010, 08:00 AM   #267
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Great Landmarks in Asia?:
wheres petronas twin tower,forebbiden city and imperial palace tokyo?
and egypt is not africa..its in asia...
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Old September 13th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #268
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I agree that asia has many more landmarks

but in no way is Egypt in Asia, it is 100% African. You were kidding though right?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #269
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wheres petronas twin tower,forebbiden city and imperial palace tokyo?
You're right! Sorry my brother. I added these famous landmarks in "Honorable mentions". And I forgot The Empire State Building! My God! One of the most famous on Earth! I added The Empire State in "Americas" and the famous palace of the American National Congress in "Honorable mentions" in the Americas

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I agree that asia has many more landmarks

but in no way is Egypt in Asia, it is 100% African. You were kidding though right?
Yes! Egypt = AFRICA!
I forgot some great world icon in the list?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #270
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It is important, but I really don't see White House such a great landmark.

I belive the Hollywood Sign or Brooklyn Bridge are much famous...



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Old September 14th, 2010, 03:00 AM   #271
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I'd say the Pyramids would be the most famous landmark. Not only would most people recognise them, and know they are in Egypt - but they are also a symbol of civilisation, there the founding structures of which all buildings are derived.

After that, I'd say the Sydney Opera house and the Eiffel Tower. These make you instantly think of the structure, the city and then the country all in succession, being they the chosen icons of their people (like it or not ).
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #272
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Yup, pyramids are deservedly the world's foremost landmark and testimony to the great potential, or great madness, of humanity. Also the world's unmatched skyscraper for 4500 years.
And altho Egypt is in Africa GEOGRAPHICALLY, I wouldn't say it's 100% in Africa. It's actually around 80% in Africa with around 20% in Asia, the continents being divided by the Suez. One of those transcontinental countries, even since ancient Egypt.

Culturally and ethnically however Egypt has quite little to do with Africa, or North Africa for that matter. The inhospitable sand seas to the south and to the west means Egypt has almost always been its own thing, its own island. It's like being surrounded by sea on all sides, only the desert is even harder to cross than the sea....
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #273
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Sadly and realistically speaking however, Lady Liberty may as well overtake the pyramids in terms of popularity. The irony being that, she doesn't represent 'liberty' at all, but she too is an Egyptian muse. This statue is an Egyptian lady, clad in the clothing of and carrying the books of western civilizations (Greece), bearing the torch of the eastern civilizations, to be installed at the mouth of the Suez canal upon its launch, as the canal bridges both worlds and marks the continental border, through Egypt... (also that we're mentioning Asia or Africa) But financing stopped halfway through and somehow the meaning of the statue was changed to somehow stand for liberty or NYC, etc.

So ironically, both the world's topmost icons, are Egyptian...in some way...
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Old September 14th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #274
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It is important, but I really don't see White House such a great landmark.

I belive the Hollywood Sign or Brooklyn Bridge are much famous...
I see the White House in thousands american movies. I believe the image of the "White House" is very famous in the world.

About Hollywood

Question: Hollywood can be considered a "landmark" or a district of Los Angeles?

About Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge is a great icon in New York, but I believe the Bridge is not a "world icon" like the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge (for me, the world's famous american bridge, really famous around the world) and the White House, the Empire State Building...

Well, I added in "Honorable mentions" in Europe, the "London Eye"
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Why Angkor Wat is not counted, Angkor Wat, the world biggest hindu temple?

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I see the White House in thousands american movies. I believe the image of the "White House" is very famous in the world.

About Hollywood

Question: Hollywood can be considered a "landmark" or a district of Los Angeles?
About Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge is a great icon in New York, but I believe the Bridge is not a "world icon" like the Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge (for me, the world's famous american bridge, really famous around the world) and the White House, the Empire State Building...

Well, I added in "Honorable mentions" in Europe, the "London Eye"
Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign is a landmark in Los Angeles
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you forgot hagia sophia in turkey and mecca in saudi arabia


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Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign is a landmark in Los Angeles


Fox Plaza, U.S.Bank Tower, or other landmarks, are known to skyscraper fans... but for the average people around the world, they are just somme tall buildings. (that could be anywhere)

My mother can't tell the difference between Empire State Building and Empire Strikes Back, but when she see the Hollywood Sign, she know is Los Angeles.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 04:20 AM   #279
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Why Angkor Wat is not counted, Angkor Wat, the world biggest hindu temple?
I agree! I added in 'Honorable mentions' in my list.

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Hollywood is a district of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign is a landmark in Los Angeles
True... and one of the most famous in the world.

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you forgot hagia sophia in turkey and mecca in saudi arabia


Yes...
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 01:15 AM   #280
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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.



It could be London's landmark as long as olympics will be in progress if it wasnt so ugly....but landmark of the 21st century?? It looks so dated trashy 80's...
Sorry, but Pyramids, Acropolis and Colosseum will be unbeatable also in 21st century,,
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