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Old September 26th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #281
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:09 PM   #282
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My top 5 list

1.Eiffel Tower
2.Big Ben (Houses of Parliament)
3.Statue of Liberty
4.Egypt Pyramid
5.China Great Wall

Top 5 modern landmarks -

1.Empire State Building (New York)
2.London Eye (London)
3.Hollywood sign (Los Angeles)
4.Burij Khalifa (Dubai)
5.Opera House (Sydney)
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Old November 4th, 2010, 01:21 AM   #283
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Empire State Building and the Hollywood sign are 80-90 years old. They are closer in age to the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty than the London Eye or Burij Khalifa

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Old November 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #284
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I dont think that Burj khalifa can be seen as "the most famous landmark"
for us (people who are interested in architecture) its very known ...
but for other people..
same with the empire state alot of people know that building but there are more people who knows the statue of liberty more...
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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:08 AM   #285
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Yeah.. most don't know/care about Burj Khalifa
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Old November 5th, 2010, 07:14 AM   #286
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:01 PM   #287
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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




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Brandenburg Gate should/must be along Eiffel Tower for Europe's most famous landmarks, that's for sure. To miss it out is just ignorant.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #288
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wow , what a bunch of... , everybodys is just putting they're favourite buildings and scrapers as the most famous landmarks , THE MOST famous landmark is one that anyone anywhere recognises no matter how much tv hes been watching, thats why we wont have christ statue from rio , no petronas towers or other scrapers , Empire state building ...maybe altough if you ask someone from the rural side he sure as hell wont recognise it, ask the same person about the eiffel tower and you might have a chance. I would vote for the eiffel tower , but the piramids from egipt are truly the most famous landmark for about 4000 years now
for a more modern landmark i would choose the burj al arab, you would be pretty amazed to see how many people recognise it
So agree on this.
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Old January 29th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #289
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Brandenburg Gate should/must be along Eiffel Tower for Europe's most famous landmarks, that's for sure. To miss it out is just ignorant.
Why do you think so? I donk't think that Brandenburg Gate could be in the TOP10 of european landmarks
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Old January 29th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #290
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Why do you think so? I donk't think that Brandenburg Gate could be in the TOP10 of european landmarks
I completely agree, that landmark is not really famous and we barely hear that name too
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Old January 29th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #291
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Brandenburg Gate should/must be along Eiffel Tower for Europe's most famous landmarks, that's for sure. To miss it out is just ignorant.
I agree!

but you have to consider that people is ignorant in our days.

20 years ago, when Dubai didn´t exist Brademburg gate was one of world's most known monuments.
now there are tons of new landmarks and people is more and more uneducated.

I think Reichstag building is better known outside germanic countries as well as Siegessaule. Also the Museums Island is easy to identify.
Brademburg Gate is very similar to other gates and arcs in Europe, that's it's problem!
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Old January 30th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #292
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This may not be the most famous landmark, but after 15 pages, dozens of places and probably hundreds of pictures, i think it was time to mention it here.

Machu Picchu
Cusco-Peru

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Old January 31st, 2011, 03:13 AM   #293
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I agree!

but you have to consider that people is ignorant in our days.

20 years ago, when Dubai didn´t exist Brademburg gate was one of world's most known monuments.
now there are tons of new landmarks and people is more and more uneducated.

I think Reichstag building is better known outside germanic countries as well as Siegessaule. Also the Museums Island is easy to identify.
Brademburg Gate is very similar to other gates and arcs in Europe, that's it's problem!
So why in your opinion Brandenburg Gate is so important landmark? Because of bauty? history? really why?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #294
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Brandenburg Gate should/must be along Eiffel Tower for Europe's most famous landmarks, that's for sure. To miss it out is just ignorant.
Yeah, well, and the local bus stop of my home village should be included as well.

All the village louts met there on rainy Sunday afternoons and evenings to smoke cigarettes and drink beer.

So that pretty much qualifies for an important landmark, too, right?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #295
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For me the most famous landmarks are the eiffel tower, the pyramids and the statue of liberty. TBH while I've heard of the Brandenburg gate, I can't picture it in my head atm.

I never understand why the Sydney Opera House is such a famous landmark, probably up with the Empire State Building as the most famous landmark in the last 100 years. While it is an increadibly photogenic building, up close its not that spectacular, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, on the other hand, is absolutely breathtaking, yet hasn't rated a mention in this thread (at least the last few pages which I've read).

Sydney Harbour Bridge its such an amazing bridge, that it should be up with the Golden Gate as one of the best in the world, I never understood why the Brooklyn Bridge seems to be more well known than SHB, I've seen both and SHB is much more breathtaking, I guess its because its better in reality than in pictures.

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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #296
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If we consider the american catastrophic movies (those movies in which a catastrophe destroies all the world before Unided States) they always show Eiffel Tower, Colosseum and Pyramids+Sphinx as locations for the disasters. It means that or French, Italians and Egyptians have an huge bad luck, or maybe they have great landmarks that are well known all around the world.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:28 AM   #297
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Which brings us back to the single most famous world landmark.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #298
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Landmarks that everyone seems to know.
Eifel Tower
colosseum
Statue of Liberty
Empire State building
Pyramids
Great wall of china
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Old February 21st, 2011, 03:53 PM   #299
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It all depends on where people live actually. In the western countries, it would be the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty (mainly due to the hollywood movies). The great wall of China is well known to almost every Chinese (by race) around the world even if its not really glorified in areas outside of China.

I think unique structures like the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel tower leave a greater impression on people than just buildings (ie ESB, Sears, CN Tower etc) which have all been glorified in films.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:25 PM   #300
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