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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #381
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Saint Basil's Cathedral

Brandenburg Gate


never heard of them!
Wow... did you live under a stone since/when the Iron Curtain fell and Cold War ended?
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Old April 8th, 2011, 01:50 AM   #382
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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!
the Moais in Easter Island, Oceania

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Old April 8th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #383
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that one's almost the complete list...
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Old June 13th, 2011, 02:35 AM   #384
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Rio's statue of Christ at night:

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Está na hora de a PUC reformular sua investigação sobre o anti-jornalismo da Veja & Cia e focar na falha cognitiva da classe média.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #385
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there are too much when is it exactly an famous landmark?
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Old June 14th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #386
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there are too much when is it exactly an famous landmark?
For me, a postcard is a world famous landmark if its image is recognized around the world...
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Old June 14th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #387
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Another image of Christ the Redeemer Statue, year of his 80 years...

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Old June 15th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #388
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Grand Palace Bangkok



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Old June 15th, 2011, 06:01 AM   #389
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 03:26 PM   #390
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no doubt, eiffel tower

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 05:21 PM   #391
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Borobudur Temple ( 8th century Buddhist Temple from Indonesia)

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 06:43 PM   #392
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In all the doomsday flicks the famous landmarks being wiped out are always:

1. Eiffel Tower
2. Big Ben
3. Capitol building
4. Statue of Liberty

Hmm...let me think...

Sometimes St. Basils, the Collosseum and Rio's Christ statue as well
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Old October 5th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #393
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1) Pyramid and Sphinx egypt
2) tower of pisa
3) Moai
4) great wall of china
5) Statue of Liberty
6) Nazca line
7)Angkor Wat
8) Partenon Palace of Greece
9)Windmill  Netherlands
10)Tower Eiffel in Paris
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Old October 5th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #394
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pyramid,chinese great wall,eiffel tower and tajmahal
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Old October 19th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #395
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How about famous natural landmarks? Mt Everest, Grand Canyon, Mt Fuji.

Must be up there with the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben etc.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 06:09 AM   #396
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Mt Everest, perhaps, but how many people can/have visited Mt Everest? It would never stack up against the likes of Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower. The Grand Canyon, however, does hold its own.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #397
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Fame does not necessarily require visiting its just requires people to be aware of it through stories, legend, notoriety, disaster, the media etc. I'm sure Fukishima and Chernobly are famous but I'm pretty sure not too many people visit these days.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 03:07 AM   #398
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I still don't think Everest is in the same league as the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben. Maybe because it's a natural wonder...who knows.

If I had to come up with a list of famous mountains/monoliths, though, Everest would be #1 followed by Mt Fuji, Mt Kilimanjaro, Uluru, Mt. Vesuvius, Mt Olympus, then Mt Ararat
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Old October 21st, 2011, 03:22 AM   #399
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Mt Everest is WAY below other natural monuments like the Grand Canyon/Mt. Fuji. People know what Mt Fuji looks like because it is frequently shown in pictures of Tokyo and it stands alone.

Most people wouldn't recognize Everest because it's simply a mountain among other mountains.

Just my two cents.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 06:09 AM   #400
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exactly. There is nothing memorable about it. It's a mountain amongst mountains, albeit an extremely tall one.
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