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Old January 2nd, 2013, 09:08 AM   #441
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:53 AM   #442
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The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.
Designed by André Waterkeyn, it is 102-metre (335-feet) tall, with nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:55 AM   #443
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 08:56 AM   #444
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:19 PM   #445
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1-Big Ben
2-Eiffel Tower
3-Pyramids
4-Statue of Liberty
5-Tower Bridge
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 05:20 PM   #446
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1. Pyramids
2. Eiffel Tower
3. Great Wall
4. Statue of Liberty
5. Taj Mahal
6. Big Ben
7. Meccah Mosque
8. Sydney Opera House
9. Kremlin-Red Square
10. St Peters, Vatican
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Old January 6th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #447
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would you tell us some history backgound of San Pietro?
SAN PIETRO , SAINT PETER , ROME , ITALY



This monumental elliptical space, enclosed by 284 Doric columns four rows deep (196m wide and 148m long), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX.

Once the basilica had been built, it was felt that a space should be created in front of it with a capacity sufficient to contain the mass of people who would flock here to take part in the most solemn functions, especially on the occasion of the celebrations for the Feast of Corpus Christi which was then very popular and widely observed. It was Pope Alexander VII (1655-1667) who decided to build the square as we know it today - it had actually already been begun by Sixtus V when he had the obelisk moved there - and it was continued by various popes. In 1656, Alexander VII entrusted the direction of the work to Gian Lorenzo Bernini who completed it very rapidly, between 1600 and 1667.

St. Peter's Square has the shape of an immense ellipse (the visitor who stands in one of the two centers of this ellipse, marked by two white disks, one on each side of the obelisk, sees a single row of columns), 320 m. long and 240 m. wide, at its broadest point.

At the center of the ovato tondo stands an Egyptian obelisk of red granite, 25.5 meters tall, supported on bronze lions and surmounted by the Chigi arms in bronze, in all 41 meters to the cross on its top. The obelisk was originally erected at Heliopolis by an unknown pharaoh of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt (c. 2494 BC – 2345 BC). During its history of c. 4400 years (at the start of the 2010s), the obelisk has been successfully moved 3 times.

is the biggest church in the world and have more of 2000 paintings

The paving is varied by radiating lines in travertine, to relieve what might otherwise be a sea of cobblestones. In 1817 circular stones were set to mark the tip of the obelisk's shadow at noon as the sun entered each of the signs of the zodiac, making the obelisk a gigantic sundial's gnomon




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Tokyo Tower is an homage to Paris's Eiffel Tower, but is slightly taller. It was constructed in the late 50s as a symbol of Japan's post-war economic recovery.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #449
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SAN PIETRO , SAINT PETER , ROME , VATICAN CITY
St. Peters is not an Italian church. So I fixed that for you.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 05:40 AM   #450
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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #451
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One of the most famous landmark in Lisbon, with 500 years!

Torres de Belém/Belém Tower

























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Old May 6th, 2013, 06:26 AM   #453
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The one's that immediately come to mind:

Eiffel Tower
Statue of Liberty
Christ the Redeemer
Great Wall of China
Sydney Opera House
CN Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Golden Gate Bridge
Pyramids at Giza
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Red Square
Empire State Building
The Parthenon
The Coliseum
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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #455
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1. Pyramids at Giza
2. Great Wall of China
3. Taj Mahal
4. Lines of Nazca
5. Empire State Building
6. The Golden Gate Bridge
7. The Eiffel Tower
8. Christ the Redeemer
9. The Statue of Liberty
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Old October 26th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #456
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In no particular order.
- Big Ben & Tower Bridge
- Eiffel Tower
- Taj Mahal
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Statue of Liberty & Empire State Building
- Great Wall of China
- Christ the Redeemer
- Great Pyramid of Giza
- Colosseum & St. Peter's Basilica
- CN Tower
- Tokyo Tower
- St. Basils Cathedral & Red Square
- Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Parthenon
- Atomium & Manneken Pis
- Brandenburger Tor
- Burj Khalifa & Burj al Arab
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Masjid al-Haram & Kaaba
- Hagia Sophia & Maiden's Tower
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #457
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Think it's hard to judge.

Great Wall of China
Eiffel Tower
Buckingham Palace
Statue of Liberty
Taj Mahal
Big Ben
Christ the Redeemer
Great Pyramid of Giza
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What appears first in my mind.
1. Eifel tower
2. Pyramids at Giza
3. Big Ben
4. Great Wall of China
5. Taj Mahal
6. The Kremlin and Saint Basil's Cathedral
7. Empire State Building
8. Tower of Pisa
9. Angkor Wat
10. Akropolis
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Old October 27th, 2013, 03:00 AM   #459
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Sydney Opera House is most famous landmark if not of all times then at least of 20th century. It celebrates 40 years this week.

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Old October 29th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #460
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