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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:28 PM   #41
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Eiffel tower for me.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:39 PM   #42
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Gonna have to say that Statue of Liberty is probably the greatest architectual masterpiece i've ever seen~
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:38 PM   #43
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Eiffel Tower. The most impressive structure i have ever seen.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 03:56 AM   #44
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Tiananmen-Beijing , the capital of P .R .China

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Old May 3rd, 2006, 08:13 PM   #45
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I think three are on a level above the rest: Eiffel Tower / Statue of Liberty / The Pyramids
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Old May 11th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #46
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eiffel tower is the most famous..

but my favorite is this one:
torre de belém:
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Old May 13th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #47
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Many buildings are famous, but the world-wide most famous are safe:
1)Pyramids(Giza)
2)Eiffel tower(Paris)
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Old May 13th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #48
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Eiffel Tower,Arc de Thriomphe(Paris)
Chinese Wall,Borubudur and the Colloseum in Rome
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Old May 13th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #49
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1) Big Ben
2) Pyramids
3) Effiel Tower
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Old May 19th, 2006, 05:03 AM   #50
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Old May 19th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #51
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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:47 AM   #52
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It's amazing that the two most popular landmarks in the world, the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, were designed by the same man, Gustave Eiffel, arguably the father of modern skyscrapers. He built a ton of bridges too.

Don't forget, the Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be dismantled after the International Exposition of 1889.

Nobody mentioned this landmark:


Or this one:


Or the most famous of all:
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Old June 24th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #53
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Nobody mentioned this landmark:
Maybe because it's not very famous.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #54
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so true. At least they're useful as toilet stops.

This is arguably, some say indisputably, the Most Fanmous Landmark and I'm pretty sure you know what it is.

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Old June 24th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #55
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This is arguably, some say indisputably, the Most Fanmous Landmark and I'm pretty sure you know what it is.

Pic thanx to gm2263

Oh come on, you've got to be joking.

The Eiffel Tower, Statue of Libery, the Pyramids, Big Ben, etc... - these are all 10 times more famous than that.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #56
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Maybe in the western world, but even then no, because everyone knows the Acropolis there as much as the others you listed. But let's not be euro-centric. The whole world recognises the Acropolis.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 12:35 PM   #57
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and I'd put the Pyramids in there as well. 10 times???
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Old June 24th, 2006, 12:51 PM   #58
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Obviously the Acropolis is well known, but it's definitely nowhere near as famous as the others I've listed.

The Statue of Liberty appears in movies all the time, the Pyramids are instantly recognizable, the Eiffel Tower is the ultimate symbol of Paris/France, Big Ben is the most famous parliament building in the world, etc... The names of these landmarks are so familiar.

There are quite a lot of people who wouldn't be able to name the "Acropolis" though - they'd probably recognize the ruins, but they wouldn't necessarily know its name.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #59
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Obviously the Acropolis is well known, but it's definitely nowhere near as famous as the others I've listed.
How can you be so sure. Just because England holds the Parthenon Marbles doesn't mean they're the only one's who know about it.

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The Statue of Liberty appears in movies all the time, the Pyramids are instantly recognizable, the Eiffel Tower is the ultimate symbol of Paris/France, Big Ben is the most famous parliament building in the world, etc... The names of these landmarks are so familiar.
Again euro-centric, or should I say anglo-centric views. I don't think many people see the Statue of liberty in Bollywood films and even Stone-Henge can compete with Big Ben as Britain's most 'iconic' landmark.


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There are quite a lot of people who wouldn't be able to name the "Acropolis" though - they'd probably recognize the ruins, but they wouldn't necessarily know its name.
Well that's also debatable, but at least you admit that they'd be able to recognise the ruins, which ultimately makes it a famous landmark, an iconic world symbol. Remember, from Japan to South Africa and Chile, Greek history is part of the school curriculum, making people familiar with the Acropolis, the defining symbol of that era. Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower could be skipped in world history significance. Tourism put those images into people minds, not education.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #60
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well known landmark in middle europe (and most famous in poland
)is of course Palace of Culture built by "stalin"

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