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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #161
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Some countries with a D

Denmark

Copenhagen

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo: Faro a Colón
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #162
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #163
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Some countries with a F

Finland


Helsinki

France


Avignon


Carcassonne


Chambord


Le Mont-Saint-Michel


Lourdes


Nimes






Paris


Pont du gard


Strasbourg


Versailles

Also famous: Reims, Rouen,...
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #164
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I have known about this statue for a long time but haven't seen many photos of it. Also known as Mother of Russia, Rodina Mat' Zovyot! (Mother Motherland is calling), this statue is located on Mamayev Kurgan, a memorial complex on top of a hill near Volgograd, Russia, where the Battle of Stalingrad took place.

It was formerly the tallest statue in the world - overtaking the Statue of Liberty in 1967 with its steel sword reaching 82 m, the statue itself is 52 m high. It is made of concrete, and there are no foundations or pilings, the statue is held on the plinth by its own weight. The sword is 90 feet long and 14 tons. The scarf blowing away behind her neck is 250 tons.

It was overtaken by an even lesser known statue, the Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha) statue near Tokyo. That statue is 120 m, and will be overtaken itself by the Chief Crazy Horse memorial in America (some 170-200 m high)

Anyway, here are some pics. An article in a structures book I own remarks "she is somewhat sparsely clad." I might point out this statue may hold the record for largest breasts in the world.




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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #165
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This is also a nice statue in Moscow (Peter the Great Statue; 96m, completed in 1997).
Highest statue in Russia.


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Old October 18th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #166
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^ Interesting statue. I've seen nothing like it before!
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #167
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Everyone here is thinking too literally, while yes the satue of liberty and eiffel tower are amazing structures and are very likely the most famous landmarks (statue of liberty maybe not so much...) youve got to consider different countries and cultures consider things differently, and just because a landmark isnt the most famous or well known... doesnt mean it shouldnt be.

All of these deserve a mention:
Asia:
The Great China Wall
The Bullet Train
Taj Mahal
Tianamin Square and the Birds Nest Stadium (Beijing)
Taipei 101 (Taipei)
Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur)
The Forbidden City
The Grand Palace (Thailand)
Oriental Peral Tower (Shanghai)
Bank of China and Jin Mao Tower (Hong Kong)
Great Seto Bridge
Shanghai World Financial Centre
International Financial Centre (Hong Kong)
Tokyo Tower



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Australasia and New Zealand:
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
Q1 (Gold Coast)
The Ghan
Parliament House
Easter Island Heads
Sky Tower (Auckland)





Middle East:
Azadi Square
Burj Al Arab
Burj Dubai
Petra
Mecca




Africa:
Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphynx



South America:
Itaipu Dam
Christ Redeemer Statue
Machu Picchu
Cathedral Basilica and National Congress Building (Brasilia)
Estádio do Maracanã
Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge
Parque Central Torre (Oeste and Este)





Europe:
Eiffel Tower
Leaning Tower of Piza
Big Ben
Tower of London
Grande Arche
Pont Du Gard
Tower Bridge
London Eye
The Gherkin
St Basils Cathedral
The Atomium
Le Arc De TRiumph
The Louvre
Notre Dame
The Parthenon
The Colosseum
Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
Stone Henge
The Channel Tunnel
Vennice
Palace of Parliament (Bucherest)
Red Square and The Kremlin
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
St Paul's Cathedral
The London Underground
Hagia Sophia
Sagrada Familia
Reichstag building
Neuschwanstein Castle
Wembley Stadium
Commerzbank Tower (Franfurt)
The Turning Torso (Sweden)
One Canada Square (London)
Palace of Culture and Science (Warsaw)







North America:
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
Flatiron Building
Woolworth Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Sears Tower and John Hancock Center
St Louis Arch
Golden Gate Bridge
CN Tower
Transamerica Building
Kennedy Space Center
Hoover Dam
Panama Canal
White House
Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
Mount Rushmore
The Capitol Building
Renaissance Center
Olympic Stadium (Montreal)
The Hollywood Sign
The Los Angeles Highway Network
Las Vegas

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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #168
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Germany


Aachen








Berlin


Bremen


Cologne


Dresden


Frankfurt am Main


Hamburg



Munich


Neuschwanstein


Potsdam: Sanssouci


Trier


Ulm

Greece
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Athens


Knossos
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #169
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Old October 29th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #170
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Christ the Redeemer - Brazil

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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #171
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #172
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i love it...andi hope i can be there to see and feel it..
thanks for sharing your comments and pics...
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Old October 30th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #173
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PETRONAS TOWER, KUALA LUMPUR

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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:05 AM   #174
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1000 years older than the pyramids at giza and yet nobody outside of ireland probably knows it exists


http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images.../newgrange.jpg

the inner chamber is only illuminated once a year at dawn on december 21st


http://www.fodors.com/wire/archives/NEWGRANGE.jpg
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 06:12 PM   #175
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World's most famous landmarks

HOWRAH BRIDGE: Calcutta (World's busiest)




QUT'B MINAR: Delhi (World's tallest brick structure)




VICTORIA MEMORIAL: Calcutta




CHARMINAR FOUR MINARETS: Hyderabad (The Most "Iconic" structure in the whole Central / South India)

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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:59 AM   #176
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Iconic stuctures in Mumbai

The Gateway Of India, Mumbai



Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

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Old December 29th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #177
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Banaue Rice Terraces? Mt. Province Philippines

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Old December 30th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #178
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The Piramids, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Sydey Opera House...
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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #179
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Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House and the Pyramids at Giza.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 05:25 PM   #180
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I like the Atomium in Belgium, it's a typical monument (no offices or housing).
Just like the Eifel tower in Paris.

2 brilliant buildings in Western Europe.

More of that!!!
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