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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #81
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Taj mahal is out of this world, magnificent! Especially the idea behind the structure makes you realize that it wasn't just designed, it was given shape by pure love.
For me, this is the most beautiful single structure ever built
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #82
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I can't choose just one, but here is a short list:

Taj Mahal
Eiffel Tower
Chrysler Building
Something in Washington, DC (probably the Capitol)
St Paul's Cathedral
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:14 AM   #83
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The enchanting Taj
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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:46 PM   #84
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old times:
-Parthenon (Athens)
-Koln Cathedral (Koln)
-Taj Mahal (india)
modern times:
-Golden Gate bridge (San Francisco)
-Empire State building (NY)
-2 International Finance Center (HK)
future:
-NY World Trade Center Site Transit Station (Calatrava)
-Fordham Spire (Chicago)
-Burj Dubai (Dubai)
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Old March 13th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #85
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Call me a softy but if I had to stare at one building for the rest of my days it would have to be Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in California.

Sleeping Beauty Castle, July 2005. Recently refurbished for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.


Compare that to what it looked like in the 1960's.


And, in case you didn't know, Walt Disney based his Sleeping Beauty Castle design on Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 08:40 PM   #86
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Jesus is watching over Rio
Amazing

I like the Liberty statue also
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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:38 AM   #87
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People, please don't only mention buidlings in yor city/country...it's easy beacause you know them best, I understand, but 'don't be nationalistic.
I would say:
Palace on the Dam (former townhall) Amsterdam (hahaha, kidding)
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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:40 AM   #88
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Most things that scream "MARBLE" when you look at them.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 10:41 AM   #89
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another great build is Angkor


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Old March 22nd, 2006, 09:05 PM   #90
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Living imaginatively in harmony with nature. Wright's masterpiece:


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Old March 23rd, 2006, 10:09 PM   #91
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One problem is that there are so many jaw-dropping-to-pavement, eye-popping gorgeous buildings out there...

I also think it's impossible to pick just one, so I tend to break them down, in no particular order under each category:

Art Deco Skyscrapers
Empire State
Chrysler

Gothic Skyscrapers
Woolworth Building

The Taj Mahal, in a category all by itself....

Churches/Cathedrals:
Byzantine
Hagia Sophia

Gothic
Notre Dame de Rheims
Notre Dame d'Amiens
Notre Dame de Paris
St. Patricks, NYC

Baroque
St. Paul's, London

And that's for starters...
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:52 PM   #92
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It's very hard to chose the one, most beautiful, building... very, very hard
Finaly: Il Gesu
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #93
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La Sagrada Familia Temple in Barcelona:


Photo by forumer DANZIG.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #94
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Cologne Cathedral.......


I could have gone with dozens of others though as well.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #95
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You would replace one of the most beautiful domes and one of the holiest muslim structures with that crap?? Why??

Anyways, i think this has to be the taj mahal. Around sunset that place feels truly magical.
yeh i would because the "most beautifull dome in the world" as you claim it to be makes me want to puke . and as it turns out it was accualy the holiest jewish site in the world a few thousand years even before muslims even came into existance.
its design and beauty is far from crap , its one of the most complex designs. to make a judgement before properly educating youslef on the splendure and grace that this temple stucture eminates then i would prob sooner call you crap than i would call a beautifull building that.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #96
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A couple of candidates from México.

"El Castillo", Chichen Itzá, México





"Pyramid of the Sun", Teotihuacán, México







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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:43 AM   #97
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The Vatican. Built by the greatest artists in all of history -Michelangelo, Bernini etc etc. Took hundreds of years to finish. Biggest basilica in the world, and the design speaks for itself!









Michelangelo's The Pieta. Simply stunning.


















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Old March 27th, 2006, 08:03 AM   #98
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Well, this structure can't compete with the Taj Mahal or the Eiffel Tower but still I would like to share these pics with you folks. At least it's beautiful enough to be included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

MIAG-AO CHURCH, Miag-ao, Iloilo Province, Philippines-one of the 4 Philippine Baroque churches included in the Heritage List.









...made of yellow sandstone inside-out. Aside from being a church, this structure also served as a fortress from Muslim raiders.

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Old March 27th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #99
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Locke, your pictures also speak for themselves, and very effectively remind me that St. Peter's has always got to be considered a contender...

Just curious - are you a professional photographer? What kind of camera and lenses did you use? The close ups of the dome are incredible....

Thanks!
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yeh i would because the "most beautifull dome in the world" as you claim it to be makes me want to puke . and as it turns out it was accualy the holiest jewish site in the world a few thousand years even before muslims even came into existance.
its design and beauty is far from crap , its one of the most complex designs. to make a judgement before properly educating youslef on the splendure and grace that this temple stucture eminates then i would prob sooner call you crap than i would call a beautifull building that.
That temple is anything but graceful. Its design is more brutalist and fortress than anything. And the muslims aren't the ones who destroyed the temple, it was the Romans so don't think its justified getting rid of one of Islams most holiest sites.

And also yes i do find that building crap just as you find the beautiful mosque ugly. Its my opinion and I can have whatever opinion i wish, your no one to dictate what is beautiful and what is not. And also to hate on a beautiful piece of architecture for pretty obvious racist underlying reasons is what i truly find crap, even more than the design of that temple.
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