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Old June 22nd, 2006, 05:05 AM   #21
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Sadly I have not been to the US capital.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 11:18 AM   #22
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I will post a bunch of the important buildings and monuments of the US that are located in Washington D.C. that I found on the internet

The White House (where the President of the United States lives and works)
one side

the other

from above




The US Capitol Building (where the US Senate and House of Representatives meet)






The Library of Congress (from wikipedia... "the defacto library of the united states" and main research center for congress)

not many pics on the net, but a drawing of the whole building




The United States Supreme Court Building (where the Supreme Court of the US meats and hears cases)





The Pentagon (where the US Department of Defense is)




The Eccles Building (where The Federal Reserve Bank, the central bank of the US is located)




The Eisenhower Executive Building (where many of the offices of the President / Executive Branch of the US government are)




Number One Observatory Circle (where the vice president of the US lives)




The National Cathedral (the "National House of Prayer of the US" does not receive any federal funding because of "Freedom of Religion" but is a national landmark and has been the scene of some important presidential funerals / services / ect)





The Smithsonian (federally funded national museum and reserach center of the US)
Head Quarters / Main Building




The National Archives Building (where US Govenment and Historical Documents are kept)




J. Edgar Hoover Building (where the FBI, or main part of the Department of Justice of the US is)




The Washington Monument (monument to the 1st President of the United States George Washington)





The Jefferson Memorial (memorial to the 3rd President of the United States Thomas Jefferson)





The Lincoln Memorial (memorial to the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln)



thats all i can think of right now
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Old June 24th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #23
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Reichstag, Berlin









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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:14 AM   #24
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Australia Capital: Canberra

Old Parliament house:


New Parliament House (worth $A2 Billion)




Go to http://www.aph.gov.au/DPS/building/i...20of%20aph.jpg
For an Aerial ( Big File)
Goverment house


Go to http://www.aph.gov.au/DPS/building/visiting/images.htm for more great pictures of Parliament house exteriors and interiors
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Old July 8th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #25
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was the old one out-dated (parliament house) or did they just feel like doing something?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #26
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It was built as a temporary Parliament House until the permanent building was completed.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #27
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The Hungarian Parliament

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Old July 9th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #28
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London, England.

The mother of all Parliament buildings, Houses of Parliament. This is where Prime Minsters Questions are held, political debates between different parties and where other political things happen.

(Sorry about the title, I took it myself time back)

Generic Google images



Downing Street. The Prime Minster lives at number ten and the Chancellor of Excheqor lives next door. This is where the Prime Minster does alot of his work with his party. Also, this street also holds the cabinet war rooms and the famous red button.




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Old July 9th, 2006, 05:14 AM   #29
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Indonesia

Central Bank




Parliament
Lower House


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Old July 11th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #30
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Quote:
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It was built as a temporary Parliament House until the permanent building was completed.

Oh.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #31
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I love this thread. So much care and pride goes into the building of the capitol buildings of every country. They are all so different, and all so proud looking! First
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Old July 12th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #32
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London, England.

Downing Street. The Prime Minster lives at number ten and the Chancellor of Excheqor lives next door. This is where the Prime Minster does alot of his work with his party. Also, this street also holds the cabinet war rooms and the famous red button.


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I read somewhere, probably on wikipedia, that the private apartments in both number 10 and 11 (reserved for the PM and the CoE) were not that big, though number 11 was a bit bigger, and thats why Tony Blair lived there with his family...So do you, or anyone else, know how big the apartments in number 10 and 11 are...?
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #33
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Thailand Parliament House

Old Building (Anantasamakom Hall)




Now Building



Royal Thai Government House

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Old July 21st, 2006, 04:11 PM   #34
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All these buildings are located in Helsinki.

Eduskuntatalo / Riksdagshuset, The Parliament House of Finland. Designed by J.S. Sirén, completed in 1931. The exterior of the building is made of granite, which is Finland's national rock.





Korkein oikeus / Högsta domstolen, Supreme Court of Finland. Designed by F. A. Sjöström, completed in 1883. Originally a private residence.


Kesäranta / Villa Bjälbo, Prime Minister's official residence. Designed by Frans Ludvig Calonius, completed in 1873.


Valtioneuvoston linna / Statsrådsborgen, Government Palace. Designed by Carl Ludwig Engel, completed in 1822.


Säätytalo / Ständerhuset, The House of Estates. Serves nowadays as a venue for meetings and official functions held by the Prime Minister's Office and other offices of the central government. Designed by Karl Gustav Nyström, completed in 1890.

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Old July 21st, 2006, 11:14 PM   #35
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Quote:
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Thailand Parliament House

Old Building (Anantasamakom Hall)




Now Building



Royal Thai Government House

Are the buildings you call old and new the same building, just renovated? What's the "Now" building? And what is the government house used for? They're all quite beautiful, as are the ones in Finland.

That Indonesian one is crazy! It's like the 50s image of futuristic building. What was used when it was a Dutch colony?
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Old July 28th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #36
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Today most of the nationally important facilities of Japan are located in Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. Nagatacho is the govermental center, Kasumigaseki is the administrative center, and Marunouchi is the industrial center.

the Diet of Japan (1936)

the Imperial Palace (1968)

the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan (2002)

the Supreme Court of Japan (1974)

the headquarters of the Bank of Japan (1896)

the State Guest-House (1909)
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Old July 28th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #37
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BUENOS AIRES

National Congress



Pink House



National Bank



Cabildo



Catedral



Republic Square ( Obelisc )



National Library

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Old July 29th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #38
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I am not Australian, but i believe it has the best parliament house. It is one of the most expensive buildings in the southern hemisphere and is an architectural marvel...
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A few more of the Canadian Parliament.

In 1916 the parliament caught on fire and was destroyed except for the Library (which was just renovated).

A pic before the fire.


And after.


And now.



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Brasília, Brazil

1. Palácio do Planalto (Presidential Office)


2. Palácio da Alvorada (Presidential Residence)


3. Palácio do Itamaraty (Ministry of Foreign Relations)


4. Congresso Nacional (Congress - Houses both the Senate and the Representatives)


5. Catedral Metropolitana (National Cathedral)


6. Procuradoria-Geral da República (Attorney General's Office)



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