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Old March 5th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #61
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I think Big Ben is the most photographed of the three mentioned above. The rests are too huge to photograph without difficulty.
The Eiffel Tower can be taken easily from the "Trocadero"...


the "Champs de Mars"...


or the bank of the Seine:


http://people.su.se/~lha/love-tour-eiffel.jpg
http://photoenligne.free.fr/ParisVII...ourEiffel.html


Anyway, wherever your are in Paris, you can photograph the Eiffel tower
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #62
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the pyramids of Egypt
next: Eiffel tower
third: Statue of liberty
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #63
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The Vatican should be up there as well.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #64
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The Eiffel Tower is NOT a building, However i would say that Big Ben is definately more photographed then the ESB as Big Ben is more of a Landmark for tourists and it has alot of vantage points to take photographs from.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #65
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sorry but the eiffel tower, is a building, and clearly the most photgraphed..anywhere in paris it can be seen-unless your underground on the metro...I personally have 46 pictures of it....
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #66
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Free-standing structures usually don't count as buildings b/c they don't have any actual floors.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #67
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well eiffel has three....
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #68
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I can´t belive there are people here that didn´t know about Big Ben before joining! It´s one of the most famous buildings ever built! ESB isn´t more famous at all...
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #69
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But as I said once before Big Ben is NOT a building - it's a BELL! I doubt than anybody ever saw it

What you probably mean is the Houses of Parliament, which indeed is a very very often photopgraphed building complex.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #70
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #71
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In HK is either

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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #73
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2 IFC has only been around for a few years. It can't be Hong Kong's most photographed building. Bank of China has been around for a lot longer, and arguably may come close to the top. However, Jardine House has been around for about 30 years. Its mark on the skyline has lived through the ages :









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Another candidate is HSBC, which is over 20 years old now.
The Clock Tower's location in Tsim Sha Tsui and long history also makes it a worthy candidate.
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2 IFC has only been around for a few years. It can't be Hong Kong's most photographed building. Bank of China has been around for a lot longer, and arguably may come close to the top. However, Jardine House has been around for about 30 years. Its mark on the skyline has lived through the ages :

Another candidate is HSBC, which is over 20 years old now.
The Clock Tower's location in Tsim Sha Tsui and long history also makes it a worthy candidate.

I was talking about today sorry. But I agree that the Jardine House has be the main focus of HK skyscrapers for decades.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #75
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I was talking about today sorry. But I agree that the Jardine House has be the main focus of HK skyscrapers for decades.
I don't even think 2 IFC is the most photographed building today either. The Bank of China is an attraction by itself, whereas 2 IFC is just an office building. The HKMA library isn't a well-publicized venue, although the building gets into a lot of skyline shots. But then, the BoC will also get into those skyline shots as well.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #76
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the pyramids, by far:


Although the Statue of Liberty is nothing special, it is very photographed because of US films. As for WTC, people that's nonsense, I didn't knew that existed until that shocking and unbelievable day.

I just find the most idiotic thing that the statue of Liberty is in the new 7 wonders. also unbelievable.

As for Big Ben that's a cliché of London and England, but it is not that photographed.
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I'm not so sure about the pyramids. They are clearly the most photographed by people visiting Gizah, but there are places in the world which are more visited than Gizah. I personally believe the Great Wall is a more serious contender, for the simple reason that it can be visited on various spots, China is a very populated country, and I guess it attracts more international visitors than Egypt does.

Now this being said, the advantage of the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower is that they dominate their city. As such, they can be taken in loads of different angles. If we take the Colosseum in Rome for instance, it's difficult to shoot it from far away, whereas you can make decent pictures of the ESB from New Jersey. Of course, not so many people shoots the ESB from New Jersey, the thing is simply that the more there are spots to photograph a building, the more likely it is to be photographed loads of times.

By the way, I don't believe that the Eiffel tower has been necessarily photographed more times than the ESB simply because it's 45 years older. The thing is that we take a lot more photos nowadays than we did in 1900. This is especially true considering the fact that we take easily 10 times more pictures today with digital cameras than we did only a decade ago with film cameras.

Now this being said, it's true that the Eiffel Tower dominates more Paris than the Empire State building dominates NYC, and this for the simple reason that the Eiffel Tower is alone in the sky. Hence, I believe the Eiffel Tower has a lot of chances to be up in the top 10, now at the top, I honnestly don't know.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #78
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IMO definitely the Eiffel Tower.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #79
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Colosseum in Rome, or maybe St. Peter Basilica, or also Leaning Tower in Pisa, but Eiffel Tower and Big Ben too.
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well eiffel has three....
Those still aren't floors.
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