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Old March 7th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #81
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Old March 7th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #82
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Wow this is great. Debating over which building, i mean BUILDING is the most photographed. So ill open or should i say specifiy what a building is.

1. A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice".

2. The act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats".

3. The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades".

4. The occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise".

Courtesy of http://www.websters-online-dictionar...ition/building

This was my original question. What in your OPINION IS THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED BUILDING IN THE WORLD. Something along that line anyway.

By the way I used Google to help prove my OPINION. Or YAHOO..or other search engines for that matter.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #83
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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.
The 2-IFC may just be an office building but it has height and it's still the current tallest building in HK. It's height is still greater compared to it's neighbouring skyscrapers.

Wouldn't the building's height be a subject of many photographers?
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Old March 7th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #84
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The 2-IFC may just be an office building but it has height and it's still the current tallest building in HK. It's height is still greater compared to it's neighbouring skyscrapers.

Wouldn't the building's height be a subject of many photographers?
2 IFC is just a tall building. Being tall doesn't make it a tourist attraction or a photo hotspot. Many cities have tall buildings that are not key points of interest. They may look big from afar, and that's about it. Bank of China and HSBC have a far more interesting architectural design, and featured in much professional literature. Therefore, they'd get more press attention and individual interest. Jardine House has been around for a while, and has withstood the test of time.

In fact, due to 2 IFC's height, it may get more wide shots (ie. in the context of the whole skyline) to illustrate its height. Meanwhile, HSBC and Bank of China will get far more individual visits. People will come up close to take a look at the architecture.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #85
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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.
The official name is The Clock Tower.

It's also known as St Stephen's Tower. Most people call it Big Ben though, and I don't see a problem with this.



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Old March 9th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #86
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The bias towards the ESB is laughable.

Most photographed is a very bad measure. Discuss most visited and recognized.

The top in the world would be:
The Eiffel Tower ... wait, that's a tower
Colosseum
Palace of Westminster AKA the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben (that's just a bell)
Giza pyramid complex
Great Wall of China.. wait, that's just a wall
Masjid al-Haram (mosque in Mecca)
Parthenon
Taj Mahal
Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square in Moscow
Manhattan skyscrapers
Leaning Tower of Pisa .. a bloody tower again
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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #87
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The bias towards the ESB is laughable.

Most photographed is a very bad measure. Discuss most visited and recognized.

The top in the world would be:
The Eiffel Tower ... wait, that's a tower
Colosseum
Palace of Westminster AKA the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben (that's just a bell)
Giza pyramid complex
Great Wall of China.. wait, that's just a wall
Masjid al-Haram (mosque in Mecca)
Parthenon
Taj Mahal
Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square in Moscow
Manhattan skyscrapers
Leaning Tower of Pisa .. a bloody tower again
I agree with your list.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #88
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maybe the Eiffel Tower... but I'm not sure if it would qualify as a building. If not then the Empire State for sure.

I'd have to agree with this... but there are other possibilities

Empire State Building
Big Ben
The Roman Colesseum
Taj Mahal
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Old March 9th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #89
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The bias towards the ESB is laughable.

Most photographed is a very bad measure. Discuss most visited and recognized.

The top in the world would be:
The Eiffel Tower ... wait, that's a tower
Colosseum
Palace of Westminster AKA the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben (that's just a bell)
Giza pyramid complex
Great Wall of China.. wait, that's just a wall
Masjid al-Haram (mosque in Mecca)
Parthenon
Taj Mahal
Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square in Moscow
Manhattan skyscrapers
Leaning Tower of Pisa .. a bloody tower again
Pisa... but no mention for the Basilica di San Pietro? That is the building I have photographed more than any other and im sure others have too.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #90
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Pisa... but no mention for the Basilica di San Pietro? That is the building I have photographed more than any other and im sure others have too.
I just wanted to add 1 from Rome and Colosseum wins over St. Peter's Basilica hands down.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #91
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I think the empire state building or the eiffel tower

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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #92
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Eiffel Tower and/or Empire State Building

But don't forget:



Neuschwanstein Castle
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Old March 10th, 2007, 02:15 AM   #93
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God, yeah... I must be the most retarded person on the Internet for even suggesting Big Ben. I mean, the most famous landmark of one of the world's most famous cities. Jeez, I must be so retarded! omg....... pfffffft

ooohhh bitchey lol, but i gotta say i kinda agree
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Old March 11th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #94
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Well it looks nice but I've never heard of it before.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #95
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Well it looks nice but I've never heard of it before.
For real?

You sure live on the other side of the world. It's one of the most famous castles of all times.
It's very popular among Americans, Japanese and Chinese.
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I'd say WTC was the most photographed. I would consider Eiffel Tower?
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Nah, the WTC are probably the most photograph buildings in an aftermath of a destruction.
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Well it looks nice but I've never heard of it before.
Even in Disneyland ?



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Old March 12th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #99
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Wow this is great. Debating over which building, i mean BUILDING is the most photographed. So ill open or should i say specifiy what a building is.

1. A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice".

2. The act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats".

3. The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades".

4. The occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise".

Courtesy of http://www.websters-online-dictionar...ition/building

This was my original question. What in your OPINION IS THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED BUILDING IN THE WORLD. Something along that line anyway.

By the way I used Google to help prove my OPINION. Or YAHOO..or other search engines for that matter.
Maybe a building is simply something that is built...
Which means that Mount Fuji is not the most photographed building in the world , but Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Great Wall (maybe the Forbidden City too)...are pretty much photographed buildings.
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For real?

You sure live on the other side of the world. It's one of the most famous castles of all times.
It's very popular among Americans, Japanese and Chinese.
Well, especially them... no idea about European culture and history... Nothing against the building but it is NOT a real castle, it's as kitchy as the Disney replica. Ludwig lost his marbles as everyone knows and he let build this oversized villa (not only that one) by millions of tax money to follow some kind of dream that was historically over for 500 years by then. It is a very MODERN building (also by infrastructure) build only some 150 years ago - who ever thinks that this is a lovely real medieval place is ignorant.

Don't get me wrong, somehow I adore Ludwig and if I would be Bavarian I probably also would be proud of him
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