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Old March 13th, 2007, 03:15 PM   #101
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Google images searches :

*Le Louvre : 258 000 for le louvre. (0,07 seconds)
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Old March 13th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #102
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In germany it's probably the Cologne Cathedral
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Old March 13th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #103
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the Great Wall or Eiffel Tower, both in the depths of winter accomodate thousands of tourists a day, both international and native. I would say the Pyramids at Giza are more famous even, but there are less people who make it out there.

The Great Wall has no less than 5 entry points about 100km apart in entirety, each of them with giant coachparks, cable cars and minicities of tourist shops, with up to 10,000 visitors a day in summer, at any one of them. The authorities are trying to clean up the act but there is too much demand, - more points are scheduled to be restored and opened to ease the congestion but it seems the more they open the bigger the demand gets. There was a time when only the two closes points of the wall to Beijing were crowded and the other three were relatively obscure, but now points all along the wall catering to Chinese drivers, are opening up with restaurants, boat rides and cable cars. We saw several on the way to Badaling. China is also set to become the worlds biggest tourist market within the next decade, in terms of pulling in visitors aswell as sending them out. And if you think about it, a tourist market for 1.3 billion people who can only either afford to visit within the borders, or arent allowed to leave them anyway, will visit Beijing and Shanghai high on their list. Moreover the Wall can be
visited by domestic tourists for thousands of miles in the Chinese interior, not just Beijing. The point where it ends at the sea is enormously popular with the Chinese package tourists to the beach resorts.

On something the size of the Great Wall, I went in November and we had to queue most the time while we were on it, Chinese crowds are immense. If you ever go, the further out the better.

And for the Eiffel Tower, the fact you can catch a snap of it from every roof and upper window in the centre has been done a billion times ad nauseum. The Trocadero alone is as big a tourist sight as the tower - not for the Troc itself but just for the view it commands of the tower, the same applies to various hilltops such as Montmartre and skyscrapers.

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Old March 13th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #104
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earth is proabably the most photographed place.

google image result 2,360,000

lol

nah.. erm really i would prolly say Big ben or tower bridge
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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #105
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I just found this list, don't know if it has been published already here:

Most Visited Buildings
1. Roman Colosseum
2. World Trade Center
3. Taj Mahal
4. Pantheon
5. Sagrada Familia
6. Fallingwater
7. Casa Batllo
8. Eiffel Tower
9. The Alhambra
10. Notre Dame Cathedral
11. Casa Mila
12. Chrysler Building
13. Great Pyramid
14. Sydney Opera
15. Petronas Towers
16. Guggenheim Bilbao
17. The Parthenon
18. St Peters of Rome
19. 30 St Mary Axe
20. Empire State Building
21. Barcelona Pavilion
22. Chartres Cathedral
23. Statue of Liberty
24. 88 Wood Street
25. Paris Opera
26. Park Guell
27. Globe Theater
28. Villa Savoye
29. Pyramide du Louvre
30. Brooklyn Bridge

Most Visited Architects
1. Antonio Gaudi
2. Frank Gehry
3. Frank Lloyd Wright
4. Le Corbusier
5. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
6. Alvar Aalto
7. Herzog and de Meuron
8. Norman Foster
9. Tadao Ando
10. Santiago Calatrava
11. Louis I. Kahn
12. Renzo Piano
13. Rem Koolhaas
14. I. M. Pei
15. Zaha Hadid
16. Filippo Brunelleschi
17. Mario Botta
18. Charles Rennie Mackintosh
19. unknown
20. Maya Lin
21. Richard Meier
22. Walter Gropius
23. Jorn Utzon
24. Eero Saarinen
25. Philip Johnson
26. Oscar Niemeyer
27. Andrea Palladio
28. Adolf Loos
29. Luis Barragan
30. Leon Battista Alberti

Visited is nearly as good as photographed
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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #106
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Source?

WTF is 88 Wood Street doing there??
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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #107
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http://www.greatbuildings.com/
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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #108
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Google image search:

"big ben" 114,000 results
"eiffel tower" 116,000 results
"world trade center" 748,000 results
"tour eiffel" 60,700 results

I think it's quite conclusive. But then of course internet results are skewed due to the destruction of the WTC - and all the websites which host pictures of them
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Old March 13th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #109
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Well there are a lot of "world trade centers" all around the world. In my city is also one.

And it's not fair only to search for "Tour Eiffel" whle Big Ben is a name and thus in all languages the same. The German term "Eiffelturm" gives me 647'000 results for example!
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Old March 13th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #110
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"world trade center" 748,000 results
I don't see very often people who photograph the WTC but if you say it, I trust on you...
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #111
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I think the esb
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Old March 15th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #112
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I thought the Flatiron would be a very well-photographed building in New York. The WTC became really famous after they were destroyed, although I'd agree that any skyline shot of Manhattan would include these buildings somehow.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #113
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I think it would be the pyramids
think of all the school books all across the globe?....
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Old March 18th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #114
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Obviuosly ESB threads closes period!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #115
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Originally Posted by wjfox2002
"The Eiffel Tower in particular - it's probably the most romantic spot in the world."

Can't agree more...especially on a clear and beautiful night

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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #116
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ok so its of topic....in the sense that its not a building but a place....Mt Everest...
thats HUGE
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #117
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Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower (if that counts).
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Old April 11th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #118
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Nice listing
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Old April 15th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #119
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i think its the great pyramide in giseh
or maybe the colloseum
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Old April 15th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #120
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[URL=http://imageshack.us]Obviuosly ESB threads closes period!
Dude, get over yourself, there's no way of answering this question... ESB may be the most photographed skyscraper, but there are a lot of buildings that are way more famous (and I don't mean in the US, which you apparently consider to be the center of the globe), i.e. th Great Wall, the pyramids, Taj Mahal, etc
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