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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Landmarks

Show THE landmark of your city or a city in the neighbourhood. What is the landmark that stands for the city? So if you see it, that people immediatelly know wich city it is. Not only worldwide, but also from your country. So a a (famous) landmark of your own city or another one in your country, that if people see it they know where they are.

Examples;

Paris


London


Berlin


Brussels


New York
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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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More;

Rotterdam


Utrecht


The Hague


Berlin


Frankfurt


Rome
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Gdynia - Sea Towers:


(by krzysztof_wolf)


(by co_rnholio)

Gdańsk (shipyard cranes)

(my photo)

Gdańsk (Bazylika Mariacka)


Sopot (Pier - longest in Europe)
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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Toronto

CN Tower




Rogers Centre




City Hall - New and Old

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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #5
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A really unbeatable landmark:

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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #7
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Amsterdam is hard. The whole canal area I would say.

Barcelona. My own pic.

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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #8
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Aalst (Belgium)
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Antwerp (Belgium)
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #9
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For my town, these two are. The residential towers are all new and new ones keep coming, so I don't see them as landmarks.

The central station.
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Philips Lichttoren.
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This one is taken by De Baron during Glow, a light festival.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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Teesside's Landmarks

Teesside:



Middlesbrough:
Transporter Bridge

Newport Bridge:


Stockton:
Infinity Bridge:



+ many more not listed in Teesside as well a few very icnonic structures about to begin construction.....
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #11
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GOI┬NIA - BRAZIL








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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #12
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S├O PAULO - BRAZIL




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Old May 27th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #13
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Many people here are confusing with the meaning of the word "landmark". Landmark is something which if 100 people see it in a foto, the 90-100% will recognize it and will be able to specify in which place of the world it is.

These "landmarks" posted before could be anywhere on this planet and have nothing to do with worldwide known landmarks:

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Some other maybe some local landmarks, but not worldwide knwon.
This monument maybe known for a Brazilian, but a Chinese or a British will have absolutely no idea where it is:





Finally, there are some landmarks which are totally well known for every nationality-age-culture. Even a 10-years old child could say in which country they belong:

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here are some from my hometown of Monterrey







and even though they are not man made these mountains are by far the most iconic objects in Monterrey (both pics are mine)



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Old May 28th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #15
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Los Angeles, California

THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN




LOS ANGELES CITY HALL

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HOLLYWOOD BOWL

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NEW LANDMARKS.........................................

US BANK BUILDING

Dugm2, Flickr
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Dan10956, Flickr
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WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

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Many people here are confusing with the meaning of the word "landmark". Landmark is something which if 100 people see it in a foto, the 90-100% will recognize it and will be able to specify in which place of the world it is.
But theres only a few Landmarks in the world that are well known.The thread would be boring otherwise. xl chris[who started this thread] clearly stated for people to show the Landmark of your city or neighbourhood NOT a well known Landmark that everyone in the world knows about.And also a Landmark is whatever you want it to be.A Landmark could be your local church or even pub.Oh and,photo is spelt with a ph not a f.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #17
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I have seen many famous landmarks around the world but was glad I got to see this group of statues in Thoroughbred Park,Lexington Kentucky USA.....Kentucky is famous for it's horseracing and although horses are often seen anywhere as statues...These amazed me as they seemed to be at full flight during a race without the usual stump or attachments disguising frail legs.




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Would people from around the world recognise this?



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Old May 28th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #19
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Romania Bucharest The Largest Palace in the World

Europe - Romania - Bucharest

The Palace measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m under ground. It has 1,100 rooms, 2 underground parking garages and is 12 stories tall, with four additional underground levels currently available and in use, with another four in different stages of completion.

The structure combines elements and motifs from multiple sources, in an eclectic neoclassical architectural style. The building is constructed entirely of materials of Romanian origin. Estimates of the materials used include one million cubic meters of marble from Transylvania, most from Ruşchiţa; 3,500 tonnes of crystal — 480 chandeliers, 1,409 ceiling lights and mirrors were manufactured; 700,000 tonnes of steel and bronze for monumental doors and windows, chandeliers and capitals; 900,000 m│ of wood (over 95% domestic) for parquet and wainscotting, including walnut, oak, sweet cherry, elm, sycamore maple; 200,000 m▓ of woollen carpets of various dimensions (machines had to be moved inside the building to weave some of the larger carpets); velvet and brocade curtains adorned with embroideries and passementeries in silver and gold








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Southend pier in Essex is about 4 times longer, and a major landmark of Southend-on-Sea.

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