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Old January 23rd, 2010, 08:53 AM   #141
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Hey, I didn't ask him to remove his post. That was his decision. I was simply discussing what we mean by "imposing", which is after all the topic of the thread. Don't hate on me for what he decided to do.

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 09:13 AM   #142
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 10:40 AM   #143
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That's what I thought but there are always gonna be haters... I'm gonna post my controversial pic again, let's see what happens this time...
The picture itself is quite nice. I'm sure that they're super-imposing up close, there's a picture on Wikipedia somewhere that makes them look just enormous.

Edit: Ah! Here we are:
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 10:58 AM   #144
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Hey, I didn't ask him to remove his post. That was his decision. I was simply discussing what we mean by "imposing", which is after all the topic of the thread. Don't hate on me for what he decided to do.
I think that the point is that nobody really wants to hate on anybody, and instead we'd all much rather just realize that some people have differing opinions. Then, you know, live with that fact.

If you feel imposing should be defined a certain way, that is your express right and privilege. But I think that I speak for the silent majority who really don't give two shits either way and want to see less arguments and more pretty pictures/polite discussion.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:01 AM   #145
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I think that the point is that nobody really wants to hate on anybody, and instead we'd all much rather just realize that some people have differing opinions. Then, you know, live with that fact.

If you feel imposing should be defined a certain way, that is your express right and privilege. But I think that I speak for the silent majority who really don't give two shits either way and want to see less arguments and more pretty pictures/polite discussion.
I think what I posted came within the definition of "polite discussion", so what's your point again?
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:14 AM   #146
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Alright, I can see that my post could have come off as a bit abrasive. Moving on...

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:21 AM   #147
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Edit: Moving on sounds good. And I love me a good step-pyramid.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 11:44 AM   #148
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 12:07 PM   #149
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I found the Petrobras Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro to be quite imposing and scary, not least because of the holes:

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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #150
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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #151
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Shenzhen City Hall/ Exhibition hall/ Convention center also has possibly the worlds largest single roof, and the biggest looking building youll likely ever see:




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Old January 24th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #152
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I absolutely adore the Petronas towers...I was amazed at how an imposing building could also feel quite light.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 11:40 AM   #153
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It has the largest façade of any church in the world (Wikipedia). A picture can't quite capture how huge it looks when you stand right in front of it.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 11:56 AM   #154
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I love the Tomb of the Lost Soldier in Rome, it's beautiful
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Old January 25th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #155
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'nuther one

Shenzhen City Hall/ Exhibition hall/ Convention center also has possibly the worlds largest single roof, and the biggest looking building youll likely ever see:




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That second pic is imposing as **** man
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Old January 26th, 2010, 06:25 AM   #156
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Yep. Modern Chinese public buildings are pretty damned imposing.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #157
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THIS is imposing!!!
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #158
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The Cologne Cathedral, mentioned in #155 deserves indeed a closer look.
The world's largest gothic cathedral was built from 1248 to 1863.
The West facade with 7,200 m² is still the largest of its kind.
The room experience when you enter the cathedral is simply overwhelming.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #159
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Wow. Astounding.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #160
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