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Old Posted Feb 27, 2008, 4:45 AM
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top 10 that define your country?

top 10 building, structure, monument, or anything man-made that defines your country!

Yes, it is extremely hard to narrow it down to just 10. but lets give it a shot

in the good old US of A:
no particular order.

1) Statue of Liberty
2) Empire State Building
3) Mount Rushmore
4) Sears Tower
5) Golden Gate Bridge
6) U.S. Capitol Building
6) Gateway Arch
7) Chrysler Building
8) Hoover Dam
9) The White House
10) Brooklyn Bridge

there you go...
it was very hard and difficult, but thats what i came out with.

Now it is your turn to showcase your country's most famous!!!!
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2008, 7:01 AM
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Oh my, another one of these, well I'll participate this time:

(No order)

Empire State Building & Chrysler Building, New York City
Even people who live in America get the two confused, many see the Chrysler Building as the Empire State Building, so its reasonable to include them as one symbol.


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


Space Needle, Seattle


Gateway Arch, St. Louis


Mount Rushmore, North Dakota


The Mall, Washington D.C.
People still get the White House and Capitol House mixed up, so its reasonable to count Washington D.C.'s landmarks as a whole.


Statue of Liberty, New York City


Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles


Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas
Not one hotel could symbolize a country, but an entire city of them could.


Brooklyn Bridge, New York City


It just isnt complete without:

World Trade Center, New York city
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there are like a billion of these threads on here. but okay.
in order.

1.Empire State building NY,NY
2.Statue of Liberty NY,NY
3.Golden Gate Bridge SF,CA
4.St. Louis Arch STL,MO
5.Sears Tower Chicago,Ill
6.Mt Rushmore South Dakota
7.Las Vegas strip LV,NV
8.Chrysler Building NY,NY
9.Hollywood sign LA,CA
10.Brooklyn Bridge NY,NY
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Canada (images taken from Google Images & Wikipedia):

1. CN Tower, Toronto


2. Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City


3. Vancouver Skyline, Vancouver


4. Parliament Buildings, Ottawa


5. Old Montreal, Montreal


6. Confederation Bridge, PEI-New Brunswick


7. Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park, Alberta


8. Dawson City, Yukon


9. Hibernia Platform, Newfoundland


10. Saskatchewan Legislature and Wascana Lake, Saskatchewan
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I'll refrain from listing for Canada, as any building in Canada has a much stronger association to the city than country for me, even the Parliament Buildings. Put it up to rampant regionalism or something like that. I've always felt that Canada has adopted natural features as the preeminent symbols of our country anyway.

For the US:
Statue of Liberty
White House
US Capital
Gateway Arch
Kennedy Space Centre
Mount Rushmore
Possibly Empire State Building, though I think of it more as a symbol of New York than the US.
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Another thread like that... but here we are. My entries Brazil & Germany

Brazil

01- Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro -RJ
02- Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf), Rio de Janeiro -RJ
I mean here of course the Transportation vehicle, not the Mountains.
03- Ed. Italia & Copan, Sao Paulo - SP
04- Paulista Avenue and its buildings & TV Antennas, Sao Paulo - SP
05- Itaipú Dam
06- Brasília Catedral, Brasília -DF
07- Congresso Nacional, Brasília -DF
08- Manaus Theater, Manaus -AM
09- Elevador Lacerda, Salvador -BA
10- Maracana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ
I inserted this as unfortunatly Brazil is Known for its Soccer,
but I personnaly do not make the same relation.

Germany

01- Brandenburg Tor, Berlin
02- Reichstag Parlament, Berlin
03- Fernsehenturm, Berlin
04- Berlin Mauer, Berlin
I included this even the Wall does not exist anymore.
05- Commerzbank, Frankfurt
06- Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen
07- Frauenkirche & Rathaus, München
08- Olympiaturm & Olympiastadion, München
09- BMW Hochhaus, München
10- Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt
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Mount Rushmore, North Dakota


dude! Mt. rushmore is in South Dakota (my home state)

1. Statue of liberty
2. Mt. Rushmore
3. the arch
4. the golden gate bridge
5. Empire State Building
6. twin towers of the WTC (even more so after they came down. Gone but never forgotten!)
7. hollywood sign
8. washington monument DC
9. US capital
10. the White House (and the criminals who inhabit it...past or present)


Vote Obama!
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For my dear Romania:

1. Palace of the Parliament


2. Constanta Casino (my hometown, too)


3. Bran (Dracula's) Castle


4. Sighisoara Clock Tower


5. Endless Column


6. Statue of King Decebalus


7. Athenaeum


8. Arcul de Triumf (Arc of Triumph) (In Bucharest, not Paris.)


9. Manastirea Barsana (Barsana monestary)


10. Floreasca City Sky Tower
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In no particular order

Statue of Liberty


White House


Washington Monument


Mt. Rushmore


Hollywood sign


US Capitol


Gateway Arch



Space Needle


Golden Gate Bridge



Manhattan's skyline(s)
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I love that view, it reminds me of:
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Canada

01. Parliament buildings, Ottawa
02. CN Tower, Toronto
03. Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
04. Banff Springs Hotel, Banff
05. Olympic Stadium, Montreal

06. Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver
07. Crucifix on Mont Royal, Montreal
08. Supreme Court, Ottawa
09. Rideau Canal, Ottawa
10. Bluenose schooner, Lunenburg
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I'm doing France since America has been done a lot already and Haiti barely has anything, but I'll still post a few. Half are in Paris and the rest is around the country

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Here's a few of the US'














And Haiti



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My list for Canada:
1. Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

2. CN Tower, Toronto

3. Saskatchewan Grain Elevators

4. Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

5. Banff Springs Hotel

6. Vancouver Cruise Terminal

7. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

8. The Bow, Calgary

9. Niagara Falls Skyline

10. Olympic Stadium, Montreal
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1) Statue of Liberty
2) Empire State Building
3) Mount Rushmore
4) Grand Canyon
5) Golden Gate Bridge
6) U.S. Capitol Building
6) Grand Central Station NYC
7) Chrysler Building
8) Liberty Bell
9) The White House
10) Brooklyn Bridge
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Its funny, I always bitch about the arch and what was destroyed for it, but it still gets recognized.
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1. Big Ben


www.gaming-awards.com

2. Tower Bridge


http://theinspirationroom.com

3. Stonehenge
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www.wikipedia.org

4. Buckingham Palace


www.richardpeters.co.uk/blog

5. Windsor Castle


www.wikimedia.org

www.wikimedia.org

6. London Eye


http://i.telegraph.co.uk

7. Edinburgh Castle


www.documentingreality.com

8. The Three Graces, Liverpool (since joined by a fourth one), in the background UK's largest, and one of the world's largest cathedrals



9. Salisbury Cathedral

(UK's tallest cathedral, dates from 1220)


www.fotozerui.com

10. St. Paul's Cathedral

(for scale, check out size of the peeps)

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Just missed out: Trafalgar Square, Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Yorkminster, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Bath Crescent, Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Ah no, I think theyre only famous or definitive in forums like ours really. Many peeps outside the city itself don't even know they exist, let alone find them iconic . Give it another few centuries of exposure and people might just come round to the idea of modern architecture, that isn't the local Tesco. Possibly.

The only one that's managed to buck the trend is the London Eye, thanks to the fact they hold the main New Year's Eve fireworks off it. The other emblematic piece that everyone in the country knows about is the Millennium Dome/ North Greenwich Arena, but only for the PR disaster that hounded it. I might also add the Olympic Stadium pretty much stamped on everyone's forehead this year, but the logistical problem see, is that it's shit. So I won't.

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