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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

Sup buddies

 

a lot of you like to show off your local scenery just to say "wow, that showed them, they must think they place I live in is awesome now." I'm one of those people. And you know what, so are you.

 

also, i know you love the eiffel tower or the statue of libery and all that, but try to keep it local. Like that one pub that's been open since 1552. Or for the Americans, that one suburban street that looks like every other suburban street in the country.

 

i'll start us off.

 

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this is the milad tower, i like it. it's local. it's sorta nice looking.

 

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this is the heydar aliyev center in azerbaijan, it was designed by an architect who hides vaginas in her designs, and does projects for oppresive regimes like the Republic of Azerbaijan, Iran and Qatar. her name is zaha hadid, famous for enabling the 2022 world cup to be held inside a vagina.

 

right. you get it.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

Yes, the Milad Tower is beautiful, I was there in the summer 2012 (I'm a Persian too).

 

 

 

There is nothing interesting here in Norway.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:57 PM Edited by I<3GTAV, 12 April 2014 - 06:36 AM.

I have a couple favorite landmarks. The first, of course, being the Space Needle in Seattle.

 

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Localwise, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seems pretty cool. It gives this miserable city an identity that otherwise would make this place as irrelevant as North Dakota.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:18 PM

Cool topic.

 

Remember THE ALAMO!

 

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Stone Mountain

 

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The Sphinx

 

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Mount Fuji

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:29 PM Edited by Hodgey., 12 April 2014 - 12:10 AM.

Petronas Towers (Not local to me)

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:33 PM Edited by Mr Oraange, 11 April 2014 - 11:33 PM.

Some local favorites.

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:52 PM Edited by BOSS 302, 12 April 2014 - 01:40 AM.

Nice thread man, but that "wow, that showed them" thing isn't cool.

 

I live in a small town but it has everything I need.

 

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That's the only pic I have atm.

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:07 AM Edited by lil weasel, 12 April 2014 - 12:12 AM.

There is nothing interesting here in Norway.

Really?
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:27 AM

Spoiler alert - I lived about 15 minutes from here.

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:37 AM

Probably my favorite local landmark is the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, NY. Don't know why, just is.

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:43 AM

One of my favorite landmarks near where I live....

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:49 AM Edited by Yolo Swaggins, 12 April 2014 - 12:54 AM.

Few favorite local landmarks:

 

Bobby Hopper Tunnel:

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Blanchard Springs Caverns: (Went there two separate times; pics don't do it justice)

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:26 AM Edited by gtamann123, 12 April 2014 - 01:37 AM.

My favorite all time local landmark. Too bad it's gone :/ I can't believe fine pieces of culture get destroyed so frequently. The building was certified as being structurally sound for like another 60 years at least. 

 

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Here it is after the roof collapsed because of heavy snow. 

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RIP HHH Metrodome 1982-2014 :/

 

And some people might recognize this place as well

 

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Other than that we have nothing of interest. Besides the Mall Of America I guess


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:30 AM

Oops, didn't read the 'local' part. Here's some landmarks here locally and around my parts (Savannah, GA).

 

River Street

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(Pretty old piece of history, and the street still has the original cobblestone laid by hand well over a century ago.) It's a good mile long or so and world renowned for it's festivals, history and especially St. Paddy's Day.)

 

 

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Founded in 1700)

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(The inside is beautiful.. they are still doing some restorations on the outside to this day, the crossed at the top were being removed last time I rode by, I would guess to be cleaned/polished.)

 

Fort Jackson

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Awesome how it still has the destruction of old cannonballs being fired onto it.

 

First African Baptist Church

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(Claimed to be the first church for the first negro Baptists in North America.. was founded by slaves in 1775)

 

Juliette Gordon Low's house (Founder of Girl Scouts USA)

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There are so many more landmarks those stand out a lot to me. I've visited Fort Jackson numerous times as a kid and adult and it never gets old seeing history first hand. 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:39 AM Edited by trip, 12 April 2014 - 01:40 AM.

The Rocky Statue when it was at the Spectrum(demolished in 2010/2011 - The Spectrum, not the statue).  

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"Meet ya at the Rocky statue".  No matter what concert you were at or whatever...no matter how f*cked up you were...If the world got away from you, all you had to do was get to the Rocky statue.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:06 AM

Well here are some local landmarks and sightings I like

 

The Lions Gate Bridge

 

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The Telus World of Science, AKA Science World

 

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The North Shore Mountains

 

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Gastown in Vancouver

 

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge / Cliff Walk

 

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I'll try to think of some more sightings and landmarks tonight.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:07 AM Edited by Joe Chip, 12 April 2014 - 02:18 PM.

Locally, the Epcot ball was always my favorite Disney landmark. My mom's best friend claimed that she knew exactly how many triangles were on it, because she used to work the gift stands outside it. :lol:

 

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I haven't payed much attention to Orlando's actual monuments. There's a few cool art installations in the skyscrapers and hospitals and stuff, but I couldn't name any of them. The city acquired some sculptures recently, but I haven't really looked at them either. There's one they put right on the head of our downtown's lake that my grandmother really likes.

 

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My favorite non-local is Stone Mountain, near Atlanta. GunWrath posted a picture of it already.

 

Also the Marblehead Lighthouse in Ohio, because I like lighthouses, and my mom's from the area so she had a coffee mug with a picture of it on there, and I think I've been up in it a couple times when I was young.

 

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(That counts as local since noone else was ever gonna show it off. :p)

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:12 AM Edited by stu, 12 April 2014 - 02:13 AM.

These are all local to me. We've got:

 

The Deep. (It's an aquarium).

 

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The Humber Bridge. Was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened and was so for 16 years. Now it's the 7th longest, but still the longest you can cross on foot. 

 

 

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Holy Trinity Church. Built around 1300 and is the largest parish church in England by floor area. 

 

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That's about it. 


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:27 AM Edited by W2B, 12 April 2014 - 08:39 PM.

Some interesting landmarks here in Pretoria, South Africa...

The Voortrekker Monument - arguably the most iconic landmark in the city. It's one of the first places you see when you drive into Pretoria on the main highway.

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The Union Buildings - which is basically South Africa's equivalent of the White House. It's where every president gets inaugurated, and it's where the president's office is located. I live fairly close to this place..

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Freedom Park - never been there but I think it looks pretty cool. At the top of the image you can also see the University of South Africa (UNISA)

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I have absolutely no idea what this waterfall is called, but I live just a few minutes away

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Loftus Versfeld Stadium - Home of the Blue Bulls!!!! It was also used as a 2010 Fifa World Cup stadium. You can't see it in this photo, but my old high school (AFFIES :cool: ) is situated just across the road to the right... (You can see part of the University of Pretoria at the top of the image)

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:15 AM Edited by ryan_J, 12 April 2014 - 09:26 AM.

Not local to where I am now but local to my second home...

 

Fort Shirley 

 

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Trafalgar Falls

 

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Emerald Pool

 

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Valley of Desolation (epic name)

 

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Scotts Head (notice how narrow the Island connection is)

 

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Roseau Cathedral

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

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Q1 Surfers Paradise. Tallest building in Australia and 5th tallest residential building in the world. I've been right up top to the nightclub over looking Surfers Paradise at night.

Not good if you're afraid of heights like I am lol.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Nice stuff people.

 

@GunWrath, I believe a trip to Savannah is in order.

 

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There is something similar to the Stone Mountain in Iran, although I believe it's a few thousand years older.

 

The rest of you have some awesome sights as well.

 

Another one of my favorite non-local sights is the Naqsh i-Jahan square, constructed circa 1598-1629

 

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Good stuff.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

There are a few chalk-rock formations left here from a few million years ago when this place used to be a sea. People like to steal shark teeth and fossils from the place. Then there's this big sculpture of a guy killing an animal. People like to take pictures of themselves behind the animal's butt, as if they're screwing it. Oh, then there's all the truck stops. People really like those.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:19 PM Edited by Mr Scratch, 12 April 2014 - 05:20 PM.

Ooh ok, I like this topic.

 

This one's from my city: the Continental Hotel, currently abandoned but it's still a beauty

 

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The former communist party hq in Buzludzha Bulgaria.

 

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Hashima Island.

 

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Renwick Hospital, this is the same hospital that was used in GTA IV for The Snow Storm.

 

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And another local one, the Huniad Castle.

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

Here is a place in the middle of the woods nearby called the Dahlinger ruins in Dearborn, Michigan.

 

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Due to poor preparation, I got lost in the woods for about 45 minutes before calling it quits when I went to go look for it because it was the middle of summer and really hot and half of the woods was like a swamp with knee high water. I later found out that I entered the woods from the exact opposite side where this was located at. Here are some more locations around Detroit. :ph34r: :ph34r:

 

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