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add On September 27, 2011




, Bangladesh
#46New Post! Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:04:59
@Falsifying Said

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add On September 27, 2011




, Bangladesh
#47New Post! Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:08:12
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Oisin On January 27, 2012




Glasgow, United Kingdom
#49New Post! Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:17:53
@add Said

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where abouts in bangladesh are you ?
Skyscraper On October 01, 2011
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Boone, North Carolina
#50New Post! Oct 01, 2011 @ 19:57:11
Mine is The Wachovia Building in Downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I like it because of the style of it. It has a very unique design.
Skyscraper On October 01, 2011
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Boone, North Carolina
#51New Post! Oct 01, 2011 @ 20:00:21
Mine is the Wachovia Building in Downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I like it because it has a unique design.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#52New Post! Oct 01, 2011 @ 21:28:23
Whatever prison they put Erik Holder in.
MAKAROV On December 08, 2011




in hiding, Russia
#53New Post! Oct 03, 2011 @ 19:27:34
the kremelin MOSCOW because of the gold
drman321 On December 28, 2013




, Florida
#54New Post! Oct 03, 2011 @ 19:40:59
My favorite building I have seen with my own two eyes in the Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy. I was thoroughly amazed at how beautiful it was.
Wellard On April 29, 2012
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In your Mind, Cape Verde
#55New Post! Oct 03, 2011 @ 21:48:58


Broadmoor Hospital for the criminally insane
Wellard On April 29, 2012
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In your Mind, Cape Verde
#56New Post! Oct 03, 2011 @ 21:49:41
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Cacharel On September 07, 2012




Warsaw, Poland
#57New Post! Oct 03, 2011 @ 22:15:05
I ADORE Notre Dame de Poitiers Church.. to me it's one of the most remarkable and fascinanting buildings from the late - romanic period. I have a big sentiment for this church especially because of its' rich ornament, so fabulous, delicate and sublime.. not to mention that I LOVE Middle Ages as a whole
Anchor On August 28, 2019




Stornoway, United Kingdom
#58New Post! Jul 22, 2019 @ 10:01:01
Kowloon Walled City no longer exists, but looks amazing in old photos.
If that doesn't count as a single building, then my favourite is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, which began construction in the 19th century and might be finished sometime in the next decade or so.
mrmhead On about 4 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#59New Post! Jul 22, 2019 @ 11:45:39
Not necessarily an architect buff, but if I had to pick one, it'd be the Burj Khalifa. It looks like it could be The Dark Tower ... maybe it is, in another world.
Jennifer1984 On August 25, 2019
Remoaner and proud





Penzance, United Kingdom
#60New Post! Jul 22, 2019 @ 18:24:52
On a global level I would have to say the Taj Mahal takes some beating for sheer beauty and atmosphere.

At a more local level, from Greenwich in London, the Flamsteed Observatory in Greenwich Park, high up on a hill, overlooking the Thames and all the various other buildings of note such as the Naval College, the Royal Seaman's Hospital and the National Maritime Museum rather captured my fascination as a girl.

Now named the Royal Observatory Greenwich it played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known for the fact that the Prime Meridian of the world (0 degrees Longitude) passes through it, and thereby gave its name to Greenwich Mean Time.



commissioned in 1675 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren (also designed St Paul's Cathedral). King Charles also created the position of Astronomer Royal At that time the king also created the position of Astronomer Royal, the first being John Flamsteed. It is still a working observatory to this day.
Greenwich - The Prime Meridian of the World.

In 1833, to help mariners at the port of London and others in line of sight of the observatory to synchronise their clocks to GMT, Astronomer Royal John Pond installed a time ball that drops precisely at 1 p.m. (13:00) every day atop the observatory. Initially it was dropped by an operator; from 1852 it was released automatically via an electric impulse from the Shepherd Master Clock. The ball is still dropped daily at 13:00 (GMT in winter, BST in summer).

Royal Observatory Greenwich




The Shepherd Gate Clock. Don't be fooled by the appearance, this is one of the most accurate clocks in the world.

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