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Flightfreak
17-12-2006, 12:27 PM
We had a post your pics, random photographs, desktops, but as far as i remember we never had a "post photographs of your home town (country if you don't have any in your town) monuments!" thread.

Foeni
17-12-2006, 01:07 PM
Kronborg, the very castle in Shakespeare's Hamlet:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/Foeni/Elsinore_Kronborg.jpg

Soren Kierkegaard:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/Foeni/Copenhagen_Kierkegaard.jpg

I'll post it as pictures when I get home from work.

Caramel
17-12-2006, 03:57 PM
http://k.foto.radikal.ru/0612/952a122cf5a4.jpg
This monument is identified Copper rider

http://k.foto.radikal.ru/0612/408f3d80238c.jpg
But this my city in the night

Mandy
17-12-2006, 04:35 PM
zzzzzzzzzz. Where's post your naked drunk town idiots?

(ie where I live is boring and there's nothing interesting to photograph)

Caramel
17-12-2006, 05:50 PM
About what drunk idiots you speak?

Mandy
17-12-2006, 06:00 PM
Errr? See it doesn't work when you speak two languages at once.

Caramel
17-12-2006, 06:46 PM
http://m.foto.radikal.ru/0612/7456b0da4746.jpg

http://m.foto.radikal.ru/0612/3f79cc0e033b.jpgThis is a Vasilievsky island

Caramel
17-12-2006, 08:32 PM
Tell me about your cityhttp://l.foto.radikal.ru/0612/a8f6b7268fb5.jpgThis Palace square

KnightleyNews
18-12-2006, 08:02 AM
Here's the glorious (not) statue that graces the centre of my town Netherton:

http://www.storyjohn.freeserve.co.uk/images/joedarby.jpg

Despite it looking like a guy squatting to have a crap, he's actually about to jump a vast distance holding dumb-bells. His name is Joe Darby and he was a world champion standing jumper, eg. he could clear a billiard table length-ways from a standing start.

The great thing is, the statue is not that high off the floor although that photo angle would suggest otherwise. Local kids retrieve clothes from the nearby clothing recycle bin and adorn old Mr Darby with anything from a nice floral Laura Ashley dress to a woolly hat and Megadeth t-shirt. Such fun to be had in these parts.

My town also cast the anchor for the Titanic, but they could never decide whether to celebrate that or not :(

Paul

Caramel
19-12-2006, 07:16 PM
Much beautifully and interesting, but else photographies there is?
http://o.foto.radikal.ru/0612/fca811e5fa37.jpgThis fountains in Petergof

Mandy
19-12-2006, 07:20 PM
Oooh I would so play in that.

Caramel
19-12-2006, 07:31 PM
http://o.foto.radikal.ru/0612/413fab796891.jpgThis arrow of the Vasilievsky island

barrington
19-12-2006, 10:53 PM
http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Big-Ben-London-Poster-C10123169.jpeg
DING DONG DING DONG, DING DONG DING DONG........
BONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG......
BONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG......
BONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG...... etc
well you get the idea.

Mandy
19-12-2006, 11:02 PM
You win.

sunshinebaby225
20-12-2006, 01:07 AM
so jealous of those pictures and where u guys live!
:icon_jaw:

Caramel
20-12-2006, 01:31 PM
so jealous of those pictures and where u guys live!
:icon_jaw:
What is your name? Show photographies of your city!

hasselbrad
24-12-2006, 02:09 AM
I can't think of a single monument in Tampa. I live off of Memorial Highway which used to run for miles under a canopy of trees as a memorial to fallen soldiers. But, they cut down all the trees to widen the road.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1140000/images/_1142058_asp_stadium_ariel._300jpg.jpg
Best I could do is a stadium with a fake pirate ship.
:dontknowa

Leah
05-01-2007, 07:30 PM
This is the University of Texas Tower. It's also the sight of a massive sniper killing. The University lights up the tower orange when the football team wins a big game (Burnt Orange is the school's color). That's american footbal by the way. Then there is the Texas State Capital in all her glory.

Urbanebula
06-01-2007, 01:51 AM
http://ruscoe.net/photos/Shropshire_Jan_2005/IMG_5780.jpg
Market Drayton's WW1 and WW2 Memorial.

http://ruscoe.net/photos/Shropshire_Jan_2005/IMG_5784.jpg
The ButterCross.

http://ruscoe.net/photos/Shropshire_Jan_2005/IMG_5752.jpg
Not local to me anymore but walked passed this everyday while at college. Digi will know this one. :)

Digital_Ice
06-01-2007, 06:19 AM
its the OMH!

KapiTa
22-02-2007, 09:49 PM
ooooh, there are so many places I've never been to!!! The only city I've visited ( I mean the one which photos have been posted here) is St Petersburg. All of the photos of your cities are so beautiful, I' love to visit all of them (and many more). I want to show you some photos of my city (Moscow) taken from the internet (may be I'll show you some photos taken by me later:icon_smil ) My favourite places:
Roads from a bird's eye view
The Moscow-river quay
http://v.foto.radikal.ru/0702/c2ffd6e2e987t.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=208b0da5c4cf435bacc6106528b9a3f1)
The Novodevichy convent (I like it very much, it's so beautiful I think!)
http://v.foto.radikal.ru/0702/c5d9d99b2edbt.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=45c3de105384460aaf32eed5754deeb2)
http://t.foto.radikal.ru/0702/f17066bde2ebt.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=1b43e6a3441140eda81d94e1c2474d49)
The Mayakovsky theatre
http://t.foto.radikal.ru/0702/c36b19d5444bt.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=424cbfa6ddbd44b38246c4b5a6c924e1)
The Bolshoi theatre
http://t.foto.radikal.ru/0702/d1917a68df4at.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=8938ae9bd53f4362bece722d21111475)
http://t.foto.radikal.ru/0702/7a48a8423814t.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=24ebfb5e85bc454bb3dc282216a9a4c4)
You see 2 grey buildings in the left corner? The house we live in is behind them. It's not far from Kremlin.
http://t.foto.radikal.ru/0702/cdf528d44e1ct.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=353317a61cf4483c8a9b327e77fe5049)

Leonie
22-02-2007, 10:00 PM
This is my university and the original town hall. I like to refer to it as "Hogwarts." Photo taken by me and my dad's trusty tripod. Wuv.

KapiTa
22-02-2007, 10:04 PM
Leoni,:icon_jaw: :Hail: Very beautiful

Leonie
22-02-2007, 10:27 PM
Flightfreak, I remember photo 1, 2, 3 and 4 from my school trip of... Christ, six years ago. I'm getting old.

Our youth hostel was a five minute walk away from photo number 3, if that is indeed the Gravensteen castle. If you cross the road there and walk towards the centre, there is the most amazing little Belgian chocolate shop on your left. I should know, I'm a girl.

Classmates of mine put oranges in the tramrails in front of Gravensteen and watched them explode as the trams came by. We were such evil little arseholes.

KapiTa
22-02-2007, 11:12 PM
KapiTa, Russia has beautifull cities, i'd love to visit em some day! :)
Welcome!))
You know, my friend visited Belgium about 4 years ago. I don't remember in which city did their group live, but she liked the trip very much.
Travelling is such a great thing:cool:

Porcelain_Doll
23-02-2007, 02:55 PM
Belgium and Russia win for best pics, I'll say!

I'd love to go to Russia some day...my uncle got his degree in Moscow, he loved it. (the city, I'm not sure about the degree). I know quite a bit about Russia's history, especially the imperial families, from the first czar to the last. I love russian literature, my latest obsession is Pushkin :Hail: The man was a genius...

All I know about Belgium is that they make amazing chocolate :P Kidding.

My city is....picturesque, I'll say, but it doesn't have any impressive monuments. Other cities, like Colonia del Sacramento, are amazing. We do have what is called the "Old City", and that's pretty darn cool. It's literally the old part of my city. Beautiful. Maybe I'll post a pic later

KapiTa
23-02-2007, 04:58 PM
Belgium and Russia win for best pics, I'll say!

Thank you, Porcelain_Doll! We' ll be waiting for your photos!
I know quite a bit about Russia's history, especially the imperial families, from the first czar to the last.
wow!:icon_surp Well done! :king: I even don't remember much about it! unfortunately..

I love russian literature, my latest obsession is Pushkin :Hail: The man was a genius...

I love Pushkin too)) He is really great:)

Flightfreak, me and my friend were so much excited of the photos, so we tried to find out smth about travelling to Belgium! We wanted to visit it in summer. Unfortunately it's is rather expensive to us for now(((. May be next year. Oh, it's so beautiful there!

hasselbrad
23-02-2007, 07:03 PM
Belgium is a lovely country ofcourse and there is chocolat, but the cities will be really small compared to the cities you're used too i think. Maybe Paris or London would be nice too if you're planning to spent a lot of money on traveling? :)

I watched Rachel Ray eat her way around Brussels.
Mmmm...chocolate.

Gasparilla Pirate Ship (http://www.tampagov.net/about_Tampa/feature_events/Gasparilla/images/Gasparilla%2012.jpg)
This is the only "monument" I can think of. It's a floating, fake pirate ship that they use in the Gasparilla Festival every year.

I was just going to post the picture but it turned huge, so fuck it...you'll just have to click the link.

allied_assult
24-02-2007, 05:39 AM
so jealous of those pictures and where u guys live!
:icon_jaw:
Me too!! I live in a small, crappy town called Hugo, but I prefer to say I live in Forest Lake. It's been around for 100 years I guess and they've just now started to do something with it. Not much to photograph here. Maybe I'll take a picture of the only resturant in the whole town. A place called Ricci's that's rotting and smells like mold. Don't you wish you lived here?? :icon_lol:

capt.charly
25-02-2007, 12:04 AM
Paris !!!!!!!!! Eiffel Tower :icon_lol:

hehe i am French !
vive la France


http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4849/toureiffelww4.jpg

KapiTa
25-02-2007, 07:06 PM
I visited Paris with my family when I was 14 (6 years ago). The Eiffel tower is so beautiful at night with all those lights. We were sitting near it, taking fotos, my mother was chatting with french people (she knows french very well) Also I liked Disneyland very much! It's cool!!!!:icon_smil

I want to show you some pics of some Moscow metro-stations. I adore underground in my city, it's very beautiful, I think
Maiakovskaya
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0702/584933c1eda8t.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=f40231ad948f4308ac0cd1c7e8fef3a5)
Arbatskaya
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0702/fc8e16a1f85bt.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=f17216eebdd4448d805fc22f8e7b9827)
the hall of Arbatskaya station
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0702/53b04182d13ct.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=b655feff80ea4be6b972fbd4bbe4c485)
Komsomolskaya
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0702/e16086fe4065t.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=745ab488089c4dfc800638ee1c6b4d82)
Novoslobodskaya
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0702/07d675f05b7ft.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=6f12df371bb0458fac6f2fccb5ebfa29)
Business-center (the newest one)
http://s.foto.radikal.ru/0702/db05308f8feet.jpg (http://foto.radikal.ru/f.aspx?i=1060ee6476ff4e04ac195b95e3ad4e0b)

Porcelain_Doll
25-02-2007, 11:13 PM
normally i hate public transport, train, metro's, buses,
but that looks like a joy to be traveling in! :)

I second that!

Zanko26
26-02-2007, 04:57 PM
The Colosseum, in Rome
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4066/fco20rome2020colosseum2oc8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


The tower of Pisa
http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/127/pisatowerzv5.th.jpg (http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pisatowerzv5.jpg)

Leonie
26-02-2007, 05:05 PM
Would you believe I've actually been at the very top of that thing? It was one of the most terrifying things I have ever done. It was raining, and the marble was SO slippery. My vertigo kicked in like you wouldn't believe...

However, now I get to brag about having climbed the leaning tower of Pisa, so it was all worth it :D I also counted it as one of the "cultural activities" school made us do. Haharr!

Zanko26
26-02-2007, 05:14 PM
I've never go to Pisa... Is it beautiful?? I'd prefer to go to Firenze and visit the Uffizi
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5981/uffizisv7.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=uffizisv7.jpg)
:D

Leonie
26-02-2007, 05:19 PM
I've only been once. Despite the fact that it rained a lot, the buildings looked just magnificent. In addition, it's the only place I've ever seen two crashed cars in the middle of a crossing, with the ambulance smashed into the traffic lights :P

Zanko26
26-02-2007, 05:24 PM
Did nobody say you:"Welcome to Italy!" ?? No, it might be a case XD

Norseman
26-02-2007, 11:58 PM
Here is some "attractions" from where I live:Bergen in Norway.
It may not all be big and fancy monuments but anyway. The Viking swords are from Stavanger though.

Viking monument in Stavanger.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/BingoMeister/sverd.jpg
Fløibanen: Funicular.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/BingoMeister/Flien.jpg
More an oversight image of Bergen "downtown"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/BingoMeister/bergen.jpg
The Grieg Hall. Named after a composer of classical music.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/BingoMeister/Grieg.jpg
Fantoft Stave-church.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/BingoMeister/Kirke.jpg
Håkonshallen/The HaakonsHall and the Rosenkrantz tower. The hall is from 1261, and the tower from about 1560.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/BingoMeister/hkons.jpg


Lots of other stuff too, but don't wanna make a too long post.

hasselbrad
27-02-2007, 02:22 PM
This thread makes me jealous.

http://p.vtourist.com/1725520-Bayshore-Tampa.jpg

At over four miles, Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa boasts the longest continuous sidewalk in the world. Too bad the bay smells like open ass.