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Old 09-02-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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Maastricht is probably most famous for the Vrijthof square. It has a lot of monumental buildings, some of them dating back to the 10th century. Examples are the Basilica of Saint Servatius (well-known place of pilgrimage, visited by Pope John Paul II), the gothic red Saint John's church, the Spanish Gouvernement, the Theater at the Vrijthof and the Military Guardhouse.




As soon as there's a bit of sunshine, people flock to one of the many terraces of the Vrijthof:




The Vrijthof is also used for concerts and outside events, such as the annual Andre Rieu concerts:

Ah, you live in Maastricht... A Very nice town! I was fascinated when I visited it because this part of Europe is really a crossroad of different cultures, at the "three border corner". I found it so different from most of the Netherlands, less typically Dutch to say so. But in the same time what a other world Maastricht seem in comparision to the Neighboring Belgian town of Liege, we could hardly realise that about 30km separate those towns. Aachen, also very close is another thing too from both Maastrich ans Liege, even more similar to Maastricht.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: 53179
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Eh i think that's fast changing though. I get the impression "the Bean" will become the most prominent landmark in Chicago in 5-10 years over the Sears/Willis Tower (unless we get something much bigger). I think most people outside of the U.S. born post 2000- won't really know about the Sears/ Willis Tower. I have found the Bean is definitely a lot more popular with tourists nowadays.
I actually never heard of the bean before I moved here. The Sears tower and the Buckingham fountain to me.

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: 53179
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Oh, and let me add the el train.lol I heard about the L long before I moved to the US.

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Old 09-02-2013, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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I actually never heard of the bean before I moved here. The Sears tower and the Buckingham fountain to me.

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Thanks to "Married... With children" the fountain is probably the most famous landmark of Chicago amongst Europeans
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Super Target.

http://magmechanical.com/gallery/SuperTarget_lg.gif

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:45 AM
 
Location: 53179
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Thanks to "Married... With children" the fountain is probably the most famous landmark of Chicago amongst Europeans
Yep! :-)

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Old 09-03-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Like in most medium-sized cities in the USA, the County Court House is the best-known landmark in Victoria, Texas.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...0.85,,0,-17.23


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In the little town I originally grew up in, is a very well known feature that most people from out of town don't even know exists. It is the original full-size casting of one of America's most iconic sculptures.

http://www.jeffraflik.com/end.of.the...1511.0915a.jpg

Another landmark in the same town, better known, is the 1854 Wisconsin State Prison, one of the oldest non-religious buildings in the US still in use for its original purpose.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...n_Exterior.jpg

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Château Frontenac (pic from Wikipedia commons):

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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The cable-stayed bridge over the Pinheiros River is often associated with my city:


However, the Gardens of the Ipiranga are my favourite landmark:


And the Monumento às Bandeiras (not really impressive, but very emblematic):


(All pics from Wikimedia Commons)
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Beautiful pics everyone! Would love to visit all those cities if I could! B)
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