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    Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
    Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
    Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
    Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains

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    ___ Most Famous Landmarks and Cultural Monuments in the World - Part 2, City Icons

    Below you will find most famous landmarks which are symbols for a city and maybe even for the country, most of them are known world-wide.
    Click on the image to see the monument's description and a satellite view of the site.


    Landmark   Continent  
    Eiffel Tower
     
    Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars, Paris, France
    Few things symbolize Paris and France like this monument, it is the foremost universal icon of the French way of life of bon vivant and savoir vivre.
     
    Europe  
     
       
    Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London
     
    Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, is a symbol for London as well as an icon for the British way of life.
     
    Europe  
       
       
    Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City
     
    Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA, the Art Deco skyscraper is New York's most popular landmark and a symbol for the American way of life, rose during the Great Depression to the then tallest building in the world.
     
    The Americas  
       
       
    Forbidden City, Beijing, China
     
    Forbidden City, Beijing, China,
    The Forbidden City is the largest cluster of ancient buildings in the world, a city within a city and a symbol of China's cultural heritage.
     
    Asia  
     
           
    Sydney Opera House
     
    Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
    has become the very symbol of Sydney and maybe for whole modern Australia.
     
    Australia  
     
           
    Leaning Tower of Pisa
     
    Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the result of a colossal miscalculation. Everyone makes mistakes, but most people's mistakes does not weigh 14,500 tonnes. But some mistakes are excusable, after a while.
     
    Europe  
       
       
    Shwedagon Pagoda
     
    Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar
    the Golden Pagoda located in Yangon, Myanmar's de facto capital, is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese.
     
    Asia  
     
       
    Cologne Cathedral
     
    Cologne Cathedral (Dom zu Köln), Köln, Germany
    The Cologne Cathedral is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and the dominant landmark of the city of Cologne.
     
    Europe  
       
           
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
     
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
    main symbol of Berlin and today also a symbol for the reunited Germany.
     
    Europe  
       

    Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
    Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
    Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
    Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains

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    Photo credits:

    Eiffel Tower
    Description: Tour Eiffel
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright Licence: Public Domain

    Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster
    Description: The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, colloquially known as "Big Ben", in Westminster, London, England.
    Author: David Iliff
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

    Empire State Building
    Description: Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock.
    Author: Photo: Daniel Schwen
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License 1.2

    Forbidden City
    Description: Panorama of forbidden city, (2005)
    Author: Simm
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Public Domain

    Sydney Opera House
    Description: Sydney Opera house at night
    Author: Adam.J.W.C.
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

    Shwedagon Pagoda
    Description: Main entry of Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (2007)
    Author: nationsonline.org
    Copyright 2007 © nationsonline.org

    Cologne Cathedral
    Description: The two spires of Cologne Cathedral
    Author: nationsonline.org
    Copyright 2008 ? nationsonline.org

    Brandenburg Gate
    Description: Brandenburg Gate
    Author: nationsonline.org
    Copyright 2008 ? nationsonline.org


       

     
     
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