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Well tineye.com got a few hits but nothing to solve the problem... But Google Image Search using your photo as the search parameter was more helpful. One of the many hits was to a blog called The Sticky Egg, specifically the post from November 13 2011 called "Feeling Bookish", which includes an address: De Batavier in Lootstraat, Amsterdam. Then ...


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This is the sort of waffle that marketing people are very good at generating. It is positive in all the right ways, and negative in all the right ways. It's clever. Is it catchy? Yes. Is it carefully modest? Yes. (Note that it's not the MOST photographed.) Is it a slogan? Yes. Is it possible to disprove? No/unlikely. Are people likely to question it? No. ...


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You have several possibilities for a picnic on a normal day (as Gayot Fow's answer mentions, the white picnic is worth the trip as well). The first one is where everyone goes, particularly tourists - namely around the Grand Canal. I would not say that you need to "reserve" your spot but some places get crowded. A picture I took in May, on a Sunday, from ...


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Google reverse image search locates the original of this picture. It is the Fausto Theatre in Havana. The ants were a temporary exhibit.


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There are a great many locations on the Great Wall that can be visited. The most common start point if from Beijing, however, I would disagree with the answer by Mark Mayo in that they are not all over crowded with tourists. Most tours head to the section along Badaling, near Beijing, and that is the bit to avoid. Though again, if timed right and going off ...


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It's on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. There's an informative page about it on the cathedral's website: You can see it from ground level, but they advise binoculars. As for why it's there: Washington National Cathedral held a decorative sculpture competition for children... The third-place winner was ...


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It is the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania (some more photos). As to whether it's the biggest building in the world, Wikipedia says: According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. But see also the list of largest buildings in ...


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This is the Rock of Cashel. Located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland. This castle is also known as: Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock.


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I also find it incredibly difficult to search for a lot of things in Japan, especially in English on Google. Having the exact Japanese name and address makes things easier. This tower is actually not a "Castle" but rather a "castle style tower". It is an observation/look-out tower. Here is the address: 松島城天守閣天望台 〒981-0213 Miyagi-ken, Miyagi-gun, ...


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I am willing to contest the basic premise: despite several claims online, I won't accept that this train station is the second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere. That said, perhaps it depends on how you stretch the definition of 'building'. Not exactly scientific, but hard numbers nonetheless, I searched Flickr for... "machu picchu": ...


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Well this list has an index to ALL the Wikipedia pages for lighthouses in the world. I'll ignore lightvessels for this question. For European countries: Belgium - 6 Bulgaria - 5 Denmark - 6 Estonia - 42 Finland - 9 France - several Wales - 25ish Scotland - tons Portugal - 44 continental, more in Azores Spain - tons Sweden - 20ish England - 50ish Norway - ...


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I think it is a part of the Brighton royal pavilion in Brighton, England.


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That is the Teatro Fausto, on the corner of Prado and Colon, in Havana Cuba. The "ants" you see in the photo were an artist's exhibit in 2012 for the Havana Biennial. They are no longer on the building.


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Are there any current major Finnish cities where the architecture is medieval, or at least "pre modern" (before the late 1600s)? In short, no. Compared to most countries in central and southern Europe, Finland has very few remaining medieval buildings (or indeed buildings older than 100-200 years, sadly). Most buildings back then were wooden (and ...


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It is an apartment complex built on the waterfront of Aarhus in Denmark. Isbjerget was created in a collaboration between four architectural firms: JDS, CEBRA, SeARCH, and Louis Paillard. It took 5 years for the project to be completed, and is one of the first projects to be completed within De Bynære Havnearealer, the new docklands quarter of ...


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For general communist architecture I would start at Alexander Platz and walk down the 'Karl-Marx-Allee' all the way to 'Frankfurter Tor' in Friedrichshain. There is nothing super special there, but the street was used for the big parades and still has a bit of an 'East German' feeling to it. As for bunkers, there are still many around, some of them from the ...


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Well there were actually several stages of the wall, and it's now in various states of disrepair / ruin depending on where you go. Presumably you want to go where there's actually wall, as opposed to rubble. One of the most common routes is ex-Beijing, but since you want less crowded, we'll skip that. For something quite cool and different, try Shanhaiguan ...


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This is Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany. For more information about the castle and how to visit it, here is the official website. Photo from Wikipedia


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Here's my guess... Trinity Church, in Serebryaniki Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6837647 (translation)


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Another answer, courtesy of an email response from Russ Rowlett of The Lighthouse Directory: All the European countries have many lighthouses, but they differ in how accessible they are. The Netherlands has a large number of major lighthouses within a small area, and most of them are accessible. Portugal has many beautiful lighthouses and they are ...


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The city is Fujiyoshida on the NNE side of Mt Fuji. See jpatokal's answer for the exact camera location. From left to right, the marked buildings are: Fujisan station. The glass facade that's visible from street level is quite poorly defined in this photo, but covers the bottom third of the blue frame. The lighter part that's visible in the photo sticks ...


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Of course you can picnic at Versailles, it's de rigueur; in the gardens behind the palace that is (not inside). You can picnic all year around whenever the gardens are open to the public. In the summer the only problem is finding a suitable spot because the competition from other people having a picnic can be quite keen. Pick your spot early and lay a ...


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Google on "half-buried armenian monastery" gives WikiTravel page on Northern Armenia. There I found Haghpat Monastery. Google images confirms.


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As with everything else in China - if you go to a place that is opened for tourists, be prepared to see a lot of them. You can usually avoid the hordes by going on a weekday (as opposed to weekend), avoiding national holidays, going early in the morning and picking a place that is less-known (pick #3, #4, ... place as opposed to #1, #2 place). That being ...


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If you want large castles in Germany, try 10 Largest Castles in Germany If you're willing to travel a little further afield to Lithuania, there is Trakai Island Castle. It's not in Poland or Germany I know but it's architecturally similar. According to wikipedia, the castle is sometimes referred to as "Little Marienburg (Malbork)"


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Amazingly it was a kid's competition that got it there. The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC - where Star Wars villain’s sculpted image sits next to a raccoon 200ft up America’s national house of prayer. A story about it in The Sun. The Wikipedia article on the Cathedral has more information too: The Cathedral boasts what is probably ...


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According to Google Image, it should be Santorini.


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My favourite communist architecture in Berlin is definitely the Frankfurter Tor and the rest of the "Stalinallee ensemble". Frankfurter Tor: Thanks to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons Stalinallee / Karl-Marx-Allee: Thanks to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons Building on Stalinallee / Karl-Marx-Allee: My own photo I'm not sure if this is exactly what you ...


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There seems to be a small mosque in Liechtenstein, the green mosque in Triesen (about 2km from the city center of Vaduz), that is also mentioned in this travel stub about Liechtenstein for "Halal-conscious travelers". The local population of Muslims only numbers about 2000, but according to Wikipedia, there is one yearly work permit offered for an Imam.


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The site explains: If all the times are taken, the following message will be displayed: "no tickets available for the date requested". Choose another day (or purchase your ticket for immediate entry at the monument ticket counters). That says to me that if you can't buy online, you can still go up, but you'll have to wait in a (possibly long) line. ...



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