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What is the official website for the Castel Sant'Angelo?

I'm currently looking to go to the Castel Sant'Angelo soon as part of a trip to Rome. Unfortunately I've had some trouble finding the official website in order to book tickets to enter, as I've seen a ...
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Visting Colomares Castle from outside

I am planning to visit the Colomares Castle on a Tuesday. According to the website, these are the summer timings for Tuesdays: From 10:00 a.m. at 2:00 p.m. From 5:00 p.m. at 9:00 p.m. I am afraid I ...
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What real castle would be least expensive to visit from New Zealand?

I'm going through the rules for board game called Burg Appenzell, and it says: The player who was the last to visit a real castle goes first. None of us have been in a real castle, and I thought it ...
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What are these hooks on Amsterdam's buildings?

Im in Amsterdam for the first time and I noticed these weird hooks on the top of nearly every building. My initial idea was that they are used to hold flags during during national holidays etc. What ...
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Are there any Japanese castles currently under construction?

Many once destroyed or demolished Japanese castles were later erected anew in order to boost local tourism. For example, reconstruction of Osaka Castle was finished in 1997. Are there any castles that ...
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What is the most isolated building in the world?

I wish to know what the the most isolated building in the world is, with "most isolated" being defined as "the longest distance to the closest building". Building complexes count ...
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What is this building and where is it? Europe in 1944-45 by a U.S. Army Air Force soldier. France, Germany, Belgium, or Netherlands?

What is this building and where is it? Taken in Europe in 1944-45 by a U.S. Army Air Force soldier 9th Air Force, 397th Bombardier Group, 599th Bomb Squadron. Could be in France north of Paris, ...
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Where is this tower?

I came across this photo from some family trip apparently in 1988. When I first saw it immediately reminded me of northern California / bay area. But the date doesn't correspond at all to any trip we ...
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What is the world's largest publicly accessible air-conditioned space? [closed]

Living just off the equator, in a place that's hot & humid all year around, I find myself longing for places with pleasant, predictable, climate-controlled environments. So: What is the largest ...
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In Taiwan, what do you call those covered walkways?

From what I've seen, Taiwan doesn't really have sidewalks. Instead, people walk "under" buildings. Is there a name for that gap space, between the street and the building fronts?
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What/where is this large building with flags?

I believe it is an American estate, because of the flags, but I don't know where. (https://i.sstatic.net/BM5cg.jpg)
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What does this tiny window balcony spotted in Zurich stand for?

Watching photos made in Zurich this September, I noticed strange window construction. What does this red wooden box stand for? It's too small to be a balcony - at least for adult human, probably it's ...
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Last minute Alhambra tickets in Granada

I have heard that tickets to visit the Alhambra get sold out months in advance. Isn't there an option to get last-minute tickets? (Legally, for sure) If anyone has any information it would be ...
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Whom do these Viennese sculptures depict?

In Vienna‘s first quarter, on the corner between Universitätsstraße and Reichsratsstraße, very close to the Votiv Church, there is a building with these sculptures: The first one looks kind of Greek,...
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Identify the building depicted in this charm

Vintage Charm identify where this opera house is?
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Where are these buildings?

I would like to know where this is from.
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What castle is this?

Can anyone tell me what castle this is and where it is located?
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Are there other places with wind tunnel "wings"?

On a recent visit to Leeds I experienced and learned about the history of the wind tunnel effect from Leeds' tallest building Bridgewater Place and the remediation the council have put in place to ...
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Seeing the Chicago Board of Trade

I'll be in Chicago from July 28 - Aug 3 and I'd like to see the Chicago Board of Trade. According to https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/chicago-board-of-trade-building/ there's a ...
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Where is this solitary building with a town and mountains in the background behind a valley?

This is an image from the LG TV screen saver. Does anyone have any idea where this place is?
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Which wall is this? [duplicate]

I saw this lockscreen wallpaper in my windows 10 laptop. Only thing i could understand was that this is in Rome, Italy. No name was given with the info. A google search on walls in Rome didn't provide ...
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Tegelbergbahn Tickets

I'll be visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle later this year, and I'd like to take a ride on this tegelbergbahn toboggan close to the castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-e_F0wodyk On their ...
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Where were these castle pictures from WW II taken?

I have four pictures taken during WWII but one of them isn't so great, although it does seem to show a tall tower within the building somewhere (added this pic--view from hill in back of castle). My ...
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Where in Shiraz, Iran can I find "The Pause"?

I'm looking for (the exact location of) this project: http://iranian-architect.ir/project-0214 The architect is Amir Hossein Ashari. It's somewhere in the city of Shiraz, Iran and is built in 2017.
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Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate something. How to know what?

Tokyo Tower's illumination changes almost daily to celebrate various events: A soccer game in which the Japanese team is playing. The visit of a foreign president. Support for a tragedy somewhere in ...
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In which city is this building with the inscription "domus dei et porta coeli"?

Can anyone let me know where this was taken please?
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What is this building in Bilbao?

I was in Bilbao last week and I saw this building that seemed out of place with its surroundings. It looked abandoned (broken windows, graffiti) but very imposing. And it probably had a great view.
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Are there interior guided tours of the Seven Sisters?

The Seven Sisters (Stalinskie Vysotki) are a set of seven famous Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style. Apart from the Galina Ulanova Museum in the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, are ...
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Identify the building in this picture

Does anyone know what building is shown in the picture below?
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Where do I find this building in Tbilisi, Georgia?

I'm looking for this place in Tbilisi. Does anyone recognise this and can point me to the right way?
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Where is this building on a mountain in Planet Earth 2?

In the documentary Planet Earth 2, there is a view of a number of buildings on the peak of a mountain. The narration states: Today, in the Alps, human encroachment is changing the highest of ...
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What city are these buildings in?

This advertisement is from Motor Trend magazine - November 1990. Additional Information: Yes, I am a fan of round and cylindrical buildings. I would like to see this grouping. I am sorry, I am new ...
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Architectural history of NYC for a five-year-old [duplicate]

We're heading to NYC next weekend, for my five-year-old's birthday present (his request). He's a very technically-minded child, and recently has loved asking questions about the history of buildings (...
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Where is this building?

It's possible it's in St Petersbourg but I do not know and I do not have a higher resolution picture. Question originally from http://www.gyakorikerdesek.hu/utazas__egyeb-kerdesek__7933933-felismeri-...
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What is the oldest building in the world still in use?

What is the oldest building or structure in the world that's still in regular use today? For the sake of the question, I'm not looking for something that still exists purely as a tourist attraction....
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Where to see traditional but everyday Japanese architecture

When travelling to Japan, I enjoy seeing things that are Japanese but everyday just as much as the big-ticket attractions such as the grand castles and temples. However, when it comes to architecture,...
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Identify this place in Myanmar

I'm trying to identify this Myanmar place. This appears in a local (Spanish) travel magazine promoting a Myanmar trip but doesn't have a legend. Do you know where is it?
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What is this tower I found in Spain?

42º37'46.6"N, 2º5'12.15"W No openings on three sides. Door and windows face south. No other openings except ditch from underneath, going north to point straight at Azqueta, but it only goes a short ...
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Highest point in NYC that may be reached for free?

What is the highest floor of any New York building that may be reached by the general public for free?
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What is this building?

What and where is this building? It's a stock photo and no amount of reverse-image searching on Google has provided me with a relevant result.
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What are the buildings in this photo of Atlanta?

I can identify some of the buildings, but there are a few I'm not sure about. My identifications, plus the 11 I'm not sure of I increased the lighting but had to crop out part of the building on ...
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Where in England can I walk on a high tension grid?

I wish to experience walking on a tension wire grid, preferably one suspended many metres above the ground such as in a theatre. Does anyone know of one accessible to the public (not only backstage ...
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Where is this structure in Berlin?

What is the location of this structure in Berlin? I know it was part of a test project for the 'Germania' plan, but I cant find any information for the exact location in Berlin.
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Where is this Indian-style palace with a large pool?

Trying to figure out where this place is:
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Child-Friendly Castles in Switzerland and Germany

Traveling between Geneva, Switzerland and Kempten, Germany. What are some recommendations for castles that would be entertaining for kids 7-10 years old? Ideally, I would like to find something ...
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Second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere - why?

I think this can be objectively answered, hopefully. Apparently the most photographed building in the southern hemisphere is the Sydney Opera House. Makes sense, pretty popular, scenic location etc. ...
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Things to visit in West Sussex, Great Britain [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Great Britain for entertainment purposes, and as a side effect I can visit West Sussex region at the end of May. I'm interested in historic monuments and landscapes. What are ...
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Can travellers see Buddhist temples in Saudi Arabia?

Can travellers see Buddhist temples in Saudi Arabia? I'm not a Buddhist myself, but I sometimes see Buddhist temples when travelling. Wikipedia mentions that there's approximately 400,000 Buddhists ...
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Coordinates of the Matsushima castle (松島城)?

Google Maps and Wikimapia don't know about 松島城 (Matsushima castle). I would start to doubt its existence if it were not for the numerous pictures available: CC-BY-SA-3.0 Kumamushi It has a view on ...
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Are there examples of Googie architecture outside the U.S.?

Falling in perhaps both the genres of "futurist" and "kitsch", Googie architecture is a classification for buildings which take on certain exaggerated, stylized characteristics, such as: ...
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