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That's the Chapelle royale de Dreux, also known as St-Louis de Dreux. Dreux is a town about 70 km west of Paris. This chapel is historically important, since the last King of France, Louis-Philippe (reign: 1830-1848), is buried there; the Chapel is the traditional burial place of members of the House of Orléans. As @Andrew already mentioned in his valuable ...


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This is the Édifice Price in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The pic was taken from the Citadelle of Quebec, view goes to north. Here's a view from Streetview from almost the same camera position (vegetation has changed): Pictures of Édifice Price from Wikimedia Commons: Similar view like pic in question: Source: Wikimedia Commons - Christophe.Finot / CC ...


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This question is hard to answer since you would have to define "in use" very precisely. Here are some wild guesses: Wikipedia has a list of the oldest buildings in the world. Prominently feature tombs/graves/similar and you could well argue they are still in use. That would go back as far as very roughly 4000 B.C. Stonehenge is believed to have been ...


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It is Aiguille du Midi station near to Mont Blanc, accessed from Chamonix in the French Alps, department Haute-Savoie. (See it on Google Maps) Photo from http://geo.hmg.inpg.fr/mto/jpegs/inventaire.html under CC-BY-SA It's the top station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, and also one of the two end points of the Panoramic Mont-Blanc gondola, which runs ...


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This is the Kalantarov's house from the early 20th century. The exact address is 27 Lado Asatiani Street , in the Sololaki district, just under Sololaki mountain where Narikhala stands. The closest underground station is Tavisuplebis Moedani. It was designed by architect K.A. Sarkisyan and built in 1908 for Michail Kalantarov, a rich merchant living in ...


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That's the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. It's an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. Photo from Wikimedia.


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There are no such temples in Saudi Arabia - source: 26+ years of living there. There are way more Christians in Saudi Arabia than Buddhists - but there are no churches in Saudi Arabia either. It is enshrined in the law - which states that all people are free to practice their religion in private only. Public houses of worship for other religions are not ...


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This is the former Round Island House / Hotel Frontenac / The New Frontenac (with annex building) on Round Island near Clayton, NY, United States. The New Frontenac existed from ca 1898 till 1911, when it burned down. For pics and more details on its history, see Clayton's Historic Island Hotels by Rex Ennis. Some more pics of the former "New Frontenac": ...


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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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I've never seen this place myself, nor heard about it before today, but after some research online, I'm fairly certain this is Segovia in Spain. Above is a picture of the same city from a slightly different angle. (Image credit Carlos Delgado, Original at Wikimedia Commons) The big church in the middle is the Segovia cathedral . The small church in the ...


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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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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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I would think it is the Tropical Island Resort in Germany. Apparently it has 5.5 million m³ of volume space. It is kept around 26°C all year around.


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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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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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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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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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I have not yet been able to find the volume of the Iran Mall, in Tehran, but its area is 1.4 million square meters, and it appears to be multi-floor. Based on a comment by Neusser, 1.4 million square meters is the total floor area, so I can only count one floor height. At 3 meter height, that would give it a total volume of about 4.2 million cubic meters, 5....


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


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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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IMPORTANT NOTE: From comments we have a photographic proof that in recent years there were two buildings (but in the same platform), so this answer do not fulfil the question requirements (later precised: Arctic research stations count as multiple buildings [which are similar to this]). (Until nature will destroy this station, and maybe a new one-single ...


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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 the ...


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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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I found someone who knows. One of the residents of Villamayor de Monjardín was three years old when it was built in 1948. It was a gravity water tower that has since been replaced by pumps. There is a spring on Montejurra, a mountain some distance away. They actually ran pipes down into the valley and up this hill to a tank that is no longer in or on the ...


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The Theatre of Epidaurus (4th century BCE!) still has performances. It is not, however, an enclosed building.


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The Great Pyramid of Giza initially had two functions, to serve as a tomb for the pharaoh, and to demonstrate his power and prestige. Today, it has two functions, to serve as a tourist attraction and to demonstrate the power and prestige of the pharaohs. It is a structure that has continuously fulfilled one of its functions since 2540 BC. As far as I know, ...


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Yes, that is Cittadella, province of Padua, Italy https://traveling4numbers.com/tag/cittadella/ and aerial view picture: another view picture it is really easy to spot since you can read clearly the domus dei et porta coeli meaning house of God and heavens door! in the main square church


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This is Sun City Resort in South Africa, opened in 1979, specifically it's the Palace of the Lost City. There's some apartheid-era history to it (thanks @Andrew Grimm) but it's still open today. You can use a service like TinEye or Google image search to search for pictures like this on the Internet, then from there look for captions or any relevant text ...


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How to possibly avoid waiting at the Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower consists of several stages. The lower part can be done either by stairs or by lift. The higher part can normally only be done by lift. There's usually a big queue for the lift at the ground floor, but not much of a queue for the stairs. When I climbed the Eiffel Tower, I didn't know that,...


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