What's your favourite masterpiece of architecture?

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There are many beautiful buildings around the world, like the library of Alexandria, the Louvre, The Colosseum...

It's difficult to pick one, but Sydney Operahouse

http://www.nettravel.cz/Data/Foto/421475/1024/Australie-Sydney-opera-V-Sydney-Australie-1012.jpg [Broken]

scores high on my ranking. The designer is Danish, by the way.
 
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marcusl

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I'm partial to domes. St. Peter's and Paul's are both spectacular, but Il Duomo in Florence is my favorite, especially since you can climb up over its bricks and timbers between the two shells on your way to the cupola on top. The Pantheon is amazing because it is huge, and was built with concrete, by the ancient Romans.
 
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Romans are the best. 1000 years later and still standing.
 

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Ursula Andress...
'nuff said.
 
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And the rest, few are from 500BC.

But this is young for Greek ruins. In fact the oldest ruins in Italy are Greek in Sicaly
 

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Greeks are better, plus the romans stole all there ideas from the greeks.
Greeks are cool but they didn't come up with arches and domes...
 

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Hmm..Taj Mahal, perhaps?
 

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Gokul's dead on with this, the Sagrada Familia is absolutely incredible. And it's not even finished yet.

Also a big fan of Bilbao's Guggenheim museum:

http://www.itea.arcelor.com/imagenes/edificios/estado/223-126-Guggenheim%20(Large).jpg
 
i would have to go with the sagrada familia also. it will be finished in my lifetime luckily. :approve:

http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/9472/sagradafamiliadrawingvy5.png [Broken]


i also like the hagia sophia & the surrounding buildings. it reminds me of theed (the naboo capital city) in star wars.
 
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The Burj al-Arab hotel.
 

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The Burj al-Arab hotel.
That's the one with the tenniscourt on top right ? Where Federer and Agassi once played an exhibition "match".

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They actually played tennis on the helipad. Tiger Woods hit a golf ball into the sea.
 
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Yes. :bugeye: :surprised
WOW, man man man...I agree with Evo, this is some impressive building.

BRAVO

marlon

I would love to have my office there...Way up high in fresh air to get lots of inspiration for whatever it is i would be doin'

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Lol, then a big gust of wind comes along and blows all your papers into the ocean. :rolleyes:
 

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