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    Posted: 13-Oct-2005 at 13:45
For Paris, it's the Eiffel Tower.

For Sydney, it's the Opera House.

For Dubai, it's the Burj al'Arab.


What is it for your city?


Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vijecnica: Originally Sarajevo's City Hall, the National Library is a symbol of Sarajevo instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with the city. It was described by its architect as "delicate Ottoman details on a solid, Austro-Hungarian base", meant to represent the city as it existed in the early years of the Austro-Hungarian empires reign over this part of the world. It incorporates patterns and designs representing all the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including crescents and stars of David.






Gazi Husrev Begova Dzamija: The Bey's Mosque was built in the early 1500s and, until very recently, was the largest Islamic building in Europe. It is the center of Sarajevo's famous Bascarsija, or 'Old Marketplace', district and a landmark visible from almost anywhere in the ancient streets of the Old Town area.






Bascarsija: Bascarsija literally means 'Old Marketplace', and it is the historical, cultural, and spiritual heart of Sarajevo. It is, by the far, the largest and most well-maintained carsija in the Balkans - second in size only to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. It covers a large section of the city center, stretching from Alifakovac Street in the southeast to Saraci Street in the centre. These tiny, cobbled streets - lined with specialty shops selling everything from gold coffee sets to engraved bomb casings - attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.






Sebilj: The Sebilj fountain is at the centre of Trg Golub, or 'Pigeon Square', the main square in Sarajevo's Bascarsija district. Famous for sweet spring waters in general, Sarajevo has built a legend around the Sebilj fountain - among others in the city. They say if you drink the water once, you will return to Sarajevo. If you return to drink it again, you will never leave.






Katedrala: The Cathedral of Jesus' Heart is the largest Catholic church in Sarajevo and one of the most beautiful in the Balkans. Because it is a relatively new addition to the city (late 1800s), it was possible for the architects to incorporate centuries of design, from throughout the Slavic Catholic world, into a single, honey-colored structure. The church is part of one of Sarajevo's great beauties: An Orthodox Church, a Mosque, a Synagogue, are within a block of it.






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Cathedral of Guadalajara
















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Brescia: the Loggia (the building of the city government). It was built during the Venetian rule and completed in 1574. Varous artists worked for this building (Palladio, Sansovino, Tiziano and others).

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The worlds lameist and most unjustly famous landmark ever....

 

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Montreal, one of the few french cities in North-America.

The Olympic Stadium

St. Paul Cathedral

Shadowed by the new

Montreal City Hall at night

The new Montreal transport system



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Budapest.

It is hard to choose.

Either the Heroes Square:

Or the Building of the Parliament (Országház):



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^ Parliament, for sure.

One of Europe's most beautiful buildings.
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Doon Valley

Clock Tower

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Tehran, I bornt & am living in this overcrowded city

Azadi Tower ( shahiad ),(Freedom Tower)
The Gateway to Tehran

Coming from the airport and Qazwin, the Azadi Tower is the first thing a visitor sees.The Tower acts as an impressive gateway to Tehran.It includes a museum and art galleries.Made of white stone, and 45 meters high.



Would you have  guessed this is the Azadi Tower?


The longest street in middeleast, The Valiasr st. ( Pahlavi st. )


Tochal, The mountain in the north of Tehran, The fantastic nature above Tehran.



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Esfahan also is my forefathers land:
Isfahan! The living Museum


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Very hard to choose, There are many many pix from Esfahan, you can refer to above link, you'll find them fabulous

Meidan-e Emam is the biggest square in the world which is completely surrounded by buildings (500meters long and 165 meters wide). It used to be a smaller Place (Nakhsh-e Djahan) until Shah Abbas I  rebuilt it. Formerly known as Meidan Shah (the square of the Shah), its name were changed to Meidan-e Emam after the Revolution in 1979, when all the streets and buildings in Iran which contained any name of any Shah were renamed using Islamic names. Anyway this placed is absolutely impressive. You feel the charm of the past and present Orient. It seems you got back two or three centuries.
The square is completely surrounded by wide galleries in which you can find shops and the bazaar. Also part of the square, the palace of Ali Qapu, the Sheikh Lotfallah mosque and the Masdjed-e Emam mosque.



Meidan-e Emam from the balcony of Ali Qapu


Masdjed-e Emam (formerly Masdjed Shah) has to be considered as one of the most beautiful buildings of the world. The first impression is, you think you got back two or three centuries. The next is some kind of dizziness in view of the size, beauty and the charisma of this mosque.
Built between 1590 and 1630.


The Ceiling


Masdjed Sheikh Lotfallâh is one of the loveliest mosques of Iran. Incredible fine design and a beautiful selection of colours. A masterpiece of islamic art.


The Palace of Ali Qapu, on the opposite of the Sheikh Lotfallah mosque.
From the veranda, where you have the nicest view over the whole square, the monarchs used to watch the games of polo which took place in the square. The lower floors were probably used as quarters for guards. The building was built remarkably high for that time.



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^ They're all so beautiful!
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