Theme: Famous Buildings

Any structure that is know relatively widely. It could also include not just buildings but structures such as tunnels, radio masts etc.

For example: the Eiffel Tower; Sydney Opera House; Statue of Liberty; St. Peter's Basilica; the Great Wall of China; Taipei 101; Sagrada Familia; The Mezquita (in Córdoba).

This theme was suggested by damned_truths.

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8 Answers 8


Statue of Liberty at Winter Dusk enter image description here

The Statue of Liberty near dusk on a February afternoon in 2013, as seen through some fencing near the Staten Island Ferry terminal.

Canon EOS 400D 100-300mm zoom @ 250mm 1/500, f/10


St. Peter's Basilica

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iPhone X, 28 mm, f1.8, ISO 25, 1/3003s

St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican as seen through a window in Castel Sant'angelo in Rome. May 2019


Three Architectures

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Some years ago I saw a theme on some social medium to try photographing three different types of architecture in the same photo, so I thought I'd try that. It turns out there are a lot of possibilities in Manhattan (as opposed to the small town I grew up in...)

I snapped this one in March of 2013. In keeping with the theme of "famous buildings" the one that's on the very left of the photo is the Empire State Building. Just not the top portion that's instantly recognizable.

Canon EOS 400D 100-300mm @ 100mm 1/320, f/8


The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower

Nikon D40, 30mm, ƒ/4.2, 1/3200, ISO200


Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Taj Mahal

iPhone 5s, 29mm, ISO32, 1/5000s, f2.2
Jan/30, 2019


The Vatican

The Vatican

Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX80


Trevi Fountain

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iPhone X, 28mm, f1.8, ISO 20, 1/1171s

Trevi Fountain and its backdrop, Palazzo Poli, in Rome, Italy. May 2019


The Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, Iceland.


iPhone7, 28mm, ISO 20, 1/1400s, f 1.8 Take on Jun/4, 2021

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