Now /b/, show us the landmark of your home town. I begin, Turning Torso, Malmö, in south of Sweden.
Einhardt Basilika, near Frankfurt, Germany
In Cuyahoga falls there is this ugly religious tower that was never finished
The Laxey Wheel - Worlds largest water wheel. It pumps out the (disused) mines
Hey cool, I'm in Yarmouth Massachusetts. Intravenous drug use is kind of our thing, like the Quincy anon, so here's an aerial shot of Mayflower Beach in Dennis MA, the town next door
Salvation army Winnipeg Manitoba
Just a church. There's a law that no building can be taller than that church, and some roads are even designed to give a good view of it. It's right smack in the middle of the city.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
I've never actually seen this in person being a VA native.
International rose test garden. Over 500 varieties of roses being tested for...growingness.
We also smoke up! And I'm guessing we eat your lobsters. Truth be told, here its pretty magical for three or four months but the rest of the time things close and it gets super sleepy.
When's the best time to visit NS?
I've only been there to see fireworks on the 4th of July when I was a kid and I think once on a field trip. I'm 52 and haven't been up in the Washington Monument since elementary school. I live less than 10 miles outside of D.C.
been there. went to college in Radford and at the time the only malls were in Roanoke. Also went to a punk show in Roanoke at a bar called The Iroquois Club
The best time to visit Yarmouth is definitely during our Seafest celebrations that are held for a week in July. But anytime in July or August is when things are booming the most. We are a small retirement fishing town will a population of 7-8000 people and there arent many attractions other than the lighthouse but we do get a fair share of tourists in the summer.
I would recommend Ghent and Antwerp then. Both very lively and historic at the same time. This is the castle in the centre of Ghent called Gravensteen.
Parlement de Bretagne, in Rennes, Brittany, France
basically same schooling system, which is quite like sayin' that you completely lack geography base culture.
Learn for yourself. It's embarassing you dont even recognise one of the most iconic monuments in the globe. That's in Rio de Janeiro, btw.
I'm italian (more specifically, the one who posted coliseum) and here, in a total corrupted fascist banana republic, if you fail geography in middle school you are flunked 100%.
You took my answer that serious? That's why it is a bad idea to try to be funny over internet, you can't see the other person's face, and cant tell if it in fact is a joke or a serious answer. Of course I know it is Bonn in Germany.
Hundertwasser Haus in
Darmstadt, Hassia, Germany
Amsterdam is quite beautiful, but too fucking massive. Too many shallow tourists as well.
The tourists who actually want to see the country, get a feel of what living here is like, they take the effort of visiting Utrecht.
The Mission Inn, Riverside CA.
Worst major city I've ever been to. Dirty and drab, streets are completely unfathomable and worst of ALL everyone who lives or is from there walks around with a great sense of undeserved accomplishment and is overall a douchenozzle
And I also live in MA
I didn't know these were from Nova Scotia
London. So much history there compared to the US. Also Camden Town is pretty cool.
My hometown has a ton of history. It's the kind of place you'd take a field trip to. But it's somewhat well known which is kinda cool for a small town.
From Adelaide, closest thing we got to a landmark are a pair of 3m tall steel balls
Trump Tower, Chicago
The Angelo stone in morioh, Japan. Walking past it and saying yo, Angelo will give you good luck.
Building is mainly refered to as "The lipstick",
People thought this would look good
>Searched up 'landmarks in orpington' (England)
FUCK YEAH, BOWLING
Cinncinnati, Ohio (during Oktoberfest it is "Zinzinnati")
From Catholic oppression in Bavaria, many pagans fled to the United States beginning in the early 1800's and for nearly a century afterwards. They collected themselves in Ohio, south of the tracts of land given to German hessian soldiers for their service during the American Revolutionary War. They soon became a majority and began pressuring the local catholic German minority- either sending them into, across, or down the Ohio river. They brought with them the late summer celebration that the Catholics had perverted into Oktoberfest, claiming it was a celebration of a royal wedding. Eventually the pagan societies, social groups, -bunds became powerful in the region and they decided that owning the dozens and dozens of breweries and distilleries wasn't enough- they brought some Swiss Gnomes from Bern and Zurich to help guide them in forming a Bank and Protection Scheme business.
The fountain-statue, "The Genius of Water", honors the good people of the city of Cincinnati who remained after the eviction of the Catholics, who were removed with the help of the water nymphs that existed in the Ohio. The nymphs were happy to be recognized by the pagans, who had arrived and recognized their power.
The Bundesamt für die Durchführung des Oktoberfestes organizes the events both public and private throughout the year that celebrate pagan german religion and culture and allows the city to enjoy hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The fountain exists centrally within the city's business district and hosts small free concerts, ice skating, tannenbaum, and other festivities throughout the year.
I actually dig this industrial abandoned look. And I love the fact that it's supposed to be religious but in the end it looks like the left over of a unwell destroyed part of tchernobyl.
Oh and here's the water jet from geneva
Btw it's really cool to go at the bottom of the thing, you can feel it's power
Might have been posted, maybe not.
I live in a tiny village, there's a pub and a phone box lol. The closest landmark to me is this big fuck off wall the Romans built because they were scared of Scottish people.
hah. 1st thing i thought of
>tfw EMU grad
given that ypsi is near detroit, its kinda really out-shithole'd by many surrounding places/areas... but its not great, no doubt.
Oldest city in the US, St. Augustine FL
A Urinating infant called "Manneken Pis"
Good landmark, from Belgium
I don't know, but it didn't stop me from crossing the border lol. There were forts built along it, but it's probably undefended because the Roman empire collapsed ages ago and all the Romans died.
Another Cincinnati feature is the building containing the insurance/banking company that grew from the protection racket/money laundering scheme organized by the various Bunds in the area. The arched Tiara is transparent to the weather and hosts the critical matches of a major tennis championship, the Western & Southern Open. The grid work is fine enough to prevent tennis balls from getting out and landing 200m below.
LA here. Man I miss york. Used to go to England. Used to date a girl who went to school in Harrogate. Went backpacking in Spain. Got drunk as shit. Did coke together and shit. I miss her.
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) maintains the National Defense Reserve Fleet, a fleet of vessels that serve as a reserve of ships for national defense and national emergency purposes. The reserve fleet program was begun in 1946 at the end of World War II. At its peak in 1950, the program had more than 2,000 ships in lay-up. One of the reserve fleet storage sites is in Suisun Bay, the northern portion of San Francisco Bay. Only a small portion of vessels currently remain with the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet. In January 2016, the Department of Transportation and MARAD have officially announced the fleet closure in February 2017. All remaining ships will be sold at auction or scrapped.
263 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
Dirty Jew girl wrote a boring diary in the attic. Now it's a way for Amsterdam to make money so we milk it for all its worth.
Westerkerk tower is nice, too. Both are in the picture.
Yeah... Now they're a nation of cucks. If they're not voting to be cucked by England, they're wanting to stay part of the EU.
If he wasn't chopped up into pieces by the English fighting for the freedom of his nation, William Wallace would be spinning in his grave.
Fuck you Scotland, you're full of shit. Will never move back.
First of all what are Bunds?
Secondly, your think stopping tennis balls is a feature you should be bragging about? You know they've had nets that stop balls for millennia, right?
Been there. So beautiful. The old walled part of Québec is amazing too. I fucking love Canada.
It's a cute little bugger, isn't it ?
Crikey, he's got me!
Because it's in one of the oldest and most geologically stable areas in the world, the landscape is really flat. It's also one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. There's lots of native bushland and saltlakes around but most of the area is used for cereal crop or sheep farming
Just admiring all these old Europoor cities steeped in history. It's just too bad they're all overrun by sandniggers.
Every single fucking picture of my hometown is with this church.
I see your four pointed fort and raise you a point.
I present, Fort Monroe, Virgina. (5 points). It held up against 27 minutes of British bombardment after which it was time for the men to bugger the cabinboy-girl and the officers to bugger each other.
Francis Scott Key plagiarized the music from a popular English anti-Semitic drinking game song when he wrote the words to the American National Anthem while held captive aboard one of the British vessels attacking the fort. He had great difficulty finding something else to do, as neither the cabinboy-girl (the real power aboard the ship) and the seamen, nor the officers would include him in their playful frolick. He had no penknife to cut his quill pen properly and some of the words on the original manuscript may have been copied in error. The original is held at the British Museum and is scheduled to be exchanged for one of the remaining original Magna Carta at the next meeting of five-eyes (aka the members of the AusCanNZUKUSA agreement).
There's a little fence at the foot of the thing, but if you really wanted to you could make your way around and go touch it.
Since the jet is fucking ~140 meter tall you can guess that if you touch it you'll get pulverized.
If not your entire body you will at least loose your hand or your whole arm. I mean water is coming out constently at 200 km/h so i'm sure that if throw yourself in it you die instantly.
If one day I want to commit suicide I'll probably do that.
tldr : you loose your arm or maybe you die not sure
From paris.. i would need the whole thread
I'm 31 in November and I can remember when McD had smoking and non smoking sections.
Alfonse M. D’Amato United States Courthouse, A supreme court in Central Islip New York
i live in the spring break capital of the world not many landmarks as there is hotels and great beaches
The top of the tower hosts tennis tournaments. There's netting on the court, but has Wimbledon open seating. If you're Lucky you might get a Serena Williams ball in your face.
See the previous Fountain pic to learn more.
Bunds are bunds, and organisation.
Throughout America before the two world wars, German immigrants had social organisations to celebrate German culture, language, and food. Children in primarily German areas of the US learned German at home AND at school where they Also learned English among other studies.
The popularity of Bunds also were so high that they had American scientist members that were allowed to continue their work on the war effort despite former membership. It was common as fuck.
You can google this - Bundesamt für die Durchführung des Oktoberfestes
I live in Canada? Perhaps that's why dude? Donut shops had them too, it was arsine. I specifically trencher McD's though cause my grandmother would always take me to the smoking section but she never smoked.
I wasn't denying their existence, just contributing my experience. Considering I'm 26, I'm probably older than 85% of most /b/tards. Was so awesome to go to IHOP and grub the fuck out and smoke a cig halfway through your meal. Fuck that's when BOGO packs of cigs were still a thing :(
Do you know what Fort Monroe is made of? I know Castillo de San Marcos is made of coquina which absorbed cannon shots causing little damage to the walls. In 1702 the fort gave shelter to 1,500 residence, (extremely crammed) because of a 2 month long seige by the English. In the end the city was destroyed due to both Spanish and English but the English were forced to burn their warships so they wouldn't fall under Spanish control.
Oh man, I know! I miss a lot of the "freedoms" the world has even pre 9/11. Shits so fucked now, I definitely will not be bringing a child into this world. Or even helping to.
PR fort is work famous.
I'm sure is was a local - ish stone and not anything special.
There's a museum where one can see inside the casemate where the Confederate (traitor) president was held.
The fort is still an Army training facility for tactics or something.
This fish represents my country.
We have a clock tower in Spokane and hosted the world's Fair in 1974. We still talk about that like it was yesterday.
Brugge for sightseeing but beware very boring tovgo out, everybody speaks wat better english than I write
Gent little less beautifull but still very Nice, plus very good to go out ( check overpoort area).. Lots of history. Everybody speaks english
Antwerp little less beautifull than Gent, good to go out. Everybody speaks english
Brussels, the most belgian city of all, everybody speaks french, so less english speakers there, can be very very dodgy at night / evening... Good to go out but strange unsafe vibe. Look up what areas to avoid !!
There's red light districs with half naked girls behind Windows, in Gent (small), Antwerp and Brussel. Americans seem obsessed with that, so just saying
Btw AVOID the red light districs in Brussels ! Dodgy as fuck, Antwerp and Gent ok
i would but murica "freedom" fucked it
Salam Alekum my Iraqi brother
This is known ass old town.. its a fucking star fortress!