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What's the most notable landmark or structure in your hometown?

Asked by downtide (22735 points ) January 3rd, 2012

And can you post a picture of it? I was admiring mine on the way home from work today, all floodlit. This railway viaduct is the biggest brick-built structure in Europe. http://interactive.stockport.gov.uk/stockportimagearchive/SIA/50389.jpg

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CWOTUS's avatar

The Connecticut River, of course.

This photo might be more representative.

gailcalled's avatar

The bell tower and the railroad station (now a bank).

Chatham NY

Lightlyseared's avatar

George Washington’s grandmother’s grave.

Blueroses's avatar

The most distinctive thing about this town is that the majority of it is sheltered in a cove of cliffs known as the rimrocks or “the rims”, for short.

gailcalled's avatar

@Blackberry: Psst…Columbia

Symbeline's avatar

@Blueroses That’s cool.

The cathedral in my town is probbaly the most impressive structure.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@Blueroses wow, that’s pretty!
I don’t know that everyone would agree with me, but Lanterman’s Mill is what springs to mind. I live about 45 seconds down the road from the childhood home of William McKinley, which is now a museum, some people might find that more significant.

rebbel's avatar

The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church).
Wiki

wilma's avatar

A hundred and thirty three of these. :(

marinelife's avatar

My adopted home town is known for this scenic structure.

Brian1946's avatar

@marinelife

IIRC, that structure will be 50 years old sometime this year.

Brian1946's avatar

I was born in Toronto, Canada, so I guess it’s the CN Tower.

XOIIO's avatar

*fights from making a “my dick” joke

Hmm idk really, we got 7 bridges but that’s it.

judochop's avatar

We have a ton. Here is Portlandia is huge and awesome.
We are known as stumptown, bridgetown, and the rose city soooo, either the international rose garden or the 10 other rose gardens around the city, here is a photo
or the bridges
I live in the most beautiful place on the continent. It is hard to pick a landmark.

XOIIO's avatar

@judochop Oh, thatks for that, take away my f*ckin bridges, now I got nothing.

Well, I guess it’s my dick.

judochop's avatar

Where are your bridges?

XOIIO's avatar

Along a river

zenvelo's avatar

@XOIIO aren’t they more effective crossing a river?

XOIIO's avatar

@zenvelo Well how the hell is the water supposed to move? Huh? Didn’t think of that did you wise guy?

Coloma's avatar

www.coloma.com/gold/

Sutters Mill where gold was discovered in 1848 that kicked off the California gold rush.
I am about 8 minutes out of the state park and it is a beautiful and history ridden area. :-)

CWOTUS's avatar

Not Folsom Prison, @Coloma?

Coloma's avatar

@CWOTUS Well.. I prefer my historic town over Folsom prison. lol

WestRiverrat's avatar

The newly renovated Old 16 Bridge. These pics are from before the renovations.

CWOTUS's avatar

I agree, @Coloma. That’s why I selected the river over I-91. Even though we have about 7 exits for a relatively small town.

YARNLADY's avatar

The Tower Bridge is the nostalgic favorite.

In my own tiny corner of the county, there isn’t much to brag about other than our park To view it, click on the plus sign.

DaphneT's avatar

Used to be our church, but that was dismantled 5 years ago, so now we have nothing. I’m sorry, I don’t have a picture of it to post online.

HungryGuy's avatar

[NSFW] Well, if I consider Earth my hometown…

This

Or this

Or this

Or this

Or this

Or this

flutherother's avatar

The remains of these groynes

Frankie's avatar

Probably Ohio Stadium

Although, we also have a replica of the Santa Maria!

downtide's avatar

@flutherother those remind me of the seaside places I used to visit when I was a kid, along the Yorkshire & Lincolnshire coast

Some great pics everyone.

Stinley's avatar

I recently moved to warwickshire and am still bowled over by the fact I live in Shakespeare’s county, just 10 miles from his birthplace

judochop's avatar

@XOIIO no, no, no…Link me to it. I wanna see your bridges.

XOIIO's avatar

@judochop Oh my, you’re forward ;)

There should be pictures if you click on the bridge name

I guess we kinda got 8 but one’s clsoed and one’s rail. idk.

blueiiznh's avatar

I am somewhat fond of all the Peanuts Statues
Snoopy
More Statues

Charles's avatar

Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, CA

http://www.thespacereview.com/archive/588a.jpg

Photo shows the F-1 Engine at the Rocketdyne plant (the building in the photo is now a Home Depot). Rocketdyne is still in Canoga Park in several buildings. Five F-1 engines lifted the Saturn V rocket to the moon, that is 5 X 1.5 million = 7.5 million pounds of thrust. Other products of Rocketdyne are the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) and the International Space Station Electric Power System (ISS EPS). I worked on the ISS EPS foer several years during the ISS assembly.

filmfann's avatar

The huge sign for the Grand Lake Theater

one day, I will get a tattoo of this

tranquilsea's avatar

Our hockey arena is the most identifiable landmark.

Symbeline's avatar

@HungryGuy Lol where the hell’d you find all those? Interesting. :)

Coloma's avatar

I’m loving this, so fun to see everyones’ areas. :-)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I agree, this was a fun question.

gailcalled's avatar

The beautiful Shaker Round Stone Barn nearby.

Hancock Shaker Village

HungryGuy's avatar

@Symbeline – Mostly in eastern Europe and the far East. You won’t find anything like them in places like the USA…far too Puritanical.

Coloma's avatar

@gailcalled

I enjoyed that little tour of the Shaker buildings.:-)

InkyAnn's avatar

The ”London Bridge

Lake Havasu City AZ London Bridge

Funny story about this bridge. The founder of our town went over to England thinking he purchased this one. But when it was brought over, the one above was the actual bridge he bought. Just some random bridge from London. Or so the story in this town is told. Needless to say, every year here we have hundreds of people from England that come to see it and I can not count how many times ive been asked by them “where is the London Bridge?” when it is right in front of them. Oh and this is the only bridge in town. So there is no missing it.

Coloma's avatar

@InkyAnn

I was in Havasu city once and saw the bridge, it was about 1200 degrees. lol

jaytkay's avatar

Well, the town has too many to name.

So I will say my immediate neighborhood’s most notable spot is a stain on a concrete wall known as Our Lady of the Underpass.

People believe it’s an image of the Virgin Mary, and I have never (literally never, ever, ever) seen it without burning candles before her. I rarely see any people, but somebody is tending to her.

A pic

XOIIO's avatar

@jaytkay Yeah I don’t see it.

Blueroses's avatar

I’ve heard about that @jaytkay! Didn’t the city try to paint over it a couple of times to discourage the shrine?

jaytkay's avatar

@XOIIO

?? She’s right there! Somebody bolted a frame and plexiglass to the wall to protect her!

I don’t see it either

@Blueroses

I have not heard of any anti-Our Lady pogrom. This one is in Chicago. Maybe somewhere else.

Blueroses's avatar

It’s the same one I was thinking of @jaytkay. The illusion was a little more apparent before the alter went up. I think it was on a Penn & Teller Bullshit episode.

edit: oh yeah. Here’s a recent article explaining that it’s just a photo of the original on the wall now behind that plexiglass. Sigh. People.

InkyAnn's avatar

@Coloma Haha, I see you came in the summer time :p. Other then the heat, how did you like the town? Were you one of the many that came here to party?

jaytkay's avatar

@Blueroses ahhhh I see. I was living elsewhere from 2000 to 2007, I guess I missed her heyday

XOIIO's avatar

@jaytkay Ahh, I kinda see it, I thoguht it was some big life sized thing.

Kinda looks like a purple penis more than anything.

downtide's avatar

@InkyAnn the bridge he thought he bought isn’t called London bridge at all, it’s Tower Bridge.

InkyAnn's avatar

@downtide I know!! Its so funny. But since he didnt get that one and it was from London he called it “The London Bridge”. Have you been to Havasu?

downtide's avatar

@InkyAnn I’ve never even heard of Havasu. But I live in the UK and I’ve been to London a lot, if that counts :)

InkyAnn's avatar

@downtide I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOU!

Coloma's avatar

@InkyAnn

Yes, I lived in San Diego at the time and my ex had a friend near Havasu city. We spent a week at the lake swimming and water sking, it was very hot but lots of fun. I liked the town, I also liked Oatman where the wild burros hang around and cruise the main drag. I ended up adopting later a BLM burro that came from Nevada. :-)

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