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Ziggurats, Towers and Spires

 
 
RexRed
 
Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2013 07:10 pm
I have always been fascinated by ziggurats, towers and spire structures. I will be posting photos of many of these type architectural wonders I encounter in my travels here in this thread. If you find any photos of interest please feel free to contribute.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/14718_400831476661125_1943166774_n.jpg

Rapunzel’s Tower, Wales
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 01:00 pm
Victorian Gothic tower in Cheddleton, Staffordshire UK
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/09/article-1226381-07139D34000005DC-973_468x534.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 9 Mar, 2013 10:17 am
Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556681_499799103390697_1076638243_n.jpg
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timur
 
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Reply Sat 9 Mar, 2013 10:40 am
http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/10/05/55/87/572px-10.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Sat 9 Mar, 2013 11:57 am
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/11122955.jpg

Kinnekulle sweden

Pitea in northern Sweden built a tower to view the beautiful surroundings, but did not have enough money to build it above the trees. All you can see is the treetops.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 9 Mar, 2013 12:00 pm
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa_%28April_2012%29.jpg/250px-Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa_%28April_2012%29.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 12 Mar, 2013 11:21 pm
http://www.israpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/tower-of-babel1.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 13 Mar, 2013 10:26 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rundet%C3%A5rn
This tower is interesting as far as I know it is the only tower without stairs and where you can bike up and down.
RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2013 02:16 pm
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/391499_465883646762656_1451125441_n.jpg
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 24 Mar, 2013 02:17 pm
@saab,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Copenhagen_Rundet%C3%A5rn_street_left.jpg/450px-Copenhagen_Rundet%C3%A5rn_street_left.jpg

Yes very nice! Smile
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 26 Mar, 2013 02:31 am
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Svampen_Orebro.jpg

This is a watertower in Örebro Sweden. It is fashinating - I think - to read about how it was built. It is called The Mushroom

The Mushroom was built during 1956-58.
They started moulding the waterreservoir "the hat" in a wooden form on the ground.
It weighs 3200 tons. Thereafter the hat was lifted up gradually with help of 32 hydrolic (?) jackscrews and then the "foot" was moulded from below.
The growth was about 58 cm (1.9 foot)per 24 hours.


Vattenreservoaren är 45,5 meter i diameter, medan tornets nedre del vid markytan mäter 10,5 meter i diameter. Det finns två hissar upp till altanen. Det finns också en nödtrappa bestående av 300 trappsteg.[2]
RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 06:27 am
@saab,
Very nice Smile

Thanks for posting Saab!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Svampen_Orebro.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 07:15 am
@RexRed,
Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze (Florence)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Firenze-palazzovecchio.jpg/220px-Firenze-palazzovecchio.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 07:22 am
@ossobuco,
Tower, piazza del Campo, Siena (my favorite piazza)
The tower was called La Torre del Mangia after the bellringer Giovanni del Duccio, who was known as Mangiaguadagni, one who eats his earnings.

http://photographytraveltours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Siena-Nov07-NLF4379sAR800.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 07:58 am
http://www.kristendom.dk/modules/xphoto/library/originals/21/4/214006.jpg

Our Savior´s Church, Copenhagen
Vor Frelsers Kirke, København

The tower has 400 steps and 150 of them are outside the tower as one can see.
I have never had any desire to climp the steps.

It is fun to see the different towers.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 02:31 pm
Thanks for the gorgeous tower photos peeps, all very beautiful indeed!!! Smile
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2013 02:44 pm
@RexRed,
Chichen Itza Ziggurat:

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/1030501/109889813/stock-photo-a-ziggurat-in-chichen-itza-yucatan-mexico-109889813.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 03:15 am
http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/Sve/Bilder/Bilder/c0dc7779-88a7-4922-8fa5-994117c0f5fb.jpg

A small church and 4 towers.
Kungslena church, Sweden
The story goes that on Easter Sunday 1258 Birger Jarl took part in the churchservice with his son Waldmar - under age king of Sweden and King Hakon of Norway. Because of this the two small towers were added. In the background you can see the belltower.

Thought it fits as Easter Sunday soon coming up.
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 07:26 am
Phallic, indeed.
saab
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 07:36 am
@neologist,
Pseudo psychology - and no knowledge about Scandinavian culture.
 

 
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