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Ziggurats, Towers and Spires

 
 
neologist
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 07:48 am
@saab,
Only an understanding of why humans create steeples and spires.
saab
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 08:43 am
@neologist,
Ziggurats, Towers and Spires, steeples, watchtowers and lighthouses have nothing to do with your sex phantisies.
neologist
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 08:57 am
@saab,
Phantasies not mine but have historical relevance
This is an old thread. Some of the photos are no longer viewable. Sorry.
http://able2know.org/topic/60155-1
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 09:42 am
http://www.fyr.org/images/717300DT01.jpg

Do you know why a lighthouse looks the way it does????
It has to be tall to cast the light as far as possible.
The master had to be able to walk around on top to watch for boats in need of help, to polish the windows, to light the fire in the days before electricity.
In stormy nights, in rain and snow or fog there ceertainly were other things to think about than phallus.

The same with a church tower. It was to be seen for travellers, the bells had to hang high up to carry the sound as far as possible. The bells were not just for church service, but also to warn about fire or other danger.


neologist
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 03:42 pm
@saab,
Yes, of course, Light houses, watchtowers,and parapets used for viewing or signalling are certainly different from spires and steeples.

I didn't mean to rain on your thread. I just came to harass Rex. I haven't done that in a while.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2013 05:12 pm
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/261203_628083960550635_950967830_n.jpg
The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also designed the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago and the new One World Trade Center in New York City. The Burj Khalifa uses the bundled tube design, invented by Fazlur Rahman Khan. Proportionally, the design uses half the amount of steel used in the construction of the Empire State Building thanks to the tubular system. Its design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for The Illinois, a mile high skyscraper designed for Chicago. According to Marshall Strabala, an SOM architect who worked on the building's design team, Burj Khalifa was designed based on the 73 floor Tower Palace Three, an all residential building in Seoul. In its early planning, Burj Khalifa was intended to be entirely residential. Submitted by Rogin Quiño
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 01:40 am
http://media.snl.no/system/images/5022/standard_himmelbjerget__e2_80_93_1_1.jpg

On top of Himmelbjerget in Denmark - Heaven´s Mountain - 482 feet and closest to the highest point in Denmark is a tower. 25.1 meter
This tower was erected to honor Frederik VII in his giving the Danes a constitution year 1849.
One hardly can call it a beauty or especially interesting, but everybody should have a chance.
RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 08:25 am
@saab,
http://media.snl.no/system/images/5022/standard_himmelbjerget__e2_80_93_1_1.jpg Very nice !!! Smile
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 08:43 am
This is a fun game.
Now we have been looking at tall and beautiful towers.
Here is the lowest (?) belltower I can imagen.Norn in Sweden.Sorry the link is too long
http://www.google.de/imgres?hl=de&client=firefox-a&hs=YAH&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&biw=1168&bih=682&tbm=isch&tbnid=auzfJw42oLoaRM:&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg&docid=nhDAmUnRc49l1M&itg=1&imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg&w=2304&h=3072&ei=A6dVUe3YD8KbtAaVrYEo&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=4&vpy=100&dur=1164&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=92&ty=136&page=1&tbnh=151&tbnw=111&start=0&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:82

It was built 1687 and again 1704 the one on the picture 1820-21.
The tower has two bells. The largest from 1736.
timur
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 08:55 am
@saab,
Saab, you can just display your pic instead of those long links in just two steps:

- highlight your link
- click on the above Img button.

It will look like this:

Code:[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg[/img]
timur
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 09:01 am
@timur,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 09:09 am
@timur,
That would be nice to be able to do that. What does highlight mean? I realize what it means but I do not know how to do it.
I have tried a few things, but never get an Img button.
timur
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 09:50 am
@saab,
I guess you get what all of us get:

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/6052/highlightun.jpg

In order to highlight your link, click and drag over it till you have it shadowed in blue, like in the above example.
saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 10:52 am
@timur,
[img][img][/img][/img]http://www.google.de/imgres?hl=de&client=firefox-a&hs=YAH&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&biw=1168&bih=682&tbm=isch&tbnid=auzfJw42oLoaRM:&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg&docid=nhDAmUnRc49l1M&itg=1&imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg&w=2304&h=3072&ei=A6dVUe3YD8KbtAaVrYEo&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=4&vpy=100&dur=1164&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=92&ty=136&page=1&tbnh=151&tbnw=111&start=0&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:82[img][img][img][/img][/img][/img]
saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 10:53 am
@saab,
I feel like an idiot.
Did what you said.
Found the IMG utton, pressed it and there is no picture.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:12 am
@saab,
saab wrote:

Here is the lowest (?) belltower I can imagen.
Lower belltowers were a 'norm' in East Frisia. And they were seperated from the churchhouse as well. (That's due to the underground, which could hold heavy weight churches)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/ChurchBlersum.jpg/640px-ChurchBlersum.jpg

Church and belltower in Blersum, dated 1250/1270
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:16 am
saab, it looks like you pressed the IMG button five times. which confused the hell out of it. In the reply box, press the IMG button ONCE and you should get [img][/img] appearing in the reply box, with the curson between them. I ussually hit space a couple times, to make sure the URL will actually appear between the two when I click it. It also looks like you have fragments of 2 URLs in your post, and no complete one. In general when you past the URL in between the two IMGs, it should start with http and end with a graphic extension, i.e. it will usually end with .jpg. It's gonna have dot-something at the end or you didn'g get the complete URL when you highlighted it (sometimes they're absurdly long, and you have to move your cursor to the end and then highlight it back to the beginning).
timur
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:20 am
@saab,
Your link is incomplete.

Try this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Grossmunster_church.jpg

- Copy this link.
- Open the reply box
- Past the link.
- Highlight it.
- Hit the Img button
- Hit reply.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:21 am
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7eG52EH2v6FWvBJ7OwEwIxuGwXr8xI4UGOYXDpZEBU8XYKGNrIg  http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7eG52EH2v6FWvBJ7OwEwIxuGwXr8xI4UGOYXDpZEBU8XYKGNrIg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:23 am
@MontereyJack,
Since said photo is from wikimedia commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Norns_klocktorn_1.jpg), I usually go directly there.

You then can choose the seize of the pic ...
http://i45.tinypic.com/24mchgm.jpg
... click on the one you want and paste/copy the URL.
Follow then what MontereyJack wrote ...
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