Name that Place

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#1. Which city is this?

It’s actually the Palace of Westminster, in London.

#2. Which famous wonder of the world is this?

It’s actually the Eastern Cataract of the Victoria Falls, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. This was taken at the end of the dry season, which is why there is so little water going over.

#3. In which city is this famous resort?

It’s actually the Atlantis at the Palm, Dubai. The palm is a man-made island complex laid out in the shape of a palm, and Atlantis sits at the top, furthest away from the main land.

Dubai went in for creating man-made islands in a big way in the early 2000’s but the financial crisis of 2008-09 resulted in only The Palm being completed and fully occupied.

#4. Which famous building is this?

Sorry, it’s actually the Victor Emmanuel Monument in Rome.

#5. In which city would you find these towers?

Those are actually the Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their full name is the Petronas Twin Towers.

They were once the tallest buildings in the world but have since been overtaken. They are still the tallest twin buildings, though, linked as they are by that walkway half way up.

They also starred in the film ‘Entrapment’ with Sean Connery and Cathering Zeta Jones.

#6. In which city would you find this tower?

It’s actually the Taipei 101 Tower, in Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei suffers regular earthquakes so the construction of this tower is technically extremely sophisticated!

#7. This ruin was originally build in 1602, but destroyed in 1835. Where is it?

It’s St Paul’s ruin, in Macau, a catholic church built in 1602 but destroyed by fire in 1835.

#8. This tower is in the capital of one of the oldest civilisations in the world – where is it?

It’s actually the Milad Tower in Tehran. The Persian civilisation is reckoned to be the 7th oldest civilisation in the world but, sadly, modern day Iran is considered a pariah state.

I’ve done two projects in Tehran, and I loved every minute I was there.

Here’s one of my weekend explorations.

#9. In which city would you find this building?

This is the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh. I did a 3-month project with a team there some time ago and we nicknamed it the bottle opener.

Here’s a description of my time there.

#10. Which city is this?

It’s actually Hong Kong. It’s the view across the harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central and Admiralty.

#11. In which city would you find this building?

It’s actually the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. I’ve done a few projects in Dubai, and one of my favourite weekend trips was Dune Bashing in the desert.

Here’s a description and some pictures.

#12. Where would you find this palace?

It’s actually the Grand Palace in Bangkok – very well worth a visit if you’re in Bangkok!

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