Steve Hyde

November Challenge :: Iconic

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Well here we are. Novembers challenge is 'Iconic'

 

Having looked up the full definition you can post anything that's famous, popular or anything that represents a particular opinion or particular time :)

 

I did search through the Topic and couldn't see that this had been used before. Apologies if it has and I've missed it.

 

Please post up to three of your images. Closing date is midnight UK time on the 30th November.

 

Here's a few images to start the whole thing off:

 

 

An 'Iconic' British 'Bobby' in traditional uniform....

 

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One 'Iconic' building....

 

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An 'Iconic' British Telephone Box....

 

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Well outside my usual field but one I can at least try:

 

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Railed steps leading up to the Round House (Prisoner 6 cottage in the iconic 60s TV series) at the Portmeirion Italianate village in North Wales

 

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Ammonite inspired street lights at Lyme Regis, on the UNESCO World heritage Jurassic coast of Dorset, UK

 

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Dartmoor prison, one of the iconic buildings of the Dartmoor landscape

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The immortal Spitfire. They don't come any more iconic than this, in my humble opinion :)

 

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Edited by Kukkudrill
Edited to add the aircraft type ... because it occurred to me rather late in the day that not everyone is aviation-obsessed like me :)

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Great idea, here are my three

 

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 The Taj Mahal. So lovely, even though its well known from all the pictures we see of it, its still fantastic when you get there. Just like Stonehenge (not).

 

 

 

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The entirely underwhelming Mona Lisa. Proof that iconic doesn't necessarily mean excellent.

 

 

 

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And lastly the Eiffel Tower, which is excellent. 

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mumbaimuseumcharkhaspinning-wheelmahatma-gandhilaburnum-roadmani-bhawanmemorialtourist-DC92G0.jpg

The iconic Charkha (spinning wheel) - the main symbol of the 'swadeshi movement' on display at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum (Mani Bhawan), Mumbai, India

 

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Paris hotel & Casino Las Vegas Strip in Paradise by night, Nevada, USA. Iconic Bally's (formerly MGM Grand Hotel and Casino), owned & operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, also looms from behind.  

 

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Old mining wagon, Borax Museum, Death Valley National Park, USA

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Congratulations Steve, great topic.....

 

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Durham cathedral

 

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The one and only!

 

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Full English.......Iconic or what??

 

 

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A Mayan icon -- Tikal, Guatemala

 

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Olympic flame cauldron, 2010 Winter Games, Vancouver

 

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Canadian red maple leaf

 

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Edited by John Mitchell

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Icons from me:

 

THE TREASURY PETRA

 

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THE FORTH RAIL BRIDGE 

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EDINBURGH CASTLE 

 

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The Iconic flagship of Her Majesties Navy, HMS Victory

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Philip Jackson's Iconic "Yomper" sculpture at the Old Royal Marines barracks in Eastney, Portsmouth

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The Iconic statues of Ramses II guarding the entrance to the main temple at Abu Simbel

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I didn't think I'd have much for this, but I went for a walk yesterday, so.....

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Motoring icon...

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Genius icon...

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Musical icon...

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Phil

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Radcliffe Camera, Oxford University

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Oxford University students celebrate the end of academic year

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Headington Shark sculpture, Oxford

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Edited by Shpg

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Some iconic river views:

1. The London Eye and County Hall from the River Thames

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St Paul's and the Millennium Bridge from the River Thames

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3.The Taj from the other side of the Yamuna river. Getting the shot may or may not have involved barbed wire, being chased by security guards and a lot of mud (it's a good few years ago)

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Mine must be iconic animals, of course.

 

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J20WE8  African Lion

 

 

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D6D063  Bear with Salmon

 

 

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D9H1K6  Polar Bear

 

 

Paulette

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Nice one, but what is iconic to some might not be to others, leaves me with a bit of a dilemma!

 

Angel of the North

 

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British icon, Flying Scotsman, the first steam loco officially recorded at 100 mph, seen trundling through Stocksfield station in Northumberland. Note all of those inexperienced shooters on the wrong side of the track!

 

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Three ladies who against the odds become icons in their fields

 

Nadia Nadim, arrived as a child in Denmark in the back of a lorry after fleeing Afghanistan. Now a football international and studying medicine.

 

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Michaela DePrince. Born in Sierra Leone, lost her parents in the conflict, adopted to the USA,  confounded prejudgements and is now a ballerina.
 
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Simone Biles, similarely with a background which had its challenges, won lots of gymnastics golds and has great smile.
 
 
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Front altar at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal

 

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Toronto City Skyline

 

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Streetcar in Toronto

 

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Jill

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