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March 2022 Challenge 'Landmark'


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I wanted the March 2022 Challenge to be one all of us could enter. Your landmark need not be Big Ben, La Sagrada Família, or that Tower near the river in Paris — although any of them would be fine. It can be what is considered a landmark in your town or village.

 

"In American English it is the main term used to designate places that might be of interest to tourists due to notable physical features or historical significance."

 

As usual, you can submit up to three Alamy images and you have the rest of March to do so.

 

Good luck, people! 

 

 

 

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I might be totally wrong but I will extend my interpretation of 'landmark' to 'iconic'. My bad if I'm mistaken.

 

A kangaroo drinking from a puddle in the shape of Australia.

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Cathedral Rock, a landmark near Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

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The Esplanade Lagoon at my beloved Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Smashing subject Edo.

 

Can't compete with Gens' first image. It is great.

 

Allan

 

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4 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Smashing subject Edo.

 

Can't compete with Gens' first image. It is great.

 

Allan

 

 

Of course you can, I might be way off. C'mon, show us your three. 

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10 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

Of course you can, I might be way off. C'mon, show us your three. 

 

Mine will be rather mundane compared to yours but I will give it a go.

 

Allan

 

Me again.  I thought I had a decent photo to depicting a certain landmark but cannot find it so will have to go out and shoot it. unfortunately it will not be ready before this comp ends.

 

ITMA

 

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1 hour ago, gvallee said:

I might be totally wrong but I will extend my interpretation of 'landmark' to 'iconic'. My bad if I'm mistaken.

 

A kangaroo drinking from a puddle in the shape of Australia.

M5RE16.jpg

 

Cathedral Rock, a landmark near Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

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The Esplanade Lagoon at my beloved Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Gen, dear -- I'm going to comment on one of your images. I'm not sure it's a good idea to do so but I want to encourage creative interpretations. 

 

Nothing could be more of an Australian landmark than that wonderful bouncing creature, the kangaroo. You turning it into an illustration is an extra thing to applaud.  

 

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Again congrats Edo.  Here are my interpretation of Landmarks.

 

 

UFO Bridge in Bratislava

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Poutine (the proper kind) Food Truck in Ottawa

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Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria in Lake Bled, Slovenja 

 

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Great challenge subject Edo! Here are three from me

 

1) Looking up in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican 

 

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2) The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

 

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3) A new-ish landmark in Washington DC, The Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House

 

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The iconc CN tower with people doing the edgewalk.

 

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Front Altar of Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal

 

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The Garden Car in Kensington Market, Toronto

 

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Landmarks urban and rural:

 

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Seneca Rocks, major East Coast climbing area in West Virginia, from the observation park, Hasselblad shot probably on Fuji Acros.  Miss that camera and that film some days.

 

 

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Tomas Borge's tomb in Revolution Park in Managua, with a wreath from his wife and children. 

 

 

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Plaza of the Three Cultures -- Aztec observatory, Spanish colonial church, and modern Mexican apartment buldings, Mexico City.

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Congratulations Edo. Here’s three from me…

 

Selfridges Store, Birmingham

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The Royal Crescent, Bath

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I had to include a shot from my home town. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

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Congrats on your win! This was tough for me to narrow down with 1000+ images tagged "landmark" in my port... 

 

Round Tower, Copenhagen

 

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Pink House, Newburyport, MA (a locally famous spite house)

 

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Molen de Valk, Leiden, Netherlands

 

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Congratulations, Edo. Here are my three landmarks.

 

Gastown Steam Clock, Vancouver, Canada

 

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Montreal Biosphere (former US Pavilion at Expo 67), Montreal, Canada
 
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Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico
 
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7 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Gen, dear -- I'm going to comment on one of your images. I'm not sure it's a good idea to do so but I want to encourage creative interpretations. 

 

Nothing could be more of an Australian landmark than that wonderful bouncing creature, the kangaroo. You turning it into an illustration is an extra thing to applaud.  

 

Edo

 

Aww thanks. There's even Uluru (Ayers Rock) sticking out at the right place in the puddle. It would have been THE Australian landmark for the competition if Alamy hadn't deleted my images of it. No commercial photography. 

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Three from me

 

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My local landmark - Quebec City and the Chateau Frontenac.

 

 

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Local for some people - the gorgeous Taj Mahal

 

 

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The sun appearing over Everest as seen from the trekking village of Gorak Shep.

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Kings College Chapel and Bicycle Cambridge city.

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Clock tower and Liver bird Liver building Canada Boulevard, Liverpool

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Lincoln - Birthplace of the Tank Memorial, Lincoln City

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Tried to be a bit different. Specially the shot showing Lincoln cathedral, if you can find it.
 
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Visitors gather in the Bronisław Geremek Agora, European Parliament, Strasbourg, Alsace, Grand Est, France. 2019, when the Union Flag still flew inside and out.

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Helicopter on public toilet cleaning duty flying past Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand, 2019

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                                              Newly restored 1980 model Renault 12 car parked by the Sledmere Tower folly, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, 2021

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  • The Crystal Bridge, full of tropical plants from all over the world, and Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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  • The round barn found on Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma.
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  • The bombing memorial in Oklahoma City. Each chair represents one of 168 lives lost. The Memorial is now a landmark, visited by thousands from all over the world each year. The area of the chairs is the footprint of where the people died in the building.
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Congrats Edo!

Let's not do a windmill. Or The White House. Or try competing with your excellent Twin Towers.

 

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Variations on a theme: Berlin Brandenburger Tor / Brandenburg Gate.

 

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