Jump to content

November Challenge :: Iconic


Recommended Posts

 

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....

 

a-smartly-dressed-english-policeman-in-f

 

One 'Iconic' building....

 

a-view-of-the-empire-state-building-thro

 

 

An 'Iconic' British Telephone Box....

 

london-september-2015-a-group-of-tourist

  • Upvote 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

railed-steps-leading-up-to-the-round-house-prisoner-6-cottage-in-the-HECG9J.jpg

 

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

 

ammonite-inspired-street-lights-at-lyme-regis-on-the-jurassic-coast-G517JY.jpg

 

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

 

view-across-the-moor-of-her-majestys-prison-dartmoor-princetown-devon-J2N9RK.jpg

 

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

supermarine-spitfire-ix-classic-british-

 

supermarine-spitfire-ix-wartime-fighter-

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 :)
Link to post
Share on other sites

Great idea, here are my three

 

people-looking-through-an-arch-at-the-taj-mahal-DR39AT.jpg

 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).

 

 

 

tourists-and-the-mona-lisa-in-the-louvre-museum-paris-BY33PD.jpg

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

 

 

 

the-sun-shining-through-the-arch-of-the-eiffel-tower-in-paris-BY8F5J.jpg

And lastly the Eiffel Tower, which is excellent. 

Edited by Colin Woods
Edited for spacing
Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

glitter-gold-riches-las-vegas-by-night-usa-HNHDH6.jpg

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.  

 

old-mining-wagon-at-the-borax-museum-death-valley-national-park-HNHDGM.jpg

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

Edited by Kumar
Link to post
Share on other sites

The Iconic flagship of Her Majesties Navy, HMS Victory

floodlit-hms-victory-shortly-after-sunset-EC6PJX.jpg

 

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

the-yomper-memorial-by-sculptor-philip-jackson-outside-the-royal-marines-ERRKKC.jpg

 

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

temple-of-ramesses-beloved-by-amun-at-abu-simbel-nubia-egypt-ERRKMB.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford University

radcliffe-camera-oxford-university-united-kingdom-GH2H7J.jpg
 
 

Oxford University students celebrate the end of academic year

oxford-university-students-celebrate-the-end-of-academic-year-oxford-EHTGR6.jpg
 
 

Headington Shark sculpture, Oxford

headington-shark-sculpture-oxford-united-kingdom-F1N87P.jpg
Edited by Shpg
Link to post
Share on other sites

Some iconic river views:

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

london-at-night-skyline-of-the-london-ey

 

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

london-sunset-view-across-the-river-thames-millennium-bridge-and-st-J9EDNA.jpg

 

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)

the-taj-mahal-at-sunset-from-the-yamuna-

Edited by imageplotter
Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

the-angel-of-the-north-sculpture-by-anth

 

 

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!

 

stocksfield-uk-10th-july-2016-due-to-the

 

 

Edited by Bryan
Link to post
Share on other sites

There are some lovely shots in this thread - well done folks.

 

Since we can make three entries, here's my third. This is Fort St Angelo in Malta. It was at the heart of the defence in two sieges almost four centuries apart (1565 and 1941-42), both of which influenced the course of European history. 

 

fort-st-angelo-grand-harbour-malta-at-ni

Link to post
Share on other sites
cordoba-spain-cordoba-cathedral-great-mosque-mezquita-mesquita-world-CW357P.jpg
Cordoba Cathedral and Mezquita with Roman Bridge
 
 
amsterdam-ice-skating-on-a-frozen-canal-in-winter-prinsengracht-canal-EDNF88.jpg
Amsterdam frozen canal in winter.

 

arlington-marine-corps-war-memorial-or-iwo-jima-flag-statue-dc-skyline-DX12J6.jpg
Washington DC skyline in winter.
 
wim
 
It seems the original proportions are not locked and it's not just my images. If you want to see the right dimensions, you must click on an image.
Edited by wiskerke
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.