What is the landmark where you live?

@jricky1 (6809)
China
May 15, 2012 9:00pm CST
I live in the ancient capital of our country.Of course,there are so many historical sites and also wonderful modern buildings.I suppose it is a good combination together. So what about you? No matter what it is,can you just share it in advance? Thanks a lot.
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• United States
16 May 12
I believe that the trademark of my local area is Speedway, Indiana, the Racing Capital of the World home of the Indy 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
16 May 12
That's really cool.lol,thanks a lot for sharing,i suppose this topic would really helped a lot on the geography.Happy mylotting.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
16 May 12
Where I'm from, we have America's largest Bebb Oak tree. It was around during the Civil War, so it's also pretty old and an excellent piece of history! You're right - we can definitely learn a lot from these landmarks. Here is the best link I could find about this tree... http://rochester.patch.com/articles/whats-more-lovely-than-the-bebb-oak-tree#photo-5826116 ...and to tell you how significant this piece of history is, this tree is also the city's official logo. Here is the link for the logo so you can see what it looks like... http://www.skidmorestudio.com/index.php?mainLevelCurrent=ourWork&pid=539 I've seen this tree hundreds and maybe thousands of times, but it's easy to overlook something so beautiful and significant. I could tell you much more about it if you're interested!
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
16 May 12
Wow,there must be thousand years of history and the tree is so beautiful!It reminds me of a movie and i would like to stay under the tree and enjoy the quietness it gives.I have to say i'm really impress by it.And also it's my pleasure to listen more about its history if you would like to tell.Thanks my friend.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
16 May 12
Thanks, I appreciate your interest in this tree! It is a pretty neat piece of history that we have so conveniently close to us here in Michigan. I remember as a kid walking the sidewalk path under this tree. I actually attended the school that is behind this tree. (I don't know if you can see the school in any of the pictures of this tree.) I was also told that one of the branches had hung over the road before it either broke off or was removed (as it would've become an obstruction to traffic). I think the tree might've also been hit by lightning, which isn't surprising given its age! This tree is so beautiful. I wish I could find an archive of photos of it to see how the surrounding area has changed over the years. This tree is on a road the city has considered expanding, but if they do so, they would either have to build the additional lane around the tree or cut the tree down. I can't see them justifying cutting the tree down when it's such a huge deal. Wouldn't that be crazy?
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
17 May 12
Well,i think so.So here is the tree has accompanyed you for over the years,it would be so nice seeing the tree everytime when you go and off school.I remember once saw a movie and it is called" flipped" .The girl in the movie loves the tree and it is surprisingly beautiful,and she is protecting the tree from cutting it.I suppose it has a little bit common with this.lol,but really thanks your story.I do appreciate it and hope you have nice day with the tree.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
17 May 12
I live between two major cities in the northeast US (New York and Philadelphia) so we have many, many historical sites and modern buildings around us. I suppose the closest famous "landmark" would be Princeton University or maybe Washington's Crossing (where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the American Revolution).
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
17 May 12
Hey,Suzieqmom,thanks a lot for your share and i have to say one of my best friends who is dreaming to go to Princeton University.And i know a friend who is from Philadelphia.I would like to go and experience local culture and that maybe the most true reflect in the local place.
@safety69 (592)
• Taiwan
16 May 12
I live in an island , but , the beaches in here are not that beautiful, what is very nice are the temples they build. Also there are so many beautiful parks around with lakes and lotus pounds. I love here where I live.
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
22 May 12
The landmark where I live is the famous Table Mountain which is flat as a table and which I believe has recently been included as one of the seven wonders of the world. When the mist furls over the mountain, the people say that the tablecloth is being laid. I live at the foot of Table Mountain in the City of Cape Town. When I left for Canada in the sixties, I cried as the boat started to sail and took me farther and farther away from the mother city. I am torn between two countries and two children.
• Philippines
21 May 12
I live in the city but it's not the kind of city that is so modern like the other. The buildings which include the wooden town houses, the hundred years old pathways and roads, the ambience still speaks about the history of the place. Even the transportation used remains (a horse with a carriage). The city was preserved to remind us the Spanish Colonialism in our country.
@KOSTAS499 (1625)
• Greece
17 May 12
Our town landmark is...out of town. It's the beautiful mountain Pelion just above us.