History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

18th Aug '16 7:28:32 AM ElectricBoogaloo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Example from one of the crossover films, Movie Wars Core. After the climatic final boss battle in the middle of Earth's core, Eiji goes back to the surface, but on the other side of the world, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Naturally one of the things that clued him was the blatantly visible Christ the Redeemer statue in the background, [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans bonus points for also being during Carnaval]], [[ItsASmallWorldAfterAll and him stumbling upon Chiyoko there]].

to:

** Example from one of the crossover films, Movie Wars Core. After the climatic final boss battle in the middle of Earth's core, Eiji goes back to the surface, [[DiggingToChina but on the other side of the world, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Brazil]]. Naturally one of the things that clued him was the blatantly visible Christ the Redeemer statue in the background, [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans bonus points for also being during Carnaval]], [[ItsASmallWorldAfterAll and him stumbling upon Chiyoko there]].
11th Aug '16 9:15:20 AM siberia82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the iconic landmark is used in the EstablishingShot of Paris.

to:

* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The
iconic landmark is used in the EstablishingShot of Paris.Paris.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The Giza pyramids are in the background in the wide shot of Cairo. There is also the Sydney Opera House.
6th Aug '16 3:17:52 PM LordDynasmon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} itself this does happens to some degree with the Eiffel Tower, visible from the entire Western half of the city, and to the dismay of many Parisians, it also happens with the Montparnasse tower and the Southern half.

to:

* In UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} itself this does happens happen to some degree with the Eiffel Tower, visible from the entire Western half of the city, and to the dismay of many Parisians, it also happens with the Montparnasse tower and the Southern half.
18th Jul '16 9:24:07 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The City in ''[[Film/{{Babe}} Babe: Pig in the City]]'' is a massive parody of this. It contains every landmark mentioned on this page, all [[http://www.remotecentral.com/dvd/babe2-4.jpg within view of the same window]], and its streets are canals (as in [[CityOfCanals Venice, Italy]]).

to:

* The City in ''[[Film/{{Babe}} Babe: Pig in the City]]'' ''Film/BabePigInTheCity'' is a massive parody of this. It contains every landmark mentioned on this page, all [[http://www.remotecentral.com/dvd/babe2-4.jpg within view of the same window]], and its streets are canals (as in [[CityOfCanals Venice, Italy]]).
17th Jul '16 9:27:59 AM Beatlemania
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Speaking of newly completed structures, although UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo Tower}} has cemented it's place almost permanently in [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Japanese]] pop culture, Tokyo Skytree of UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} is starting to become a new one, already being featured in multiple works.
** It may not be as noticeable as the above two, but the Rainbow Bridge and Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba are these to some extent.



* The Gateway Arch in UsefulNotes/{{StLouis}} for Missouri in general. That's what ended up on the back of the Missouri quarter. Kansas City, on the opposite side of the state, is generally represented by one of the many, many, ''many'' fountains in the city, most often the JC Nichols fountain.

to:

* The Gateway Arch in UsefulNotes/{{StLouis}} [[UsefulNotes/{{StLouis}} St.Louis]] for Missouri in general. That's what ended up on the back of the Missouri quarter. Kansas City, on the opposite side of the state, is generally represented by one of the many, many, ''many'' fountains in the city, most often the JC Nichols fountain.
17th Jul '16 9:15:43 AM Beatlemania
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Non-visual example. Recently, a lot of movies have been backing establishing shots of Middle-Eastern cities with the Islamic call-to-prayer chant to establish their Middle-Eastern-ness.

to:

* Non-visual example. Recently, a lot of movies have been backing establishing shots of Middle-Eastern [[UsefulNotes/{{TheMiddleEast}} Middle-Eastern]] cities with the Islamic call-to-prayer chant to establish their Middle-Eastern-ness.



* The Gateway Arch in St. Louis for Missouri in general. That's what ended up on the back of the Missouri quarter. Kansas City, on the opposite side of the state, is generally represented by one of the many, many, ''many'' fountains in the city, most often the JC Nichols fountain.

to:

* The Gateway Arch in St. Louis UsefulNotes/{{StLouis}} for Missouri in general. That's what ended up on the back of the Missouri quarter. Kansas City, on the opposite side of the state, is generally represented by one of the many, many, ''many'' fountains in the city, most often the JC Nichols fountain.



* The Oriental Pearl shows up in nearly every establishing shot of UsefulNotes/Shanghai.

to:

* The Oriental Pearl shows up in nearly every establishing shot of UsefulNotes/Shanghai.UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}.



** The Temple of Heaven, or rather the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the central building of the complex, is also used not just to signify Beijing but ''China'' as a whole[[note]]See World Showcase at EPCOT Center[[/note]], even though it, too, is not very visible unless you're in the surrounding park.

to:

** The Temple of Heaven, or rather the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the central building of the complex, is also used not just to signify Beijing but ''China'' ''UsefulNotes/{{China}}'' as a whole[[note]]See World Showcase at EPCOT Center[[/note]], even though it, too, is not very visible unless you're in the surrounding park.



** Because Melbourne lacks any landmarks of international stature, the go to iconic image for Melbourne is usually a tram (Melbourne, alone among Australian cities, has an extensive light rail network). If the media in question is aimed at Melbournians, expect to see steps at Flinders Street Station or the Arts Centre Tower. And a tram.

to:

** Because Melbourne UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} lacks any landmarks of international stature, the go to iconic image for Melbourne is usually a tram (Melbourne, alone among Australian cities, has an extensive light rail network). If the media in question is aimed at Melbournians, expect to see steps at Flinders Street Station or the Arts Centre Tower. And a tram.



** Although to a lesser extent, the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_Seoul Trade Tower]] in Gangnam is also used to indicate something happening in the region. The tower was the first thing you saw in the Seoul mission of VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare to show the battle going on the region.

to:

** Although to a lesser extent, the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_Seoul Trade Tower]] in Gangnam is also used to indicate something happening in the region. The tower was the first thing you saw in the Seoul mission of VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare to show the battle going on the region.



* The Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavillion (completed and opened in 2001), with it's distinctive "wings" that give it the appearance of a sailboat has become this for Milwaukee. Before then, City Hall was often used (most famously in the opening montage on LaverneAndShirley).

to:

* The Milwaukee UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}} Art Museum's Quadracci Pavillion (completed and opened in 2001), with it's distinctive "wings" that give it the appearance of a sailboat has become this for Milwaukee. Before then, City Hall was often used (most famously in the opening montage on LaverneAndShirley).



* The big German cities are confusing. Either their defining building is rather unseeming/small, or they suffer from having too many to chose from (most often the case). Only some examples are given, since there are simply too many.

to:

* The big German [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] cities are confusing. Either their defining building is rather unseeming/small, or they suffer from having too many to chose from (most often the case). Only some examples are given, since there are simply too many.



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrodome The Astrodome]] in Houston, though it hasn't been in regular use as a venue for over a decade and there's been lots of wrangling over its future.

to:

** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrodome The Astrodome]] in Houston, UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, though it hasn't been in regular use as a venue for over a decade and there's been lots of wrangling over its future.
17th Jul '16 8:55:59 AM Beatlemania
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Stockholm, Sweden has a few:

to:

* Stockholm, Sweden UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} has a few:



* UsefulNotes/{{SouthAfrica}}n TV news, when broadcasting from Johannesburg, includes an opening shot of the Hillbrow Tower, even though it's just a radio antenna and the newsroom isn't in there, to establish the location (justified in that it's the tallest building in Africa). Foreign news stories tend to include shots of Table Mountain if an event happened anywhere in South Africa generally. This is sometimes quite funny, as if you were reporting on an event happening in Maine while showing a picture of the Statue of Liberty. Close, but no cigar.

to:

* UsefulNotes/{{SouthAfrica}}n UsefulNotes/{{South Africa}}n TV news, when broadcasting from Johannesburg, includes an opening shot of the Hillbrow Tower, even though it's just a radio antenna and the newsroom isn't in there, to establish the location (justified in that it's the tallest building in Africa). Foreign news stories tend to include shots of Table Mountain if an event happened anywhere in South Africa generally. This is sometimes quite funny, as if you were reporting on an event happening in Maine while showing a picture of the Statue of Liberty. Close, but no cigar.



* The Oriental Pearl shows up in nearly every establishing shot of Shanghai.

to:

* The Oriental Pearl shows up in nearly every establishing shot of Shanghai.UsefulNotes/Shanghai.



* Any time UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}, UsefulNotes/{{NewZealand}} appears, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Tower Sky Tower]] is guaranteed to be shown. Justified, since it is a 328m (1076ft) structure in a city where there are only two other buildings taller than 150m. Locals sometimes use the tower as a compass, since it can be seen from afar and is to the north from most of the city.

to:

* Any time UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}, UsefulNotes/{{NewZealand}} UsefulNotes/{{New Zealand}} appears, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Tower Sky Tower]] is guaranteed to be shown. Justified, since it is a 328m (1076ft) structure in a city where there are only two other buildings taller than 150m. Locals sometimes use the tower as a compass, since it can be seen from afar and is to the north from most of the city.



** Even within Australia the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are used to define UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} since they are such iconic parts of the skyline. Sometimes they will use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Tower Sydney Tower]] (formerly known as Centrepoint Tower) to change it up.

to:

** Even within Australia the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are used to define UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} Sydney since they are such iconic parts of the skyline. Sometimes they will use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Tower Sydney Tower]] (formerly known as Centrepoint Tower) to change it up.



* St. Basil's Cathedral is the visual shorthand for UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} and, to some extent, the entirety of UsefulNotes /{{Russia}}. So in works set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the atheistic Soviet Union is ubiquitously represented by [[{{Irony}} a colorful, onion-domed church]]. (The building was turned into a museum under Soviet rule. Today it's a church and museum in one.) And just so everyone is clear on this, St. Basil's Cathedral is ''not'' the Kremlin (which is right next to the cathedral).

to:

* St. Basil's Cathedral is the visual shorthand for UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} Moscow and, to some extent, the entirety of UsefulNotes /{{Russia}}.UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}. So in works set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the atheistic Soviet Union is ubiquitously represented by [[{{Irony}} a colorful, onion-domed church]]. (The building was turned into a museum under Soviet rule. Today it's a church and museum in one.) And just so everyone is clear on this, St. Basil's Cathedral is ''not'' the Kremlin (which is right next to the cathedral).



* The Stratosphere, although limited by nearby airports, is visible from nearly every inch of the Las Vegas valley due to its dwarfing height on the nearby hotels, but the Luxor Pyramid and its light (which can be seen in space) tends to be more popular for appearances in movies.

to:

** Although to a lesser extent, the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_Seoul Trade Tower]] in Gangnam is also used to indicate something happening in the region. The tower was the first thing you saw in the Seoul mission of VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare to show the battle going on the region.
* The Stratosphere, although limited by nearby airports, is visible from nearly every inch of the Las Vegas UsefulNotes/{{Las Vegas}} valley due to its dwarfing height on the nearby hotels, but the Luxor Pyramid and its light (which can be seen in space) tends to be more popular for appearances in movies.



** Berlin has so many, it's difficult to make a choice. The most well known are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_gate Brandenburger Tor]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_building Reichstag]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegessäule Siegessäule]]. In the future, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_City_Palace Stadtschloß]], which is currently in reconstruction, could join them. In general, the Reichstag is used for political news and the Brandenburger Tor for the city itself

to:

** Berlin UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} has so many, it's difficult to make a choice. The most well known are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_gate Brandenburger Tor]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_building Reichstag]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegessäule Siegessäule]]. In the future, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_City_Palace Stadtschloß]], which is currently in reconstruction, could join them. In general, the Reichstag is used for political news and the Brandenburger Tor for the city itself



** The city of Hamburg lost tons of old buildings in WW II, but still retained three that almost everyone recongsies at once. The [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Michel Hamburger Michel]] is the most famous one, closely followed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg_Rathaus Rathaus]]. The big surprise is the third one, which is the very distinctive [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg_Hauptbahnhof Hamburg Central Station]].

to:

** The city of Hamburg UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}} lost tons of old buildings in WW II, but still retained three that almost everyone recongsies at once. The [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Michel Hamburger Michel]] is the most famous one, closely followed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg_Rathaus Rathaus]]. The big surprise is the third one, which is the very distinctive [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg_Hauptbahnhof Hamburg Central Station]].



* Major cities in Texas have these:

to:

* Major cities in Texas UsefulNotes/{{Texas}} have these:
17th Jul '16 8:34:10 AM Beatlemania
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Some cities are renowned for their industries. Hollywood makes movies, Detroit makes...[[DyingTown made]] cars. Others are known as hotspots for the scientific community, like Geneva. Or for the political community, like... Geneva. And in some places, there is a landmark. Such as Geneva.

to:

Some cities are renowned for their industries. Hollywood makes movies, Detroit UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} makes...[[DyingTown made]] cars. Others are known as hotspots for the scientific community, like Geneva. Or for the political community, like... Geneva. And in some places, there is a landmark. Such as Geneva.



* The aforementioned CN Tower is similar to the Washington Monument, but for different reasons. It's not that the buildings in Toronto are especially small, it's just the CN Tower ''really is that huge''. It can even be seen from some points north of the city.

to:

* The aforementioned CN Tower is similar to the Washington Monument, but for different reasons. It's not that the buildings in Toronto UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} are especially small, it's just the CN Tower ''really is that huge''. It can even be seen from some points north of the city.



* In Paris itself this does happens to some degree with the Eiffel Tower, visible from the entire Western half of the city, and to the dismay of many Parisians, it also happens with the Montparnasse tower and the Southern half.

to:

* In Paris UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} itself this does happens to some degree with the Eiffel Tower, visible from the entire Western half of the city, and to the dismay of many Parisians, it also happens with the Montparnasse tower and the Southern half.



* The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (prevalent in the title credits in ''Series/FullHouse'', for one). You can substitute cable cars for similar effect.

to:

* The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco UsefulNotes/{{San Francisco}} (prevalent in the title credits in ''Series/FullHouse'', for one). You can substitute cable cars for similar effect.



* South African TV news, when broadcasting from Johannesburg, includes an opening shot of the Hillbrow Tower, even though it's just a radio antenna and the newsroom isn't in there, to establish the location (justified in that it's the tallest building in Africa). Foreign news stories tend to include shots of Table Mountain if an event happened anywhere in South Africa generally. This is sometimes quite funny, as if you were reporting on an event happening in Maine while showing a picture of the Statue of Liberty. Close, but no cigar.
* The Space Needle's entire reason for existence seems to be as a means to set up establishing shots of Seattle. Never mind that the Needle itself is dwarfed by surrounding buildings to such a degree that it ends up looking comically small if not framed well.

to:

* South African UsefulNotes/{{SouthAfrica}}n TV news, when broadcasting from Johannesburg, includes an opening shot of the Hillbrow Tower, even though it's just a radio antenna and the newsroom isn't in there, to establish the location (justified in that it's the tallest building in Africa). Foreign news stories tend to include shots of Table Mountain if an event happened anywhere in South Africa generally. This is sometimes quite funny, as if you were reporting on an event happening in Maine while showing a picture of the Statue of Liberty. Close, but no cigar.
* The Space Needle's entire reason for existence seems to be as a means to set up establishing shots of Seattle.UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}. Never mind that the Needle itself is dwarfed by surrounding buildings to such a degree that it ends up looking comically small if not framed well.



* Tian'anmen gate is often used as a establishing shot for Beijing, but as a bit of a subversion, the structure is only visible if you stand next to it. Classical Chinese architecture is rather disdainful of the vertical dimension. Chinese television and movies tend to use the CCTV tower instead.[[note]]When it's not smogged in, anyway[[/note]]

to:

* Tian'anmen gate is often used as a establishing shot for Beijing, UsefulNotes/{{Beijing}}, but as a bit of a subversion, the structure is only visible if you stand next to it. Classical Chinese architecture is rather disdainful of the vertical dimension. Chinese television and movies tend to use the CCTV tower instead.[[note]]When it's not smogged in, anyway[[/note]]



* Los Angeles has the US Bank Tower, which is the tallest and usually the most recognizable skyscraper in the city. It's usually shown in establishing shots when the story takes place in Los Angeles, or they'll show the whole skyline if the shot is being taken from one of the many hills.[[note]][[http://jimcorwin.photoshelter.com/image/I0000Z7s.EFYVNFg Especially the view from Mulholland Drive]], with the curving Hollywood Freeway in the foreground[[/note]] Sometimes a shot of the Hollywood sign is used as well/instead. The Hollywood sign is visible throughout most of West LA, but usually as a small white smudge on a big mountain range. It's best viewed -- you guessed it -- in Hollywood.

to:

* Los Angeles UsefulNotes/{{Los Angeles}} has the US Bank Tower, which is the tallest and usually the most recognizable skyscraper in the city. It's usually shown in establishing shots when the story takes place in Los Angeles, or they'll show the whole skyline if the shot is being taken from one of the many hills.[[note]][[http://jimcorwin.photoshelter.com/image/I0000Z7s.EFYVNFg Especially the view from Mulholland Drive]], with the curving Hollywood Freeway in the foreground[[/note]] Sometimes a shot of the Hollywood sign is used as well/instead. The Hollywood sign is visible throughout most of West LA, but usually as a small white smudge on a big mountain range. It's best viewed -- you guessed it -- in Hollywood.



* Mexico's main cities are not exempt from this. Mexico City has this with the Zócalo, a huge slab of concrete bearing a huge monumental flag, as well as with the Angel of Independence and the Reform Avenue, whereas Guadalajara has this with the cathedral, the Minerva Roundabout, and more recently, the small patch of skyscrapers near Puerta de Hierro in the northwest. Monterrey, however, is best represented by the prominent Saddle Hill (Cerro de la Silla).

to:

* Mexico's UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}'s main cities are not exempt from this. Mexico City has this with the Zócalo, a huge slab of concrete bearing a huge monumental flag, as well as with the Angel of Independence and the Reform Avenue, whereas Guadalajara has this with the cathedral, the Minerva Roundabout, and more recently, the small patch of skyscrapers near Puerta de Hierro in the northwest. Monterrey, however, is best represented by the prominent Saddle Hill (Cerro de la Silla).



* Thousands of Armenian paintings and photographs would suggest that Mt. Ararat is visible all over the country, when in fact it has to be a really clear day to be able to see it from its capital, Yerevan. And partly due to a long, sad history of horrible luck, Armenia's most iconic landmark isn't even in Armenia anymore but in Turkey.

to:

* Thousands of Armenian UsefulNotes/{{Armenia}}n paintings and photographs would suggest that Mt. Ararat is visible all over the country, when in fact it has to be a really clear day to be able to see it from its capital, Yerevan. And partly due to a long, sad history of horrible luck, Armenia's most iconic landmark isn't even in Armenia anymore but in Turkey.



* As mentioned before, the Great Pyramid of Giza and/or the Sphinx is generally the establishing shot for Cairo, or anywhere else in Egypt for that matter. Egyptian and other Middle Eastern productions tend to use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Tower Cairo Tower]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahrir_Square Tahrir Square]] for Cairo.

to:

* As mentioned before, the Great Pyramid of Giza and/or the Sphinx is generally the establishing shot for Cairo, UsefulNotes/{{Cairo}}, or anywhere else in Egypt UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}} for that matter. Egyptian and other Middle Eastern productions tend to use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Tower Cairo Tower]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahrir_Square Tahrir Square]] for Cairo.



* Any time Auckland, New Zealand appears, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Tower Sky Tower]] is guaranteed to be shown. Justified, since it is a 328m (1076ft) structure in a city where there are only two other buildings taller than 150m. Locals sometimes use the tower as a compass, since it can be seen from afar and is to the north from most of the city.

to:

* Any time Auckland, New Zealand UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}, UsefulNotes/{{NewZealand}} appears, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Tower Sky Tower]] is guaranteed to be shown. Justified, since it is a 328m (1076ft) structure in a city where there are only two other buildings taller than 150m. Locals sometimes use the tower as a compass, since it can be seen from afar and is to the north from most of the city.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge Sydney Harbour Bridge]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House Sydney Opera House]] define urban Australia while [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru Uluru/Ayers Rock]] defines the Outback.
** Even within Australia the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are used to define Sydney since they are such iconic parts of the skyline. Sometimes they will use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Tower Sydney Tower]] (formerly known as Centrepoint Tower) to change it up.

to:

* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge Sydney Harbour Bridge]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House Sydney Opera House]] define urban Australia UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} while [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru Uluru/Ayers Rock]] defines the Outback.
** Even within Australia the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are used to define Sydney UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} since they are such iconic parts of the skyline. Sometimes they will use [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Tower Sydney Tower]] (formerly known as Centrepoint Tower) to change it up.



* St. Basil's Cathedral is the visual shorthand for Moscow and, to some extent, the entirety of Russia. So in works set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the atheistic Soviet Union is ubiquitously represented by [[{{Irony}} a colorful, onion-domed church]]. (The building was turned into a museum under Soviet rule. Today it's a church and museum in one.) And just so everyone is clear on this, St. Basil's Cathedral is ''not'' the Kremlin (which is right next to the cathedral).

to:

* St. Basil's Cathedral is the visual shorthand for Moscow UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}} and, to some extent, the entirety of Russia.UsefulNotes /{{Russia}}. So in works set during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the atheistic Soviet Union is ubiquitously represented by [[{{Irony}} a colorful, onion-domed church]]. (The building was turned into a museum under Soviet rule. Today it's a church and museum in one.) And just so everyone is clear on this, St. Basil's Cathedral is ''not'' the Kremlin (which is right next to the cathedral).
17th Jul '16 8:07:43 AM Beatlemania
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Square for North Korea, usually StockFootage of a military parade there.

to:

* Pyongyang's Kim Il-sung Square for North Korea, UsefulNotes/NorthKorea, usually StockFootage of a military parade there.there.
* A UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}n example would be the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_Seoul_Tower N Seoul Tower]] of UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}, also known as the Namsan Tower, atop the Namsan mountain. It is visible at most parts of the city thanks to it's considerable height and since it's construction it has earned a landmark status, being featured in various news stock footages.
** The [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namdaemun Sungyemun]], otherwise known as the Namdaemun, is the south castle gate of the Seoul city walls. Live footage of the intersection surrounding the gate is commonly featured as a background of news briefing.



* The Merlion used to be Singapore's icon, but this privilege is gradually being taken over by the Marina Bay Sands buildings.

to:

* The Merlion used to be Singapore's UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}'s icon, but this privilege is gradually being taken over by the Marina Bay Sands buildings.
29th Jun '16 11:45:40 AM LtFedora
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Berlin has so many, it's difficult to make a choice. The most well known the the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_gate Brandenburger Tor]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_building Reichstag]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegessäule Siegessäule]]. In the future, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_City_Palace Stadtschloß]], which is currently in reconstruction, could join them. In general, the Reichstag is used for political news and the Brandenburger Tor for the city itself

to:

** Berlin has so many, it's difficult to make a choice. The most well known the are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_gate Brandenburger Tor]], the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_building Reichstag]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegessäule Siegessäule]]. In the future, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_City_Palace Stadtschloß]], which is currently in reconstruction, could join them. In general, the Reichstag is used for political news and the Brandenburger Tor for the city itself
This list shows the last 10 events of 427. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.EiffelTowerEffect