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Guess the Architecture for 10/3/2017

Posted October 03, 2017 2:00 PM

Have you ever seen this building?

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10/03/2017 3:06 PM

Aladdin's castle.....?

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10/03/2017 6:14 PM

Never mind - deleted content!

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10/03/2017 6:25 PM

Onion domes of the Resurrection Church, Kostroma (1652)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_dome

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10/03/2017 8:21 PM

Saint Nicholas russian orthodox church, Nice, France

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10/03/2017 11:54 PM

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia

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10/04/2017 9:22 AM

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10/06/2017 4:01 PM

You have done it, it is clearly a match, where is this?

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10/04/2017 4:20 AM

I'm beginning to see a common theme....

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10/04/2017 8:10 AM

Perhaps you're right. I did write about structures made of mushrooms back in July — it must have stuck with me!

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10/05/2017 5:34 AM

Step away from the 'shrooms!

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10/05/2017 5:49 AM

Good eye.

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10/04/2017 10:04 AM

Just an observation,,

I thought the question said, " Have you ever seen this building ? " .

Not, " Can you find a picture of this building on the internet " .

My understanding of the question is that, if you have seen a building, then you have actually been at a particular location and photographed it with your own camera.

Maybe, Maggie Mc ( the moderator ) , in the future, when providing a pencil drawing of a structure, can present the question in this format :

" Can you find a pictorial image on the internet, based on the visual representation presented here ".

My rational here is that, those that have actually been to that location, and or reside there may be presented the opportunity to engage a posting on cr4 and thus become regular members of this forum. Also they could provide a frame of reference, such as 1 inch equals 30 feet and how a particular design element of the building caught their attention.

Carry on,,

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10/04/2017 12:43 PM

Yeah,,,,that doesn't work.....

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10/04/2017 1:19 PM

"...and photographed it with your own camera..."

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I acquiesce and tolerate individuals' odd personal fetishisms... however once it becomes coersive (or believed to have that intent) it isn't any longer personal.

Enjoy your ownership fetishism for yourself to your heart's desire. If it is so wonderful, perhaps sing the praises of that particular interest with those who might be like minded.

Please refrain from attempting to dictate all should share your devotion.

Who cares who owns the camera?

Okay, you do. That's fine, but no one else has to.

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10/04/2017 3:22 PM

In my observation, I noticed a common thread. Those members who are responding to Maggie's postings appear to be a generally same group of individuals.

The purpose was ( is ) to expand the group and relay intrinsic points of the architecture.

I've noticed that there appears to be a race to see who can capture and post an image garnered from the internet. By modifying the applications, it seems possible to greatly increase the viewership.

This was my intent, not to impose or control how one reacts. I didn't read anything in cr4 rules that prevents anyone from voicing their opinion in a non political fashion.

If you want to good, if you don't, then that is good too.

Enjoy your day.

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10/04/2017 4:58 PM

I don't know how you can say that, I have more knowledge of architecture, if fact I'm amazed at times the number of really unique buildings that exist from this "Guess the Architecture" blog....In searching different types of buildings you learn all about what is out there, where they are , who's building them, It's opened a whole new world that I only had a hint of before...The race or competition to find it first is a motivational tool that has worked well...If there was no reason to find the building, there would be no motivation to participate for most people...and this would be a dead thread...I have learned more about modern architecture from this blog than I knew existed...

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10/05/2017 10:12 AM

Considering that my actual knowledge base of architecture is 10-3 x Solar Eagle's, I humbly submit that I have learned some knowledge of architecture just by visiting (eagerly) this thread, each time it is posted. Learning by default exposure is apparently not costing me much at all.

The only part I expect I would ever use is the conversion of containers to a domicile (more of an underground bunker/tornado shelter all-in-one), and a place to hang in my own cave without nags from incessantly b***ing wife. I love her, but OMG, it is hard to do sometimes.

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10/04/2017 6:11 PM

I believe input from someone who has seen the building in person and can relate meaningfully some of their personal experience, through pictures (regardless of camera ownership) they took or their group took, or some other meaningful description of thier visit, will be meaningful when it is contributed.

If others searching (to learn the name/get a few details/find additional pictures) get there first, it does not detract from a good contribution from someone who has actually visited the building.

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Sorry. I reacted too strongly to your original statement. The emphasis is clearly not where I originally read it to be.

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10/04/2017 8:56 PM

Yes we've had that before just as you describe....

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10/04/2017 10:27 AM

Dormition Cathedral at the Kremlin in Moscow, no I have never seen it in person.

Except the dome are not as onion-shaped as your exemplar.

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10/05/2017 10:56 PM

Looks like a church or cathedral in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, NYC.

Don't have a picture, and I'm not even sure if it's still around, given all of the recent "gentification" of the borough.

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10/06/2017 3:19 AM

Yeah,,,no...

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10/06/2017 10:40 PM

Thanks for the interesting backstory.

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10/09/2017 11:17 AM

As SolarEagle correctly indicated, last week’s building was the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia — the country’s capital on the Baltic Sea. According to Visit Tallinn, the onion-domed structure is “Estonia’s main Russian Orthodox Cathedral.” Prior to the cathedral’s construction in 1900, a statue of Martin Luther had stood on the building’s site, the top of Toompea Hill. “The cathedral was dedicated to the Prince of Novgorod, Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky, who led the famous Battle of the Ice at Lake Peipsi in 1242.” In addition, the towers of the cathedral are host to 11 bells, the largest of which weighs 15 tons.

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10/10/2017 11:29 AM

That is a lot ding-dongs.

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