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So Which Wonders Have You Seen IRL?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by MilesBeyond, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    I don't know. Some of the beer menus I saw in Belgium when I was there might be classified as Wonders themselves.;)
     
  2. AJ11

    AJ11 Emperor

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    So, you wonder how anyone can drink the stuff also, huh? :D
     
  3. jordiflor

    jordiflor Chieftain

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    It seems that nobody has yet been in the Space Elevator :D
     
  4. Ungeziefer

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    Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Great Wall, Versailles, Forbidden Palace for me :)
     
  5. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    Man, I'm slackin' here. The only one on the list I can think of is the Statue of Liberty. What surprised me is how many near-misses I've had. I went to New York, but didn't see Broadway or the UN (and if I happened to pass Wall Street, it was when we were wandering around downtown in a post-New Year's drunker stupor, so I don't think it would count). I've moved to a part of the U.S. near where Mount Rushmore and our NP (Yellowstone) are, maybe I'll get to them this summer. I was in the military, but I wasn't an officer or anything like that, so I haven't seen West Point or the Pentagon. They sent me to Honduras (close to the Mayans' old stomping grounds), but I never took a trip up to Chichen Itza. Been near Los Angeles, but no Hollywood. Been through Tennessee, but never Graceland (I'm guessing Memphis is where we built Rock 'n' Roll).

    But I have seen our Ironworks! ...or what's left of it... grew up in Detroit...

    I'm hoping Neil Armstrong will reveal himself as a CFC lurker and say "But I've been to the Apollo Program, is that close enough?" :lol:
     
  6. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Deity

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    Hagia Sophia
    The Pyramids
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  7. geowzrd

    geowzrd Warlord

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    World: Pentagon, Broadway, Hollywood, Statue of Liberty
    National: Several National parks, "Shakespeare's" Globe Theater, Mt. Rushmore
     
  8. jeffah3539

    jeffah3539 Leviathan

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    I have seen the Hermitage and the Kremlin in Russia and the Pentagon in D.C.

    I think this thread just gave me my bucket list: visit every wonder in Civ before I die. That would be one hell of a trip.
     
  9. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    I think that the Rock 'n' Roll wonder is the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, which is in Cleveland, Ohio.
     
  10. tdy99

    tdy99 Prince

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    Statue of Liberty

    I've driven by the Pentagon probably a thousand times but never stopped to actually see it.

    There's an old iron works here in Richmond where they used to make cannons during the civil war, so I guess I've seen "Iron Works" too;) It is now a museum.
     
  11. Orion071

    Orion071 Home School Tutor

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    I've seen Hollywood, the UN, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Wall Street (4 just in NYC!) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (close enough!).

    Does the 1/3rd size Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas count? :p Heck, they have a Statue of Liberty there too...
     
  12. AutomatedTeller

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    Given that the Space Elevator has never existed and several of the ancient ones no longer exist in any form, it would be ;)
     
  13. jeffah3539

    jeffah3539 Leviathan

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    Hey, I'm only 25. I can hold out hope for leaps in space technology and time travel, can't I?
     
  14. TheMulattoMaker

    TheMulattoMaker Dictator of RF

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    You'd need the TARDIS, which would probably qualify as a Wonder- so you could scratch it off the list as you use it to see the Colossus and Great Lighthouse.
     
  15. PibbZ

    PibbZ Paladin

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    Notre Dame
    Eiffel Tower
    Versailles
    Stonehenge
    Globe Theatre
    Oxford University
    Palace (The Norwegian one)
    National Park (Norwegian ones)
    Red Cross (Uhm?) :king:
     
  16. Colonel Mustard

    Colonel Mustard Condiment Pirate Mouse

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    Oxford University - I live in Oxford and there are 38 colleges that make up the university so I'm pretty much surrounded by it.
    Globe Theatre.
    (Buckingham) Palace.
    Stonehenge.
    The Parthenon.
    The Hagia Sofia.
    Notre Dame.
    Versailles.
    Eiffel Tower.
    and that post has just given me my bucket list :crazyeye:
     
  17. Rusty Edge

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    The Parthanon is the only ancient wonder I've seen.

    Being American, I've seen the Pentagon, the Hoover Dam, and the New York wonders.
     
  18. digitalcraft

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    Pentagon, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower,Notre Dame, Versailles, UN, Broadway. Oh and ROCK AND ROLL! /horns
     
  19. duckstab

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    I have to disagree, because Rock 'n Roll was already around a long time before they built a Hall of Fame for it.

    My vote goes to Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
     
  20. sydhe

    sydhe King of Kongs

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    I've toured Cape Canaveral and seen a Saturn V, the Apollo 13 capsule and met several of the astronauts, so I'm claiming the Apollo Program. I've also seen Gus Grissom's capsule from the second Mercury flight. The capsule was rescued from the bottom of the sea.
     

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