Every country has some iconic buildings that can be imprinted in the mind. An iconic building is the calling card and symbol of a country, and it represents the style of the country. An entire country can be evoked through an iconic building, and as soon as we see it, we can think of the country in which it is located.
They are not only the historical and cultural symbols of the country, but many have become popular tourist attractions. See how many have you been to?
France Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is world-famous as the most successful building of the 1889 World's Fair in France. The tower has a novel and unique design. It is a technical masterpiece in the history of world architecture and an important sight and symbol of France. The Eiffel Tower is not only a tourist attraction, but its scaled-down model is popular all over the world.
America - Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a 100th anniversary gift from France to the United States in 1876, located near the mouth of the Hudson River in New York City, United States. The Statue of Liberty is 46 meters high, 93 meters with a base, and weighs more than 200 tons. It is cast in metal and placed on a concrete platform. The Statue of Liberty is dressed in ancient Greek-style clothing, holding the torch of freedom in her right hand and the Declaration of Independence in her left hand; under her feet are broken handcuffs, shackles and chains, symbolizing freedom from tyranny. For more than a century, the bronze statue of the Statue of Liberty standing on Liberty Island has become a symbol of friendship between the American nation and the American and French people, forever expressing the American people's lofty ideals of striving for democracy and longing for freedom.
Great Britain Big Ben
Big Ben, the bell tower of the British Parliament Building, was built in 1859 and is one of the famous ancient clocks and iconic buildings in London. Since 1859, Big Ben has been telling the time for London, and it has been more than a century. Big Ben is also an important place for the British to celebrate the New Year. The clock weighs 14 tons, the diameter of the dial is 7 meters, the length of the hour and minute hands are 2.75 meters and 4.27 meters respectively, and the pendulum weighs 305 kilograms. Big Ben chimes with a deep, sonorous chime every hour. Since 1923, through radio, the bells have been heard all over the world.
People often refer to the Netherlands as the "land of windmills". The Netherlands is a country in western Europe with a population of only over 10 million. One-third of the Netherlands is only 1 meter above the North Sea's sea level, and nearly a quarter is below sea level. Because of the low-lying terrain, the Netherlands is always faced with the erosion of sea tides. The instinct of survival gave the Netherlands motivation. They built dams and dikes, expropriated land from the sea, and created a 9-meter-high pumping windmill to build a living home. Dutch windmills are like a fairy tale world, confusing, seemingly static but full of movement.
Italy - Leaning Tower of Pisa
Many people may have seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa from picture books when they were children. Due to a construction flaw, it has a 3.99-degree tilt. But it is also because of this factor that it is famous all over the world, which is a blessing in disguise. There were rumors that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was designed this way on purpose. But that's not the case, the leaning tower didn't begin to lean until five or six years after construction began, and it's still a mystery why this is so. It has been selected as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for its great influence on Italian architecture from the 11th to the 14th century.