Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Monday Quiz XXXVI

Famous Buildings
What are the names of these buildings, and what countries are they located in?

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Submit your answers in the comments.

18 comments:

Elizabeth said...

1. Taj Mahal, India
2. Fallingwater? USA
3. Melty Shapes Building, I'll say Australia, because it looks like something they'd enjoy.
4. Notre Dame Cathedral, France. Or it might be the cathedral in Amiens. But still France.
5. Someplace absolutely beautiful in Italy.

So much for my rep as a world traveler.

karmasartre said...

1 / Taj Mahal, Agra, India
2 / Falling Water, Pennsylvania, USA
3 / Bilbao Museum, Portuagal
4 / Cathedral, Chartres, France
5 / Alcazar Palace, Seville, Spain

Cartophiliac said...

1. Taj Mahal, India
2. That house by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania, USA
3. ruins from nuclear weapons test, Bikini atoll
4. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
5. Rivendell, Middle Earth

The Calico Cat said...

Taj Mahal - India
Falling Water - Pennsylvania, USA
Frank Gehry's Guggenhein in Spain
Notre Dame - France
Alcazar Palace - Spain

d said...

taj mahal, india
falling water, usofa
it was designed by gehry and i think it's in spain.
notre dame, france
some castle somewhere in some place stuffy.

mrs.5000 said...

1 Taj Mahal, India
2 Fallingwater, USA (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, and well worth a visit)
3 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
4 Chartres Cathedral, France
5 I think that's the Alhambra, Spain

Nichim said...

1. It is the Taj Mahal and it is in India
2. It is some Frank Lloyd Wright House and it is in the USA
3. It is the new Guggenheim Museum and it is in Catalonia but maybe that's not officially a country so I will say that it is in Spain.
4. It is a catholic cathedral and it is in France, I bet. (One of the famous ones - Chartres? Notre Dame? I don't know.)
5. It is a castle and it is in Europe.

Phineas said...

1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
2. Falling Water, Pennsylvania (drove wihtin 50 miles of there on Sat but couldn't visit - dang)
3. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain,
4. Chartres Cathedral, France
5. Dang.....looks awesome.....dunno

Chance said...

1. taj mahal. been there.
2. fallingwater, by frank lloyd wright.
3. bendytown
4. notre dame. been there.
5. some sort of... pinkish... castle?

no exclamation mark for me today!

Rebel said...

gueses here:

1. Taj Mahal, India
2. A Frank Lloyd Wright house in the US, I don't know the name though.
3. Ok - it looks like it was designed by the same guy who did EMP in Seattle, and I think I saw a documentary about this guy. That's all I've got.
4. Westminster Abbey, England? (you've seen one cathedral....)
5. Is this in Austria? The fort in Salzberg?

Elvis said...

1. Taj Mahal, India
2. Falling Water, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bear Run, PA
3. Not the Experience Music Project, but by Frank Gehry, likely in Buenos Aires or someplace like that.
4. Chartre Cathedral? or that one in Paris?
5. Dunno

margaret said...

1. Taj Mahal, India
2. Falling Water, U.S.
3. Bilbao Museum, Span
4. Notre Dame, France
5. Potala Palace, Tibet

Ben said...

1. Taj Mahal - India (?)
2. Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water - USA
3. Museum of Modern Art(?) - USA
4. Notre Dame Cathedral - France
6. Hogwarts Castle - U.K.

Michael5000 said...

And the answers are....

1. The Taj Mahal (India)
2. Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (The United States of America)
3. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain)
4. Chartres Cathedral (France)
5. The Alhambra (Spain)

Rivendell (Middle Earth) seemed like a pretty good answer for number five, as well.

Michael5000 said...

Which means that our only E.P. recipient this week is the lovely, talented, and well-informed Mrs.5000!

Michael5000 said...

@Nichim: You know, you didn't really miss any of these....

@Phineas: Nor did you...

@Chance: This one was totally easy.

@Rebel: #3 -- yes, Frank Gehry. #4 -- I kind of agree about the redundance of cathedrals, but you have to be careful who you say that too. One of my best friends called me a "Philistine" for saying such a thing. It's a badge I wear proudly.

@Elvis: You kind of didn't miss any....

@Ben: Hogwarts is a good guess too.

Thanks for playing the MQ, y'all!

Becky said...

Am late to the game, but whatevs... I like buildings!

1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
2. Fallingwater, Bear Run, PA, USA
3. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
4. Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
5. The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Spain! Represent!

Phineas said...

Ironic - I'm working on learning Recuerdos de la Alhambra, likely the second most recognizable piece of classical guitar music, yet couldn't recognize the palace.

Most recognizable? Concierto de Aranjuez.