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« on: January 21, 2005, 10:18:16 pm »

Obviously, I can't get all of them on here, but I'll post photos of 16 national parliaments around the western world, and have a playoff system. IE, A vs. b, C vs. D, winner A/B vs. winner C/D.

First parliament with 5 votes will win; votes will be posts in this thread. Try not to be too political about it, just go on the buildings own merits.

Let's start with Australia vs. Canada:

Australian Parliament House (also known as the worls'd biggest Grassy Knoll):
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I've actually rolled down the slope on the left hand side Smiley

Canadian Parliament:
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Sorry the Aussie one is so big, it's the only good one I could find Smiley

Other 'matches' will be:

2: Sweden vs. New Zealand
3: UK vs. Italy
4: Russia vs. France
5: USA vs. Netherlands
6: Japan vs. Germany
7: too be nominated vs. Switzerland
8: too be nominated vs. too be nominated
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 10:19:22 pm »

I vote for Australia, although the Canadian parliament building is very nice Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 12:53:03 am »

The Hungarian parliament will go against the Swiss parliament in the seventh match.

Onto match #2: Sweden vs. New Zealand

Sweden:
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New Zealand (The Beehive):
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The only reason it gets in here is because of the building off to the left. Not really my style, but feel free to vote for it Wink

I vote for Sweden.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 12:56:40 am »

New Zealand's is so very New Zealandish Smiley

Dying palm trees out the front, not an ounce of security in sight, an a beehive Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2005, 01:21:26 am »

we have a close one, 2-2 Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2005, 06:33:38 pm »

Hey, I voted for Sweden! It honestly was the best pic on google.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2005, 06:53:45 pm »

UK vs. Italy

UK Westminster:
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Italy Montecitorio:
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Neither is that flash, but I vote for the UK.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2005, 04:31:40 am »

obviously, the UK wins this round. Austria will verse the EU building in match 8.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005, 04:38:26 am »

Match 4: Russia vs. France

Russia (The Kremlin):
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I know it's kinda not right, but it had to be the Kremlin, really; the other building is shizenhousen)

France:
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Both as historic as hell, which often affects my vote, so based purely on looks I vote Russia in a close contest.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2005, 08:40:20 pm »

As I said, I know it isn't the Duma, but it's impossible to overlook.

Russia wins.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2005, 05:17:14 am »

sorry, i couldn't be stuffed before, but i'll do it now Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2005, 05:31:29 am »

USA vs. Netherlands

Now remember, try to put aside nationalism if possible Smiley

US Congress:
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Netherlands, dating from the 13th century, in part:
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It was hard to get a better picture of the Netherlands, seeing as I don't speak Dutch, so this photo doesn't really do it justice.

That said, I still vote for the USA.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2005, 08:10:44 pm »

Ah, I forgot about this. Obviously, the USA wins.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2005, 10:49:08 pm »

Germany!
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2005, 02:06:38 am »

Austria wins. So it's Canada vs. UK now. Someone might want to re-post the pictures, but I vote for Canada in the meantime.
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2005, 03:04:10 am »

Canuckistand wins. Now it's UK vs. Russia (Kremlin, not Duma)

I vote for The Kremlin.
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2005, 03:21:34 am »

Yes Smiley I meant New Zealand vs. The Kremlin


I'm sticking with the Kremlin.
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2005, 07:20:41 pm »

I voted for Sweden, I just presumed New Zealand won.

I've just gone back to school and my head isn't fully with this anymore Tongue
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