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Old Jun 3 2010, 03:21 AM   #1
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Sorry for delay: I thought I was #263!

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Old Jun 3 2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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Looks like a church but what a wierd steeple if it is..???
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A Chinese temple outside China?
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Old Jun 3 2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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Not a church.

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Is it in UK?
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Old Jun 3 2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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European country that borders the Mediterranean Sea?
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Old Jun 4 2010, 04:49 AM   #9
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No to all three
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Old Jun 4 2010, 09:41 AM   #10
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Eastern Europe?
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Old Jun 5 2010, 11:06 AM   #12
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Jube: yes. Therefore GT: no.
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Old Jun 5 2010, 06:08 PM   #13
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Old Jun 6 2010, 05:21 AM   #14
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Old Jun 6 2010, 06:01 AM   #15
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No.

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Sheer luck, I just happened to enter the right key-words into a search engine - and up it popped!
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A Baltic country?
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Old Jun 6 2010, 06:46 PM   #18
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I know the answer, but Lara got there first.
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Old Jun 7 2010, 04:05 PM   #20
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But your PM was not right!!!
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That's because you were being fussy about the name. I just recognised the building as soon as I saw the photograph.

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Old Jun 11 2010, 05:31 PM   #22
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I've had two correct answers but I'll give it a day or two to see if GT gets it.
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Old Jun 11 2010, 09:04 PM   #23
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Well this was what I've found out about it ... the Danish Stock Exchange with the Borsen Spire on top in Copenhagen.
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Old Jun 13 2010, 08:40 AM   #24
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Looks like a lizard to me.
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Old Jun 14 2010, 05:00 AM   #25
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Yes, it's the spire on the old 'bourse' in Copenhagen; shot while attending Eurocon 2007.

The animals are SUPPOSED to be aligators!
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Old Jun 14 2010, 03:48 PM   #26
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Aligators?

I'll have to hunt for the photo I had for the next WitW.
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Old Jun 14 2010, 06:15 PM   #27
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According to wikipedia, they're dragon's tails entwined up the spire. Not sure on the alligator or lizard bit but it's all reptilian to me
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Old Jun 14 2010, 06:56 PM   #28
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Obviously some commentators don't believe in dragons. Here's one of the best ...

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Børsen (The Stock Exchange) is a very impressive building situated in central Copenhagen and was built by King Christian IV during 1618 - 1624 as a symbol of Copenhagen as a trade centre and metropolis.

The building was designed in the style of the Dutch renaissance architecture and is famous for its "dragonspire". The spire from 1625 is shaped as the tails of four dragons twined together and was said to guard the building against fire and enemies. Above the spire are three crowns; symbolizing the then united kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Originally Børsen was used for the exchange of wares and this is why it is nominated as one of the first exchanges in Europe. It housed the Danish stock-market until 1974, but is today owned by the Chamber of Commerce, which is an independent private business association for trade and services - and the building is not a museum.
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'Dutch renaissance'?
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Don't blame me: I didn't write it. I must say that I thought the Renaissance was a century or two earlier. In England 17th C was Jacobean.
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