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Pyramid of Communism – Piramida, Tirana

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Piramida e Tiranës Tombs of the pharaohs, or pathways to the gods for sacrificial rituals. Pyramids are regarded as the most symbolic icon of several of the world’s ancient cultures. Stories of how and why they were built and the powers they hold are fantasied by storytellers, authors, movie creators and by the millions of […]

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Good Reception – Torre Telefónica, Santaigo

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Torre Telefónica The mobile phone. One of the most pivotal technological advances of the 20th century. Mobile phones and telecommunications have affected almost every single aspect of human life. If you had a major telecommunications company, how would you show the world your company’s technological superiority, and what sort of headquarters should you build? If […]

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The Brutalist H – House of Soviets, Kaliningrad

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House of Soviets Decadent, exquisite, and of the finest architectural achievements of the Teutonic Order are what could be said about the magnificent castle in the heart of Kaliningrad. Unfortunately, the Königsberg Castle was destroyed in the 1960s and in its place was erected the boring but bold, blueish-grey monstrosity representing the most depressive nature […]

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Rapa Nui – Easter Island

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Woken by a flock of chooks up a tree, you get out of bed, slip on some jandals and and make your way outside. It’s not cold, but not hot either, you hear waves crashing into rocks in the distance. Crossing the road to a field scattered with canoes, you are greeted by a couple […]

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Cnapan

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Galloping down the beach, you see your target: a half-naked man holding his slippery wooden ball. But it’s not his ball, it’s your ball, and you need to get it back to church before sundown. He’s sprinting as fast as he can, but the beach was a foolish passage for him to take, with nothing […]

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Gumboot Throw

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It’s high noon, and a crowd has gathered around you. Staring down the arena you see your mark. It’s time settle the score, it is time to come out on top. You lift your size 43 boot off the ground, draw it behind you, and forcing your entire weight behind it, you hurl it down […]

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Caber Toss

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You hear the someone blowing their bagpipes in the distance. Squatting, you take control of your log. It’s the biggest one you’ve ever had. The butt nesting firmly in your hands, and pole resting on your shoulder weighing you whole body down. Your thighs go rock solid as you lift your log with your feet […]

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Chundan Vallam

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The ferocity of your collective spirit pulses throughout your vessel with enough force to make Karthikeya, the Hindi god of war tremble in his boots. The beating of the fire platform pulses your through veins to every appendage of your body. Driving your paddle in perfect unison with your 127 teammates, propelling you boat forward […]