The Blender isn't actually up and running yet, but it combines architecture, geography and tourism. Just for fun, here are a few of the world's most recognizable structures. These structures (admittedly very easy to identify) are so famous that with only a slice or detail, the icon is identifiable. Not only do they represent a specific geographic location, but they also signify an entire region, a culture, an era, an activity or function and perhaps, most importantly, excellence in visual marketing. See if you know the name, location, time period built, function (purpose), architect/designer and any interesting facts about each. Once you think you've got it, click on the picture for the correct information.


 geography leisure & recreation architecture, art & design tourism & attractions facilities landscape architecture & urban planning putting it all together (the spectacular)