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Maiku 05-02-2019 14:21

Cultural Icons -- Post your country's cultural icons
 
For anyone who has visited or lives in Canada, they know one Canada's greatest cultural icons in Tim Horton's Donuts.

I would like to start a thread that displays well-known, as well as little known cultural icons.

Icons can be
1. Food
2. Sports
3. People
4. Mouments
5. Etc.

Please post your cultural icons.

Here is my contribution to start.


charjohncarter 05-02-2019 15:02

FujiFilm 200 expired by John Carter, on Flickr

lynnb 05-02-2019 15:11

this one's a no-brainer..


ChipMcD 05-02-2019 16:42

Untitled by Chip McDaniel, on Flickr

...or does it belong to the world now? I'd rather have the '66 Corvette.

Greg Maslak 05-02-2019 18:46

"Maverick" Our All Canadian Newfoundland Dog
Slobber everywhere and he takes the whole damn couch


lynnb 05-02-2019 18:51

Another cultural icon from down under: schooners in the beer garden of the local pub


Saturday afternoon at the Dee Why Hotel 1975 #434 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
OM1 OM Zuiko 28mm Tri-X D76

lynnb 05-02-2019 19:00

swimming between the red and yellow flags at Manly or Bondi beach, and bikinis..


Sydney summer #308 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
Manly beach, Sydney, summer 2018.
OM4 OM Zuiko 35mm f/2 Ektar 100. V700 scan.

farlymac 05-02-2019 19:23

Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon



Yellow and White '55 by P F McFarland, on Flickr


PF

Greyscale 05-02-2019 19:29


Zeiss MC Sonnar 135/3.5 (M42), Sony A7ii by Mike Novak, on Flickr


Zeiss MC Sonnar 135/3.5 (M42), Sony A7ii by Mike Novak, on Flickr

Greyscale 05-02-2019 19:31


Drive by shooting by Mike Novak, on Flickr

farlymac 05-02-2019 19:31

The 4-8-4 Greenbrier C&O 614



C&O 614 Greenbrier by P F McFarland, on Flickr


PF

Greyscale 05-02-2019 19:45


Auto Takumar 35/3.5, Sony A7ii by Mike Novak, on Flickr

Greyscale 05-02-2019 19:51

Tail fins.


DSC_0496 by Mike Novak, on Flickr

dourbalistar 05-02-2019 20:45

The Golden Gate Bridge

Pentax 6x7, S-M-C Takumar 6x7 105mm f/2.4, Ultrafine Xtreme 400, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


2019.01.26 Roll #196-03243-Pano-positive.jpg
by dourbalistar, on Flickr

Yokosuka_Mike 05-02-2019 22:33

Tokyo, Japan
December 21, 2014

Tokyo Tower on a Sunday morning


Skytree


Mike

AndersG 05-03-2019 00:27

The former Hasselblad HQ in Göteborg, Sweden. Now home to public service TV.


Volvo Amazon (P120, 1961) in Göteborg, Sweden.

nickthetasmaniac 05-03-2019 03:42

MONA, Tasmania's arts and culture behemoth...




35RD + HP5+

Pherdinand 05-03-2019 03:53

1 Attachment(s)
it's a mishmash, really.


jarski 05-03-2019 04:37

Great idea for a thread! This should go for a long time.

Vince Lupo 05-03-2019 05:07


John Waters
by Vince Lupo, on Flickr

Austintatious 05-03-2019 05:30

Pike's Peak & Garden of The Gods.
Pikes Peak beyond the Garden of The Gods by Carlos Yashinon, on Flickr

mbisc 05-03-2019 06:15

Back from when I lived in India:


Taj Mahal (After the Rain)
by Mike, on Flickr

Steve M. 05-03-2019 06:39

Maiku, you put me in a difficult position as a Southerner. The present politically correct mafioso has declared the rebel flag persona non grata, and our statues of war heroes have been dragged down by unruly mobs and frightened politicians trying to get reelected. Since the flag is my heritage, perhaps it should be me who tells others what it means rather the other way 'round? I guess the Germans know it's real meaning since they flew it when they tore down their Berlin wall, but then Germans are pretty sharp folks.

Since some of the more positive hallmarks of Southern culture are civility, manners and politeness (right up to the point where we kill you if you cross us) I will post something else on a public forum rather than give the sharks something to feed on. In my personal life, I do what I wish when I wish, and think that's a fine way to be.

So here's a shot of a Southern man of Italian and British blood (me) and my Basque/Spanish gal (June) in New Mexico at a parade celebrating the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos. We got lots of cultural stuff on going here, and none of it means much really. We're all just human animals living our lives today as best we know how.


Rick Waldroup 05-03-2019 08:58

Yeah, well Steve, I am a Southerner, too. Actually from Texas, but close enough, and I could not disagree with you more. Your choice of a flag is one that represents racism. Call it what you want, but that is exactly what it is. And as for the statues? Really? Most of those were put up to remind black folks of their place in the new Southern reality. Those statues are not a tribute to war heroes. They are reminders of a revolt led by traitors. They lost the war, get over it.

Rick Waldroup 05-03-2019 09:06

Big Tex -State Fair of Texas - Dallas


Greg Maslak 05-03-2019 09:20

For My American Friends - "Bruce"
My good friend made this photo at one of Springsteen's first Toronto concert over 40 years ago. Together, we made a print in our makeshift darkroom in the apartment we shared and I kept it all these years in an envelope of old pictures. The thread reminded me of those glory days.



"Montreal's Man" One of the two murals of Leonard Cohen taken last summer with an M4-2 and ELC 90 Tele-Elmarit

dourbalistar 05-03-2019 10:38

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, an American icon, despite the British English spelling.

Leica M5, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Ilford HP5+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


2018.06.14 Roll #162-02550-positive.jpg
by dourbalistar, on Flickr

Vince Lupo 05-03-2019 10:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Maslak (Post 2885703)
"Montreal's Man" One of the two murals of Leonard Cohen taken last summer with an M4-2 and ELC 90 Tele-Elmarit

I guess this is the other one!


Leonard is Watching
by Vince Lupo, on Flickr

Yokosuka_Mike 05-03-2019 12:41

Godzilla resides in Kurihama Flower Park
Kurihama, Japan
June 2016







Mike

peterm1 05-03-2019 14:47

I am Australian. Sadly I do not have a photograph of a kangaroo drinking beer. :)

But possibly I could point to this cultural icon instead - Australia's beaches. (In this case it's Four Mile Beach at Port Douglas, Queensland. And yes it is 4 miles long)

Port Douglas - Four Mile beach by Life in Shadows, on Flickr

And of course its ocean - again Port Douglas but taken from an offshore island looking back towards the mainland.

Port Douglas - the Low Isles by Life in Shadows, on Flickr

EDIT: Well what do you know, I was wrong (not my photo though). :)


shimokita 05-03-2019 15:10

新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden)














Andrea Taurisano 05-04-2019 10:53



dourbalistar 05-13-2019 23:00

My Neighbor Totoro.

Olympus XA2, Fujicolor Industrial 100


2016.07.28 Roll #083-25800024.jpg
by dourbalistar, on Flickr

rodt16s 05-14-2019 01:52

Will and Kate



Will and Kate
by Redt16s, on Flickr

Bob Michaels 05-14-2019 04:17

José Martí: poet, philosopher, intellectual, and political activist who died in battle fighting for Cuba's independence from Spain. He is acknowledged as the father of Cuba. A copy of this statue is in every government office and school as well as in front of many homes.


Rick Waldroup 05-14-2019 05:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by rodt16s (Post 2887683)
Will and Kate



Will and Kate
by Redt16s, on Flickr

This is awesome. Great shot.

nukecoke 05-14-2019 05:26

Traditional Chinese Roofs

David Hughes 05-14-2019 06:00




This is English, not Welsh, but I couldn't find any pictures of Bara Brith...


Regards, David

rodt16s 05-14-2019 06:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick Waldroup (Post 2887699)
This is awesome. Great shot.

Cheers Rick

CharlesDAMorgan 05-14-2019 06:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Hughes (Post 2887709)



This is English, not Welsh, but I couldn't find any pictures of Bara Brith...


Regards, David

Lovely David. I understand the problem as you can't have your Bara Brith and photograph it! Proper food.


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