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Why Don't They Restore The Old Landmarks

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Smokes, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Smokes Red Belt

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    Look at how cool the pyramids used to look. All shiny and shit and not it's just a big pile of rocks. Why hasnt anyone tried to restore them and make them great again.

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    Rome Coliseum doesn't looked like it would take too much
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    Seem like the old landmark would be better if there were new again.
     
  2. Naught2Sixty Red Belt

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    Hell yeah and while they're at it head up to the moon and fix those craters too.
     
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    In almost every case, I'd rather see what remains of the actual work of the old masters or laborers...

    It's not that hard to use your imagination and picture the pyramids as brand new. What makes those things special is that they were accomplished with the tools of the time, as opposed to using cranes and helicopters and planning it out with 3D modeling, etc.
     
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    Restoration destroys the history and the journey through time which is what makes these things special in the first place
    The scars they've acquired over the centuries is a huge part of their story


    Also we lack the alien technology necessary to fix the pyramids
     
  6. Zer Steel Belt

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    Never can tell if they're suddenly going to become racist hate landmarks that need to be torn down immediately
     
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    When that story of the painting came out I literally cried laughing. They just let some old lady who was like yeah I'm pretty good at painting do it Haha ag ahaha
     
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    They should get that leaning tower of pizza sorted!

    Would have thought health and safety regulations be all over that by now!
     
  9. Smokes Red Belt

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  10. Smokes Red Belt

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    That is real? Anyone got a link? That looks funny
     
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    Or just tear it down and build some condos.

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  14. OverCoronavirus Pressure Mayberry = War Room, WR = OT. Shit. Banned

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    America should build a giant cock monument out of guns.

    Not stupid melted guns like some stupid country I could mention, but working guns.

    Fifty feet tall, and able to fire in all directions.
     
  15. Bubzeh Silver Belt

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    Agreed. Lets bring back the gladiator fighting while we're at it.
     
  16. cooks1 No matter where you go-there you are Platinum Member

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    Unless we plan to
    Do you plan to do it authentically with the tools and materials of the time? If not- Fuck off. If so, I'd be on board.

    Of course in the Coliseums case, you would need to conscript the thousands of slaves that actually built the fucker.

    The Pyramids would be much less of a problem. As evidence suggests it was not slaves that built them---just poor people. But they did receive tax exempt status for their contribution. Shit, if they threw that out there, I would hop on a plane and pitch in.
     
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    I love how she got to the mouth area and was like, shit I'm in over my head, and just quit.
     
  18. Fuzzybabyducks Duck/pricechopper

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    I went to Germany and all the “old” buildings were rebuilt because of the war .. it’s didnt feel like I was seeing history as much as when u find the ones that are actually old .
     
  19. Kaybee Arianator Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I think the reason why landmarks like the Pyramids and the Acropolis of Athens are left unrestored is because their state of ruin is a major reason why they are tourist attractions in the first place. If they completely restored Pompeii and made it look the way it did before the eruption - sure some people may want to see that - but for many the allure of visiting would be lost.

    What is really interesting is the debate of how to treat buildings that are simply unfinished such as the Sagrada Familia. I don't think being unfinished is a major selling point for these instances, but there is the issue of authenticity if it is decided to finish the project long after the initial stoppage especially if there are little to no original construction drawings to work off of (which is the case almost always).

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    And put next to a school.
     
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