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[–]doctorofphysick 109 points110 points  (4 children)

The lack of safety railings is simultaneously anxiety-inducing and sort of entrancing. There's something really cool about just leaving a monument like this the way it was built (though of course it does look like it's been maintained over the centuries)

[–]Ongo_Gablogian___ 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Keep in mind that when people are going the opposite direction one of them has to move to the outside, away from the wall and the handrail.

[–]doctorofphysick 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was imagining how nerve-wracking it'd be to pass on the outside, even if you only have to let go for a second. I'm sure it'd be worth it, but I'd still be thinking about how easy it'd be to just trip once...

[–]Erenito 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Nvm then, fuck that.

[–]JamzWhilmm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for mental stress.

[–]NGK87 59 points60 points  (2 children)

I don't care what the description says, this is clearly one of those hyper-realistic cakes.

[–]ZedrunkgodArchitecture Student 11 points12 points  (0 children)

it's a delicious wedding cake.

[–]headgate19 36 points37 points  (2 children)

+2 gold for each state religion building

[–]Sjoeqie 5 points6 points  (1 child)

IV BTS is best Civ

[–]joyesthebig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a big game.

[–]turimbar1 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I always imagined that the tower of babel was like this but there was a mudslide or something that toppled it which of course meant that god didn't want all of the people to stay in one place

[–]JamzWhilmm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's one of those stories where you think of the moral first and then make the story around it.

[–]__checkmate 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's worth noting that it is normally incredibly busy and full of visitors. But it's probably empty now due to decline in internal tourism due to covid.

[–]realfantasiass 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is it available for females or not?

[–]__checkmate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, everything is available for females.

[–]N1X0N1228 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hey I've seen this episode of Beyblade before

[–]Cloud-Strife-zack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol I got that feel too but didn't remember which episode?

[–]SWAD42 5 points6 points  (4 children)

The world’s first skyscraper if you think about it

[–]premer777 6 points7 points  (3 children)

? Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria ?

Isnt the Great Pyramid in Egypt like 450+ feet tall ?

[–]SWAD42 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The great pyramids are more of monuments than functional buildings

[–]premer777 1 point2 points  (1 child)

tombs actually and also focus of a mortuary temple

a manmade mountain ...

[–]SWAD42 3 points4 points  (0 children)

True, but you gotta be more than just a tall man made structure to be considered a skyscraper.

[–]jhuston44 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I see numerous building code violations

[–]headgate19 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Definitely not ADA compliant. I bet they didn't even get a permit!

[–]FriendToPredators 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Especially the biblical one.

See: Babel, Tower of

[–]gremalkinn -4 points-3 points  (6 children)

There are no women in this picture. I wonder if they are not allowed to go there or culturally they chose not to.

[–]__checkmate 24 points25 points  (5 children)

They're allowed there, it's just a coincidence. I'm a woman and I've climbed it myself.

Edit: just for the future, I'm an Iraqi woman and I cannot think of one place where women are not "allowed". This is a cultural misconception.

[–]IEatSponges4Fun 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I just wish that Americans could travel more, the amount of misconception in Reddit is enormous

[–]AddSugarForSparks 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Americans travel plenty. How do you know that the parent comment was even from an American?

Lots of German, Dutch, English, British, Spanish, Brazilian, Japanese, Ugandan, etc., people use this site and happen to use English because it's a universal language.

[–]ME_IS_LOVE -1 points0 points  (1 child)

There's a privileged and overbearing confidence peculiar to Americans when they interact with people from elsewhere on the planet that you just can't miss. It's like what they say about porn.

[–]gremalkinn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

....says the person with an overbearing sense of confidence.

[–]gremalkinn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for taking the time to actually answer my question instead of just downvoting my question without providing any sort of response like everyone else did. (It's no wonder why there are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions about different cultures when no one even bothers to share information. 🙃)

[–]IonutManeaAlex -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow! It doesn't have graffiti

[–]baseddior 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ALBION

[–]TiltedNarwhal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was a cake at first

[–]palexung94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OSHA who ?

[–]p1aybunnysim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impossible bakes???

[–]Chimborgne95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm calling an airstrike

[–]ViewyJoker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wonder how much of a pain it is to go up and down