What is your favorite historic building?


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The Hotel Del Coronado.

The Del is where the movie Some Like it Hot was filmed.

When I was five I saw it for the first time with my father while walking along the beach. I thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever seen. Years later while carrying my first child, it was on that beach that I learned of my fathers death. This place will always have a special meaning to me.

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Didge Doo answered

Not much history in Oz but if I had my druthers I'd love to visit Stonehenge.

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Stonehenge on the Columbia is full size, not mini, somehow I could not seem to get that typed...
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I didn't realise it was in WA, Virginia. Looks impressive. Here's a pic:
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Yes that is it...my heart gave a little jump...I do love it, since childhood.
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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Old Sutter's Fort in downtown Sacramento. Cool old place with tons of history.

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Virginia Lou answered

Dear Roy Roy,

I like the Great Kiva in Aztec Ruins National Monument in Azteca, New Mexico. The early mythology was that the people had arisen out from below the ground, and so winter homes and sacred gathering places were hollowed out pits.

I spent several hours in this kiva in 1998. It had not been restored fully at that time...but much of this is underground, and huge for its time. You can still feel the sacredness. (And Aztec is a misnomer, of course.)

I must mention also the Palace of Fine Arts, on San Francisco's Presidio, built 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Exquisite.

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