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    22 Majestic Old Buildings Completely Dominating Modern Skylines

    Work it, architecture. Those fancy glass skyscrapers wish they had half your class.

    1. Tourbillon Castle - Sion, Switzerland

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    2. Castle Of St. Peter - Bodrum, Turkey

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    3. Oceanographic Museum - Monaco-Ville, Monaco

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    4. Skyline - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    5. Brownstones - Chicago, Illinois

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    6. Unnamed Medieval Castle - Hunedoara, Romania

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    7. Chateau Frontenac Hotel - Quebec, Canada

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    8. Tower Bridge - London, England

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    9. Potala Palace - Lhasa, Tibet

    PETE RYAN/ National Geographic Stock

    10. St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, New York

    DEAN CONGER/ National Geographic Stock

    11. Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

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    12. Saint Andrews Church - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    RICHARD T. NOWITZ/ National Geographic Stock

    13. Aztec Temple - Mexico City, Mexico

    DAVID HISER, PHOTOGRAPHERS ASPEN/ National Geographic Stock

    14. Dolmabahce Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

    SCOTT S. WARREN/ National Geographic Stock

    15. The Louvre - Paris, France

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    16. Shinto Shrine - Honolulu, Hawaii

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    17. Row Housing - Chinatown, Singapore

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    18. The Great Pyramids - Cairo, Egypt

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    19. Tower of London - London, England

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    20. The Acropolis - Athens, Greece

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    21. Coliseum - Rome, Italy

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    22. Forbidden City - Beijing, China

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