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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 341: "You Can't Fight City Hall". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2011-11-16 8:00:56 AM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "You Can't Fight City Hall"

: Photos of government buildings; including but not limited to City Hall, State Capitol, National Capitol, Department buildings, Fire Department, Sewer and Water, whatever... as long as it's owned by a government or has some government purpose.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Please note:

The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.

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2011-11-16 8:00:41 PM Full Size

The Waag
The Waag in Amsterdam - formerly a weigh house for official trading purposes, and a wall fortress before that, this building's first floor is now used as a restaurant/cafe.

2011-11-16 8:01:17 PM  
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This is the Superior Court building in downtown Phoenix,
where our 'toughest sheriff in America", Arpaio reigns.
All them boxes are where the detainees are kept before
seing sentenced. I think the wires are just for lighting;
the actual waterboarding occurs elsewhere.

I keed! I keed! The do the waterboarding here, of course!

//No but seriously this is looking up the building. I have no idea what's with all the wires;
they weren't there when I took the picture (well..I didn't see them).

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2011-11-16 8:01:34 PM Full Size

Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong City Hall, tucked behind a fountain and foliage.

2011-11-16 8:01:39 PM  
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Peoria Waterworks
(on the way to work yesterday morning)
Yes. This is in central Illinois. Wiki + Link

2011-11-16 8:01:42 PM  

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Safe Place

Bigr at Flickr

2011-11-16 8:01:43 PM  
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2011-11-16 8:01:54 PM Full Size

Boston City Hall

2011-11-16 8:02:02 PM Full Size

US Capitol

Click for Flickr.

2011-11-16 8:02:04 PM  
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This is the Cochise County courthouse, in Tombstone Arizona.
Picture taken about 3 am this summer. Image pops bigger, new window

2011-11-16 8:02:14 PM Full Size

York Panorama
A view of York from the Castle Museum entrance. On the left stands York Crown Court, and on the right Clifford's Tower tops the hill.

2011-11-16 8:02:23 PM  
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Honest Abe in front of the County of Peoria Courthouse
(with tree branch shadow on the wall)

2011-11-16 8:02:36 PM Full Size

Town Hall, Clinton MA

2011-11-16 8:02:46 PM Full Size

British Consul House
Where the British governed Colonial Williamsburg when America was still under their rule.

Click for Flickr.

2011-11-16 8:02:46 PM  
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The 'new' city hall building in Phoenix. The old one has Occupiers all over it.
They were not particularly photogenic protestors.
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The rotunda of the Manitoba legislative building, facing the entrance to the assembly chamber.
2011-11-16 8:02:59 PM Full Size

Holyoke Massachusetts City Hall

2011-11-16 8:03:10 PM  
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The small town of Lacon, I mean Bacon, IL
(also taken on my way to work. a few weeks back. going the other direction that day)

2011-11-16 8:03:31 PM Full Size

Crown Point Dalles National Park Office
Also containing a museum, this building serves as The Dalles and Columbia River Scenic Highway's administrative office.

Click for Flickr.

2011-11-16 8:03:31 PM  
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2011-11-16 8:03:34 PM  

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No Ka Oi

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as seen from Ford Island at night.

Must see Bigr at Flickr

2011-11-16 8:03:49 PM Full Size

old state house, boston

2011-11-16 8:04:15 PM  
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2011-11-16 8:05:07 PM  

Grand staircase of the Manitoba legislative building.
2011-11-16 8:05:08 PM  
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Local Post Office

/Expect to see many more of these tonight.
//Are likely better than mine
2011-11-16 8:05:14 PM Full Size

Casa Consistorial de Burgos
The "15 May Movement" tried to fight city hall by camping and posting fliers in plazas in most major cities in Spain.

2011-11-16 8:05:25 PM Full Size

Maryland State House

2011-11-16 8:05:30 PM  
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recycling bank to city hall FTW.
2011-11-16 8:05:52 PM Full Size

the residenz, munich, royal palace of the bavarian monarchy

it's good to be king?

2011-11-16 8:06:18 PM  
OBO SilverStag

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Indiana State Capitol Rotunda

2011-11-16 8:07:09 PM  
OBO SilverStag

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Shoeshine stand in the Capitol

2011-11-16 8:07:48 PM  
OBO SilverStag

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Law (Indiana State Capitol)

2011-11-16 8:08:00 PM Full Size

the general assembly hall of the church of scotland, edinburgh; used for several years by the scottish parliament as a debating hall

2011-11-16 8:08:12 PM  

Saint Boniface old city hall. Reminds me of the clock tower from Back to the Future. I wish there had been a DeLorean parked in front!
2011-11-16 8:08:18 PM  
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with added garland.
2011-11-16 8:08:19 PM Full Size

The town hall.
2011-11-16 8:08:50 PM  
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Icelandic president's summer residence and private church.

2011-11-16 8:09:35 PM  
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Fire/Police/Safety Departments All In One!

2011-11-16 8:09:52 PM Full Size

Village Hall
2011-11-16 8:11:22 PM  

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Huey's C*ck and B*lls

Louisiana's Capitol Building. So nicknamed after it's creator's compensatory anatomical shape

Clickr here and it gets Bigr at Flickr

2011-11-16 8:13:03 PM Full Size

Fire Hall our area doesn't have many fires, I kept hoping for one so I could get the trucks too. Best I could do was the chief's car.
2011-11-16 8:18:01 PM  
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courthouse pearl river county, ms. at the top it is inscribed as follows:

erected in the year of our lord MCMXVIII and dedicated
to all those who love truth justice and thrift

no i have no idea why they valued thrift above other more conventional values.
2011-11-16 8:50:39 PM  
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Indianapolis was not always Indiana's state capitol; until 1826, the state capitol was Corydon. This was the original capitol building there, constructed with 2.5 foot thick walls of Indiana limestone.
2011-11-16 8:50:42 PM  
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County Courthouse Full Size
2011-11-16 8:52:44 PM  
Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice... Full Size

Hall of Justice, Louisville, KY
2011-11-16 8:53:36 PM  
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Michigan's Upper Peninsula Mail Processing Center

2011-11-16 8:55:55 PM  
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Michigan State Police District No. 8

2011-11-16 8:56:28 PM  
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Dickinson County Court House

2011-11-16 9:00:26 PM  
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The Green Roof on Toronto City Hall

2011-11-16 10:28:31 PM Full Size

Old City Hall, Toronto
taken from New City Hall

2011-11-16 10:29:27 PM Full Size

Buffalo City Hall
(apparently I took the theme literally)

2011-11-16 10:35:43 PM  
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The building in the mirror is the Daley Center.
2011-11-16 10:36:35 PM  
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2011-11-16 10:39:39 PM  
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My beloved alderman.
It took more than 2 years of begging, but he finally got concrete down on 51st and Western instead of asphalt on top of the @#%&ing brick.
2011-11-16 10:48:16 PM Full Size

ravnostic: They were not particularly photogenic protestors.

This is Oakland, CA City Hall, featuring a bust of Frank Ogawa, two days before they removed the Occupiers from Frank's plaza. These protesters were also not photogenic, but since I made the effort, here it is.
2011-11-16 10:50:44 PM Full Size

Police station in Paradise.

2011-11-16 10:52:59 PM Full Size

Police station in England. Lake District, I think.

2011-11-16 11:14:23 PM  
East Gate, Folsom State Prison

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Pretty much as close as one can get with a camera.
2011-11-16 11:24:01 PM  

Interesting town. You can visit the museum, and the Post Office, because it's within the walls of a prison.
2011-11-16 11:47:10 PM  
Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA

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/Fun Fact: There was supposed to be a grand staircase coming down the front of the building from the second floor (you know, the pretty part...) ... but they ran out of money. =P
2011-11-17 12:02:32 AM  

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A Cabrini-Green high-rise, mid-demolition.

2011-11-17 12:03:16 AM  

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2011-11-17 12:04:17 AM Full Size

Parliament Building - Victoria, British Columbia
2011-11-17 12:04:37 AM Full Size

City Hall, Rochester, NY

2011-11-17 12:05:27 AM  
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Wisconsin State Capitol - Madison
2011-11-17 12:05:35 AM Full Size

Ontario County Courthouse, Canandaigua, NY
This happens to be the building where Susan B. Anthony's trial for illegal voting in the presidential election of 1872 occurred.
She was found guilty and fined, but refused to pay. Details here^ in a variety of formats.

2011-11-17 12:06:29 AM Full Size

City Hall, Rome, Italy
The Romulus and Remus Suckled by a She-Wolf statue can be just barely discerned to the left of the building.
I considered using a shot of it including the wall of City Hall, but wasn't sure people would buy that.
Apparently, the Equestrian Statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius is the only equestrian statue of an emperor to survive to the present.

2011-11-17 12:07:20 AM Full Size

Das Rathaus Basel - Basel Switzerland
2011-11-17 12:09:13 AM  

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"Underground Atrium"

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"County Seat"

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Inside the Reichstag dome, Berlin
2011-11-17 12:46:35 AM  
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The Kentvky State Capitol Building, Frankfort Kentvky

2011-11-17 12:50:44 AM Full Size

Hennepin County Government Center, Minneapolis
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Hennepin County Government Center, Minneapolis
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"Breakfast on the steps of the James Farley Post Office"

2011-11-17 12:55:02 AM Full Size

Click for Flickr
"Who You Gonna Call?"

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"Manhattan Municipal Building from City Hall Park"

2011-11-17 1:03:53 AM  
Iowa state capital dome. Full Size

Click for lightbox (pops)
2011-11-17 1:04:53 AM  
Iowa state capital. Early morning shot from the east side as the sun was coming up. Full Size

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firehouse across from ben franklins grave in philadelphia pa
2011-11-17 1:13:10 AM  

mhesseltine: Iowa state capital

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The original capitol
2011-11-17 1:13:16 AM Full Size

Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul
2011-11-17 1:17:15 AM  
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Imperial palace, Monaco
2011-11-17 1:19:54 AM  
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a government building, Monaco
2011-11-17 1:45:12 AM Full Size

U.S. Capitol building, Washington DC
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old kentucky state capitol
2011-11-17 2:28:29 AM  
Kentucky State Capitol at night

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Madison County Courthouse, Huntsville Alabama
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Brisbane Town Hall

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Sydney Town Hall

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2011-11-17 2:53:13 AM  

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Melbourne Town Hall

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2011-11-17 5:36:46 AM Full Size

Our Beloved Leader
Forbidden City, Beijing

(with apologies for the image quality. That's SD video for you!)

2011-11-17 5:39:11 AM Full Size

Totalitarian Brutalism
Russian embassy, Havana

2011-11-17 5:41:44 AM Full Size

Drive drive drive across Red Square

That's me behind the wheel!

2011-11-17 6:26:36 AM  
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Iolani Palace, formerly the royal residence of the Kingdom of Hawaii; currently owned by the State of Hawaii and maintained as a museum. Larger version here
2011-11-17 6:31:01 AM  
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The Hawaii State Capitol, as viewed from Punchbowl. Note the open-air rotunda (something no other state capitol building has, as far as I know.) Larger version here.
2011-11-17 7:13:11 AM  
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You can't fight City Hall...but the State Capitol is something else entirely.
One of a series, but I'm outa time...nice shots in here so far though!
2011-11-17 8:18:49 AM  
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State House, Columbia, SC
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Ciudad La Reina de Los Angeles.

2011-11-17 9:19:13 AM  
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Topeka, Kansas
2011-11-17 9:28:48 AM  
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Chicken, Alaska Post Office
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Hyannis Town Hall, Cape Cod Mass.
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Barnstable Court House, Cape Cod Mass
2011-11-17 11:08:46 AM Full Size

Faneuil Hall, Boston
2011-11-17 11:11:29 AM Full Size

New York City Municipal Building
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