Photo Safari #76 - Novelty Buildings

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10/25/12 01:22 AM

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This week we'll try something a bit looser. Your mission is to hunt out 'novelty buildings.' I'm looking for buildings that are architecturally designed to be or include something unusual. See the examples to see what I mean. I'm not looking for buildings that are just unusual looking, or painted oddly. I'm looking for buildings that were designed or contain design elements of something altogether different.

Post your finds to Safari - Submission and Buildings - Novelty / Interesting for credit. More Info links would be nice. The safari will end on Wednesday, October 31 at 0700 UTC.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Here are a few examples:

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10/28/12 08:38 AM

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I get the most of the items here, but I don't get how Excalibur Hotel fits this category. Would any castle go?
10/28/12 02:51 PM

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The Excalibur hotel has a fake castle facade. It is a casino that was built to look like a fairy tale castle but its really a casino from the ground up.

A castle, even if they re-purposed it as a casino, was still purpose built to be a castle. So there really isn't any novelty value in what the architect originally intended.

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