Carpet Ride Around the World

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While it may not fly, this magical carpet will take you on a woven journey around the world.

A new carpet unveiled at Burlington Arcade, London features iconic structures from every continent on earth; from bridges to cultural venues and centres of industry and business.

The world on a rug at  Burlington Arcade. Photo by Burlington Arcade.
The world on a rug at Burlington Arcade. Photo by Burlington Arcade.

It was created by Royal Warrant holding carpet manufacturers Brintons Carpets and includes famous sights from skylines around the world including Eiffel Tower in Paris, St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Seattle’s Space Needle, the Sydney Opera House and a few little surprises as well (look carefully for Mary Poppins, Quasimodo and King Kong).

We’ve got a picture of the complete rug in all its glory – how many of the buildings and skylines can you name? Answers below…

Carpet of the world

Full list of buildings:

London

  • London Eye
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • The Gherkin
  • The Shard
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Big Ben

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Europe West

  • Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
  • Notre Dame – Paris, France
  • Duomo di Milano – Milan, Italy
  • Unicredit Tower – Milan, Italy

Europe East

  • Fernsehturm Berlin TV Tower – Berlin, Germany
  • Reichstag – Berlin, Germany
  • Commerzbank Tower – Berlin, Germany

North America West

  • CN Tower
  • South Wacker Dr
  • Columbia Centre
  • Sears Tower
  • Aon Centre
  • Transatlantic Pyramid
  • California Street
  • Space Needle

North America East

  • Freedom Tower
  • Trump World Tower
  • Flatiron Building
  • 40 Wall Street
  • New York Times Building
  • Hearst Tower
  • Lady Liberty
  • Empire State Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Brooklyn Bridge

South America

  • Kavanagh Building – Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Torre Monumental – Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Gran Torre – Santiago Chile
  • Parque Central Complex – Caracas Venezuela
  • Titanium Portada – Santiago Chile
  • Christ Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Cathedral of Brasilia – Brasilia, Brazil
  • Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum – Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Australia

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Russia

  • City of Capitals
  • Dormition Cathedral
  • Kotelnicheskaya Embankment
  • Ostankino TV Tower
  • Imperia Tower
  • St Basil’s Cathedral
  • Mercury City Tower
  • Shukhov Tower

Middle East West

  • Abjaj al Bait – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Kingdom Centre – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • West Bay Lagoon Plaza – Doha, Qatar
  • Burj Qatar – Doha, Qatar
  • Aspire Tower – Doha, Qatar
  • Palm Towers – Doha, Qatar
  • Navigation Tower – Doha, Qatar
  • Tornado Tower – Doha, Qatar

Middle East – East

  • BurjKhalifa – Dubai
  • Princess Tower – Dubai
  • BurjAlarab – Dubai
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Abu Dhabi
  • Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi
  • Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi
  • Aldar Domicile – Abu Dhabi

India

  • RNA Mirage – Mumbai
  • TajMahal – Agra
  • Gateway to India – Mumbai
  • Imperial Tower – Mumbai

China

  • Yellow Crane Tower – Hubei
  • Kingkey – Shenzen
  • Pearl TV Tower – Shanghai
  • Zifeng Tower – Nanjing
  • China Central TV – Beijing
  • Forbidden City – Beijing
  • Shanghai World Financial Centre – Shanghai

South East Asia East

  • Bunkyo Civic Theatre – Tokyo
  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Taipei – Taiwan
  • International Commerce Centre – Hong Kong
  • The Arch – Hong Kong
  • The Peak – Hong Kong
  • 21FC – Hong Kong
  • Bank of China – Hong Kong
  • Lippo Centre – Hong Kong

South East Asia West

  • Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur
  • Marina Bay Sans – Singapore
  • Maybank Tower – Singapore
  • The Sail – Singapore
  • Parkview Square – Singapore
  • Singapore Flyer – Singapore
Carpet Ride Around the World was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Kara Segedin
Author: Kara Segedin (88 posts)

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