Originally Posted by vfxproducer
Well, I suppose that goes for the Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum of Rome too, and I wouldn't try to play those locations as the US either.
Except most people have seen those - perhaps not in person, but most of us have seen them.
Before I read the post in this thread, I hadn't even heard of the location mentioned.
Having said that, though, would most people be able to tell the difference between the Roman Coliseum and some of the other Coliseums Rome built around the world? Other than being in varying levels of decay, they all are the same design. For example, the Arles Ampitheatre in France could likely stand in for the Coliseum in Rome and most people wouldn't know the difference.
However, few people would mistake something like the Eiffel Tower as anything other than the Eiffel Tower.