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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #21
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according to who?

I think seasonal grass at trafalgur square does indeed make the square better and different, even if temporary...same goes for the beach, and for the create roof structures.

those photos showing droves of people populating the square beg to differ with you. they seem very popular, and in turn better.
I agree with you when you mention how good the grass on Trafalgar Square looks, but a beach? The only reason why I think it's popular, it's because there are no beaches in London. If there were, no one would tolerate so many people crowded in such a small place, trying to get tanned as if there were no tomorrow
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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #22
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according to who?

I think seasonal grass at trafalgur square does indeed make the square better and different, even if temporary...same goes for the beach, and for the create roof structures.

those photos showing droves of people populating the square beg to differ with you. they seem very popular, and in turn better.
For the color scheme of London (gray), it is nice with some green in Trafalgar Sq. But I will bet my great honor that it's just plastic grass anyway, so how nice can it be, really. Londoners are simply starved for nature

I will have to agree that I think open public spaces like these should not just be steel, concrete and LED's.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #23
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I think you will find its very expensive white portland stone, and i dont think London is too unserved by parks

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Old January 15th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #24
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Old January 15th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #25
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I thought something like 35% of London was devoted to parks...
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #26
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I think I might like Trafalgar Square with the lawn more than its normal arrangement!

Those beaches are pretty badass too.
I agree about Trafalgar Square and the lawn. It allows more emphasis to be put on the fountains and statues.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #27
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I would say Taksim Square in Istanbul is highly interesting along with Dejamaa El Fna in Marrakech possibly the craziest although a bit touristy.. Food stalls are beyond this world though...
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Old January 16th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #28
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Trafalger square looks alot nicer with the green grass, although what's there now is fine. And the square in Teruel is amazing.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #29
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For the color scheme of London (gray), it is nice with some green in Trafalgar Sq. But I will bet my great honor that it's just plastic grass anyway, so how nice can it be, really. Londoners are simply starved for nature

I will have to agree that I think open public spaces like these should not just be steel, concrete and LED's.
Sorry, but it was real grass:

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Beautiful! Do they do that every year?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #31
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nah, one off. Its pretty expensive rolling out so much lawn just for a weekend, as it wont last longer with thousands walking over it.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #32
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Old January 29th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #33
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Old January 30th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #34
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^ whats so interesting about the Beirut one?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:55 AM   #35
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #36
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For the color scheme of London (gray), it is nice with some green in Trafalgar Sq. But I will bet my great honor that it's just plastic grass anyway, so how nice can it be, really. Londoners are simply starved for nature

I will have to agree that I think open public spaces like these should not just be steel, concrete and LED's.
London has loads of parks...
Some like Richmond Park are VERY big, almost three times as large as New York City's Central Park, and also places like Hampstead Heath, which is a big hill with trees, grass etc not far from the centre...

* Alexandra Park
* Battersea Park
* Brockwell Park
* Calthorpe Project
* Camley Street Natural Park
* Chelsea Physic Garden
* Clissold Park
* Coombe Wood House Gardens
* Crystal Palace Park
* Danson Park, Bexleyheath
* Down Lane Park, Tottenham
* Dulwich Park
* Duppas Hill
* Elsinge Green, Enfield
* Fairfield Park, Croydon
* Finsbury Park
* Furnivall Gardens
* Gladstone Park
* Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, formerly Greenwich Marsh
* Gunnersbury Park
* Gwendwr Garden
* Hackney Downs
* Ham House Gardens
* Hammersmith Park
* Hampstead Heath
* Hampton Court Gardens
* Horniman Gardens
* Inwood Park
* Island Gardens
* Jubilee Gardens, Barnes
* Jubilee Gardens, South Bank
* Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham
* Kennington Park
* Kenwood
* Kew Gardens
* King's Stairs Gardens
* Ladbroke Estate Gardens
* Lamorbey Park
* Larkhall Park
* Lincoln's Inn Fields
* London Fields
* London Wetland Centre
* Lyle Park
* Mayesbrook
* McDermott Park
* Mile End Children's Park
* Mitcham Common
* Mount Street Gardens
* Museum of Garden History
* Myatt's Fields Park
* Newlands Park, Barking
* Norwood Park
* One Tree Hill
* Paradise Park, Holloway
* Park Hill, Croydon
* Peckham Rye
* Peckham Rye Common
* Phoenix Garden
* Pierhead Lock
* Potter's Fields Close
* Primrose Hill
* Postman's Park
* Putney Common
* Putney Heath
* Pymmes Park
* Queen's Gardens
* Queen's Park
* Queen's Wood
* Radnor Gardens
* Railway Fields LNR
* Raphael Park
* Ravenscourt Park
* Red Cross Garden
* Richmond Hill
* Riverwalk Gardens
* Russia Dock Woodland
* Ruskin Park
* Shoreditch Park
* Sayes Court Park
* Sir John McDougal Gardens
* South Norwood Country Park
* Southwark Park
* Spa Park
* Springfield Park
* St. John's Churchyard, Waterloo
* Strawberry Hill
* Streatham Common
* Sutcliffe Park
* Syon Park
* Telegraph Hill Park
* Thames Barrier Park
* Tooting Bec Common
* Tooting Graveney Common
* Twickenham
* V&A Garden
* Valence Park
* Valentines Park
* Vauxhall Park
* Victoria Park
* Victoria Tower Gardens
* Violet Hill Gardens
* Wandle Park, Croydon
* Wandsworth Common
* Wandsworth Park
* Wapping Recreation Ground
* Waterlow Park
* Weavers Field
* West Ham Park
* Westow Park
* Wimbledon Common
* Dulwich Wood
* Epping Forest
* Highgate Wood
* Kenwood
* Oxleas Wood
* Queen's Wood
* Sydenham Hill Wood
* Bushy Park
* Green Park
* Greenwich Park
* St. James's Park
* Hyde Park
* Kensington Gardens
* Regent's Park
* Richmond Park

Starved of nature...not...

A pond on Hampstead Heath...
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I really like those crazy public spaces. I believe in a big city there is enough space for both - parks and red carpet pavements
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 10:58 AM   #39
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Piazza D'Italia - New Orleans

A postmodernist public square designed by Charles Moore in 1976

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San Jacinto Square, El Paso Texas

At one time, live alligators were kept in the public fountain in the heart of the plaza. As a remembrance, fiberglass "Lagartos" by Luis Jimenez were constructed in the plaza.

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