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Old December 18th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Rennes - 60 meters above ground level

Rennes capital of the region Bretagne in France.

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Old December 19th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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Perhaps this will interest few people ??

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Old December 19th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #3
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cette ville elle doit être vachement froid en hiber, neanmoins je la trouve mignone
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Old December 19th, 2009, 05:27 AM   #4
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nice midrise building....
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Old December 19th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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Very nice photos of Rennes, and especially those aerial photos...
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Old December 19th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #6
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Those are some perfect perspectives of Rennes. I've only been there once. It has a lot of concrete apartment blocks (commie blocks), especially for an urban area of its size. Was Rennes one of the northern French cities to be bombarded during WWII? Would that explain that post-WWII type of construction so close to the city center? Some of it does look like it's towards the outskirts like in most French cities but some look quite central like you would see in Germany or Poland which is often due to bombings.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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In the forefront of this pic you can see the typical or iconic (what we'd like to think as typical) houses of Brittany made with irregular-sized stones on the exterior.

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Those are some perfect perspectives of Rennes. I've only been there once. It has a lot of concrete apartment blocks (commie blocks), especially for an urban area of its size. Was Rennes one of the northern French cities to be bombarded during WWII? Would that explain that post-WWII type of construction so close to the city center? Some of it does look like it's towards the outskirts like in most French cities but some look quite central like you would see in Germany or Poland which is often due to bombings.
(I didn't see this, i thought the thread disapeared...)

The two big quarters close to the old city center are not here because of bombings, they are the results of the regeneration of parts of the city center because of the insalubrity of buildings for one (quarter Bourg l'Evêque, where stand the Horizons towers), and the closing of a military basement for the other (quarter Colombier where there are Eperon, Secu, etc).

Rennes has been bombed during the war, but most of the bombings aimed the Train station, the railway structures, the city center that was quite small at this time, and bridges over river.

The regeneration of the quarter Colombier allowed to multiply by 2 the size of the city center, when the population of the city has been multiplied by 2 in the same time.
Although this quarter looks like a commie block zone it is now part of the city center and it is well integrated in it. Today one station of the metro served it, and one other is planned for the second line. It has two big commercial centers (Colombia + 3Soleils), a cinema, restaurants, hotel, and offices... a really mixed used quarter.
And the future will finish it, south zone of the quarter is part of the development programme of the train station called Eurorennes.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #9
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Looks like Russia.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #10
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Not really (and I know how Russian comieblocks look like)
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