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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #41
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It's still not "ugly" to me. Some it looks quite nice and picturesque.
i would like to see Toronto or at last some pictures of the city/buildings what you reffer as ugly in Toronto.

Maybe post a skyscrappercity-link to a thread about Toronto
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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #42
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Quite the pretty home town you got there. I can understand why you find the other seasons, not winter, less "distasteful", but truly a charming place.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #43
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I saw the title "One of Germany's ugliest cities..." and I decided to check it out, but hell, I didn't suppose it would be Bielefeld. I visited this city many times and I surely wouldn't call it ugly. But then again, as someone has already stated earlier - it's quite bland when it comes to the city itself, however Dr. Oetker and Miele make the situation a little better, haha. Yeah, it's not so bad, but I couldn't find anything special about it whatsoever.

Btw, can anyone explain what's that "Bielefeld doesn't exist" thing all about?
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #44
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You are talking about the Bielefeld Conspiracy:

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The story goes that the city of Bielefeld (population 330,000) in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia does not actually exist. Rather, its existence is merely propagated by an entity known only as SIE (THEY or THEM), which has conspired with authorities to create the illusion of the city’s existence.

The theory posts three questions:

1. Do you know anybody from Bielefeld?
2. Have you ever been to Bielefeld?
3. Do you know anybody who has ever been to Bielefeld?

A majority are expected to answer 'no' to all three queries; if they don't, they, or the person they know, are said to be simply part of the conspiracy.

The origins of and reasons for this conspiracy are unknown. Speculated originators jokingly include the CIA, Mossad or aliens who use the Bielefeld University as a disguise for their spaceship.[1][2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy

Bielefeld is so generic and average that it could be basically everywhere in Germany. You could mix some random photos from german cities and say its Bielefeld. Everybody would believe.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #45
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Kassel?

http://www.einkaufen-kassel.de/newsl...n/Luftbild.gif

Darmstadt?

http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewik...stadt_2003.jpg

or Köln?
[IMG]http://www.*********************/img/bf/92/44763.978x1304xin.jpeg[/IMG]
http://www.*********************/img/b...8x1304xin.jpeg

Braunschweig anybody?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ten_(2007).JPG

*edit* Mannheim?

http://www.jogges.de/Seiten/Untersei...innenstadt.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Innenstadt.jpg


http://www.zum.de/Faecher/G/BW/Lande...ld02_gross.jpg

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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #46
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I've spent my last weekend in Cologne and you don't really need to convince me this city seems to become looking horrible during the winter, besides traffic jams just everywhere across the city and problems with finding a place to park every single quarter looks the same, grey and kind of unclean, it was as ugly as Bielefeld is (according to some users obviously)... I've been much more glad after spending a few summer days in there.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #47
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You are talking about the Bielefeld Conspiracy:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy

Bielefeld is so generic and average that it could be basically everywhere in Germany. You could mix some random photos from german cities and say its Bielefeld. Everybody would believe.
priceless
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #48
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priceless
but true

Bochum

http://www.luftbild-archiv.de/d05071...Stadtmitte.jpg

http://www.webbaviation.de/gallery2/...-1/db38806.jpg

Duisburg

http://www.webbaviation.de/gallery2/...d-ba24146a.jpg
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #49
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priceless
Indeed, hahaha.

Anyway, Bielefeld is pretty widespread, isn't it? I've got such a feeling when I was driving from one part of the city to another.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #50
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http://www.zum.de/Faecher/G/BW/Lande...ld02_gross.jpg[/QUOTE]


How lovely the BASF factories in Ludwigshafen on this picture look
Ludwigshafen is the ugliest 100k+ City in Germany I have ever seen( and lived)!
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Old January 6th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #51
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Indeed, hahaha.

Anyway, Bielefeld is pretty widespread, isn't it? I've got such a feeling when I was driving from one part of the city to another.
Actually the area of the city is bigger than Frankfurt, but it only has half the pop size!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #52
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Sorry, I have never seen any really ugly German city. They're all very clean and pleasant. I've never been to Bielefeld, but those pictures didn't convince me that such city exist...
Maybe the least nice city in Germany I've seen was Essen... However I haven't seen it outright.

Author of this thread should see some cities in east Poland, such as Białystok for example, to see how "ugly city" look like.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #53
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Great photos. Doesn't look all that bad to me. Lets just put it this way, I've seen much worse!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #54
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i would like to see Toronto or at last some pictures of the city/buildings what you reffer as ugly in Toronto.

Maybe post a skyscrappercity-link to a thread about Toronto
Here is my photothread of Toronto if you would like to see it! rychlik does not like Toronto, and has told us that before, but I do not find
it ugly and I enjoy it!
a link to my thread:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=334362
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #55
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Can you tell me now seriously what you consider ugly? Toronto looks great and much better than most European cities >1 mln inhabitants!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #56
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A little dull, perhaps, but ugly? I've seen much worse, too.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #57
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Sorry, I have never seen any really ugly German city. They're all very clean and pleasant. I've never been to Bielefeld, but those pictures didn't convince me that such city exist...
Maybe the least nice city in Germany I've seen was Essen... However I haven't seen it outright.

Author of this thread should see some cities in east Poland, such as Białystok for example, to see how "ugly city" look like.
Bialystok is not not ugly. You Polish people don't know anything about promoting your own country
By the way, every city has ugly parts. We should set that straight.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #58
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I think its beautiful dude.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:59 PM   #59
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Wow, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Hannover yet...

Dull is a pretty good description I think, ugly is reserved for cities like Gelsenkirchen imo.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #60
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Wow, that is not an ugly city. It reminds me of Paterson, NJ?

compared with your photo.

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