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Old July 9th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #121
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It's really hard if not impossible to make lists. Cities are (to me at least) so hard to compare. I could try to make a list, but it would really depend on my mood.
That's so true mate, I 100% agree. Your answer is by far the best one IMO...
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Old July 9th, 2010, 01:00 PM   #122
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Because that's human nature. We tend to think differently from each other. That's how it can be.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #123
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London impressed me a lot
Paris and Amsterdam are runner up
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Old July 9th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #124
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Brussel really is a good one

but the best one, no idea...

London, and Amsterdam, might be...
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Old July 9th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #125
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Out of all the ones I've been to, Edinburgh definitely takes the top spot.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #126
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Paris, hands down.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #127
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01 - Paris
02 - Prague
03 - Berlin
04 - London
05 - Vienna
06 - Rome
07 - Amsterdam
08 - Stockholm
09 - Budapest
10 - Copenhagen
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #128
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I would say the following European capital cities are the most beautiful:

1: Paris - France
2: Edinburgh - Scotland
3: Prague - Czech Republic
4: Vienna - Austria
5: Rome - Italy
6: Budapest - Hungary
7: Stockholm - Sweden
8: Amsterdam - Netherlands
9: London - England
10: Copenhagen - Denmark
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #129
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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #130
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Rome or Paris
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Old July 29th, 2010, 08:01 PM   #131
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1. Amsterdam
2. Lisbon
3. Paris
4. Barcelona
5. Copenhagen
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Old July 29th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #132
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Rome, by far
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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:07 AM   #133
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The ones ive been to

Edinburgh is the most beautiful in built form and natural setting so gets top spot
Paris is the most architecturally grand and uniform
Vienna is of the same line as Paris, though smaller it certainly is stunning
London is the greatest with some of the best architecture but is such a hotch potch of styles to deserve some other term other than beautiful
Budapest just has something about it, maybe its the decayed elegance and exciting future from that decay
Madrid is the most pleasant city to wander through, though not as grand or diverse as other capitals it has a nicer environment to walk through than the others and has a more friendly feel.
Prague is very picturesque but just lacks something i cant put my finger on, maybe its soul and sense of identiy that i just didnt pick up on.
Brussels is the quintesential european city having all sort of styles from the continent though feels a smaller city once in the center and therefore less grand and impressive despite its many unique areas.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #134
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In Ukraine, killing the dogs before the Euro 2012

The organization of EURO 2012 became the pretext for the authorities of Ukraine to the mass extermination of stray animals living on the streets. streets. For this purpose, inter alia, purchased Lisicziansk Mobile crematorium, by which, in theory utilizes the killed animals, in practice throwing a vivid, sometimes only stunned or anaesthetized by pharmacological means.

In Kiev and other cities to the extermination of the poison used, resulting in long and painful agony of the animals. Officially, the dogs buried in mass graves, calling it "method of soil mineralization. Representatives of organizations defending the rights of animals in Ukraine reported that the dealings, which are spent enormous financial resources, is highly corrupt - the majority of funds for this purpose is stolen, resulting in the killing of animals without retaining any procedures, at the lowest cost.

September 18, 2009 in Nikolayev city departments have carried out a massive campaign winding dogs. Witnesses saw how the dogs were shot in broad daylight, their corpses were lying in public places. Part of the poisoned animals - used small doses of poisons, which is why the dogs died slowly and in pain. The carcasses of dead dogs are exported out of town and there were buried in mass graves.

In the mass liquidation of dogs killed the pets that have got lost, which are waiting at home owners. The ditch in Lugano, volunteers found a dog with a visible trace of the collar. It turned out that it was the dog that fit the description of the animal, in Lugansk sought by his owner. The woman identified the dead animal to have a photograph taken by volunteers.

"He was quiet, gentle and well mannered dog. He was loved by car park security, custodians, drivers. He was very trusting towards people. It is not known if he had been given poison. However, suffered the longest, was still able to crawl under the car and hide, hoping to survive. But the poison has performed its task. The killer did not take the dog. “Mischka” was lying dead in the parking lot two days. "

Unwanted and Forgotten Foundation - SOS for Animals plans to make a petition directly to the Ukrainian authorities as well as through the Polish authorities, as co-organizers of the championships, to exert pressure on their partners. Call to stop the disgraceful laundering will also be directed to the football associations, UEFA, the Football Association and other institutions responsible for organizing the EURO 2012.

Also, you can protest against the treatment of animals bestial Ukraine and join those already protesting the site Wirtualni.wp.pl . Organizers will also encourage the shares to join the protest on Facebook. For more information, please visit the Foundation www.niechcianeizapomniane.org .
Hi! I know this is not an appropriate thread to put such an information, but I just want to inform people around the whole world what terrible and cruel things are happening( with an approval of ukraine's government!!!) in a country that is going to organize EURO 2012!!! I realize that I expose myself to get a ban, but my intention is only to do sth to stop this barbarous procedure in Ukraine....
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Old July 31st, 2010, 02:10 AM   #135
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Having said Rome or Paris, here are a few pictures of London

Palace of Westminster



Tower Bridge



Buckingham Palace



Admirality Arch



Tha National Gallery and Trafalgar Square



The City (London's financial district) at night



Docklands



The Gherkin



Canary Wharf Plaza



St.Pauls Cathedral



Inside St.Pauls



Harrods - the most exclusive department store in the world



The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly



Natural History Museum



British Museum



Wembley Stadium - the worlds most expensive stadium



The City



The London Eye



Entrance to Waterloo Station



The Royal Naval College



The Royal Albert Hall



The Royal Courts of Justice



Victoria and Albert Museum



Trafalgar Square at Christmas



Piccadilly Circus



Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park


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Old August 2nd, 2010, 01:03 PM   #136
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Having said Rome or Paris, here are a few pictures of London
There is no doubt London has some very beautiful areas and buildings but on the whole those are very isolated and more often than not linked by very random styles and/or very ugly areas.

This does not give a consistently beautiful built environment in a large central core like Paris, Edinburgh, Prague, Vienna etc.

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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:26 PM   #137
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:39 PM   #138
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Some capitals of the transcontinental countries laying also in Europe are not included to the list

1. Russia - Moscow
2. Turkey - Ankara
3. Azerbaijan - Baku
4. Georgia - Tbilisi
5. Armenia - Yerevan
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 05:43 PM   #139
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BTW I like London a lot. So cool, so urban!
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM   #140
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There is no doubt London has some very beautiful areas and buildings but on the whole those are very isolated and more often than not linked by very random styles and/or very ugly areas.

This does not give a consistently beautiful built environment in a large central core like Paris, Edinburgh, Prague, Vienna etc.
Not sure this is so true, you could go through most of central London without coming across any areas that dont contain some beauty or uniformity, this is often a misguided impression from people who havent travelled through London. Take a look at google maps and travel from chelsea through westminster, east end and on to the city and you have an area that is the same size as most european centers if not MUCH bigger
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