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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:00 AM   #141
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1.Prague
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2.Vienna
3.Rome
4.Amsterdam
5.Paris
6.Madrid
7.London
8.Stockholm
9.Brussels
10.Copenhagen
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:07 PM   #142
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IMO, the ugliest European capitals

1. Chisinau - Ugliest city in Europe. Just awful. And depressing.
2. Pristina - I like to call it Pisstina. Yuck.
3. Tirana - Whoever designed some of the buildings in this city should be shot.
4. Oslo - Too expensive, and no old buildings. Just ugly boxes.
5. Berlin - An amazing city, which I love very much, but unfortunately the war and communism destroyed any beauty it once had.
6. Bucharest - Very sad that they destroyed the old town to build that ugly palace.
7. Sarajevo - Dirty. It could be beautiful if it were more well maintained.
8. Bratislava - The Slovaks got the bad end of the deal. The Czechs get Prague, and they get Bratislava. Poor Slovakia.
Why you think that? Have you ever been there? Its true, that the cities mentioned in your post, like Prague, Rome or Vienna are more beautiful, but I cannot agree with your opinion that Bratislava is one of the ugliest capitals in Europe. Give me some reasons, why!
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:28 PM   #143
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London, Prague, Jerusalem, Tbilisi - cities with some spirit, charm.. of course there are more beautiful capitals, hard to list'em all.

Amrafel: it's not that bad, you're 8th from the end.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:03 PM   #144
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Congratulations Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s canal district added to UNESCO list

THE HAGUE - Amsterdam’s 17th century canal district, added this weekend to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is a remnant of the Dutch Golden Age, a time when the city led the world in art, trade and architecture.

The zone is composed of four curved canals that run parallel to each other and half encircle the Amsterdam city centre, including its famous red light district - the Singel, the Herengracht, the Keizergracht and the Prinsengracht.

The canals are 14 kilometres long in total, and are crossed by 80 bridges. The total surface area is 160 hectares, measuring 3.5 kilometres from east to west.

The bank of the outermost Prinsengracht canal houses the world-famous Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk church whose bell the Jewish teenager wrote about in her diary while in hiding from the Nazis.

"The Amsterdam canal belt is unique in the world as an urban developmental and architectural artwork," the Amsterdam municipality says in a document backing its UNESCO bid.

It is an example of the city’s 17th century economic, political and cultural blossoming - a time when Amsterdam was the "warehouse of the world".

source: http://www.theprovince.com/travel/Am...megadrop_story

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:52 PM   #145
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 08:30 PM   #146
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Btw - I notice this says poll but there is no poll - is there anyway of adding a poll to this because it would be interesting to see the consensus? Mods?
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 09:41 PM   #147
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1) Rome
2) Vienna
3) Prague
4) Budapest
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Old August 5th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #148
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The City of London has its ugly bits, and so does Southwark but on the whole London is not an ugly city. What I like about London is that is has architectural diversity and balance. Many cities are very unbalanced. Take Strasbourg as an example. The city centre is a fairly tale land but as soon as you leave it things get grotty. Tallinn and Riga are the same.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #149
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The City of London has its ugly bits...
Which is 30 to 70% according to the natives:

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Old August 6th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #150
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I sadly have not traveled to Europe yet D: but from the photos I've seen from family and others who've traveled there I'd say (in random order): Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Athens, and London.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #151
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The City of London has its ugly bits, and so does Southwark but on the whole London is not an ugly city. What I like about London is that is has architectural diversity and balance. Many cities are very unbalanced. Take Strasbourg as an example. The city centre is a fairly tale land but as soon as you leave it things get grotty. Tallinn and Riga are the same.
Even Prague is the same! Prague has the most beautiful city centre in Central Europe, but the rest is mediocre. Compare that to Vienna, whose city centre isn't picture-perfect, but the centre is surrounded by grand palaces, impressive urban extension of the 19th century, romantic villages, vineyards, mountains... but most importantly: Pragues city centre today is some kind of Eurodisney, whereas Vienna really lives.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #152
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The City of London has its ugly bits, and so does Southwark but on the whole London is not an ugly city.
Id say opposite is true, London is largely ugly city with some stunning parts. Indeed Id say Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow are more beautiful.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #153
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Je pense que Paris est la plus belle! No doubt!

1 - Paris
2 - Amsterdam
3 - London
4 - Rome / Berlin
5 - Prague
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Old August 8th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #155
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Old August 8th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #156
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Id say opposite is true, London is largely ugly city with some stunning parts. Indeed Id say Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow are more beautiful.
Even Manchester? Never knew anyone would put it up there with Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Anyway, London seemed to me like a stunning city. It´s just that some very central areas are hell holes like Aldgate, North Bank and Elephant and Castle. If those were sorted out the city would feel very different. I still think though that clutter is what makes London messy.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #157
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You should stop paying attention to what Langur says, Manchester is home to some pretty impressive streetscapes and cool modern stuff, indeed when it comes to architecture and grandeur it is up there with Glasgow and Edinburgh. Although, just like all cities in the UK it suffers from clutter too, nonetheless Id happily swap London for Manchester ; not only it is a cool city, but it is also in a very beautiful part of the UK. As for London I think it is tired, congested, dirty, polluted and ugly city how could anyone call it stunning is beyond me.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #158
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3 Prague
4 London
5 Vienna
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I'm quite surprised to see so many people ranking Amsterdam so high. It is an amazing city and certainly one of my favorite cities in what is one of my favorite countries in the world for many resons. However beauty per se is not something I would instantly attribute to Amsterdam. I'm not saying it's not beautiful but there is at least a dozen of European capitals that are much more beautiful. Indeed, most European capitals are mroe beautiful.
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I'm quite surprised to see so many people ranking Amsterdam so high. It is an amazing city and certainly one of my favorite cities in what is one of my favorite countries in the world for many resons. However beauty per se is not something I would instantly attribute to Amsterdam. I'm not saying it's not beautiful but there is at least a dozen of European capitals that are much more beautiful. Indeed, most European capitals are mroe beautiful.
I disagree totally. For me Amsterdam is the most beautiful city in Europe.
Next comes Rome, then Paris, Athens, London and Dubrovnik ( I know it`s
not a capital ).
I don`t like Prague or Moscow. Budapest is nice althouh I haven`t been
there. Madrid is also not my shoe. The 4 solitary skyscrapers really don`t
fit in the city at all.
Berlin is certainly not beautiful but it is the most exciting city and its diversity
makes it so unique.
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