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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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Cities with lots of spires

They are awesome. Lets see some pics. Eg, Dresden:



Another eg: this shows what I mean better but its fantasy. London in "The Golden Compass"



Prague is also a good example:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8LNFtlPLal.../View+Wide.jpg

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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Great idea! But I do hope people don't confuse spires with antennae....
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Old June 24th, 2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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Another example from the golden compass

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Old June 24th, 2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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Here's a few, ancient and modern.

Rome, Italy
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/timconw...00002/sizes/l/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/sndgrss...02508/sizes/l/


Edinburgh, Scotland
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/onlyeve...28565/sizes/o/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/shamus/4253793849/sizes/l/


Aberdeen, Scotland
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kendall...95960/sizes/l/


Copenhagen, Denmark
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/2804526...81916/sizes/l/


Prague, Czech Republic
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/oh_simo...19765/sizes/l/
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Old June 24th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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The skyline of the central area of my home town, Nottingham U.K. Not as extensive as Prague but still beautiful with spires and stuff.

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Old June 24th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #6
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Another Copenhagen:


http://k43.pbase.com/o4/34/123234/1/...IMG_112301.jpg
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Old June 24th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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Another of Nottingham for good measure..

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Old June 24th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #8
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Cairo:

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Old June 24th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #9
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Stockholm

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Foto by: Neckerz

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Foto by: Holbey

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Foto by: Anders Adermark

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Foto by: Peter Krantz
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Old June 24th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #10
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Most of the cities featured here will either be in Europe or The Middle East.
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The only cities in Asia that I know with lots of spires are Indo-Chinese ones.

Bangkok


Yangon
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Islamic Cairo, the largest medieval city (and reputedly the safest major urban area in the world)





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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #13
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A few of the countless "dreaming spires of Oxford":



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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #14
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as for modern skyscrapers i would say it's NYC, definitely.

- ESB
- chrysler
- BofA
- NYTT
- AIG
- trump building
- conde nast building
- bloomberg tower
- woolworth
- ...
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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #15
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Bagan, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)









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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #17
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Caen, one of the two capitals of Normandy, home of Guillaume le Conquérant, better known as William the Conqueror in the land that he conquered. Guillaume le Conquérant is burried in the abbey that you can see in the background of the picture (the two most distant spires in the picture).

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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #18
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Paris.

SCROLL>>>>>>>>>


SCROLL>>>>>>>>>


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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #19
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London in the future (if planning permission is approved for the Three Spires project)

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more of the ruined city of Bagan, Myanmar, with over 2000 temples and pagodas (700-900 years old).
The stone built temples are the only thing left of one of the greatest ancient cities (the rest was wood )


http://myosandar.files.wordpress.com

www.elephantguide.com, http://asia.cnet.com

www.goway.com, www.myanmar-info.de

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