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Old July 6th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #21
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Great photo after long time Vecais Sakarnis
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Old July 7th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #22
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8. Madrid. If Prague is outstanding from aerial perspective, then Madrid is the absolute champion in Europe in terms of cityscape. Amazing architecture in 10-15 floors high buildings, which are built in sides of grand avenues - no other European city can offer such wonderful cityscape experience and that's the main reason why I love Madrid so much (there are others too, like incredible nightlife, weather, beautiful parks and other districts) - it's between my TOP3 cities in Europe.

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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #23
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9. Stockholm. View to Gamla Stan (Old Town) from one of the ferries leaving for beautiful islands. Stockholm is amazing in many aspects but one of it's main trumps is the perfect waterfronts. Swedish capital is still my favorite city, although competing harshly with Madrid and Barcelona.

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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #24
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That's a rather impressive view of Stockholm.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #25
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10. Pärnu. Estonia's main seaside resort is a beautiful town with unexpectedly much to offer for it's size (~45 000) both in historical and modern architecture. In general, it's a city of villas (as all seaside towns are), but it has also great historical core, as you see in this picture of town's main shopping street.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #26
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11. Kaunas. I visited Lithuania's second largest city Kaunas in last Saturday/Sunday. Even despite of a knee injury which I got after friendly Lithuanians invited us to play football with them, the city is very positive in my memory.

Here you see the main street of Naujamiestis (New Town) - Laisves (Freedom) avenue which got lively character and a 1,5 km long drop of some "metropolitan" feeling (although buildings should be higher for that).

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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #27
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thanks for the beautiful photos...
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:49 PM   #29
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12. Charleroi. This city (population 200 000) in Southern Belgium is probably known for any budget traveler, because town's airport is one of the best connected Ryanair bases. To me, Charleroi still seems like a bit mysterious place, but that's because it's related with my first foreign traveling experience. Despite of large heavy industry presence in the city, it's one of the poorest places in Western Europe, and actually you can see it in the town - many buildings not well kept, general feel quite neglected. But it still has unique charm.

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Nice pictures!

Yes Charlerloi is pretty much seen as a national disgrace in Belgium. All the heavy industry in Charlerloi is death btw, it's just empty shells now, reminders of a better time... Once it was one of the richest industrial cities in Europe.
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David, this is my personal thread of my own pictures only (btw, it is the principle of this whole subsection of SSC), so please delete your posted pic.
TRUE. Plus that pic posted by him could be anywhere in the world!!!
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7. Prague. Prague's aerial views is showing probably the closest cityscape to perfectionism as I've seen. Just look at these rooftops going uphill, mixed with historical spires and the complete, harmonious composition they make. I don't know city which could surpass this.

Wait till you see Florence, Italy.
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True, te domes in Florence are epic from the hills... But maybe Vecais has allready been there. He travels a lot...
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Old August 15th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #34
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No, haven't been to Florence yet. Probably it could surpass Prague.

13. Berlin, Sony center. Last week me and my girlfriend visited Berlin for 3 days. I have to admit, after every such trip I feel less and less patriotic about my own city. It's just too painful to realize the huge gap in terms of developed and well-cared living environment between such a city as Berlin and Riga. Berlin is the most modern capital of Europe, and Sony center in Potsdamer Platz is, I think, the most modern large square in the continent. I made this picture out of 3 pictures panorama, that's the reason why you see 3 different colours in roof, because they were changing after every few seconds.

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Decided to revive this thread. Hope you will enjoy and participate in commenting!

14. Mellieha bay in Malta. Mellieha bay beach in Malta is the most perfect beach one could imagine. Sea is very salty there, so you can swim almost like a stone and you'll still be floating above the water. The water itself is crystal clear so you can see the sea bed easily, and the water is colored in my favorite, almost turquoise color. Besides, the sea bed is sandy here - not like some other beaches in the same Malta where they are full of sharp stones. Too bad we had only about an hour time to spend in this paradise beach.

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15. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels. Charming shopping arcade in Brussels Old Town, before last Christmas, December 2013.

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16. Kuldīga is the best preserved and probably most beautiful medieval town in Latvia. Whole centre is like this - there are only old, authentic houses. In recent 10 years Kuldīga's streets and cityscape has been brought in almost perfect order, largely thanks to EU funds. But sadly, the town itself is looking more and more like a museum not a functioning place. People on the streets are often drunk or just suspiciously looking - haven't seen such scenery in other Latvia towns. Apparently they are without proper job. Tourism is the only hope for Kuldīga - and it is worth to be seen by much more people.

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pretty nice pictures of your tour in different cities.
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Kuldiga looks sweet.
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That's true, it's really a picturesque town.

17. Strasbourg cathedral is not only this city's most magnificent building but also one of the most impressive churches I have seen.

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