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Old June 5th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #181
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And Passeig de Gràcia urbaniztation is of the year 1821; Champs Elysées urbanization, in 1824.
That's nothing against the mother of them all: Berlin!

Unter den Linden, the grand avenue of the city, goes back as far as 1647.
The whole avenue is really elegant and modest, its landmarks mainly feature classicist and baroque style. It's one of the first grand urban avenues in Europe planned as a whole.


As seen from Berlin Cathedral

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...amer_Platz.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...n_Berlin_2.jpg

Towards TV tower and Cathedral

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Berlin2007.jpg

Bebelplatz at Unter den Linden

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...king_South.JPG


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...platz_2006.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Bebelplatz.jpg

The library of the university

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...liothek_02.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...sdner_Bank.jpg

Altes Palais

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._Palais_05.jpg

Humboldt University of Berlin

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Bebelplatz.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...sit%C3%A4t.JPG


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...lmholtz_04.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...hEwart-120.JPG

Opera at Unter den Linden

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Berlin2007.jpg

Inside

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...auerraum_2.jpg

The Table Of Free Voice

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._The_Table.jpg

Zeughaus (the baroque armoury/arsenal, now German Historical Museum)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...m_Zeughaus.JPG
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Old June 5th, 2011, 10:57 AM   #182
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Berlin - Unter den Linden


A little refill doesn't hurt. Sorry for the big load of photos, but European avenues (besides some) are rather underrepresented here.

Neue Wache (guard house)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Wache_2007.jpg

Kommandantenhaus

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...antenhaus1.jpg

Christmas time in Germany...

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...nhaus_xmas.jpg

Russian Embassy Berlin at Unter den Linden

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._Botschaft.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...den_63_008.jpg

There's enough modern stuff as well - British Embassy Berlin

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...britannien.jpg

Hungarian Embassy Berlin

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._Ungarn_01.jpg

"European House" by Hans Kollhoff (somewhat representing the new Berlin style after reunification)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...es_Haus_01.jpg

Upper Eastside Berlin
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by our user Kampflamm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aviller...n/photostream/)

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Old June 5th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #183
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You forget the two most important monuments on Unter den Linden:

Monument to Frederick the Great, father of Unter den Linden:

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And la Grande Finale of the avenue, Brandenburg Gate:
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And this is Schlossbrücke (Palace Bridge), the prelude by the way:
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Old June 5th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #184
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The Champs-Elysées is highly overrated. It's a victim of its own succes, its atmosphere is nothing special anymore. Nowadays there are avenues in Paris that are much more special, like Avenue de l'Opéra, for instance. Nobody thought about proposing streets from London, like Oxford St or Regent St? Or how about Andrassy Ut in Budapest, or Karl Johans Gate in Oslo?
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Old June 5th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #185
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That's simply impressive. Berlin, as always, the world capital of architecture.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #186
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You forget the two most important monuments on Unter den Linden
Oh I didn't even finish my presentation yet, but thank you for the additions

Perhaps I'll proceed later then. Berlin virtually offers it all.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #187
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That's nothing against the mother of them all: Berlin!

Unter den Linden, the grand avenue of the city, goes back as far as 1647.
The whole avenue is really elegant and modest, its landmarks mainly feature classicist and baroque style. It's one of the first grand urban avenues in Europe planned as a whole.
Funny you should say that, just last week I did a guided tour of my place of work, The Hague, and the guide said - to everyone's amazement - that Unter den Linden was actually inspired by de Lange Voorhout! I wouldn't know if this is actually true but I feel it deserves mention.

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Lange Voorhout in herfstsfeer by Gerard Stolk en route, on Flickr

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Lange Voorhout by woutervv, on Flickr

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voorhout in de herfstregen by Gerard Stolk en route, on Flickr

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Den Haag by Rooon, on Flickr
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Old June 5th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #188
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, or Karl Johans Gate in Oslo?
Here are some of my own pictures of that street (taking in Mars hence all the snow). Not sure I would call it the best avenue in the world though.

Looking over upper Karl Johans Gate from the Royal Castle:


The view over lower Karl Johan. Most of the building on the right side are being renovated these days:


And three of the many buildings along the street:




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Old June 5th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #189
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Defo these two -

Avenida Da Liberdade, Lisbon.



Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires.



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Old June 5th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #190
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Avenue Tervuren, Brussels


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Old June 5th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #191
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Thank you Berlin for giving back dignity to this thread, in the previous page appart for a couple pics of Gran Via and Diagonal Norte, the other personality-less, beauty-less avenues where killing the concept of "best".
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Old June 5th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #192
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¿Y la avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina?









One of the worst for me if only because it destroyed so much of BA's great heritage.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #194
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Oh I didn't even finish my presentation yet, but thank you for the additions

Perhaps I'll proceed later then. Berlin virtually offers it all.
Please do! I'm tired of how underrated Berlin actually is (at least here on Skyscrapers).
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Unter den Linden rules! It's on par with Champs-Elysees in terms on architecture, loses in marketing/size, but wins in atmosphere and charm.
Also, you could show Kudamm, which also has a lot of vibe. Berlin FTW!
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Tree lined Collins St, Melbourne Australia, our nicest city street. Pic by Grollo It is home to World famous shops,Five star hotels, Corporate offices, Restaurants, cafes, Bars, Theatre, with small arcades and laneways offering a new adventure at every metre ! Many beautiful avenues are lovely to look at but this street is so vibrantly alive and beautiful at the same time.


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Collins street is a beautiful and vibrant street with great architecture but I think if Melbourne has a boulevard to compete in this category it is definitely Swanston street/St Kilda road. Wide, tree lined, lots of nice building and public space (State Library, Melbourne Central, Town Hall, City Square, St Pauls, Flinders Street station, Federation Square, Domain Parklands, arts centre, NGV, Victoria barracks, etc...) but most of all it has our greatest monument, The Shrine looking down on it.

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Hard to see properly...

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Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City

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This is the most important Avenue in Mexico and one of the most important in Latin Ameerica. This Avenue was founded in the 19th Century by Maximiliano de Habsburgo. There are a LOT of monuments and roundabouts with fountains. There are uncountable permanente expositions in the sidewalks, it is an ecofriendly avenue, also it is next to a gay fríendly neighbourhood, there are parades and concerts in here, even there has been a fomula 1 exposición race. The highest skyscrapers in Mexico is here but there are still a LOT of old houses and constructions you can see. There are a Lot of high quality hotels such as, Presidente Intercontinental, Sheraton, JW Marriot, Marriot, Holliday Inn, Nikko, Hilton, W Hotel, Fiestamericana, St Regis, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Meliá, Emporio, City Express, Embassy. There are infinite shops, restaurants, museums, a forest, the national auditorium. There are a LOT of trees and life during night and day. It may not be th prettiest OR the one with the highest buildings but it is really one of the cultural, bussiness and high class touristic center of the city.





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One part of the street goes through the Forest of Chapultepec almos next to thee highrises





Gay Friendly neighbourhood right next to the avenue
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jty7B7-yYR...0/ZonaRosa.jpg

Beautiful skylines

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Nice Architecture

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Chapultepec castle as seen from the avenue


Touristic Buses


National Auditorium


Street Concert


Nightlife



National Antropology museum
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Mexican Stock exchange



Bike Path and Ecobici Stands



Ecologic Transportation


Nice Sidewalks and central Sidewalks to walk


Diana Cazadora fountain roundabout

[IMG]http://i43.************/20k98uu.jpg[/IMG]

Independence Angel Monument Roundabout

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Heroes Children Monument of American invasion to Mexico


Old Houses constructions and lots green areas











Going through the forest


Tallest Christmas treee¿ in tthe world


New Year 2011


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^ Too many photos per post, almost no credited sources, oy vey.
Looks like I either have to delete it or transform your links, which takes too much time for my taste.
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If you read the description it says, all pics were taken from the mexican forum, where none of the photos are credited. thank you
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