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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #141
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Passeig de Gràcia,































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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #142
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Old December 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #143
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1/Champs Elysées the mother
2/Passeig de gracia a little copy of the mother
3/fifth avenue NYC
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Old December 9th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #144
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Champs Elysées has nothing to do with Passeig de Gràcia. Champs Elysées is just marketing, but architectonicly talking is absolutely trivial. Passeig de Gràcia is full of aweresome buildings of almost all styles; streetlights desgined by Gaudi's disciple; paving stone desgined by Gaudí; buildings of Toyo Ito, Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni Gaudí, Muntaner; luxury entrances; marble and granite everywhere...

And Passeig de Gràcia urbaniztation is of the year 1821; Champs Elysées urbanization, in 1824.

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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:44 AM   #146
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champs-elysses sucks
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Old December 12th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #147
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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #148
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Old December 28th, 2010, 03:15 AM   #149
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Champes Elysees is always the same architecture... nothing special... it is marketing's doing.
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Champs Elysées is boring... all buildings has identical architecture.
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Champs Elysées is just marketing, but architectonicly talking is absolutely trivial.
I think we've understood your opinion.

It's amazing how some forumers think they have to denigrate other cities/avenues/whatever when praising their cities.
The thread title is not "Which avenue in the world has the best buildings along it ?". Some people put emphasize on the size of the avenue, some on the presence of a big monument in the middle, and some on the architectural value of the buildings surrounding it.
That being said, the avenues I prefer are the Spanish ones : Gran Vía & Passeig de Gràcia. The buildings are simply gorgeous. In Barcelona too, I like the claustrophobic feel of Via Laietana. Too bad we don't have buildings of this scale in France.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #150
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Seriously. Champs Elysees. The End.
i agree
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #151
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new york , cause it is the biggest and the most busiest avenue of the world .
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #152
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Champs Elysées is boring... all buildings has identical architecture.
Are you sure ?? hmmm...

Lets look closer: Neoclassicism & Empire style, Second Empire & Haussmann, Beaux-Arts, Art-Nouveau & Modern style, Art-Deco, International style...., post/neo-whatever style, "Ugly" style, Citroën style , etc etc etc etc.... (not to mention the 3,300 years-old Obelisk....)

Maybe not the most iconic buildings ever built, Indeed.. ...but a nice mix from different eras IMHO !













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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:52 AM   #153
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when complete the main axis in Guangzhou will be giving most places a good run for their money:





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It'll be landscaped and lined with supertalls and museums

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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:59 AM   #154
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Champs Elysées ftw
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Old December 30th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #155
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Old December 30th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #156
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So, where is that?
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Old December 30th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #157
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it looks like the middle east i think its egypt a little river with alot of green next to it.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #158
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Old December 31st, 2010, 03:03 AM   #159
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champs Elysees hands down
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Old December 31st, 2010, 05:35 PM   #160
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Guangzhou seems to be big on LED lighting.
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