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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Ugliest cities in Europe

Which cities do you think are the ugliest in Europe(they dont have to be capitals)
here's my list:
1.Pristina
2.Chisinau
3.Roterdam
4.Tirana
5.Podgorica


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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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why do you think Rotterdam is ugly ?:/
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #3
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Too much industry...
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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wanne-eickel, bottrop, castrop-rauxel, ludwigshafen, leverkusen, bochum...
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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Bochum has good chances indeed. But then, it might be too clean and green for that title. Damn it, they even have a somewhat ok pedestrian zone and a nightlife district. Well, in terms of function, the look of it all is rather drab of course.

Further east I'd say Kaliningrad looks really terrible from the rare pictures I've seen of it.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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Charleroi, hands down.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #7
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Still need to visit Charleroi. I like the charm of uglyness. The ones in the openingspost make good contenders.

Tirana has a charming brightly coloured uglyness.

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Chisinau, I felt, was bland, not ugly. Iasi for example is more fractured. But it has great commie suburbs, Chisinau.



Pristina is disappointing. No ugly charm no beauty charm. Just tons of poorly put marble for the international community to pay off their regrets.

Podgorica didn't stick at all in my memory. Which means it might have to be nr 1.

Rotterdam is too nice to be in the top 5. It has the charm of uglyness but also the charm of beauty.




I think the prize will go to Russia or Ukraine though. Dnepropetrovsk and Murmansk sound like good contenders. Never been there.

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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #8
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Hmmm....

1. Chisinau
2. Pristina
3. Charleroi
4. Benidorm
5. Bradford
6. Bucharest
7. Milan
8. Tirana
9. Gelsenkirchen
10. Katowice

Almost all the Balkan capitals are horrible looking, due to terrible post war reconstruction. Zagreb and Ljubljana are still beautiful, but Tirana, Pristina, Skopje, Podgorica and Belgrade are all not very nice. Sarajevo could be beautiful if they took better care of the place.

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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #9
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Well said about Chisinau and Pristina! Skopje is very ugly as well..
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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #10
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Hmmm....

1. Chisinau
2. Pristina
3. Charleroi
4. Benidorm
5. Bradford
6. Bucharest
7. Milan
8. Tirana
9. Gelsenkirchen
10. Katowice

Almost all the Balkan capitals are horrible looking, due to terrible post war reconstruction. Zagreb and Ljubljana are still beautiful, but Tirana, Pristina, Skopje, Podgorica and Belgrade are all not very nice. Sarajevo could be beautiful if they took better care of the place.
Whats wrong with Benidorm and Belgrade?
I mean Benidorm is on sea and has beautiful hotels and Belgrade is on Danube and Sava and has best night life after NYC plus it has nice places like Kalemegdan...plus only 2 building have been left from Nato bombings so if you mean because of that,xd...
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Old December 13th, 2010, 12:58 AM   #11
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Belgrade isn't "ugly", but it was a lot more beautiful before WW2. And Benidorm is hideous. It's the ugliest city in Spain I think.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #12
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EUSERB ,Rotterdam one of the ugliest??
c'm-on! have you been there? seen photo's?
Rotterdam is world-wide renowned for its innovating and modern architecture.
industries lie mostly outside the city itself.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #13
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EUSERB : Rotterdam one of the ugliest??
c'm-on! have you been there? seen photo's?
Rotterdam is world-wide renowned for its innovating and modern architecture.
Industries lie mostly outside the city itself

sorry,dubble post
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Old December 13th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #14
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British cities are pretty ugly, too.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #15
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Most cities have some terrible ugly parts (including those in western Europe). Its pretty hard to make a choice about a city you never been to, so i wont be placing any list seen its not fair to judge something you havent seen with your own two eyes, and experienced. About that EUSERB user its nice to post something as no politics yet your implying just that what you are apparently so against in your first post.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #16
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EUSERB ,Rotterdam one of the ugliest??
c'm-on! have you been there? seen photo's?
Rotterdam is world-wide renowned for its innovating and modern architecture.
industries lie mostly outside the city itself.
The city center of Rotterdam is nice, but the other parts of it like Pendrecht,Oud Noorden,Bloemhof,Oud Westen are all awfull neighbourhoods.
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best nightlife after N.Y.C.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #18
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I think cities are like movies. There are no bad movies, only boring ones. There is also the historical context. In general, WW2 and aftermath hurt European cities to an irreversible degree
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best nightlife after N.Y.C.
I had to laugh with that one
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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #20
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Not a great idea for a thread.
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