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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #2401
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I never said I don't like them, I'm just saying that they're not skyscrapers.
But it's quite obvious that your disdain for them is why you say they don't count. You admitted it not 2 posts later. You may not like Communism, but that doesn't mean those buildings magically don't exist. It's like saying that all those skyscrapers in the West shouldn't count if you don't approve of capitalism.

Are we now supposed to take into account who the architect is in deciding if buildings count in a skyline or not? Maybe corporations we disapprove of should have their headquarter buildings omitted as well?
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #2402
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #2403
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I don't mean to offend anyone, but I opine that London's skyline is becoming increasingly and increasingly tacky. It's very bad if you compare it to Paris' La Defense or Frankfurt. Londons skyline is lacking meaning. Buildings don't combine.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #2404
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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #2405
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i am a Brazilian and i cannot even recognise one single city in Poland .
...you should get out more...

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of course, you know Poland much more better than Russia (neighbour+ many of polish cities are originally German)
Wroclaw was originally Bohemian (Czech) - Poznan originally Polish - Gdansk originally Polish (although German for many years) Lubeck and Rostock in Northern Germany however used to be Polish (Slavic). Berlin has only been German for about 200 years. Used to be capital of Prussia. Before that it was Slavic. Berl is old slavic for swamp. Berlin - Lublin, Hmm.
Pomerania means 'by the sea' - another slavic/Casubian land = including Szczecin.

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Gdansk, Wroclaw, Torun... What is it? How many people outside EU heard about it?
Gdansk - where World War 2 started - Solidarity?? Lech Walesa? Hellooo?? Duh
Torun - Mikołaj Kopernik (Copernicus) you know - the earth moves around the sun...

As many of you have pointed out - America has best skylines - skyscrapers in city centre - gradually goind down to suburbs. This is nice to look at.
Paris has no skyscrapers in city centre - but on outskirts - looks odd. Too disjointed and contrived. London has tall building in centre - but then there is Canary Wharf again on outskirts - and then the shard on south side of river - what a mess! Where am I supposed to look? Moscow is great! Frankfurt is also very impressive. But for me - bigger is not better. It's not how big it is - it's what you do with it.

I have chosen an American looking city in the heart of Europe as favourite. Its not too big - not too small - light - not too overbearing - it works in a modest way and is nice to look at. The most amazing thing is that 60 years ago - the city didn't exist.




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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:53 AM   #2406
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warsaw skyline looks spectacular and very colourful at night. this polish capital is amazing and i will try to visit this place soon. i like the polish girls too
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Old June 11th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #2407
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In Poland, there is only one city which is pretended to be in this list. If you ask any person from non-neighboring countries about other Polish cities - none associations that can come to the mind. Gdansk, Wroclaw, Torun... What is it? How many people outside EU heard about it?
There are only 3 cities I recognize in Russia: St. Petersbug and Moscow and Smolensk. Maybe I'm not smart or just Russian cities are just NOT popular. I am not saying that Russia has bad cities , I'm just saying the same thing you said about Polish cities.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #2408
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warsaw skyline looks spectacular and very colourful at night.
Agree, Warsaw has some impressive buildings. My favourite is the Palace of Culture, one of the few skyscrapers in Europe one could classify as historic.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #2409
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Not only Warsaw has some good skylines in Poland.......

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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:37 AM   #2410
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #2411
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:45 AM   #2412
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Gdansk - where World War 2 started - Solidarity?? Lech Walesa? Hellooo?? Duh
Torun - Mikołaj Kopernik (Copernicus) you know - the earth moves around the sun...
Well, but if you ask someone - what are architectural symbols of these Polish cities and why it's difference from hundreds of other cities in Europe - I don't think that anybody can find right answers.

With same logic, I can claim that Volgograd (ex-Stalingrad) and Kursk are well-known European cities.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #2413
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Well, but if you ask someone - what are architectural symbols of these Polish cities and why it's difference from hundreds of other cities in Europe - I don't think that anybody can find right answers.

With same logic, I can claim that Volgograd (ex-Stalingrad) and Kursk are well-known European cities.
I heard of Kursk, but wasn't St. Petersburg Staliningrad a very long time ago?
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There are only 3 cities I recognize in Russia: St. Petersbug and Moscow and Smolensk. Maybe I'm not smart or just Russian cities are just NOT popular. I am not saying that Russia has bad cities , I'm just saying the same thing you said about Polish cities.
That's exactly that I mean. If foreigners can recognize only few cities in Russia or Poland and have very little information about other cities, it doesn't mean that all other cities are terrible (as someone claimed above).
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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #2415
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Old June 11th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #2416
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Old June 11th, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2417
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But honestly, are we trying to compare Moscow and whats the name of that city agaain in Poland? That is just so pathetic if you ask me because for one i am a Brazilian and i cannot even recognise one single city in Poland (Pictures) as do many of Brazilians whereas in Russia a lot of people here can recognise five or more cities just by looking at the pictures.
I wonder what are those Russian cities that most of Brazilinas can recognize by pictures alone. I guess average Brazilian can recognize Moscow, maybe St. Petersburg, but then? Can you even name them?
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I prefer SO's posts to this lot.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #2419
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I'm sorry for everything that I have done wrong.
Let's just go back to skylines and skyscrapers

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