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Old June 11th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #2421
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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #2422
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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #2423
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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #2424
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Old June 12th, 2013, 02:25 AM   #2425
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Old June 12th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #2426
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Paris has no skyscrapers in city centre - but on outskirts - looks odd.
Wait... WHAAAT?! Paris... Looks odd?! Have you ever been to Paris? Paris has the cleverest urban planning in the world, just walk down the Champs Elysée and you will understand what they meant by building La Défense where they built it. They built the whole city right at the end of the world's most famous boulevuard just to make the artistic impression of contrast between the old and the new, when you look at La Défense from Place de la Concorde, you can see the old Arc de Triumphe framed in the new Arc surrounded by walls of skyscrapers. It is absolutely briliant and amazing. Plus the Seine Rive Gauche - a beautiful gradation with the pearl at its end - the Eiffel Tower. They even have in the law where you can build how tall building so it won't destroy the feeling of historical center... Plus, it has advantages, you have the old city center full of tourists and overpriced shops and restaurants and then you have the business center full of life, locals and international businessmen. If you say La Défense is in the outskirts, you have never been to La Défense, I'd say it is the true center of Paris with all that stuff that belongs to the city center... For example culture - last time I was there I enjoyed a coffee while listening to Asaf Avidan's concert. For free...(not the coffee, off course)

I'd say that Paris has more than one city center.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #2427
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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?

Yes i can name them. Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Sochi, Rostov on Don, St Petersburg, Vladivostock, Novosirbisk etc. But then there is a whole lot more. The ones i have mentioned here are those i can recognise just by looking at the pictures or photos. Anything more?
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Old June 12th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #2428
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Great pictures everyone. Warsaw is going brilliant.

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Old June 12th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #2429
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Old June 12th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #2430
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Old June 12th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #2431
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Top 5 in alphabet order

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sorry my polish folks, warsaw has been officially downgraded and replaced by one of europes most booming towns "istanbul"
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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #2432
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Yes i can name them. Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Sochi, Rostov on Don, St Petersburg, Vladivostock, Novosirbisk etc. But then there is a whole lot more. The ones i have mentioned here are those i can recognise just by looking at the pictures or photos. Anything more?
I have no doubt you can recognize them, if you spend time browsing SSC photo threads. But I doubt "a lot" of people in Brazil would, if even people in Poland don't.

The thing is that most modern architecture looks the same, and except for famous landmarks like Sydney Opera, modern buildings don't fall into memory so well as historic ones. Thats why Russian cities, filled with mostly modern repeatable architecture are less recognizable than Polish ones, which in turn are less recognizable than French or Italian ones.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #2433
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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?
That's true of most people around the world, not just Brazilians. The majority of people will draw a blank after Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #2434
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"Russian cities, filled with mostly modern repeatable architecture are less recognizable than Polish ones."



Is that so? Lets agree to dissagre but anyway, i am stating facts. Brazillians know more about Russia than Poland and thats fact. Or maybe i should say the America's (North & South)
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I like to think I am very well traveled, well educated and quite good at locations, cities and countries.

I could reel of 3 or 4 Russian and Brazilian cities but then I would begin to struggle.

Same with Poland.

Same would be said for more or less every major country apart from the likes of US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, etc.

It's not to say they aren't important just not as well known for various reasons than others.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #2436
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I have no doubt you can recognize them, if you spend time browsing SSC photo threads. But I doubt "a lot" of people in Brazil would, if even people in Poland don't.

The thing is that most modern architecture looks the same, and except for famous landmarks like Sydney Opera, modern buildings don't fall into memory so well as historic ones. Thats why Russian cities, filled with mostly modern repeatable architecture are less recognizable than Polish ones, which in turn are less recognizable than French or Italian ones.
Well, you correctly writes that every great city has own iconic monument which is known in whole world. For example, Paris has Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Arc de Triomphe; London - Big Ben and Tower Bridge; Berlin - Reichstag building and Brandenburg Gate; New York - Statue of Liberty; Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer; Sydney - Opera House; etc.

I sure you have false impression that Polish cities are more recognizable in whole world. What building are really iconic in Poland? I mean - if you show postcards with images of Krakow, Torun, Danzig, etc to foreigners - how many people can recognize it (not only your neighbors from EU states, but people in Brazil, India, Japan)?

The problem that Poland have no such iconic monuments (well, may be, except this beautiful Russian-made skyscraper in Warsaw). You don't have own autentic national architecture, you just copied architecture of your European neighbors instead of create something own ones.

That's why Polish cities are not different from hundreds of similar cities in Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, etc. All these cities look the same. It does not mean that Polish cities are bad, but it does not mean that it's world-famous.
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Im sick of russia vs poland beef in this thread.
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Tell it to the Polish, they started it.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #2439
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are you crazy ?... This could happen to any building. Because nothing could hold explosion of Gas. There gives any material on the buildings wich would not smashed after explosion of the Gas.

Please correct your nostagic feelings_ they are not common in this photo.

by the way> I wish you a nice day in psychiatry clinic .

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