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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:36 AM   #41
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What I think is that, people should mourn their dead and move on, just to give you an example, many revere the cross with Jesus attached to it, as a reminder of what happened back then, and it is widely accepted.
Comparing Jesus on the cross with the swastika/hammer & sickle?

Anyway, moving on.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #42
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You guys don't think that Germany should've taken down the swastikas post-WW2?
All symbols of importance have been taken down, but you can't compare nazi germany to the Soviet Union. You could take a look at Italy or Spain, also fascist dictatorships were many symbols remain.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 01:43 PM   #43
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A blend between Art Deco and Italian Art Nouveau (Liberty Stile) perhaps? My impression is that most people simply call it "fascist architecture" though.
Well, as horrible as Italy's fascist era was, at least Milan got (probably) the world's best station out of it.

It really is amazing, I look forward to seeing it one day.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #44
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Milano Centrale, Italy:

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Old March 19th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #45
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Sweden: Gothenburg central sation

Gothenburg Central Station (Göteborgs centralstation, Göteborg C)
The main railway station of Gothenburg and the second largest railway station in Sweden after Stockholm Central Station. The station opened in October the 4th, 1858. Approximately 40 000 travelers visit the station every day. The station is situated in the city of Gothenburg, right by Drottningtorget. The Gothenburg Central Station, Centralhuset and Nils Ericson Terminalen is a part of Resecentrum, Göteborg.
Numerous of railways were built across Sweden in the 19th century. One of the first distances was the one between Gothenburg and Jonsered. As the railway grew more popular, the need for a station emerged. The Gothenburg Central Station was built between the years of 1856-1858. The architect in charge was Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd.
Some reconstructions have been made to the station since its opening in 1858. There used to be engine shed by the station but it has been removed. In 1923 a fire destroyed parts of the station, so the interior had to be rebuilt. The current interior design is similar to the 1923 model with wood pillars, glass ceiling and a floor made of limestone.
There are 16 platforms at the station.
Drottningtorget is a junction for trams and lies right by the Gothenburg Central Station. Nordstan, the biggest shopping mall in Scandinavia, is connected to the station by an underground pedestrian tunnel.


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Central Station Gothenburg by Richard J. Nemeth, on Flickr

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Gothenburg Central Station by hpulling, on Flickr

and adjacent bus terminal which is interconected with the railway station - Nils Ericson Terminalen:

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The terminal by Hockert, on Flickr


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Old March 19th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #46
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Sweden: Uppsala central station

Uppsala Central Station is a railway station located at Uppsala in Uppsala Municipality, Sweden. It lies on Ostkustbanan (the East Coast Line), which runs south to Stockholm and north to Gävle and Sundsvall and it is one of the termini for Dalabanan (the Dalarna Line) which runs northwest ending in Mora. There are frequent services to Stockholm, and inter-city services including X 2000 expresses connect Uppsala to the north. Many trains, including the local pendeltåg, also leave the main line to connect Uppsala with Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.
Next to the station is a hub for Upplands Lokaltrafik's regional coach services. Many local bus routes run through or near the station grounds as well, and there is a large area set aside for bicycle parking.

The new station building has been opened in 2011


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Central Station by jameslosey, on Flickr

Some newly built objects are also a part of the new Travel Centre/resecentrum. This building is a hotel:

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The old station building which was built in 1886 nowadays hosts several nice restaurants the interior of which is inspired by the four European cultural metropolises:

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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #47
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Well Shinjyuku station may not be the most beautiful station but it sure is inconspicuous looking station at first glance from far it only looks like a department store.




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Old March 19th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #48
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ITALY, high speed train stations:


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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #49
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All symbols of importance have been taken down, but you can't compare nazi germany to the Soviet Union. You could take a look at Italy or Spain, also fascist dictatorships were many symbols remain.
True, the Soviets killed 60 million, not 6 million.

Like I said, moving on.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #50
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Well, as horrible as Italy's fascist era was, at least Milan got (probably) the world's best station out of it.

It really is amazing, I look forward to seeing it one day.
Most of my friends consider it worst station ever.

Looks like from a theme park, not like a monument as they intended.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #51
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Most of my friends consider it worst station ever.

Looks like from a theme park, not like a monument as they intended.
You need new friends.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #52
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You need better friends.
Up to a point, he is right: Milano Centrale is to train stations what Neuschanstein is to castles: a building built with cheesy nostalgia in mind for byfone times, using design styles and certain solutions that were longer outdated when it was built.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #53
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You need new friends.
Good joke but behind my post there is a point to start a better discusion. It's not that I like or that I don't like that station, really I have not a clear opinion. The issue here is that I've always heard, from different people who didn't known between them, that Milano centrale is architecturally such a weird and monstruous station. So it is strange for me to know that they're people that consider Milano centrale best station.

What Suburbanist said is a very good explanation to start.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #54
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True, the Soviets killed 60 million, not 6 million.

Like I said, moving on.
C'mon, go back to school, you've missed so many classes your teacher is getting real worried.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #55
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Well, as horrible as Italy's fascist era was, at least Milan got (probably) the world's best station out of it.
Anyway it was projected in the 1910s, so before the Fascist era that started in 1922. And you can't talk about a Fascist architecture before the 1930s.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #56
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True, the Soviets killed 60 million, not 6 million.

Like I said, moving on.
It's no reason to have this discussion since we won't reach any agreement. What I can say is that the general population sees a distinction between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and threats the historic symbols thereafter.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #57
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Up to a point, he is right: Milano Centrale is to train stations what Neuschanstein is to castles: a building built with cheesy nostalgia in mind for byfone times, using design styles and certain solutions that were longer outdated when it was built.
And yet, Neuschwanstein is considered one of the worlds most beautiful castles and one of Germanys biggest torurist attractions.

It's funny when the experts have one opinion on architecture and the people have another one.
People are reactionary in their nature. Embrace that instead of fighting it.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 03:07 PM   #58
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Newcastle Central Station

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 01:27 AM   #59
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I loved it. I won't say it is beautiful but I liked a lot the atmosphere.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:33 AM   #60
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It's certainly not this piece of shit where I live:



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