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Old June 9th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #21
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Concerning Lyon again, the oldest part of the city is actually the roman ruins of Lugdunum (Lyon) which was the Capital of the Gaul...located on top of the Fourvičre hill.

The Odeon

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The Amphitheatre

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[URL="http://www.culture.lyon.fr/culture/sections/fr/patrimoine__histoire/lyon/l_histoire_de_lyon"[/URL]
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Old June 10th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #22
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Not much remains of Stockhoolm's old medieval old town except for a few buildings and the street grid. Instead, the buildings more reflect Sweden's rise as a Baltic sea power in the 17th century.

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Buildings range from renaissance

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to mannerism

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to baroque

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to brick gothic

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And a few newer revival styles added in the late 19th/early 20th centuries.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #23
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KRAKÓW MARKET SQUARE & OLD TOWN












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Old June 30th, 2013, 02:26 AM   #25
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maybe not the most beautiful, maybe not the biggest but it's my lovely, family town Piotrków Trybunalski









and my favorite photo of Cracow old town

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Old June 30th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #26
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I think it's totally pretty and charming!
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Old July 4th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #27
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Bern - The Capital of Switzerland

Here are some pictures of the medieval oldtown of Bern (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage).

Founded in the 12th century on a hill site surrounded by the Aare River, Bern developed over the centuries in line with a an exceptionally coherent planning concept. The buildings in the Old City, dating from a variety of periods, include 15th-century arcades and 16th-century fountains. Most of the medieval town was restored in the 18th century but it has retained its original character.















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Old July 4th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #28
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Antwerp exists since somewhere in the middle ages, but the city grew especially quickly in the 15th and 16th century. From the early 16th century until 1576 (when Antwerp was pillaged by the Spanish) or 1585 (when the Spanish definitively captured the city and the rich and bright fled to Amsterdam) Antwerp was the trade centre of the world, the richest European city and the 2nd city north of the Alps. This is still very well visible in the city centre.

The oldest buildings precede this era though.

Het Steen (early 13th century)


Cathedral of Our Lady (1352-1521)


Town hall (finished in 1564)


Vleeshuis (1503)


St. Nicolaas godshuis (15th century)


Old stock market (15th-early 16th century): Arguably the oldest Stock market in the world.


It's impossible to take a picture of the whole building, because it is located behind an actual street and it has a very small inner courtyard. Because of its location, I don't think any tourist (let alone citizen of Antwerp) can find this wonderful building.
Funny fact: this building turned out too small in just a few years. A new stock market was build on another location, but this building was lost in the siege of Antwerp. It was rebuilt afterwards and today we still have a very wonderful building from the 19th century.

There are more buildings from this golden age and even older buildings (especially medieval churches and other religious buidlings), but it's hard to find complete data and it's impossible to post everything. Unfortunatelly, many actual buildings from this period are lost in the pillaging and in the siege. Moreover, most ordinarry houses were still made from wood back then and were replaced later. Many old buildings in the centre are from the period just after the golden age (baroque). It's imossible to post them all, even when there are so many gorgeous buildings.

One last remark: You might think there are more golden age buildings than I mentioned, like the corporation houses in the town square. Unfortunatelly, many of them are neo-gothic buildings from the 20th century. Don't be fooled.

Let's conclude with an aerial picture. The centre still has the old street plan, but it is filled with buildings from all ages.


http://www.survoldefrance.fr/afficha...ev_suiv_link=1
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Old July 5th, 2013, 03:42 AM   #29
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Wow, that first picture is great!
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Paris > all
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Vienne (south-eastern France, near Lyon) :

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My favorite Vilnius oldtown, capital of Lithuania - baroque city.


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this thread makes me cry... isn't europe beautiful?
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this thread makes me cry... isn't europe beautiful?


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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #39
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Not much remains of Stockhoolm's old medieval old town except for a few buildings and the street grid. Instead, the buildings more reflect Sweden's rise as a Baltic sea power in the 17th century.

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That's completely wrong. Over 70% of the buildings in Stockholm's Old Town are medieval. And that's including the blocks closest to the water which weren't built at all until the 1500' and 1600's. Many of the buildings you call renaissance and barogue are medieval with later facades and sometimes upper floors added during the Age of Power in the 1600's and early 1700's.
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That's completely wrong. Over 70% of the buildings in Stockholm's Old Town are medieval. And that's including the blocks closest to the water which weren't built at all until the 1500' and 1600's. Many of the buildings you call renaissance and barogue are medieval with later facades and sometimes upper floors added during the Age of Power in the 1600's and early 1700's.
The 1500s and 1600s are after what is consider the middle ages.
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