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Old June 17th, 2014, 06:40 PM   #1781
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Old June 17th, 2014, 06:52 PM   #1782
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How old? From XVIII and XIX century like US ? City with false neo historic buildings. Great Fire 1666 destroyed whole London.
Paris is the best city with plenty of true medieval, renaissance, baroque, classicism, art nouveau and modern buildings.
Didn't Haussmann knock down most of medieval Paris in the 19th Century?
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Old June 17th, 2014, 07:47 PM   #1783
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Most "Medieval" Paris buildings and houses were already gone well before Haussman arrived. But there are still a lot of churches, castles, etc, of that time, the most famous being the cathedral Notre-Dame.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #1784
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The Great Fire of London didn't destroy all of what was then London!

London still has many numerous Medieval buildings:

Tower of London
Westminster Hall
Westminster Abbey
St Bartholomew gatehouse
Temple Church
St Bartholomew-the-great
Cloth fair road
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Southwark cathedral

And many more.
At least Paris looks like a city - with *tall yet old buildings shaping the streets. It feels especially from above, from Eiffel Tower or Monparnasse skyscraper. While when you ride London Eye you just see sparse blocks, here and there, with no connection sometimes. And a bunch of Skyscrapers like in the middle of a field.

P.S. I am a Moscovite, not Parisian.

* - by saying tall I mean 5 - 8 floors, and not 2 - 3 like in London.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #1785
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At least Paris looks like a city - with *tall yet old buildings shaping the streets. It feels especially from above, from Eiffel Tower or Monparnasse skyscraper. While when you ride London Eye you just see sparse blocks, here and there, with no connection sometimes. And a bunch of Skyscrapers like in the middle of a field.

P.S. I am a Moscovite, not Parisian.

* - by saying tall I mean 5 - 8 floors, and not 2 - 3 like in London.
I just corrected someone who stated all of London was destroyed during the Great Fire of London and that it has no medieval buildings!

I personally haven't said anything bad about Paris, yet a lot of people here insult or put down London for no reason at all.

As for saying skyscrapers in London are in the middle of a field, I can't tell if your trolling or being a bit silly.

P.S. I do like Paris and have been there many times, however i don't go so low to insult a city for no reason!
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Old June 17th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #1786
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Old June 17th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #1787
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Paris la defense looks great. Skyline is much more organised than for example London's. Grand Arche makes it so special.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 11:59 PM   #1788
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Old June 18th, 2014, 12:43 AM   #1789
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How old? From XVIII and XIX century like US ? City with false neo historic buildings. Great Fire 1666 destroyed whole London.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 03:24 AM   #1790
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:58 AM   #1791
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I just corrected someone who stated all of London was destroyed during the Great Fire of London and that it has no medieval buildings!

I personally haven't said anything bad about Paris, yet a lot of people here insult or put down London for no reason at all.

As for saying skyscrapers in London are in the middle of a field, I can't tell if your trolling or being a bit silly.

P.S. I do like Paris and have been there many times, however i don't go so low to insult a city for no reason!
I'm sorry, but I didn't mean any insult. That's really what I feel looking at photos of London from above and not only. It is really sparse.

I like your city (if London is yours), each skyscraper is very good, much better than many of those we have here in Moscow, especially in terms of cladding but if we talk about skyline, London is definitely (IMO) not on the top.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:05 AM   #1792
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London is the best city in my opinion, not only in Europe but in the world. I also love those unique and sustainable skyscrapers in London.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:06 AM   #1793
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We are talking about skylines, don't forget.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 12:03 PM   #1794
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Batumi skyline is so kitch, it's cute.
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London is the best city in my opinion, not only in Europe but in the world. I also love those unique and sustainable skyscrapers in London.
London is amazing, i love leadenhall building and walkie talkie but it's skyline is far away from perfection
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #1796
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you just see sparse blocks, here and there, with no connection sometimes. And a bunch of Skyscrapers like in the middle of a field.
Couldn't have put it better. That's the most common criticism. Many buildings look even great, but they are completely disconnected from their surroundings. The fact that near skyscrapers are extremely low buildings probably doesn't help either.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:17 PM   #1797
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A) Other than Hyde Park there are no large 'fields' in Central London or near Skyscraper Clusters - you must have never been to London.

B) Most buildings in London are 4-5 stories high just as most other European Cities are.

C) I do not even see any fields in those pictures posted of London, and quite frankly they are some of the highest quality pictures I have ever seen on the website.


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Anyway, Paris' other skyline looks cool! Not sure about the 60's block but besides that it looks nice. Love Paris.

Not too keen on the Batumi skyline... looks very Minecraft-esk if I'm honest. But I guess it's an improvement of what was there before.

Milan and Rotterdam skylines never fail to impress me.

Awesome pictures guys!
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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #1798
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I though he meant most buildings tend to be this size.
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London: London skyline von st_hart auf Flickr IMG_6636 von Zefrog auf Flickr
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