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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #1801
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Dubai yes, has no soul, but you are absolutely wrong about Shanghai or even HK. They do have lots of history. London seems to me an enormous village. It is hard to view it as a megapolis.
Are to actually looking at the same pictures as everyone else? IMO London has the best skyline in EU, I love Moscow tho.

You seem like an enormous troll, hard to view as an intelligent human.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #1802
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Actually, there's some truth. London was formed by the simultaneous growth of two cities and countless villages, which merged together to form Greater London. In some places (Hampstead, Hoxton), the atmosphere is still very quiet, and many people (like retired people) find it pleasant.

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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:37 PM   #1803
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This thread turned out to be about insulting every city and each other, how surprising
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #1804
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #1805
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I would love that Moscow skyline were it not for that orange monstrosity.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #1806
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Best Euro city and skyline...by far.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #1807
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Are to actually looking at the same pictures as everyone else? IMO London has the best skyline in EU, I love Moscow tho.

You seem like an enormous troll, hard to view as an intelligent human.
Please, watch your language. I'm expressing my opinion that is based on what I see in person and what I feel.

This is your opinion on London, which I don't agree with, but I don't insult you.

If you knew me personally, I hope, you wouldn't tell such a thing.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #1808
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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.
Organized does not mean good. As I wrote before, I like the different styles, buildings and clusters of Moscow. The same I like in London. There is CW, the Shard, Big Ben, the financial quater.

PS: First I was also very shocked of the Mercury City Tower. But with the time I love it more and more. This tower looks differen from every angle.
If you look from the side, it is very massive, very wide. From the front ist looks so tall and slim. From behind it also looks different.
And now I really love the color. It is something different and when the sun shines it looks fantastic. The same at night or in the evening.
And the screen : Like someone wrote some time ago: " This tower is so ganster"
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #1809
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Another photo of the little village, where all buildings except for its skyscrapers are 2-3 storeys high.


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Old June 19th, 2014, 12:44 AM   #1810
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:24 AM   #1811
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I think he was not referring to the City of London, which is quite compact, but to Greater London overall. There are many parts of the city that feel all but not very urban, which is a defining feature of the city, not necessarily a weakness. After all, it's not New York City. It has a different history.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:48 AM   #1812
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London is the biggest city in Europe and has the most diverse and eclectic skyline by far ... No contest ! ...

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It's actually embarrassing comparing a city like Frankfurt with a city like London ...
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:52 AM   #1813
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No contest for you, maybe. For me Frankfurt has the #1 skyline in Europe, with Paris a somewhat distant second.

(On a side note, Istanbul and Moscow are the largest cities in Europe.)
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #1814
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I think he was not referring to the City of London, which is quite compact, but to Greater London overall. There are many parts of the city that feel all but not very urban, which is a defining feature of the city, not necessarily a weakness. After all, it's not New York City. It has a different history.
You are correct about the fact that certain areas of the city do seem quite non urban, which infact can be quite refreshing escaping from the hustle and bustle. This is a feature I like both of London and Paris, when you experience the best of both worlds.

Like you said London is not like New York City, nor do I ever wish for it to replicate it. However I come across frequently a distasteful hostility pointed towards London, more then just criticism which I think is unfair.

Just to clarify I don't think London has anywhere close to the best skyline in the world and it never will, nor do I think it has the best skyline in Europe (your like this Stravinsky ), in my opinion paris has a better skyline for its sheer bulk. Frankfurt has the best skyline in Europe in my opinion.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:02 AM   #1815
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No contest for you, maybe. For me Frankfurt has the #1 skyline in Europe, with Paris a somewhat distant second.

(On a side note, Istanbul and Moscow are the largest cities in Europe.)
London is bigger than Moscow or Istanbul regarding your 2nd note !

London metro is 20M plus ..
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:04 AM   #1816
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You are correct about the fact that certain areas of the city do seem quite non urban, which infact can be quite refreshing escaping from the hustle and bustle.
Of course it is, and the most refined, and expensive (not necessarily the coolest for a 26-year-old as I am) areas of the city are in fact less central and less busy than, like, Camden Town. I'm not going deep into history and the reasons for this, but that's a fact.

London does not have a single, extremely urban neighbourhood (City apart) like Manhattan (not NYC, which sprawls a lot) or Paris (intramuros, the rest can be much more suburban). This has pros and cons, according to one's preferences.
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London has the most organic and eclectic skyline in Europe ... end of .
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:04 AM   #1818
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Arguing about population size is for another thread. Also, regarding skylines, guys remember it's all personal opinion.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:07 AM   #1819
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London is bigger than Moscow or Istanbul regarding your 2nd note !

London metro is 20M plus ..
I don't like using metro areas, as there are so many inconsistencies.

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Istanbul: 14.2 Million
Moscow: 11.5 Million
London: 8.3 Million

Anyway back to skylines!
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Old June 19th, 2014, 03:08 AM   #1820
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London is bigger than Moscow or Istanbul regarding your 2nd note !

London metro is 20M plus ..
Most sources put its metropolitan area between 10.5 and 13 million. The comparison is not easy as both Moscow and Istanbul are not part of the EU and are therefore outside ESPON. Yet, sources like OECD and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs put them ahead of all other cities, with Istanbul slightly larger than Moscow.
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