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Old November 28th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #61
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Amazing pictures! It really is a shame that architects in the XX and XXI centuries would rather desing some crappy building than follow the traditional architecture of the different european regions!




Wassup "Fern", is this short for anything?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:13 AM   #62
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Great pictures. It's a shame what has happened in many cases, but unfortunately this can be found everywhere. I also totally agree with everybody about newer kinds of architecture, it can never match the elegance and beauty of this style. I mean I do enjoy alot of it, but for me this older style was some of the best architecture ever, so appealing, so nice. I don't see why it's so taboo to build like this again. I don't see why we cannot continue this kind of buildings. If it's not renovating an old building, you very rarely see it and it's a shame. Especially in places where older buildings were knocked down, for example in Athens, I wish they would knock down the current ugly monstrasities and bring back the elegence and beauty.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #63
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i just love this thread more pictures please!!!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #64
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Nürnberg

Here are some examples from beautiful old Nürnberg, which supposedly is considered as a "successful reconstruction" by many, especially compared to Frankfurt AM or Pforzheim. As you will see, the reconstrucion is far from acceptable. Alt-Nürnberg is lost forever.




















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Old December 1st, 2005, 09:15 PM   #65
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so many beutifull buildings losted what a sheme
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 02:44 PM   #66
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I think they should have reconstructed those buildings faithfully or build good new architecture. now it is neither here nor there...
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Old December 15th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #67
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of course they should start reconstruction new buildings wont be match there
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Old December 15th, 2005, 06:34 AM   #68
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Here are some examples from beautiful old Nürnberg, which supposedly is considered as a "successful reconstruction" by many, especially compared to Frankfurt AM or Pforzheim. As you will see, the reconstrucion is far from acceptable. Alt-Nürnberg is lost forever.
This is far from being acceptable. Most of the new buildings are plain, sinple and ugly.

Either build completly new and nice or just as it was. This in between is just horrible.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 11:29 AM   #69
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Thank you, Pizarro! That's an excellent set of old Nürnberg juxtapositions.

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Great pictures. It's a shame what has happened in many cases, but unfortunately this can be found everywhere. I also totally agree with everybody about newer kinds of architecture, it can never match the elegance and beauty of this style. I mean I do enjoy alot of it, but for me this older style was some of the best architecture ever, so appealing, so nice. I don't see why it's so taboo to build like this again. I don't see why we cannot continue this kind of buildings. If it's not renovating an old building, you very rarely see it and it's a shame. Especially in places where older buildings were knocked down, for example in Athens, I wish they would knock down the current ugly monstrasities and bring back the elegence and beauty.
Nicely said, Christos! I, too, deplore the absence of detail, ornament, elegance and beauty in so many contemporary buildings; they seem to suffer from shortcuts, simplicity and similarity these days. Moreover, they are so similar that there hardly seem to be any region-specific buildings any more: what gets plunked into Athens could just as well get plunked into Nuremberg or pretty much anywhere else & vice versa.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 04:29 AM   #70
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I don't understand you guys. The mentioned cities have never offered as much comfort and life quality as they do nowadays despite the ugly reconstruction.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #71
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That's because life quality has improved everywhere in Europe. Just imagine how awesome Frankfurt would be if it still had it's old quarters along with the skyscrapers. Or if Berlin looked like it did in the 20s.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 02:23 AM   #72
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Three words: amazing, awesome, stunning!
I think everyone already sad how shame was everything that happened, and how this architecture today is not even built, but some ridiculous boxes.

Hey Kampflamm, thanks for the pics. And why is this in portuguese: "O meu coração só tem uma cor: azul e branco" ??
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This is an interesting site about Germany before both world wars : http://www.deutsche-kaiserreich.de/

German colonies : http://www.deutsche-schutzgebiete.de...e-kolonien.htm

Austria-Hungary : http://www.donaumonarchie.com/
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 10:01 PM   #74
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Königsberg









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Old December 24th, 2005, 07:27 PM   #75
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Wow, thanks for the beautiful pictures. but its sad to see most of these buildings been destroyed.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #76
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this was berlin


Molkenmarkt



Alexanderplatz

Hausvogteiplatz

Berlin castle

Goverment quarter

Gendarmenmarkt

Unter den Linden

Pariser Platz

Lehrter Bahnhof

Potsdamer Platz

Schöneberg

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche

The Potsdamer Platz too

Leipziger Platz
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Old December 29th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #77
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Wow. Great Pictures!! I have never seen them before thank u
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Old December 29th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #78
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In that pic you can see the Nikolaiviertel and Berlin's town hall



Today







Berlin Dom and Schloss



Berliner Dom (castle would be at the top of the pic)



Marienkirche...now all alone









Marienkirche, Town Hall and Nikolaiviertel all in one pic



Comparison:

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Old December 29th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #79
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