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Old May 22nd, 2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best City Square

Propse your favourite city square, or put some photos of squares in your hometown. We can also discuss why american cities don't have as good squares as european cities. I love pedestrian zones and a city sguare with no cars is something more.

Trafalgar Sq - London, UK





Piazza di Trevi - Rome, Italy

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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you've already mentioned my fav. Trafalgar The Pigeons, the Fountains and the people
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 09:04 AM   #3
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Krakow Sqaure in Poland

Krakow Sqaure - Poland
(Biggest market square in Europe)

Among the most notable of the city's hundreds of historic buildings are: the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, where King John III Sobieski is buried; the medieval Old Town with its beautiful square; Market Square (200 meters on a side); dozens of old churches and museums; the 14th century buildings of the Jagiellonian University








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Old May 23rd, 2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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we already had this. vatican square won the poll.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 04:42 PM   #5
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I like the one in Brugge and there are loads in Londond that are nicer than Trafalgar sq particularly the ones with grass in the middle.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 07:58 PM   #6
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Here is a rendering of Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto. Everything is finished in that square already except the building on the right.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 08:37 PM   #7
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I like the one in Brugge and there are loads in Londond that are nicer than Trafalgar sq particularly the ones with grass in the middle.
yeh London has loads of cute squares dotted all over the place. I often much prefer greenery, wildlife and peace and quiet to human bustle. Love Russel Sq.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #8
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I haven't been to too many, but out of the ones I've been too:

1. Trafalgar sq. (Absolutely stunning!!!)
2. Picadilly circus
3. Times sq.
4. Leicester sq.
5. Dundas sq. (will be better in a few years)
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Old May 25th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #9
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Brand new square in Enschede ( 150.000 ), photos taken on sunday





This summer a 28- floor building is gets built in close range of the square
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Old May 25th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #10
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Grand Place, Brussels













































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Old July 6th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #11
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Thnaks HKskyline

now i miss my belgian girlfriend again!
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for me it's Piccadilly Circus!
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Old July 8th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #14
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Tian an men square, Beijing rocks
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Old July 9th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #15
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Grand place in Bruxelles is definitely one of the most beautiful place on earth.

Or "Place de la Concorde" in Paris, the one with the Obelisque, between the Louvre and the Champs Elysees. I'm sure someone has a picture of it.
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You have made a grave mistake by not voting for Mel Lastman Square.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #18
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Piccadilly Circus , London :

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what about marienplatz in munich, or piazza san marco in venice? times square is nice, but people don't really hang out there except to shop. there are no sitting areas as far as I can remember. It is just a big boulevard with lots of stores and billboards.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #20
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La Gran Place is certenly the most wonderfull city square i've ever visited. I can remember other great squares not mentioned like Plaza Espańa in Seville or the Red Square in Moscow.
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