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Old February 8th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #61
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The Independence Square in Kyiv looks very nice!

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What's the event on the bottom pic?
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Old February 8th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #63
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It was after the July 7th bombings in London. The flag reads "We are not afraid"
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Old February 8th, 2006, 10:42 AM   #64
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[img]http://************/9gkiug.jpg[/img]

City Square...or Padang in Singapore.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #65
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It was after the July 7th bombings in London. The flag reads "We are not afraid"
Thanks for the info
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Old February 10th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #66
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It's funny how Times Square is not really a square.

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But it's still one of the most vibrant places in NY

I look at Madison Square as NY's city square

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Old February 10th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #68
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There are a couple other squares in the area, such as Union Square and Washington Square :





I like Washington Square Park a lot more since it is in the heart of NYU - a very lively neighborhood.
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Washington Square looks really nice and relaxing. NY's got several but hard to tell which is the main square.
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Washington Square looks really nice and relaxing. NY's got several but hard to tell which is the main square.
There is no main square like the city centre ones in Europe. There are several neighborhood squares, such as Washington Square. The urban planning style is a little different in New York vs. the other cities that revolve around the town square.
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There is no main square like the city centre ones in Europe. There are several neighborhood squares, such as Washington Square. The urban planning style is a little different in New York vs. the other cities that revolve around the town square.
A little off topic but it's kinda like how Central in HK is planned since most of the skyscrapers around the area revolved around Statue Square.
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Singapore's city hall and supreme court, which i think it is the city square.
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A little off topic but it's kinda like how Central in HK is planned since most of the skyscrapers around the area revolved around Statue Square.
Not totally true. Jardine House, then known as Connaught Centre, was HK's first skyscraper and it never bordered the square. Subsequently, buildings popped up in Admiralty, and Exchange Square was built in the 1980s away from Statue Square. HSBC was the only major new building fronting the square. All the other skyscrapers were around the rest of the district.
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Ba Dinh ( Vietnamese: Ba Di`nh ) Square, not far from the center of Hanoi city.















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That's Ho Chi Minh's masoleum right?
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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:22 AM   #76
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I really like that square in Hong Kong surrounded by skyscrapers. Could sit there all day

I like Trafalgur Square alot but wouldn't rate it in first place. It's great in summer and I like the fact that the traffic circulates it but it's pedestrianised. In London, I prefer the smaller quieter squares. Piccadily Circus has a great central buzz but it can get too busy and stressful and it's very touristy.
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Cathedral Square, Christchruch, New Zealand.

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I really like that square in Hong Kong surrounded by skyscrapers. Could sit there all day

I like Trafalgur Square alot but wouldn't rate it in first place. It's great in summer and I like the fact that the traffic circulates it but it's pedestrianised. In London, I prefer the smaller quieter squares. Piccadily Circus has a great central buzz but it can get too busy and stressful and it's very touristy.
I can't imagine sitting there all day! But I can hang out there for several hours on a Sunday
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Old February 15th, 2006, 03:46 AM   #79
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Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

It used to be called the Padang (field) in colonial times and was mainly used for cricket and parades. The Padang was a common feature in British Malaya and Singapore. It's remains one of the main focal points in KL even as the skyscrapers continue to be built around it. The new name is given as Dataran Merdeka which means 'Independence Square'.

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It used to be called the Padang (field) in colonial times and was mainly used for cricket and parades. The Padang was a common feature in British Malaya and Singapore. It's remains one of the main focal points in KL even as the skyscrapers continue to be built around it. The new name is given as Dataran Merdeka which means 'Independence Square'.

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