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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:24 AM   #101
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The Dundas Sq. in Toronto is a joke compared to the city squares of Europe I think.

I nominate Grand Place (Bruxelles), Kongens Nytorv (CPH) and Tiananmen Sq. (Beijing).
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:41 AM   #102
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I think Market Square in Nottingham could be a contender for a city of a smaller size compared to other large cities such as Beijing and toronto. Im not saying it is as good or as bad as the others but I think for a medium size city such as Nottingham is it pretty gd. It does have the largest market square in Europe. There isnt a market there anymore but it's still fairly important. After the renovation of it it should hopefully look amazing with the Italian granite and water fountains. The trams will especiallly add character to the square. Unfortuantely I havent posted any photos and I don't no how to yet as im fairly new to SSC compared to most.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #103
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Trafalger Square:











Piccadilly Circus:







Independance Square in Kyiv looks very impressive, and as for Prague....kicks ass all over the place!!!

City 'Squares' like all these are one of the things that European cities excell at, and of which North American and
Asian cities distinctly tend to lack...not to say they don't have them, but they don't seem to be of the same quality...

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Old December 9th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #104
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The Dundas Sq. in Toronto is a joke compared to the city squares of Europe I think.

I nominate Grand Place (Bruxelles), Kongens Nytorv (CPH) and Tiananmen Sq. (Beijing).
You can't compare Dundas Square to any square in Europe. They are totally different styles of architecture and space. Toronto's Dundas Square is only comparable with something within North America, like Times Square, but even than it isn't as good. Dundas Square has gone a long way compared to what it used to look like and it still is a public space under construction.

Another square in Toronto would be Nathan Phillips Square. A more traditional public space without ads.







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Old December 28th, 2006, 09:05 AM   #105
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Red Square, Moscow, the Zocalo, Mexico City, and Grand Place, Brussels are my favorites.

Tiennamen is also impressive, but the Mao-soleum in the middle of it ruins its grandiosity by cutting it in 2 parts i.m.o.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 06:25 AM   #106
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Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur is great also.. especially the famous building near it *i don't know the name*
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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:28 PM   #107
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Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur is great also.. especially the famous building near it *i don't know the name*
the name of tht building is Sultan Abdul Samad Building
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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:32 PM   #108
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history-rich,the Red Square is one of my favourite
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Old December 30th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #109
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Tianmen Square, Red Square and even Place de la Concorde seem too open and wind-swept. They are too big and therefore a little unfriendly. I┤ve never been to any of these squares and I bet they┤re impressive but still not my cup of tea.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #110
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Old December 30th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #111
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Old January 1st, 2007, 10:00 PM   #115
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The Pottsdamer Platz in Berlin is amazing. The architecture surrounding it is beautiful and it is so clean. I think there was the place I really fell in love with architecture.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:45 AM   #116
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The Cathedral Square in Moscow Kremlin is considered to be the oldest in Moscow. The Ivan Terrible bell tower was the biggest building in Moscow for centuries.

The Cathedral Square is blue. The Red Square is at the opposite side of the Kremlin wall to the North-East.


The coronation ceremony of the tzar Mikhail Fyodorovich. The pic was painted in 1672.


19th century


The Cathedral Square is behind this cathedral


The entrance to the square


The side of the square that is opposite to the Ivan the Terrible bell tower.




The Cathedral Square is behind the Ivan the Terrible bell tower.








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Old January 7th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #117
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PADUA: Prato della Valle

One of the biggest European squares is PRATO DELLA VALLE, in PADUA(Veneto region, Italy).
The following pics aren't mine; I've found them on the net to show you this wonderful and big square.

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Old January 7th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #118
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PADUA: Prato della Valle

One of the biggest European squares is PRATO DELLA VALLE, in PADUA(Veneto region, Italy).
The following pics aren't mine; I've found them on the net to show you this wonderful and big square.

[IMG]http://i3.************/4gxo2va.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i11.************/2ject2a.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1.************/2uol086.jpg[/IMG]
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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #119
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Naghsh-i Jahan Square is also one of the best too...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...an-shah-sq.jpg
http://www.babyloniangal.com/files/t...mam_square.jpg
http://www.bestirantravel.com/images...khomeiniSq.jpg
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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #120
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