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Old September 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #21
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Old September 13th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #22
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Qingdao Old Town, 19th Century German resort in China:







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Old September 13th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #23
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Wow, never knew before that a city in China could has such true European ambience! Really want to get there!
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Old September 13th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #24
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well thats just one quartier of a city of 7 million, so don't go expecting a tranquil little place. The authorities enforce new buildings in the same style in that area, but its not far from newer megadistricts of skyscrapers and highrises still (alongside beach resorts).
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Old September 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #25
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similarly Gulangyu Island in Xiamen is another gorgeously ageing colonial enclave. Cars are prohibited:













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Old September 14th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #26
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loving the willemstad pics! it's so colorful
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #27
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I'm really surprised with the European Architecture in Asia, I thought "Western buildings" were basically located in the western world. Europe, Australia, North and South America. you learn new things on SSC Would be great to go visit those cities!
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #28
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Wow at Qingdao! BTW, who colonized Gulangyu Island?

Anyways here's a a fishing town in Nova Scotia (Canada) called Lunenburg, it's a UNESCE world heritage site. Here's a brief explanation why:

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This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.


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Old September 15th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #29
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Lunenberg is gorgeous, I love the setting.


Gulangyu was an international settlement, and was thus a medley of British, French, Russian, German American and Japanese expats. About 15,000 people now live on the island.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #30
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Old September 15th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #32
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Vigan and Intramuros are the few colonial town and city left by the Spanish colonial period. Most of the other town and cities had demolished old buildings and houses.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #33
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #34
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^gorgeous, I love clapperboard. The kind of town Id have liked to have grown up in.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #35
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I bet its full of rich old people, and boring weekend homeowners though.
Lovely mind, and nice to see it so well preserved
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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #36
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Actually, Newport has quite an active nightlife and is a popular hangout for young people, at least during the summer. Sure, you have the yachting / mansion crowd, but it's really a pretty vibrant place.

Of course, a lot of the people there are tourists.

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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #37
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Thats good to hear, quite a few old towns/villages here in the UK are inhabitated by rich old people who just go at weekends
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Old November 12th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #38
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Nice pics! I really liked Fremantle in Australia, didn`t know it existed!
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Old November 12th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #39
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oh, BTW, this thread (esp the first page) is really overloaded, some forumer posted 95 pics in a row, .

I`m waiting for the next page to come so I can post some pics.
So, would anyone be kind enogh to post something so we can move to page 3? Thanks
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i will continue this old dead thread :P
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