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Old August 17th, 2005, 08:13 AM   #41
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California Plaza in Los Angeles is cool. The waterfall is awesome! and they have amazing free concerts during the summer! (right now!!) And the best part? B.Y.O.B.!! woo hoooo





















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Old September 18th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #42
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Federation Square, Melbourne.




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Old September 24th, 2005, 11:00 PM   #43
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Parisian squares look nice but always seem to be the centre of a massive roundabout - Getting to the Place de Concorde usually requires dodging traffic for 15 minutes
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Old September 29th, 2005, 12:43 AM   #45
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No doubt, Grand Place in Brussels and the market square in Krakow are definitely the most beautiful in the world!

Another beautiful square is the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin



Römer square in Frankfurt

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Old September 29th, 2005, 04:39 PM   #46
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Old September 30th, 2005, 06:43 AM   #47
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Hong Kong has Chater Garden/Statue Square which is located in the Central District. Here's some of the reasons why it's one of the best city squares.



The square is surrounded by some of the world's tallest buildings with the finest post contemporary architectures. You have skysrapers such as the Bank Of China, HSBC Center, Cheung Kong Center and more surrounding the square. Some of the the city's most expensive and luxurious hotels like the Mandarin Oriental surrounds the square. Also some of the city's elegant boutiques and shopping centers like The Princess Building surrounds the square.

The Legislative Council, one of HK's governing body has it's building is located in the Square. The buildings also has a classical architecture. Hong Kong's Cityhall is nearby across the highway.


The Legislative Council


The square during Christmas. Hong Kong's tallest building, the 2IFC is in the background. Some of the city's festivals like Chinese New Year or The Lantern Festival have some activities in the square.


Chater Garden's greens provides some tranquility in Hong Kong's Central District. It's a nice place to relax and walk through as a relief to the fast-paced working environment.


Aerial view of Chater Garden. The park has some nice fountains. Alot of the city's residents practice Tai Chi on the open ground every morning.


The square serve as a crossroad for Hong Kong. It is very accessible either by Trams, MTR or public bus. The square also has an underpass that leads to The Star Ferry which provide daily trip to Kowloon.


On Sundays, the square become little Philippines where alot of Filipinos living in HK would gather and chat. Also, alot of Philippine themed events happen in the square every Sunday!
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:27 AM   #48
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Would you believe that Sydney does not have a town/city square :o(
They are purchasing a very expensive block in the CBD in front of the city hall to create a square, but I think we have a good few years for this to become a reality *sigh*
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Old December 15th, 2005, 02:59 PM   #49
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Old December 16th, 2005, 07:51 AM   #50
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Old January 11th, 2006, 02:17 PM   #51
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in no particular order:

Plaza de España - Sevilla
La Grand' Place - Bruxelles
Old Town Square - Prague
Old Town Square - Krakow
Piazza San Marco - Venice
are all and I don't remember cars spoiling them, like it is the case in some others cities (e. g. Paris).
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Old January 14th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #52
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Red Square no doubt
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Old January 16th, 2006, 07:16 AM   #53
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If Times Square is considered a square, then it is the best.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 02:54 AM   #54
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Most tradicional square of Mexico: Zocalo

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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #55
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Squares and circus are a European speciality. Actually, European cities are organized according to them with most main avenues joining one to the other. As a consequence, you have loads of magnificent squares in Europe. There are way too many of them to make a list.

In Paris alone, there are tons of noticeable squares or circus. I would distinguish them in two categories, those serving as traffic hub and the pedestrian ones.

In the traffic hub category, the most beautiful would be :
- Place de l'Etoile
- Place de la Concorde
- Place de la Bastille
- Place de l'Opéra
- Saint-Germain des Prés
- Montparnasse
- Place Saint-Michel
- Carrefour de l'Odéon
- Place du Châtelet


In the Pedestrian category, the most beautiful would be :
- Place Vendôme
- Place des Vosges
- Place de l'Hotel de Ville
- Beaubourg
- Trocadero
- Esplanade de la Défense
- Place du Palais Royal
- Place de la Fontaine des Innocents

Well, that list is far to be complete, but sincerly there are so many of them that I can't remember all the most beautiful of them right now.

In any European cities, you always find at least one beautiful square or circus. While in North America all towns have a main street, in Europe, all towns have a main square. As I've already said, European cities are always organized according to their main squares or circus.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:16 AM   #56
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In terms of city square Hong Kong and Singapore are among the best looking ones for Asia, CBD wise
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:19 AM   #57
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Place Vendôme is quite a stunning square.





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Old February 7th, 2006, 01:51 PM   #59
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In terms of city square Hong Kong and Singapore are among the best looking ones for Asia, CBD wise
Singapore has a city square? Is it the Raffles Place? Its so small. I prefer the Padang Area to be city square, with all the old and colonial buildings. It just need some life there.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #60
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Singapore has a city square? Is it the Raffles Place? Its so small. I prefer the Padang Area to be city square, with all the old and colonial buildings. It just need some life there.
It's small but it looks really nice.

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