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Old February 18th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #21
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In Singapore, my favourite street is Orchard Road. Love the sense of colour and the crowd (vibrant but not too jostling), and the malls lining both sides.





I also like New Bridge Road/Cross Street junction in Chinatown, for the more 'Chinese' atmosphere:

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Wow, I love orchard Road. As you say, it's so colourful and seems very vibrant. I love it. Nice to see a Marks and Spencer in Singapore too!
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Old February 18th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #22
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Not in order.
Europe.
Gran Via-Madrid.
Champs Elysees-Paris.
Via Veneto-Rome.
Ringstrasse-Vienna.

Americas.
5th Avenue-New York.
Madison Avenue-New York.
Michigan Avenue-Chicago.
Paseo de la Reforma-Mexico City.
Avenida Alvear-Buenos Aires.

Asia.
the entire district of Ginza-Tokyo.
Orchard Road-Singapore.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #23
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another 2 pictures of Gran Via (Madrid)




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Old February 18th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #24
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I like all those grand boulevards!

in Prague, my favourite is PařÝžskß street, not so busy but neat
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and Wenceslas square (in fact 750m long boulevard)
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I was in Prague last year, and although I cant remember the names of ANY of the streets, a few of them were probably my favorite in all of Europe!!!
I loved how preserved many of the historical buildings were.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #25
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My favorite street in Boston is Acorn Street in Beacon Hill.

The most photographed street in Boston.





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Old February 19th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #26
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Roosevelt Avenue in NYC.

Not a terribly grand boulevard by any means, but it's very special, let me assure you.

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Old February 19th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #27
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Some Australian favourites (increasing in order of population):

Toowoomba - James St
Sunshine Coast - David Low Way
Gold Coast - The Esplanade Surfers Paradise; Gold Coast Highway; Marine Pde Kirra
Adelaide - King William St
Perth - St Georges Tce
Brisbane - Adelaide St, Alice St, Coronation Drive, Latrobe Tce
Melbourne - St Kilda Rd, Acland St, Lygon St
Sydney - Parramatta Rd/Broadway, ANZAC Ave, Campbell Parade, Macquarie St
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Old February 19th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #28
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My favorite street in Boston is Acorn Street in Beacon Hill.

The most photographed street in Boston.
Funny- considering its such a small street.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #29
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Wow, I love orchard Road. As you say, it's so colourful and seems very vibrant. I love it. Nice to see a Marks and Spencer in Singapore too!
This thread is devoted to snaps from Orchard Road

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=255521
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #30
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The coolest street, and therefor my favorite is the 'via sacra' in Rome. This is the main street of the forum romanum, and all the emperors of the Roman empire walked here.



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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #31
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Most ppl seem to prefer the big set piece stunners like Les Champs, Fifth Ave. or the mag Mile.

I like streets which speak to me and my interests. In London I like St. martin's lane in the West end leading up from Trafalgar Sq. it has the Albery, Duke of York and Coliseum theatres, the Salisbury a beautiful old Victorian pub, cafes, restaurants etc. it has covent garden on one side and Soho on the other. It is great to sit in St. martin's lane and realise the inner West end is spread out around you.

In paris I love Rue Notre Dame des champs. in Montparnasse. it is nothing really tucked away behind raspail etc but it has my favourite cafe and is so close to all my city haunts. It is my little place in Paris.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #32
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Duke of Gloucester Street/Ludwigstrasse

My favorite street in the United States is the historic Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, huge oak trees, lush green, historic buildings and actors, cafes and book stores. My preference definitely are those kind of historic avenues, although one needs to pay a fee of 35 bucks to walk around there.

In Europe my favorite has got to be Ludwigstrasse/Leopoldstrasse running through picturesque downtown Munich, parallel to the Englischer Garten and right through the university and the hip neighborhood of Schwabing. Cafes, shops and museums along this avenue are all "da bomb".
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Old February 20th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #33
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In paris I love Rue Notre Dame des champs. in Montparnasse. it is nothing really tucked away behind raspail etc but it has my favourite cafe and is so close to all my city haunts. It is my little place in Paris.
Funny. That's the street where was located my High School. I've spent 7 years of my life in the Ecole Alsacienne.

Personally, I like better streets of the Right bank in general. I find them a lot more vibrant. Of course, it depends of what you're looking for. Anyway, there's a lot more activity on the Right bank (as much with the business district of the Opera than more popular districts in the east) than what we can find on the Left bank.

Now, funnily, when I go out in Paris, I go more often on the left bank rather than on the right bank. I guess that's simply because I live in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #34
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I like those streets that climb hills so I say hilly cities such as Genoa , Frisco , Lisboa , Trieste , Seattle and Newcastle.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #35
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Queen Street....all of it.





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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #36
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If we're going to include non-major streets, I like South William in NY:

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LeRoy Street in NY:


Grove Street

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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #37
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London-Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus
Toronto-Bloor Street and Yonge Street
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Old February 28th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #38
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Jermyn Street
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Old February 28th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #39
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1) Via dei Fori Imperiali (Rome)
2) Fifth Avenue (New York)
3) Via Condotti (Rome)
4) Ringstrasse (Vienna)
5) Rodeo Drive (Los Angeles)
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #40
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Collins St. Melbourne

Only a short street ... less than 2K, and only a new street, less than 2C.

I'll try and be brief:



^ Collins Street starts off at the "Paris End". As you can see, it has trams. The building that closes the street is the State Treasury, which formerly held the gold from the rush that made Victoria. Designed by an amateur colonial youth. The building's a Museum ... and Marriage Bureau .. now.



^ Same place, different season, opposite direction: before we went to war.



^ Block 1 : At least three international hotels along this street, one of them is up the top of this building: my sister's been there, but I never have. It's got one of those great glass-roofed atriums inside it. Actually, 2 towers here.



^ This street has at least three buildings that float around in the Top 100 hundred here: including 120 Collins St. on the left, 101 on the right. Photo not taken from the the street.

All of the six large buildings in this photo are along Collins St. In the foreground: Flinders St. Station. To the left, behind, and now beneath the towers: the central spire of St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral.



^ Suprisingly, below each of these towers little Victorian masterpieces have been preserved: I give you just one.



^ There are still Victorian terrace houses here ... beneath the 50 stories of what-was Nauru House.



^ Not only hotels, skyscrapers, but churches! Two blocks down ... Presbyterian (Left) and what was the Congregational (Right). The Baptists are just down the block, and the Anglican Cathedral sort of backs onto the Street.



^ time for a bit of Art Deco ... the T&G (now KPMG) building ...



^ and the "Assembly Hall" across the road.



^ Melbourne City Town Hall (right)



^ And the Manchester Unity Building ... reminds me of something in New York.



^ This is the centre of town, but the best building here is this. Alston House.



^ Both the Old Stock Exchange



^ And the current one grace this street.



^ Collins St. doesn't just have skyscrapers, steeples, and towers ... it has domes ... this one is at No.333.



^ even domes hidden inside skyscrapers.



^ The Gothic Bank: inside:



^ and outside.



^ diagonally opposite: the notorious "Goode" Building



^ stone, glass or steel, you name it.



^ Third notable tower here (arguably there are six) ... "The Rialto", for a long time the tallest office tower in the southern hemisphere. It took its name from Venice originally, but through these buildings in the foreground.



^ a broader view. Bourke Place, with the spire on the left, isn't in Collins St., but the rest of them are. The tallest one with the Blue lights is "The Rialto", between them is the Stock Exchange at 530 Collins St.



^ although I worked just down the street from here, I'll cut out now. I'm missing a decent photo of Southern Cross Station, which fronts onto this street. Other things I've missed out here ... the theatres, and the Arcades. Some statues. Five tramlines cross this street!

Ultimately, the street will extend westwards another km or so, into what was the docks. There are lots of residential towers there already, but more will come.

Please don't pinch my photos!

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