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Please, don't quote posts with a dozen pictures just to make an off topic one line remark below it. Thats not a good behavior.


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In Vienna the most expensive shopping street most likely has to be the Kohlmarkt which is pretty short but part of what some call "the golden U" because if you take the right at the end of Kohlmarkt you get to the Graben which is a continuation of it but some leading stores of more everyday brands start to mingle into it already and at the end of the Graben if you turn again to the right you enter the Kärntnerstraße. This is still an higher price shopping street but with quite a lot shops and large brands for common people as well (even though many of them at the upper end).

In reality luxury shops are not limited anymore to those mentioned streets but have settled down also in side streets, especially those next to Kohlmarkt.


Kohlmarkt


The Graben before Christmas


Kärntnerstraße
 

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There might be a few too many photos, but I have not seen even one that is off topic. Do a lot of people still have dial up connections?

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^^ Slartibartfas, I missed your comment about quoting many photos and you are absolutely right. People should not quote lots of photos to make a comment.
 

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I thought we already had a thread like this..
 

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LONDON

http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/

LONDON - BOND STREET - http://www.bondstreet.co.uk/flash.html





























LONDON - SLOANE STREET - http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/knights/ss_west.htm









































LONDON - REGENT STREET - http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/regent/rs_intro.htm





















SAVILE ROW - LONDON - HOME OF BESPOKE HAND MADE TAILORING AND SUITS - http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/mayfair/sr_west.htm


















JERMYN STREET - LONDON - HOME OF BESPOKE GENTLEMAN'S ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES - http://www.jermynstreet.net/









































BURLINGTON ARCADE - PICCADILLY - http://www.burlington-arcade.co.uk/















Burlington Arcades Very Own Police - 'The Beadles' - http://www.burlington-arcade.co.uk/main.php?id=2







 

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For Chicago I would say the Michigan Avenue/Oak/Walton/Rush Street area. I'll post photos from Oak Street only:


pratik4ever/ flickr


 

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Bilbao,

Gran Vía de Don Diego López de Haro


BBK savings bank offices (Right). This part of the street is only for bus and taxi.


Bank of Spain HQ in Bilbao (Left) and El Corte Inglés department stores (Right).


Same place at night.


County Government HQ.






BBVA office tower.


BBVA office building (Right).





Gran Vía on Christmas: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=oUU8oNMRYvY


BBVA office building.


BBVA office building.


El Corte Inglés department stores (Left).




Gran Vía to Plaza Circular (Circle Square).


Caja Laboral HQ in Bilbao.


Banco Santander HQ in Bilbao (Left) and BBVA office tower.

Hundreds of photos of Bilbao: http://www.panoramio.com/user/1588164/tags/Bilbao
 

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There might be a few too many photos, but I have not seen even one that is off topic. Do a lot of people still have dial up connections?
That's not the issue. Do we really need 80 pictures of what is supposed to be the same street?

Now, some forumers aren't even sticking to the single most expensive street in their city, but listing all the so-called expensive streets.

And then you have some people quoting the whole post just to say "great!"
 

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A couple of other unique British Shopping streets.

Princes Street, Edinburgh









Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne






Leeds Victoria Quarter







Sicilian Avenue, London





Oxford High Street







The Medieval Shopping Streets of York, England













The Pantiles - Tunbridge Wells









 

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That's not the issue. Do we really need 80 pictures of what is supposed to be the same street?

Now, some forumers aren't even sticking to the single most expensive street in their city, but listing all the so-called expensive streets.

And then you have some people quoting the whole post just to say "great!"
I agree with you 100% about the quoting whole posts to say "great" is completely wrong (and in fact I had not noticed the comment made by Slartibartfas about this habit), and I have no idea why people insist on doing that.... but showing different sections of a street is not a terrible thing. If a person shows a ton of pictures of the same section of the same shops, then I agree with you, but so far the photos seem to be quite varied, and of a very high calibre!
My God, London is a sophisticated looking city.... :cheers:
 

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All these streets are spectacular.... Princes Street!!!... Vía Don Diego López de Haro, Michigan Avenue, Sloane and Bond Street... wonderful! :banana:
Regent Street and Piccadilly Street... Impressive! :nuts:
 

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I think we agree on the quoting thing. My personal opinion on the number of pictures ideally to be found in a post are simply my own personal opinion so far from being a critic or demand. I think when there are more than 100 pictures from one city the thread looses considerable on overview. I personally would be already happy if the pictures are spread out over several posts if there is really so much interesting to see. Otherwise the scroll feature of the browser gets increasingly rough and useless. But thats how I think about it. I personally try to keep my posts rather concentrated even at the cost that they can be easily missed among the sea of other pictures.

Anyway. Thats not what I get anoyed about. It was only the full picture quoting for some one liner that bothered me.



In response to Kenni:
The building in the background of the Kohlmarkt is the Hofburg, ie the former imperial city palace of the Habsburg dynasty. The heart of the Austrian empire. That might explain the way it looks like. Even though the part that you can see with the dome is not that old (19th century I think) it was constructed according to plans of one of the Austrian baroque master architects of the 17th century, Fischer von Erlach.

The "golden U" I described above is not on its entire length pedestrian, but also starts from the Hofburg and ends at the Staatsoper. So you find the interesting mixture of common tourists, rich people and a few Viennese who like watching the former ones or belong to the second group ;)
 

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The quoting of photos is not just irritating, it doubles the bandwidth requirements of whatever photo uploading service we use. For people who use the freebie ones, this may cause little red x's to appear for exceeding allowable band usage. It is just wrong on so many levels....
 

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The pictures of London blow me away! Whether it's shopping or the townhouses, I was so impressed. Nothing I've seen in North America comes even close. I think London, as well as Paris, are hands down, the greatest cities in the world. Those chic shopping pictures were AMAZING. I seriously have to get my ass back to London. I just wish Europe wasn't so expensive to visit. Who can afford to live in London or Paris, unless you're a Rothschild?
 

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Those pictures of London make me so homesick... gah!

From my new home (Melbourne) I guess the most expensive street would be Collins street.


By Dean-Melbourne (Flickr)

Typical Collins street facades

By Poodly (Flickr)


By Dean-Melbourne


By Graham_by_the_sea


By Melburnian


By Crispy789


Collins street in 1930, by Timothyadrian

This little poster was on the side of Gucci one day, I thought it was quite interesting and true.
 

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Harrod's Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires we have a Harrods, in Florida Street. It is currently closed.
Harrods Buenos Aires is he only other Harrods in the world besides the department store in Knightsbridge, London.



 

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I thought the Harrods in BA was supposed to reopen in the Autumn of 2006? Connections between the
Harrods in London and the Harrods in BA were severed in the 1950's, but it kept the trading name. A court
in Britain issued them an injunction in 1997 to cease using the Harrods name.
 
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