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Austinlee Apr 6, 2012 6:46 PM

Ughh! Personal pet peeve:
London is an insanely awesome and powerful city; Why did they have to go and put an amusement ride right in the middle of it! I know it's been a big success but ferris wheels in big cities IMO make great, impressive cities look like a stupid carnival. And this is coming from me, in the city where the ferris wheel was invented. STOP the proliferation of ferris wheels!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6...639d8391_b.jpg

Austinlee Apr 6, 2012 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Dylan Leblanc (Post 5654450)

Thanks for sharing these Dylan (or is it Nalyd? ;) )
I had NO idea Barcelona was laid out like this. I mean, this is Paris density and impressiveness. I knew Barcelona was intense but this is an eye opener. Does anyone know if Madrid is similar looking? Is Madrid bigger or smaller than Barcelona in terms of density and scale?

:slob:

Austinlee Apr 6, 2012 7:07 PM

This is so beautiful. What a great city. Natural setting and dense CBD. One of the best cities in the world.

M II A II R II K Apr 7, 2012 12:53 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50647868@N02/7034162999

Moscow


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7...9688df80_b.jpg




http://www.flickr.com/photos/docsearls/6896408516

Manhattan


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/docsearls/6896409136/

Manhattan


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/6...089b886a_b.jpg




http://www.flickr.com/photos/saiyyam/6882469944

Biscayne Bay, Miami


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/6...561d8ff4_b.jpg




http://www.flickr.com/photos/conbon/6890272032

Miami


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6...6411da7a_b.jpg

jens Apr 7, 2012 4:00 PM


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10023 Apr 9, 2012 4:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austinlee (Post 5657024)
Thanks for sharing these Dylan (or is it Nalyd? ;) )
I had NO idea Barcelona was laid out like this. I mean, this is Paris density and impressiveness. I knew Barcelona was intense but this is an eye opener. Does anyone know if Madrid is similar looking? Is Madrid bigger or smaller than Barcelona in terms of density and scale?

:slob:

This is the area of Barcelona called l'Eixample (the "extension"). It's north-northwest of the "old city" (nearer the harbor), between that area and Barceloneta (which is slightly older and had been a separate village, kind of like Greenwich Village in NYC), I think. It's not a huge area, just a few square miles, but has a lot of the nicer hotels and restaurants in town.

Anyway, much like the Paris neighborhoods designed by Hausmann, it was built mostly in the late 19th century.

Cro Burnham Apr 11, 2012 1:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austinlee (Post 5657024)
Thanks for sharing these Dylan (or is it Nalyd? ;) )
I had NO idea Barcelona was laid out like this. I mean, this is Paris density and impressiveness. I knew Barcelona was intense but this is an eye opener. Does anyone know if Madrid is similar looking? Is Madrid bigger or smaller than Barcelona in terms of density and scale?

:slob:

I was in Barcelona for a few days 15 years ago - I was awed by how huge it felt. It compared easily with London, Paris, New York. It is truly a world class city and vastly under rated in my opinion. The center is huge and super dense. But I think the suburban belt is kind of thin, relative to other big European cities, which explains the relatively low metro population of ~6 million or so. Most of them are packed into a 10-sq mile area.

Austinlee Apr 11, 2012 7:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Cro Burnham (Post 5661781)
I was in Barcelona for a few days 15 years ago - I was awed by how huge it felt. It compared easily with London, Paris, New York. It is truly a world class city and vastly under rated in my opinion. The center is huge and super dense. But I think the suburban belt is kind of thin, relative to other big European cities, which explains the relatively low metro population of ~6 million or so. Most of them are packed into a 10-sq mile area.

I can believe that just from those two pictures

Trantor Apr 11, 2012 2:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austinlee (Post 5657024)
Does anyone know if Madrid is similar looking? Is Madrid bigger or smaller than Barcelona in terms of density and scale?

:slob:

Madrid is larger of course. And has areas just as dense, although the dense areas seem more medieval (not such an organized street plan)

lots of aerial footage in this video
Video Link



and in these ones. Also, check youtube for "Barcelona desde el aire"
Video Link


Video Link


Video Link

RockMont Apr 11, 2012 2:44 PM




Now that's one of the best shots of SFO ever.

10023 Apr 11, 2012 6:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Robertpuant (Post 5654457)
^^^ Damn it must be easy to get lost in Barcelona.

Actually it's extremely easy to find your way around. The area in those pictures, after all, is on a grid. And there and elsewher, you pretty much always know which direction the sea is because the land slopes downward...

Austinlee Apr 12, 2012 7:03 AM

edit: too large

M II A II R II K Apr 17, 2012 1:25 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicyspiral/5605984545

Tottertown - Bristol, UK


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M II A II R II K Apr 17, 2012 2:30 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanfabric/7055188037

Philadelphia


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardbeharry/6903561231

Dubai


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Cro Burnham Apr 18, 2012 1:47 AM

Tokyo

http://traveljapanblog.com/wordpress...101602trim.jpg
http://traveljapanblog.com/wordpress...101602trim.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3512/3...802de1fb_o.jpg
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http://livedoor.2.blogimg.jp/bluesty...6/1660e89b.JPG
http://livedoor.2.blogimg.jp/bluesty...6/1660e89b.JPG

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http://i.imgur.com/3zhkR.jpg
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M II A II R II K Apr 18, 2012 11:45 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/homeofbastian/7078272677

Chicago


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/6706387361

Chicago


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/eeetthaannn/6845167096

San Francisco


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6...fc4f38a1_b.jpg

peanut gallery Apr 19, 2012 12:31 AM

Wow, those Barcelona shots are amazing. And Tokyo is surrealistically massive. It looks like it would take you a week to get from one side to the other!

jg6544 Apr 19, 2012 4:43 AM

San Francisco always will be magical.

M II A II R II K Apr 21, 2012 12:18 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/macapuna/5408555951

Metr├│pole da Amaz├┤nia, Brazil


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