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I want to go to Tokyo even more now!
I love skylines... Awesome. Can't believe Sydney got a mention, although I guess it is 'pretty'... ;-)
from somewhere like Watsons Bay at sunset looks absolutely stunning.
experianced Singapore's and Kuala Lumpur's (From the top of the Petronas Towers) skylines I can confirm that they are "amazing".
I tried and we got stopped by security. We had to make do with the Menara.
It was just after they were built, no one seemed to mind.
I don't think they'd been open too long then.
quite how lame UK cities tend to be, doesn't it? :(
I don't think you realise how funny you are, when I can tell tht you aren't even trying! Bless...
*am in a 'I am appreciating everyone' mood today
he was serious? :D
On another note: http://www.diserio.com/guangzhou.jpg
i think it's do with the type of glass they use on the outside - if you look at the cloud patterns, it's obviously a reflect of the clouds opposite it. i've seen buildings look like that in other photos as well :D
british cities tend to be ugly, built for economics rather than grandeur. it's a shame.
British cities are older than most counterparts. In comparison:
Other European cities - tend to be rebuilt post-war industrial shitheaps, or preserve pre-war architecture, which has it's own problems (eg, Paris)
North America - Has had access to materials and funds for a long time, so has been able to contruct prominent buildings (ie, tall) for over a hundred years.
Countries recently coming to economic prominence (South Asia, China, Australiasia) - Have reconstructed (or indeed built new) urban centres around economic needs
Countries building 'up' in response to over crowding (Japan) - also helped by regular earthquake enforced landscaping and generally being mental
In comparison, cities within the UK have been residential centres built around old primary industries that no longer exist, making large scale redevelopment and the definition of a cohesive 'skyline' nigh on impossible.
Though Canary Wharf is pretty.
but London also has the problem that it's government is so de-centralised and it hinders the amount of money available for any sort of big projects. canary whard has no doubt benefitted all of london, far beyond the borders of Tower Hamlets, but it wouldn't have happened unless central Government had stepped in and run the project, and they're very hesitant to commit to anything unless it's a guarenteed success. more centralised London government would have more clout, more resources and could get things done.
and indeed Britain in general, is clogged with bureaucratic bullshit.
That Tokyo one looks absolutely stunning. Actually they all do really.
Shanghai looks like the future!
should already be no. 1. i love that city, and its skyline.
You might save money with child fares too.
i'm off to bolivia now. see ya!
New York & Sao Paolo in particular. Dubai & Dallas get the thumbs up though, and Seattle is sort of interesting.
I thought it was supposed to be a shitheap, but it looks quite pretty