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Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 26th, 2019, 8:21 am

Why? Maybe Tamerlan is the only exception.

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Ascona

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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 26th, 2019, 8:33 am

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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 26th, 2019, 9:16 am

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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 26th, 2019, 9:16 pm

‎とうきょう, どんな?




(Apologies for the low quality photo - my photoshop app which I use to make my perfect self even more perfect got broken after the update :-/)
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 26th, 2019, 10:12 pm

Wealth, splendor and typical Asian chaos. Singapore is not that bad, it was under English rule for some time but try to spend some time in Shanghai!
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 26th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Tokyo is like a living organism. I spent there some time when I was younger, then I came back during my PhD studies, and went for a conference last year. It was different every time, but always the one of a kind Tokyo. I remember how some fashion or hairstyle fads I had seen there came to Europe with a 5--10-year lag. And I love Tokyo underground!

Singapore? The green cheat city?
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 27th, 2019, 7:25 am

Those Asian cities expanding beyond common sense, beyond imagination... Then some clever guys try to make life possible somewhere where life is impossible. They succeed to some extend in Tokyo and Singapore, they fail completely in Shanghai, Beiging and Bangkok. In Europe only Paris, Moscow and London suffer from elephantiasis but it's still not comparable to what you may find in Istambul for instance.
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 27th, 2019, 7:29 am

 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 27th, 2019, 7:42 am

European architecture has its roots in the works of Marcus Vitruvius who influenced Leonardo da Vinci.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_architectura

An example is the Duomo in Pavia which has perfect proportions, in contrast to the monstrosity in Milan.


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March 27th, 2019, 7:43 am

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March 27th, 2019, 7:45 am

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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

March 27th, 2019, 7:47 am

Common sense and a bit of human compassion will do.
 
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March 27th, 2019, 8:25 am

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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 22nd, 2019, 12:48 am

That's not true, of course. Lots of civilizations prove that now only Europeans can do something beautiful and fundamental. Although, I adore Europe. Next week I go to St.Ives https://worldcams.tv/united-kingdom/st-ives/harbour because this place is awesome!
 
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August 22nd, 2019, 7:40 am

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