This house is a little bit above average.
One interesting thing about the UK is that bungalows are extremely expensive.
I have heard that it is because they are easy to convert to 2 story houses, but I don't know.
because there is fewer of them. New builds are largely prefab - simply more developers are making bog-standard semi-detatched or whatever
>as if the UK builds houses anymore
also they're less efficent in the space they use
I don't we have that many prefab.
Pic related is what I think of as the new average home.
>choosing to live down south
>paying £800,000 for a shifty flat in London
Tb.h I think it's probably worse than Marseille, because Marseille is a shithole but at least it has a pretty good climate, qt tourists, the region is beautiful (although I don't know how's West Yorkshire) and it's pretty close to Italy
Yorkshire has a totally different type of stark beauty but that's the countryside (honestly it's incredible) but I would agree it's worse than marseille in Bradford because Bradford is just a horrible, horrible dump, most cities in Yorkshire (north, West, south or East Riding) are utter shit holes with the exception of York itself
At least they tried to make this one fit in with the existing architecture..
Yeah the center/port look good but otherwise it's 90% shit
What is it m8?
>pic is former Roman Catholic Church, vacated in 1971, used from '73-'81 as a warehouse location and repurposed as a mosque in '84
I prefer buildings like this to sand temples to be honest..
>tfw nobody posting mosques...
I want to see how ugly and/or pretty mosques look in other European countries..
I would if I had a mosque folder, but I only have glorious cathedrals
This the only mosque in Finland, founded by Finnish tatars in 1940.
>the old warehouse however looks like...well, an old warehouse
Which is fair enough imo, considering that Amsterdam-Centre is like 80% old warehouses.. I don't like the 1001-night-tier sand temples they put up everywhere in the late 90s. Mosques before that often were existing buildings, like the old warehouse.. And currently they try to make them fit in with the area, by using similar bricks and colors.. But 10-20 years ago they alle looked like pic related..
Bonus points for use of pink and beige tints or emeraldish-green, and more than 1 minaret.
I suppose that green is very traditional in Islam.. But it literally fits with _nothing_ in this country. Stands out like a sore thumb..
I'm not even a Moroccan ;_;... I was just raised in the west of this country, which means I'm confronted with a relatively large amount of mosques. In my city alone there are 2, and a fresh one under construction that will also do service as a larger 'Islamic centre' where they'll do more than just worship (don't ask me what they do though, I don't involve myself with these people)...
I'm just interested in how they make them look in other European states, if they build them at all.
>What's the acreage with that?
Guessing it's what you see in the pic, but only the gravel.. I think the left-most garage is a neighbor's property, and the grass and shrubs on the right indicate another neighbor, I'm guessing.
I don't have a mosque folder either, I just google image mosque+city.
One of the uglier ones I've found.. Never seen it IRL
>if they build them at all
I guess you already know the answer for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK at least
I don't see mosque often tho, I know there are there but when driving across cities I never spot them so I guess they don't look too much like mosques
Pic is the most "famous" in Paris
>tfw there's three mosques in Oslo
>tfw two of them are close to the center
just end it
It's not as bad looking IRL, but it is rather bland.. I think they built it mostly to not offend the local population (who would likely not have acceped a domed sand-temple), as well as to keep costs down. During construction it was pretty clear that it consists mostly of concrete slabs, though they've put some ornamental mozaik on the outside.
This is one of the largest (possibly the largest) Churches in my city.. Not quite a French Cathederal, but still.
Note that tower is actually lower than the rest of the Church, as it's never been finished completely and saw quite a few set-backs in its lifetime, among which the 'Beeldenstorm' in 1566 ('statue storm', in which protestants destroyed Catholic churches, icons and statues on a large scale), disrepair and a disaster involving a ship filled with gunpowder exploding (flattening half the city) in 1804, and later the Second World war... It's been restored after, and has services every sunday.
Although I wouldn't say no to a new super massive beautiful cathedral. As long as the construction isn't a mess like the Sagrada Familia
Looks very good t.bh
Post more if you have, I rarely see Dutch posting in cathedrals/churches or monument in general threads
>everything is yellow and red
>Mosque is blue
Why do they insist on standing out everywhere?
>And that's how it should be.
>They don't build new fancy churches anymore either.
Mostly because Catholics already have (much) more fancy Churches than they can use though.. And Protestant churches tended not to be so fancy, unless they were reformed Catholic churches like: >>53422859
>Our societies are secular, we don't need that kind of buildings indicating religious dominance.
Unfortunately this is not true for all of Europe.. Britain for instance has a literal state-Church, and in the Netherlands all of our laws are prefixed by 'in name of the Monarch, by the grace of god...'
That said, I don't like ugly buildings that stick out either.
Pic is the lonely Dom tower in Utrecht.. Would have been a Cathederal, if it weren't for a tornado bringing down half the building in the 1600s.. As a result the tower has been seperated from the rest of the Chuch, and stood solitary ever since.
Relatively recent Cathederal.. Built in 1895-1930, current seat of the Bishop of Haarlem & Amsterdam.
Lone towers are more rare than cathedrals I can't really think of any in France. There must be, but none comes to my mind
Pic is in my city, I've been leaving there since september and learned like 2 week ago it's a basilica. It looks more like an old justice court or something with the front
I like it. Better than a lot of recent ones
That one is very pretty. I especially like the garden.. Most Churches here might have a small graveyard attached, but ususally not a real flower garden or park surrounding it.
>pic is Martinikerk Groningen
The distinctively grey tower is known as the Martinitower, but more commonly referred to by the locals as 'D'olle grieze' which means something like 'the old grey one' in the Groningen city dialect.
>Why do they insist on standing out everywhere?
I don't know. The largest mosque in Norway is relatively far from Oslo, but it's placed by the high-way that goes from the airport to the city, which means any tourist driving from the airport to Oslo would most likely have that be the first religious building seen on his way.
I would buy this, much better price than I have seen here before for English housing.
Looks like a lot of cities here, like a medium sized one that came up around industrial areas.
It's quite good hidden here.
Not pretty. At all.
>pic is small Roman Catholic Church in a small village not far from where I grew up
There's a very similar one not even 2 miles down the road... Hard to imagine there was once a time in this country (not even all that long ago) when they'd actually need the capacity of 2 of those big churches (by far the largest buildings in area) on a small rural community of maybe 2000 people max..
Today they see large groups of people for weddings, funerals and perhaps Christmas.
Don't worry it's no better in France
In non-touristics average city, there a small historical center with a few old streets, a pretty old church, maybe a nice square and then it looks more and more like your pic as you leave it
Noice where is it ?
This one really reminds me of another one but can't recall which
Pic is pretty famous, it's actually upposed to be an abbey but it has a big church all the same. Still disputed if it belongs to Normandy or Brittany
and also, I'm self checking those trips
That is really beautiful. Fortified cities look so impressive..
>pic is also a fortified city, though with a much more 'man-made' look
This looks like the Vauban fortifications we have in several towns in France. Sure they look less "fairy tail" than this >>53423888 but they were made for more modern time against more modern attacks, there come a times when just building a wall isn't enough
So now if we're talking fortified cities I have a few good things
>Not pretty. At all.
I know. I'm not even quite sure what a pretty modern mosque would look like, to be quite honest with you. At least many churches from recent years here have been nice, at least as far as modern architecture goes.
If I recall you have a similar smaller one in England, I'd like to see it once
Another fortified city
>When a Brit bashing thread turns into that
>there come a times when just building a wall isn't enough
Yeah, those 'star fort' style towns were mostly built with artillery defense in mind..That's why they're surrounded by little islands that would have mortars and such placed on them.
>I'm not even quite sure what a pretty modern mosque would look like, to be quite honest with you.
Similar to that Church i'd say.. At least adapted to the surroundings, like this one for instance: >>53421665 which is built very much in the style Amsterdam West is generally made up of.
>pic is QT fortified village/town (was never a city, always a small place)
It was restored to former glory after the 1960s.. In 1851 it officially ceased function as a fortification. Now it's mostly a tourist destination..
So cute though.
I'm not English. I live in Scotland. We don't really have any fortress towns. Closest is probably the ruins of Dunnottar Castle. Looks straight out a fantasy film.
>I would buy this, much better price than I have seen here before for English housing.
That looks like one from the last few decades.
It is this (pic related) generation of housing which gives England its bad name.
Almost £400k for a house which looks totally depressing.
That is the kind of stuff we were building... I don't know, in the 50s?
And this, pic related, is the kind of stuff we build now.
St Michaels Mount, Cornwall.
Not as nice as the one in France.
This one is always beautiful
All 70s are housing looks like that here as well.. Not pretty by a long shot, but usually quite practical and these days they're often modernised and extended with dormers, extra rooms etc. Often terraced..
All rook same though
Scottish as fuck man
Pic related is
>Where do you want your castle f.am
>Someplace nobody can ever access
>Not even me
>U got it
I like how it really stays contained within the old city walls..
This one clearly grew out of it's fortifications..
The City of Zwolle also grew far far beyond it's original fortifications. The shape of the old centre remains though.
I like how in the old French towns the walls are often still upright.. In old Dutch cities they often tore down the walls to make space for more buildings and/or canals. Just the gates and the old bridges often remain.
Most European countries have castles, canals, fortifications and cathederals.. But the French just have so ridiculously many of them. Especially castles... Just an absurd amount.
I walk past this baby on my way to university everyday.
I just wish they'd knock the 70s stuff down already.
It looks so miserable.
Lots of suburban developments in England are built in more traditional designs now. Far more than we see in urban developments.
Maybe it's becoming less and less a place to open a business, find job, good economy etc but as a tourist, even as a French visiting other French places, it's still amazing.
Maastricht used to have some fortifications as well, star style. I also recall the site used to be a Roman fort, and some of the walls have been excavated.
>This one clearly grew out of it's fortifications..
Yes, there a lot of star shaped forts and towns in France but I don't many of them I gotta admit, the best I've seen so far is yours >>53424551
I live in a region full of them pic related
Yes you can actually access by the back I'll post a pic asap, although it must have been a nightmare for wanna be invaders
and on the topic of mosques, I think we only have one, and it's this small shitty grey building on the Belgian border on the very edge of town.
I forgot a lot of word for no reason
There are/I don't know many of them
Fuck that, castle time
Finally, back to catherdrals, churches and basilicas, pic related is the main one in Maasticht, the Basilica of Saint Servatius, and the church with the red tower is the Church of St. John.
There are a few other churches scattered around town, like the Basilica of Our Lady, but these are mainly it.
>But the French just have so ridiculously many of them. Especially castles... Just an absurd amount.
True, and I wonder why
>From wiki "there are more than 1500 castles in Dordogne"
Pic related is the Dordogne department, so now imagine with the rest of the country
About 100k euros here. Pile foundation, prestressed concrete floors, sand-lime brick/prefab concrete inner shell, brick outer shell and insulation in between, triple pane windows, tiled roof with insulated sandwich panels below. No floor/wall finishing, bathroom or kitchen.
>Dat red-ish tower
Memes are usually from industrial towns. They weren't built to appease the eye, but to house workers for convenience.
We sacrificed a lot in terms of architecture for the industrial revolution and it paid off. Now fuck off, Human shield.
Berwick upon Tweed is sort of fortified, though. England's most northern town, so practically Scottish I assume.
It's not a bad plan for a town.
Give it a certain amount of room within some walls that eveyrone has to work and live in. So you dont get low density suburbs or anything, as seen in the background of this image.
Where do you live ? That pic was in Alsace
Much better price for the house than I expected.
The land must be crazy expensive.
I worked on a few houses in Germany, they were nice as fuck, but very expensive, even more than Brit houses shown here.
>His country doesn't have a James Bond villain fortress
Top cuck if I am to be honest
Uncle Scrooge made me want to visit Scotland tb.h
>all these people not seeing the obvious photoshop
>You should come visit
I almost did, 2 years ago in my last high school year a trip to Scotland was planned but the class settled for Ireland instead
Which was pretty amazing too but I still need to see Scotland and Wales to complete the British Isles
Just looked it up, apparently we have 15000 to 30000 castles
Pic is a bit shitty, you can see the castle in the background on the left
It is desu, like 50% of the house prices here are made up of the price of land.
Building your own house on a patch of land isn't really popular here, as it takes a lot of bureaucratic bullshit to get to the point you can start building. It's more popular to buy an old house/farm and renovate it.
You call those brick houses?
These should be called american bricks, like the cheese
>The land must be crazy expensive.
Yes. Not to sure about Britain, but in the Netherlands land prices are ridiculous. Mostly because FUCK OFF WE'RE FULL..
Notice that everything is divided into neat little squares, either for buildings, industry or agriculture... If there is even a tiny shred of natural land left in this sattelite pic, it's because humans decided it has to be nature.
16 years of building houses and I have never seen that stuff.
Do you think it is common?
I am investing in as much land as I can by me. I think it should be a good investment.
>Do you think it is common?
I had the impression fake or purely ornamental brick facades were pretty common in Kentucky and New York State. (only 2 states I covered quite a bit of ground in)..
Most of your houses are wood, which makes sense because wood is an easy material and you have plenty of it... The pic I posted earlier (>>53428120) should give you an indication of how little forest we have left.
Many houses do have a partial brick facade (not the whole house), but it is real brick with wood and drywall under it and inside the house.
I have never seen the fake sheets of brick, nobody would pay for that shit.
Reminds me of the Bijenkorf warehouse in Amsterdam for some reason.
Most of the walls of Carcassonne were re-done in the 19th century, the towers in particular are definitely not medieval. So actually a lot of it is younger than the star fort you replied to
>Go to UK
>There's only one bathroom per house
>Two seperate faucets for hot and cold
>Go to Australia
>There's no sink to wash your hands after using the toilet or toilet is literally outside the house
Good evening. Minister, may I put the first question to you? In your plan, 'A Better Britain For Us', you claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the Greater London area alone. In fact, you've built only three in the last fifteen years. Are you a bit disappointed with this result?
Depends on the person an household but 50% of the time you'd be right and at clubs / pubs it specifically refers to that. Being needlessly confusing and old timey is our gimmick.