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Kowloon walled city. The greatest proof that humans will make do anyway possible. In this small, superpopulated block business flowed, from little markets to pasta production and unlicensed dentistry. It probably smelled terribly and living there must've been absolute shit, but I can't stop imagining how it was. I have seen every image and video of this city and it only increases my curiosity.
Is there anything that even compates to it today?
There's a tiny recreation of it in Japan, but I don't know how it is. It should at least give a small taste of it, as a lot of objects and props were used from the actual walled city.
I know, couldnt find better photo :/
>collect public donations for national theater
>it burns down
It's just not the same. The people, the business and the life in kowloon is what interests me. The buildings are sort of generic hong kong buildings in a crazy density and build on top of eachother.
It's a bit like a modern version of european cities that are dense because they had to build within the walls. It looks organic af.
we have so many art deco buildings nobody takes care of them anymore
have some lovely Dutch art deco
The inner city looks ugly as fuck. The wall looks nice, but once you go into town ...
Have some Finnish Art Deco.
We dutch are really talented at architecturally raping our inner cities
Church in my hometown. They did an interesting job on rebuilding it after WWII
The Swedish parliament/ Riksdagen
Dunfermline City Chambers
It employs a harmonious composite of French, Gothic and Scots baronial architectural styles and features a prominent four-face clock tower.
Looks great, but nothing that I would have expected to be in Sweden.
It really is quite nice. One of the few truly "American-esque" art deco pieces in Europe.
Another notable European example being the Boerentoren in Belgium, though not quite as expressive.
It looks so monumental, I just don't associate buildings like that with Sweden.
A nice brutalist pagoda, but unfortunately now torn.
But it's the center of the capital, ofc it's somewhat monumental.
I think wood is better suited to our climates, but its main advantage is naturally that it's so accessible.
I suppose. Main problem is fires, which is why stone became more popular historically, but I don't think that's as big of a problem nowadays. Plus wood is qt.
What are we supposed to do? They are ugly but they are quite functional, a lot of people live there and it's not like everyone can afford a new apartment. Eastern Europe is not wealthy enough to replace them just because they are ugly. Most people don't really care though.
Wood is horrible only glass, steel and concrete lads.
Many years ago I stood guard down by the gate to the right in the picture. I can still recite the guard instruction: "Post nr 3. Jag bevakar slottets fasad, parken, det förbjudna området innanför bojarna, samt krontrollerar all inpassering genom östra grinden."
Go home, Varg.
I personally really like wood architecture. Stuff like Dragon and Swiss Chalet style are beautiful.
Dillenburg, with the Wilhelmsturm on the hill.
Maybe I've just grown too used to it, but I can't see much wrong in that department either.
But PiS is the only party that cares about Poland.
The Luzhin House, wooden modern style
My nan could invade a European "castle". Only Britain and Spain has proper castles. The rest.... Ha.
>Only Britain and Spain has proper castles
Kek alright whatever you think Nigel, good luck too
What exactly is a "proper" castle?
The strong kind he means I guess
Still full of shit tho
BIshop's Stortford school.
The building on the left done in a Georgian Colonial style.
Do Europoors have any schools that look this nice? Methinks not aheheh.
And here are the Bongs that go to Stortford. What Europoors would do to them if they could get their hands on them.
Looks quite Belgian/
It has to look like the Starks of Winterfell could live there.
France have god tier castles
also Poland has some but it's not really Polish : ^ )
Castles are supposed to have bitty walls at the top.
In bits, a castle wall would look like 101010101010101010101010101010, if you know what I mean.
Fairly certain a castle can look like anything as long as it gets the job done. We used to have one which was a nice mix back in the middle ages, but it was destroyed by barbaric Swedes and rebelling peasants.
no one loves eternal losers
>You have nice cities like Gdansk and Kraków
Western Europe has better ones.
>and a fighting spirit to always come again.
Western Europe has a spirit and capabilities to not get rekt in the first place.
If it makes you feel better about not having based châteaux that's ok
how come you don't praise my pictures?
I'm Chinaboo I hate America : ^ )
yeah desu your pictures are all good and high res
Yeah that's the biggest negative for me too. Chicago is the most popular US city in Bulgaria. One of our most popular literature authors had a very popular book called - ''to Chicago and back''. Lovely city.
I was just joking
but I get triggered when Americans go full USA #1 USA #1 USA #1
but they are getting triggered easily too, I remember how /urban/ died year ago(or something) just because I was saying Dubai>NYC kek
or their butthurt when NYC lost the battle of skylines
I think it was pretty nice for a mid-13th century fortress. Would have looked good on the skyline if it still was around.
I agree I prefer old buildings but I have nothign against a load of skyscrapers as long as they are diverse and don't fuck up places already built
I know another one a bit like this
We have proper castles, capable of keeping shitlords out, and stately home. We don't have pansy castles for pansies who practically want to be invaded.
That is why we took over and held half your country, and you never did the same to us.
we hae some totally out of place skyscraper in Poland too and it's not likely any new one will be built there any time soon
I have no problem with that at all, very few people actually do that, and they're not really serious about it. Their patriotism is based on the country and their idea of freedom, unlike countries like Japan where their nationalism is based on ethnicity, and they are dead serious about it, they would never openly admit it or talk about it, they express it in an extremely irritating and condescending way. Not talking about it is what keeps perpetuating their delusional views about their country, unlike Americans where they would discuss and argue openly about anything, it's much easy to dispel misinformation that way.
You are either trolling or ignorant since fancy castles weren't build for defense anymore, because of artillery
We do have things capable of keeping flithy bongs out, I've never seen a single English walled city
Based class system leaving us with loads of sexy stately homes.