Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Jan 1, 2015.
It looks like a flying saucer launchpad.
They yellow building is the old one, the new one is the office building in the background.
There are actually a lot of people of Polish descent here - with a lot of Polish grocery stores, cultural centres, schools, a church, etc. 5%-10% of the population is of Polish descent.
And actually, we could have easily ended up in the other London too.. but the priest at the Polish church here sponsored us and helped us to get settled. He is no longer a priest here, but he is considered a hero by the Polish community, he helped a lot of families make new lives for themselves after fleeing from communism. I think he might have even helped pay for our flight. Either way there are a lot of Polish people here. I can go on a walk and in 20 minutes be inside a Polish deli that sells a lot of Polish products - and across the street is an Italian bakery & deli that shelves a lot of Polish products as well. I'm a half an hour from a Polish rye bread sandwich with Polish ham and Polish spicy mustard.
Despite the fact that my city hall was built during the 1970s, it's actually tasteful.
Of course, tearing down the magnificent hotel that had stood for a century prior on the same site was obscene enough!
Old City Hall in the lower left, attached municipal building is the big glass triangle.
Heh. Heh. OK. I'll see myself out.
Buffalo's is even worse.
"This is specially for all those who make the Buffalo sentence."
Wait, surely Buffalo does not warrant that massive a townhall?
(edit, well tbh i thought it would be somewhere in the midlands, with such a name. Seems that it is in the disputed ( ) areas of the edge of NY state, and has a metro of around 250K people. A bit like Colchester, in Essex, which IIRC does not have a similarily large townhall, although it has the largest Tesco in the UK, likely ).
Albeit I've never had a keen eye for fine architecture, I don't see how it's that bad. No it's not beautiful, but I've always thought it was okay.
Google street view, as I can't find any online pictures of this architectural 'wonder'. And this is the good view....the left side view makes it look like a small apartment building.
I know. It's huge, isn't it?
Toronto's old city hall.
And the current version.
Bonus point: we were in an episode of Star Trek. True story.
That episode is Contagion isn't it? That was a good one.
I think so. It was the one where they have to destroy a ancient portal system in order to prevent the Romulans from getting it.
Where I used to live:
Which features this piece of statuary on its grounds:
The Toronto city hall was also in one of them Resident Evil movies.
That is one nasty statue. Poor tortoise :\
Shenzhen Citizen's Center (city hall):
View from plaza in front:
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