Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Europe's Most Iconic Sights...???????
  2. 2 Need help with itinerary & trains
  3. 3 driving the coastline of Croatia
  4. 4 Where to spend a week in Italy
  5. 5 Help with timeline. Connecting flights in London Gatwick
  6. 6 Enough time to make connection at CDG?
  7. 7 Amsterdam and Beyond - 7 Days
  8. 8 Driving from Alesund to Geiranger
  9. 9 Planning a European Trip
  10. 10 Another northern Italy itinerary.
  11. 11 Hotels in Kamari or Perissa/Perivolos Beaches - Santorini
  12. 12 Trip Report Notes on Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Garda, Cremona & Milan (Sept 2016)
  13. 13 8 Days in Rome in March 2017 - planning thread
  14. 14 Scotland better in July or Aug/Sept?
  15. 15 Trip Report Italy for Christmas Week
  16. 16 train or plane
  17. 17 First-ish Trip To UK Itinerary Suggestions?
  18. 18 Train or car rental: Venice to Pisa
  19. 19 Norway Itinerary
  20. 20 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  21. 21 Itinerary Help - One week between Sicily and Rome
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip Report Crete May 2016
  23. 23 Krakow glass Christmas ornaments
  24. 24 About to buy tickets to Greece - advice please!
  25. 25 Base for wine tasting and last night in Lisbon
View next 25 » Back to the top

Europe's Ugliest Sore Thumb Buildings?

Jump to last reply

Just read an article in this week's NYTimes about the architecture of Rome - how it is really a blending of many styles from many ages and not always that harmoniously put together.

And the fairly modern addition, circa 1\early 1900s, to Rome's landscape of the Vittore Emanuele II Monument was pointed out as an especial travesty that is not only uniformly derided as being ugly but was built in a sensitive place on the south side of the Piazza Venezia, in part designed by Michelangelo I believe (not sure but anyway a sublime piece of architecture and also overlooks the ancient Roman Forum.

Like Paris' Tour Montparnass it is said the best views in Rome are from the top of the Monument because you cannot see it!

http://www.romeinpictures.com/vittore-emanuele-ii-monument-rome-italy.html

ANY CASE - WHAT ARE SOME SIMILAR IYO HIDEOUS STRUCTURES GRACING EUROPEAN CITIES?

Paris' Montparansse Tower must be included as well as Cologne's sparwling main train station built right next to and obscuring much of Cologne's awesome Gothic cathedral.

What are some others?

32 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement