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What was the point of building Grahame Park in Colindale/Barnet borough

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It is the biggest estate in its borough but it' next to some of the nicest suburban areas in NW/North London like Hendon, Mill Hill, Edgware, Kingsbury. Some of these areas like Mill Hill you wouldn't even think you are in London lotta open green space, country side mansions, farms yet a few miles away you have GP. They should have built it in Brent. Colindale it self aside from GP is a decent area as well.

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you should become a land planner. never seen anyone have so much love for london.

Lol wtf? but nah i would swap where Kingsbury is with Grahame Park build GP where Kingsbury and put Kingsbury where GP is. Or swap Grahame Park with Hampstead put GP in Camden borough where Hampstead is and Hampstead fits in perfect next to Hendon, Mill Hill, Edgware as it's similar to dem areas.

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The general geography of London is quite haphazard in comparison to other European cities when you actually look at it. The random nature of the bombing meant that the post WWII construction occurred randomly too, homes were built contingent upon cost and local demand. It didn't develop in the same way as European cities like Paris, Berlin, Rome etc, where streets tended to be straight (or geometrically accurate in some way) which was replicated in the planning of American cities. New York looks like a grid, for example, Philly is famous for it's 'row houses'. London looks like a...?

Queen Victoria went to great lengths to make London a prime example of an Imperial city, she commissioned architects to ensure that people were wowed by the might of the Empire and didn't write sh*t like this about the city:

"London, with the grandest river of any capital in Europe, with a rich and glorious history, with boundless energy, wealth and culture suffers itself to be put to shame by Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Chicago and New York, and is content with its narrow lanes and hugger-mugger traditions of street architecture"

In Paris, all the sh*t is stuck outside the ring-road in the banlieue. You can bet the Queen is kinda pissed in that regard.

:lol:

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The general geography of London is quite haphazard in comparison to other European cities when you actually look at it. The random nature of the bombing meant that the post WWII construction occurred randomly too, homes were built contingent upon cost and local demand. It didn't develop in the same way as European cities like Paris, Berlin, Rome etc, where streets tended to be straight (or geometrically accurate in some way) which was replicated in the planning of American cities. New York looks like a grid, for example, Philly is famous for it's 'row houses'. London looks like a...?

Queen Victoria went to great lengths to make London a prime example of an Imperial city, she commissioned architects to ensure that people were wowed by the might of the Empire and didn't write sh*t like this about the city:

"London, with the grandest river of any capital in Europe, with a rich and glorious history, with boundless energy, wealth and culture suffers itself to be put to shame by Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Chicago and New York, and is content with its narrow lanes and hugger-mugger traditions of street architecture"

In Paris, all the sh*t is stuck outside the ring-road in the banlieue. You can bet the Queen is kinda pissed in that regard.

:lol:

man responded like that to polow :lol:

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The general geography of London is quite haphazard in comparison to other European cities when you actually look at it. The random nature of the bombing meant that the post WWII construction occurred randomly too, homes were built contingent upon cost and local demand. It didn't develop in the same way as European cities like Paris, Berlin, Rome etc, where streets tended to be straight (or geometrically accurate in some way) which was replicated in the planning of American cities. New York looks like a grid, for example, Philly is famous for it's 'row houses'. London looks like a...?

Queen Victoria went to great lengths to make London a prime example of an Imperial city, she commissioned architects to ensure that people were wowed by the might of the Empire and didn't write sh*t like this about the city:

"London, with the grandest river of any capital in Europe, with a rich and glorious history, with boundless energy, wealth and culture suffers itself to be put to shame by Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Chicago and New York, and is content with its narrow lanes and hugger-mugger traditions of street architecture"

In Paris, all the sh*t is stuck outside the ring-road in the banlieue. You can bet the Queen is kinda pissed in that regard.

:lol:

what user is this? superstition?

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What farms are there in NW7? :/

When estates are built they don't usually look scummy... that tends to follow through over the years tbh

Elstree and Borehamwood, just outside of London... have mansions fi daaaayz... yet it's still some scummy area with a few estates here and there.

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On 31/08/2012 at 3:41 PM, MurderBlues said:

What nigga? i only been here a month g

swear down?

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4 hours ago, Drift said:

swear down?

even the way man dropped it you can tell

for shame

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definitely in favour of banning man

look how the forum is looking last thing i need to be seeing is "you've chosen to ignore this post by young bape" everywehre smh

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59 minutes ago, Kuffir said:

Look how the forum is looking last thing i need to be seeing is "you've chosen to ignore this post by young bape" everywehre smh

 

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