U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:11 PM
 
2,560 posts, read 5,268,449 times
Reputation: 764

Advertisements

Cities everywhere work on improving their public spaces. Photos of lively public spaces in your central city.




I'll start of with some from my hometown. Hemisfair Park, Main Plaza, Alamo Plaza, Market Square, La Villita, Sunset, Pearl, Riverwalk, River North.



HemisFair Park
HEMISFAIR PARK SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31791759@N07/3139035403/ - broken link)
HemisFair Park


FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL 2009 AT SAN ANTONIO" TX on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21979212@N04/3672481883/ - broken link)


DSC_0282 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14257221@N03/3629450802/ - broken link)












Main Plaza
main plaza on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_heaston/2701108706/in/photostream/ - broken link)


People playing on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roscoe/3371910202/ - broken link)


CineMundo: India at Main Plaza on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lannadelarosa/3643263478/ - broken link)


Flickr Photo Download: Main Plaza (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirka_annukka/2753502741/sizes/o/ - broken link)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirka_annukka/2753502741/sizes/o/ (broken link)















Market Square

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2551/4157255832_4e6ae41c49_b.jpg[/img]

Feria De Santa Cecilia at Market Square San Antonio on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmonaco/4157257874/in/set-72157622914313144/ - broken link)

Feria De Santa Cecilia at Market Square San Antonio on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmonaco/4157255832/in/set-72157622914313144/ - broken link)



Flickr Photo Download: _MG_0658_San Antonio Market Square (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlmalberto/3895690548/sizes/l/ - broken link)












Travis Park
Jazz'SAlive - Travis Park Statue on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lannadelarosa/44502037/in/photostream/ - broken link)

















Our Lives, Summed Up in Pink Lights on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/badtz_maru/2338294156/in/photostream/ - broken link)
Alamo Plaza




ALAMO PLAZA
Day of Decision - San Antonio, TX on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38896912@N07/3576633047/ - broken link)





Sunset Station




Wall Art on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26686573@N00/3620563471/ - broken link)


blueoctober-00 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/houstonphotog/3795096963/ - broken link)







Riverwalk


100-0017_IMG on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23464104@N08/2238216154/ - broken link)









La Villita District


NIOSA April 23, 2008 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimzores/2440275112/ - broken link)









Museum Reach/ River North

Roy Smith Street Pedestrian Bridge on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jason-rodriguez/3580794501/in/photostream/ - broken link)




The Grotto by Carlos Cortés on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jason-rodriguez/3580778693/in/photostream/ - broken link)







Pearl District Springs


Pearl Springs on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jason-rodriguez/3580774051/in/photostream/ - broken link)




Houston Street.


00703_Luminaria_031409 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimzores/3357072528/ - broken link)


00704_Luminaria_031409 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimzores/3357076706/ - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: In the heights
22,102 posts, read 23,627,108 times
Reputation: 11599
Awesome pictures as usual.

What about private public spaces like:

Winter Garden Atrium (Lower Manhattan)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Winter_Garden.JPG (broken link)

Last edited by OyCrumbler; 12-13-2009 at 11:18 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:44 PM
 
2,560 posts, read 5,268,449 times
Reputation: 764
What is that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
2,161 posts, read 3,987,006 times
Reputation: 1434
I like those Houston street pics.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Houston
2,026 posts, read 3,674,141 times
Reputation: 466
I love San Antonio! Although it does get a fair amount of tourism and national attention, it's still one of the most underrated cities in the country!

I love the mural of Texas musicians in the picture of Sunset Station. I was trying to figure out who all of those people where. I know two where Willie Nelson and Buddy Holly. Who are the others?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Chicago
898 posts, read 732,065 times
Reputation: 510
I swear, San Antonio's colorfulness may make it one of the most beautiful places to be at night.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2009, 04:45 AM
 
499 posts, read 679,806 times
Reputation: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by wpmeads View Post
I love San Antonio! Although it does get a fair amount of tourism and national attention, it's still one of the most underrated cities in the country!

I love the mural of Texas musicians in the picture of Sunset Station. I was trying to figure out who all of those people where. I know two where Willie Nelson and Buddy Holly. Who are the others?
I didn't even notice Willie and Buddy until I read your post, it appears to be made out of tile they are a little obscured. It's a diverse group you have me wondering who they are too like George Strait as he lives in the SA area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
2,851 posts, read 5,586,378 times
Reputation: 1723
My two favorite public spots in Atlanta would be Centennial Park and Piedmont Park. Starting with Centennial Park which was not even built until the 1995 Olympics then ending with Piedmont Park which has been around a bit longer (opened in 1887).

Centennial Park













Piedmont Park







Last edited by Galounger; 12-17-2009 at 08:11 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
23,035 posts, read 34,995,637 times
Reputation: 15172
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galounger View Post
My two favorite public spots in Atlanta would be Centennial Park and Piedmont Park.
Agreed! I passed through Centennial Park last Monday night. The Christmas lights made it absolutely stunning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
6,628 posts, read 12,501,257 times
Reputation: 4054
Here's some from Boston

Post Office Square

Post Office Square is a small park in the middle of the Financial District. It's small but beautiful, and best of all it replaced a parking garage.

Thanks bporner

Thanks adesalme2004

Thanks bliss24

Thanks PHOTObyBrianH

Boston Common

For some reason Flickr isn't showing any photos of Boston Common, so I needed to get these pics from other places...sorry if they don't show up.

The Frog Pond

Link


Boston Public Garden

Thanks jen_m_stewart

Pear Biter


jen_m_stewart

Dave Delay


Philocrites


ms2thdr

mkrigsman


bporners Angel of the Water

maxamilian.jemalski

photographynatalia


Commonwealth Avenue Mall

The Comm Ave Mall starts at the Boston Public Garden...I forget how far it goes, but it stretches for quite awhile. There are beautiful statues on almost every single block.

}{enry


Paulatennyson

}{enry


Copley Square

Marriot Eastern Region Trinity Church

m_k_hogan


crash575


rpslee

aguynamededdy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top