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The Forty-Three Meme

Deborah, a fellow ST blogger, posted a list of 43 beautiful and interesting city squares, plazas and piazzas from around the world. She has challenged her ST friends and bloggers to count the ones we have visited.

The rules:
Copy this list into your own blog and put an asterisk after each city square you've actually spent time in. (Riding past in a taxi or bus doesn't count.) Please include the link back to my blog in your own entry and don't forget to come back to and leave me a comment so I can find your blog and admire your count.

The Forty-Three Meme from Old Shoes, New Trip

1- Piazza Del Campo, Siena, Italy *
2- Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy *
3- Staromestske Namesti, Prague, Czech Republic
4- Markt, Bremen, Germany
5- Grote Markt, Brussels, Belgium
6- Piazza and Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, Italy *
7- Piazza Del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy *
8- Krasnaja Polscad, Moscow, Russia
9- Sultanahmet Meidani, Istanbul, Turkey
10- Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy *
11- St. Peter's Square, The Vatican *
12- Place Des Vosges, Paris, France
13- Place Vendome, Paris, France
14- Place Des Terreaux, Lyon, France
15- Place Stanislas, Nancy, France
16- Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain *
17- Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, Germany
18- Plaza De La Constitucion, Mexico City, Mexico*
19- Praca do Comercio, Lisbon, Portugal*
20- Trafalgar Square, London, UK*
21- Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
22- Konigsplatz, Munich, Germany
23- Winter Palace Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
24- Piccadilly Circus, London, UK*
25- Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy *
26- Piazza Dell'Unita D'Italia, Trieste, Italy
27- Theaterplatz, Dresden, Germany
28- Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna, Austria
29- Hosok Tere, Budapest, Hungary
30- Plaza De Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
31- Times Square, New York City, USA *
32- Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, China
33- Praca Dos Tres Poderes, Brasilia, Brazil
34- Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada
35- City Hall Plaza, Boston, USA *
36- Plateau Beaubourg, Paris, France
37- Tsukuba Center Square, Tsukuba, Japan
38- Place Du Nobre D'Or, Montpellier, France
39- Placa Dels Paisos Catalans, Barcelona, Spain*
40- Parliament Square, Canberra, Australia
41- California Plaza, Los Angeles, USA
42- Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
43- Potsbamer Platz, Berlin, Germany

My not-so-grand total is 15. I hope to increase that number, as soon as the dollar gets stronger. In the meantime, I’d love to have the book that inspired this meme and see what I’ve been missing.

Comments (6)

Cool, Maria. We have a lot of crossover on our lists.
That means we can have GTGs at some of the others and gather our stars.

I think I've been to ten. :)

I am impressed! I can't believe growing up in Massachusetts that I have not been to City Hall Plaza in Boston...at least I don't remember ever being there. Not that it is good, but the dollar is much stronger than it was in June/July.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, I had a feeling your number was going to be pretty high based on reading your blog. 15 is a lot.

My total is only 8, but it will be 9 after November when I can add Plaza Mayor in Madrid! :)

Have a great weekend!


That's a great tally, Maria, I envy you your visits to Spain and Portugal.

And weren't you impressed by the Plaza de la Constitucion in Mexico City? I couldn't believe the Diego Rivera murals inside the presidential palace. Amazing work!


Fifteen? Awesome! I've only been to eight...and doubtful that number will change anytime soon unless I try to pop up to Milan next month, which isn't likely...it's not exactly "on the way" between Florence and Venice! I haven't worked anything out for Venice yet, but still hoping to. Now that the girls are settled in school/university, I can get back to my travel planning!

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