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Old October 15th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #81
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The Baltimore comparison is a bit unfair as well. Liverpool was an extremely wealthy and large city in the 19th century - the "second city of the Empire". This means the city's old architecture is very grand and impressive.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #82
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BALTIMORE WAS THE SAME WAY DUUUUUUDEEE
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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #83
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When was Baltimore one of the largest, most important cities in the world? Most people haven't even heard of it.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #84
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Old October 25th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #85
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When was Baltimore one of the largest, most important cities in the world? Most people haven't even heard of it.
Back during the American Industrial Revolution comrade. How many people today know what or where Liverpool is today as opposed to Baltimore? Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old October 25th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #86
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This is a bizarre thread. I was just in Liverpool and it was spectacular, absolutely spectacular. To find a US city that has the vibrancy it has you have only probably NYC, San Francisco, maybe Chicago, maybe Miami, and maybe Boston - and that is it.

I also walked around huge sections of the city including right through Toxteth and never saw as much as a single vacant building.

Makes me wonder about these pictures.

Anyways, I'll be doing my thread in the next week or so.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #87
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This is a bizarre thread. I was just in Liverpool and it was spectacular, absolutely spectacular. To find a US city that has the vibrancy it has you have only probably NYC, San Francisco, maybe Chicago, maybe Miami, and maybe Boston - and that is it.

I also walked around huge sections of the city including right through Toxteth and never saw as much as a single vacant building.

Makes me wonder about these pictures.

Anyways, I'll be doing my thread in the next week or so.
I'm really pleased that you enjoyed Liverpool so much. I will be doing a 'Toxteth special' soon.

It tends to be in the northern areas of the city that you will come across empty buildings and blight. This division in the city is historical. That's not to excuse it though; but there are also many fine houses and homes in the north of the city, and the elegant and stately Stanley Park.

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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #88
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ok, I went through some northern sections of the city as well and never saw abandoned buildings - though clearly some working class areas. can't say I saw everything though.

But man, what a great city. I'd move there in a hearbeat if I could.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #89
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Back during the American Industrial Revolution comrade. How many people today know what or where Liverpool is today as opposed to Baltimore? Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dude, take a chill pill.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #90
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ok, I went through some northern sections of the city as well and never saw abandoned buildings - though clearly some working class areas. can't say I saw everything though.

But man, what a great city. I'd move there in a hearbeat if I could.


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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #91
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As a native of Liverpool, I went to Baltimore after spending a couple of days in DC. I had heard about the comparisons, and wanted to see Camden Yards ballpark as it was the first of the inner city, new build stadiums in the States.

I really liked Baltimore. It is a lot like Liverpool (although I think we have grander buildings imho). We have terraced houses, so does Baltimore (row houses), we are a city on the way back, and so is Baltimore, Liverpool is a great place for a beer, so is Baltimore, both are big on sports.

I'd go back to Baltimore is I had the chance. The Randy Newman song also was one of the reasons I wanted to visit. Great track, paints the city in a bad light, but still a great song, and the idea of a city in decline in the 70's struck a cord with me as a youngster back in the UK. There's even a Baltimore Street in Liverpool city centre. There's certainly a link, I think.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #92
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More pics please....
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Old October 26th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #93
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Back during the American Industrial Revolution comrade. How many people today know what or where Liverpool is today as opposed to Baltimore? Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Liverpool has one of the most famous sports clubs in the world and numerous other icons including the worlds most popular musical artists OF ALL TIME..the beatles.i believe the flaxen haired warbling tori amos is from baltimore and some obscure rounders club called the baltimore onions.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #94
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Back during the American Industrial Revolution comrade. How many people today know what or where Liverpool is today as opposed to Baltimore? Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eh? You need to pick up a history book. Ask anyone outside the US what/where Baltimore is and they won't have a clue. Liverpool on the other hand..

Great thread! Keep up the good work.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #95
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^Guys, what's to prove? They are both great cities that are often underrated & misunderstood.

For those who have never heard of Baltimore, a good way to get a humorous look at the city is to watch John Waters films. I suggest watching the oldest ones and work towards the present. You can hear the accent, see the quirky neighborhoods & people. (sometimes over the top, but always a chuckle)
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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #96
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Someone needs to post pics of Allerton, Woolton and Aigburth etc to balance this out.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #97
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Someone needs to post pics of Allerton, Woolton and Aigburth etc to balance this out.
I have Tomo, see my thread. Liverpool: the world in one city. ( below)

I'm growing tired of this thread; it's insidious.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #98
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Good, you see this dereliction in Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle but its always Liverpool's that gets splashed everywhere.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #99
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Please forgive Tommy, he's certainly not one of Baltimore's brightest. They're both fine cities imho.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #100
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Intresting pics and topic.Shame it had to die abruptly.
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