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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:00 AM   #21
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Every city is unique. Silly thread.
Perhaps you have missed the point of the thread.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 04:17 PM   #22
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All cities are ugly or beautiful, are diferent.
Segovia there are several in the world. But the original Segovia is diferent ...... and unique.
So it is a World Heritage site
SEGOVIA - SPAIN

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Old December 1st, 2010, 04:32 PM   #23
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I think most of the cities of the world, especially modern ones, look like each other, in the big cities there are usually some skyscrapers and in the small cities there are some apartments and other typical buildings, but there are also some different cities in the world, for example in my country, we have Yazd which certainly differs from all other cities in Iran.
Interesting thread actually - I can only think Venice and perhaps Amsterdam.. and maybe Barcelona.... come to think of it most European cities, lol. I never heard of Yazd but found some pictures on flickr for you
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Yazd,Iran by kukkaibkk, on Flickr
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the noble city of yazd by tilo driessen, on Flickr
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Yazd, panorāmica (2) by Sebastiā Giralt, on Flickr
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM   #24
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Kashan, a Museum City

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Some houses in Kashan:

House of Abbasian:



House of Tabatabi:



House of Ameri:



House of Borujerdi:




A msoque:

Agha Bozorg Mosque:



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Old December 3rd, 2010, 04:41 PM   #25
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Certainly interesting!
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Old December 4th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #26
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I think the historical city of Paveh can be called as a different city too, of course there are some simialr villages in Iran but this is the only stair stepped city in Iran, or even in the whole world:







Unique? Never been to Rio de Janeiro?

Some of Rio's "stair shaped neighborhoods".







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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #27
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Old December 5th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #28
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Rio's favelas are quite unique in the world. Actually, that's because the circumstances of their appearance are unique.

That's because Rio's hill climbing favelas are the product of the city's geography. Rio is a city between hills and the sea, as result the space for construction is small. As the city grew, the price of the land between the hills and the sea increased, as result, poor people couldn't afford to rent an apartment in the city central areas. The terrain in the hills is officially inexistent in real state terms: buildings there aren't legal, as the terrain is too step for construction, however, it is possible to build there.

So, people of modest means started claiming this no man's land by building their homes with their own hands. One thing lead to another, and today rio boasts over 1 million people living in favelas. Some of them, hill climbing favelas. People that live in these settlements could afford to rent apartments or houses in small Brazilian cities, but Rio's real state market is another thing, specially in the southern zones of the city. Here, you need to be rich to have an apartment, or you go live 40 km from Ipanema, or you go to the hills, 1 km from Ipanema, with some bricks and mortar and try to build your own home there: zero official cost, near premium areas of the city.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 02:38 AM   #29
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Old December 5th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #30
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Istanbul: tower-block gecekondular:

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Perhaps the world's densest shantytowns. (Yes, that housing is all informal.)
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Old December 5th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #31
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I think within the context of Canada and the USA, Quebec City qualifies as being very "different".

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It's been a long time since I've wandered through Quebec City only for the sake of it so tonight, I took a long walk in the Old City and came to a conclusion: winter suits Quebec City very well! I stopped at Place d'Youville, which has a skating rink located in its center. Since I had not carried my ice skates with me, I asked a stranger if I could borrow his and he agreed! Here's what this central square looked like tonight. (I took some pictures with my phone but the quality was abismal so these shots aren't mine)

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I heard on the news today that the Mayor intends to market Quebec City as the ultimate Christmas destination, just as Strasbourg has become France's Christmas city for example. They really stepped up their act in the last few years. Here are some pictures:

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^Looks like a fun place
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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #34
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and an excellent place to get run over!
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Perhaps the world's densest shantytowns. (Yes, that housing is all informal.)
Rio on crack!
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Unique? Never been to Rio de Janeiro?

Some of Rio's "stair shaped neighborhoods".



That is interesting but I see just a large number of buildings on a slope, not a stair stepped city, of course modern city of Paveh has been changed too, about 50 years ago, roofs of all buildings were used as streets, like the village of Uraman, near this city:

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KUALA LUMPUR. The ONLY city with virgin rainforest in the middle of central business district!





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WTF...Caracas' Barrios are the same thing than Favelas in Rio they are not unique!


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Mardin, Turkey



And Istanbul, being on 2 continentals is more than enough.
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wow, that town really looks like a model ...!

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