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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:53 AM   #1
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the filthy, beautiful streets of naples

most of the time, i'm just a lurker around these parts, but after a recent much-too-short trip to naples, italy, i had to share my love of this city.

grimy though some might find it, the chaos and vitality are sorely missing in most european cities. and forgive the lighting, the sun was not out the first day, and the buildings do not allow much sunlight from reaching the streets. hope you enjoy.












































































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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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whoops. this should be moved to the urban showcase. a little help please, mods?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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Good gracious..that looks like the braziliam slums...terrible
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Old February 20th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #4
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To be honest, I like it.
It may not look too nice but it definitely looks like a city - too many European cities don't have the element of life that Naples has
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Old February 20th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #5
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Wonderful. This is how cities should be portrayed. That really is beautiful. Thanks.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 03:54 AM   #6
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This is awesome. I love it all, the dark alley ways with the hanging laundry and dirty walls. I find this quite interesting actually. I'd definitley like to walk those streets someday.

I wonder how many other cities in Europe are like this...
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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #7
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..a city of magic
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #8
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More please Thanks for all of these pictures stempka. I miss Naples but hope to go back someday in the future.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #9
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This is awesome. I love it all, the dark alley ways with the hanging laundry and dirty walls. I find this quite interesting actually. I'd definitley like to walk those streets someday.

I wonder how many other cities in Europe are like this...
Although maybe not as much, Marseille, France is a bit like Naples. Marseille in fact is the Naples of France (both in the southern part of their respective countries, on the Mediterranean, both famed for high crime rates, both proud cities [their citizens], both roughly the 3rd biggest metro areas, etc.)
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #10
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I wonder how many other cities in Europe are like this...
Its quite an extreme version of most Southern European cities.
Athens looks similar in some respects but far less "filthy" than portrayed here.

Naples is one of my favourite cities...its beautiful.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #11
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yeah, although most would shiver and find these cities disgusting and ugly, I find them beautiful.

Thanks for the tip guys. I'll have to check both Marseille and Athens sometime...
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #12
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Naples, like Italy, is without a doubt a place of amazing contrasts. On one hand you have great know-how in the arts, gastronomy, design/fashion and other high culture, and on another you have chaos, filth and major neglect. I think that's where France gets extra points since IMO France keeps up well alongside Italy on the former but tells Italy she's on her own on the latter.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:44 AM   #13
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Interesting. Is that like a lower part of the city, some sort of basse-ville?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #14
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It's the city's basement!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #15
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OK, Naples wins the SSC award for density:

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Old February 20th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #16
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You have posted these in the wrong forum, but I will move it to the Urban Showcase.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #17
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i love it. the grit and the density are oddly appealing. great photos too!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #18
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You have posted these in the wrong forum, but I will move it to the Urban Showcase.
He mentioned that and asked to be moved already...
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #19
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amazing City ....so imprassive thnk you so much for it
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #20
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I think it looks like a great place to explore! Clinically clean cities are generally boring places. A bit of chaos and disorder is an essential part of any great city.
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