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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #41
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"but the Jews control Washington D.C so the most powerful city is located somewhere in the middle east"

I thought they controlled NYC and LA.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #42
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Bandwith exceeded. Can't see the pictures anymore
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Old July 30th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #43
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The hometown is the best.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #44
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"but the Jews control Washington D.C so the most powerful city is located somewhere in the middle east"

I thought they controlled NYC and LA.
I have suggested to Hebrewtext that this type of generalizing is not
suitable for the photography section.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #45
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Leadingtraveler thanks for those Georgetown photos!! Love Georgetown. Love DC. Love the Mid-Atlantic. Love the East coast
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Old August 1st, 2008, 11:19 AM   #46
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No photos

I did not see any photos. Perhaps a malfunction of some sort. Would love to see those pictures though.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:33 PM   #47
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Ehhh its hard to say because these cities are completely different.

The National Mall is really unique. No other city or capitol has a system of FREEEEEEEEE world class museums (Smithsonian). And you cannot forget the monuments and memorials.

Washington D.C. is strictly government and isn't cosmopolitan. The city runs on government agencies or its affiliates. There aren't any industries. (well, tourism of course). Besides, D.C. is a quarter the size of those cities. Most people live in the suburbs and commute.
All the museums in London and the UK are free, except for a few private ones. But all the major museums and galleries are free, and more than world class.

Australian ones are free as well.

Free museums might be something strange and unusual for the US, but for the rest of the world they're not.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:59 PM   #48
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city_thing is right to point out that most London and indeed UK museums ( the Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum etc etc) are all free of charge.

I don't think anyone is arguing or complaining about the title threat because it is clearly designed to bait people into some kind of an argument that will only end up getting nasty.

Washington DC is a wonderful city, it's a shame we are unable to view your photos Leadingtraveler, but certainly it is a capital city to be proud of. However, and obviously it is down to individual opinion, but I don't think it falls into the same category as Rome, Paris or even London. I think there are some individual buildings in DC that are beautiful and particularly impressive but beyond that I fail to see anything of note. It is a city built by politicians for politicians. With respect to Rome, let us remind ourselves that as a city it boasts more that a thousand years of history and architecture, has been the epicentre of one of the largest empires on earth and one of the most widely followed religions. In terms of US cities, DC does have more in common with European architecture than most others, but is still more or less unique, which I think is more to be proud of.

And whilst were on the topic of power guys, just remember the responsibility part.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #49
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Great photos.

Unlike most of the European Capitals DC is being compared to, Washington is growing at an astonishing rate becoming a greater city every day (the greater metro area adds about 60,000 jobs and 90,000 people per year). Most European capitals are past their prime with the exception of London, Warsaw and a few others. The United States is rapidly increasing in population meaning the budget of the Federal Government gets bigger as well. This ensures Washington will always have a rapidly growing economy and an expanding urban footprint. I remember the city 15 years ago and I can tell you Washington is unrecognizable compared to then...I'm proud to call this place home now. With new streetcar lines, new light rail, new subway lines, growth in the private sector and a continual construction boom, Washigton's limits are endless and it is rapidly growing to fit the role of the capital of the world's most powerful nation and only true superpower.

Not only is the center of the District of Columbia incredible, but so are Washington's many ring cities such as Friendship Heights, Arlington, Bethesda, Alexandria, Silver Spring, Tysons Corner, Rockville, Reston, Leesburg, Frederick, Annapolis and Baltimore.

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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #50
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Free museums might be something strange and unusual for the US, but for the rest of the world they're not.
Nothing is "free"- it comes from general taxation. "No admission" would be a better term.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #51
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btw, the pictures are finally working again!
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Old September 8th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #52
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Great DC pictures. When I visited DC I liked the flair and life in George town but also Capitol hills. The central city seemed to be a bit sterile, even though I have heard some parts of it are also raising to live again. The mall damn sure is impressive, but for my taste its a bit too extensive, you know its quite a walk from one side to another.


But as someone mentioned above the thread title might be disputed by Brussels. At least thats supposedly the city with slightly more lobbyists and international journalists.

The EU buildings are however not exactly what one would call a tourist magnet. The architecture there looks rather depressing, people probably would have lacked the understanding for neoclassicist buildings anyway.

To give you an idea, the European Parliament in Brussels: (the complex even has a nick name "the whim of the gods")



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Old September 8th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #53
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I see your point. Not really a "Kodak Moment", is it?
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Old September 8th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #54
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But to be fair. Add some sun and the square looks pretty friendly and human scale. Apart from that it seems to be the sole place in the EU quarter with bustling life as there is a quite some gastronomy around the square where you can also go out a bit.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #55
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Yeah, the most powerfull city in the world is Brussels, the capital of the most powerfull country: the European Union, but our city doesn't appear on Tv and cinema as Washington.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #56
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True but I think recently Brussels makes it increasingly often onto the list of cities that have to be destroyed in Armaggeddon movies

Thats progress
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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #57
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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #58
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Yeah, the most powerfull city in the world is Brussels, the capital of the most powerfull country: the European Union, but our city doesn't appear on Tv and cinema as Washington.
Brussels is powerful, but the top three most powerful cities in the world are Rome, London and probably Washington D.C.

Hint: There's a reason the E.U. Constitution was signed in Rome.

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Old September 9th, 2008, 02:38 AM   #59
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Rome is not even close to being one of the most powerful cities in the world. 1200 years ago, yes.
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Rome is not even close to being one of the most powerful cities in the world. 1200 years ago, yes.
The Vatican and it's sub-organizations wield an incredible amount of power.

All commerce/commercial contracts are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) which is licensed by UNIDROIT - based in Rome.

All road still lead to Rome.
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