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Old September 16th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #41
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And about Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Seville, ok, they're beautiful cities, but IMO they can't compare with Paris, or would you call Madrid "World's Most Beautiful City"??'
And about Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, well......
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Old September 16th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #42
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I prefer Seville or Istanbul.
But Paris is nice too :P. I love it, and Haussmann-style buildings are nice.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #43
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Why do you think B. Aires is a prettier version of Paris?

Rome doesn't match Paris - its a rat warren.
As I said before, for me Paris is the best city built by man until today but it's too monotonous for my taste. When I walk through the streets of Paris I've the feeling they copy/pasted all buildings in a raw and you can guess what will come behind the next corner. Paris is beautiful but it' not the most beautiful, that's just my opinion. Maybe I think Buenos Aires is more beautiful because it is more exotic to an European, it's just personal.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #44
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I've always though BA is also beautiful because of all those Neo classic buildings like in EU or Paris but didn't they also copy cat from EU style to Build them ?
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #45
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VENEZIA,VENICE,VENEZA
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #46
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i'll go with sao paulo...


Ok, I know the motto "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" but this is a bit too much
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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #47
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Most beautiful cirty on earth: Paris, France
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Old September 18th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #48
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:37 PM   #49
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Paris never will lost the raking! From ancient times to prsent istill number one!
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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #50
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Paris is great and Parisians are...amusing.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #51
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i'll go with sao paulo...
Me too! Or Rio, but by the city itself and it landscape. People think Rio is beautiful just because of nature, but actually it´s pretty also as city.

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Old October 24th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #52
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Paris has a lot of parks, for example the Bois de Bolougne, which is 3.3 times larges than the Hyde Park in London, the Jardin de Luxemburg, with an area of 56 acre, the Parc Monceau, with 30 acre, the Champ de Mars, with 43 acre, the Parc André Citroën, with 35 acres, Parc Montsouris with 38 acre, Parc de la Villette, with 62 acre, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, with 61 acre, and you have also the Promenade Plantée, a 4.5 kilometres long elevated park in the 12th arrondissement.
Paris has a lot of parks but none of them seem to be in the city centre. It´s very hard to find green space in central Paris where one could actually sit down and relax. There are plenty of gardens but the lawns are always sealed off so as not to be ruined.

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The only reason why London has "architectural diversity", is because most of it was destroyed during World War II, and rebuilt as fast as the could in any architectural style, most of it brutalist.
Absolutely false. I won´t post any pics because this thread is about Paris but London´s old architecture is far more diverse than anything you find in Paris.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #53
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beatiful city, but not most.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #54
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Old October 27th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #55
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Paris has a lot of parks but none of them seem to be in the city centre. It´s very hard to find green space in central Paris where one could actually sit down and relax. There are plenty of gardens but the lawns are always sealed off so as not to be ruined.
Well, all the big parks of London (Hyde, Regents, Victoria & Battersea, especially the last 2) are all located roughly the same distance away from the center-most point of London than Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes are from the center-most point of Paris. It's just that what most of us view as London is a much bigger area than what we view as Paris since Paris city-proper has clear boundaries (ring road plus the two huge parks), while nobody (obviously) sees the City of London (1 sq. mi) as London but many other boroughs which become Greater London or simply London.

With that much bigger area Hyde and Regents and even Victoria and Battersea seem quite central while Boulogne and Vincennes are on the periphery, but only because of what we understand as being all of London and all of Paris.

Paris has Luxembourg, Tuileries, Champs de Mars, Buttes Chaumont, Monceau & Montsouris + the newer André Citroen & Bercy a bit further out, most of which do allow people to sit and walk in the grass (not sure about Tuileries, though, but it's big with plenty of chairs and benches to take in the air and stare at the sky and ponds). On top of this, you have the smaller neighborhood parks and squares, which sometimes offer playgrounds for children.



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Absolutely false. I won´t post any pics because this thread is about Paris but London´s old architecture is far more diverse than anything you find in Paris.
Here I agree. Not all of London was bombarded. London was not Berlin. A lot of London pre-WWII is still there. I agree that even without the post-WWII London is or atleast appears more diversified architecturally.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #56
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IMHO i think that the most beautiful cities are Budapest, Istanbul and Venice. But i love Moscow, Cairo, and Vancuver.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #57
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IMHO i think that the most beautiful cities are Budapest, Istanbul and Venice. But i love Moscow, Cairo, and Vancuver.
I think most would agree that Santiago is a glorious city! I think you should mention Santiago as well.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #58
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Budapest is a mess. Not that it sin´t beatiful.


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The impression I got after visiting both Paris and London is that London is superior when it comes to parks.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #59
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I think most would agree that Santiago is a glorious city! I think you should mention Santiago as well.
Sorry, but it's only a subjective opinion, perhaps to you Santiago is the most beautiful city, but to me it isn't.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #60
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I heard that so much of Budapest (the center itself) is in great need of restoration which must have an effect on the beauty. As for Venice, isn't even a real working city? I know it was once a functional city but today Venice is a place for tourists, those who work in the tourist industry and the few people who own apartments and palaces there from Italy and other parts of the world who don't live there but part-time.

OK, London may have more parks but Paris has so many large squares (places) and wide arterials (avenues, boulevards, cours, allée) which help open up the city and make up for the tighter, denser neighborhoods. Many of these wide arterials are lined up with trees which is also very pleasant.
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