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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:37 AM   #1
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6 big cities 6 street scenes 6 months

My past 6 months of travel...
Chicago
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Miami
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London
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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #2
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Nice photo-tour @philadweller
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Old May 26th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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Impressive, it sholud be 12 big cities, 12 street scenes, 12 months! =D
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Old May 26th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Well I could do that too, but I keep going back to Chicago, Philly and New York like a cycle. I could throw in Newark, Fort Lauderdale and Jersey City I suppose.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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What a great set. I love them all. And do throw in Newark, my birthplace next time.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:29 AM   #6
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A great set indeed - I love those street scenes
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #7
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Awesome, I wish I could travel that much.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #8
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I enjoyed that little tour, Philly! Thanks!
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Old May 27th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #9
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Definitely throw in Fort Lauderdale and Jersey City. I love both of those cities.

Anyway, great thread. I love the contrast from NYC to Miami to London. You can definitely tell the huge difference between American cities and European cities, even though they all influence each other in small ways. I wish I got to travel so much.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #10
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I am lucky to have family in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. Going home for family and friends is always an urban treat. Keep in mind that I live in Fort Lauderdale so going to Miami is a breeze. I really don't travel that much. Just have a lot of friends in cities so the airfare and meals is really all I need to cover.

Thanks guys. "pwright" I loved your last Seattle tour. Newark is definitely an old Northeastern classic. MNiemann, I agree with you. US cities are more vertical but at street level there are some hints of the British Empire.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #11
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I enjoyed this thread a lot! Great pics!
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Old May 28th, 2009, 04:19 AM   #12
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Quite a contrast between the North American cities and London - it's more striking when you see photos of them side by side.

Excellent shots of London and Paris in particular, I can never get enough of those cities.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #13
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Old May 31st, 2009, 04:58 AM   #14
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thanks....
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Old May 31st, 2009, 05:24 AM   #15
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I wouldn't be able to spot the difference between Chicago, Philadelphia and NYC, but they all look very pleasant. It's nice to have photos that not only show the skyscrapers, in Europe some tend to have the prejudice that American cities aren't liveable.
All your photos were very nice.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 06:46 PM   #16
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"I wouldn't be able to spot the difference between Chicago, Philadelphia and NYC, but they all look very pleasant. It's nice to have photos that not only show the skyscrapers, in Europe some tend to have the prejudice that American cities aren't liveable."

Thanks. Europeans have that attitude because many US cities aren't livable.
I could tell the difference between any Philadelphia, Chicago or NYC photo. Philadelphia has very narrow streets other than Broad and Market which intersect at City Hall. Chicago has gabled rooves and NYC has fire escapes on their facades. All three have much in common though and Boston too is in that rare family of cities. They are the classic walkable, masonry infested, American El cities with subways and 4 seasons.

In Canada, Montreal and Toronto are close relatives to the 4 cities that I have mentioned.

On the West coast Seattle, Portland and San Francisco are the most walkable. Sadly, many American cities are completely car dependent sprawling messes.

Most Europeans must think of Phoenix as being the typical American city.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:29 AM   #17
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very nice!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:50 AM   #18
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Great thread. The US cities look amazing (and very distinct from their Canadian counterparts). Also, nice to spot the Jewish presence in your pics in Philly (Jewish Film Festival banners); Miami (woman wearing a Star of David), and Paris (Le Marais); and the gay presence, to my eyes, in Chicago, Miami, London and Paris (Le Marais).
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:35 AM   #19
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"Great thread. The US cities look amazing (and very distinct from their Canadian counterparts). Also, nice to spot the Jewish presence in your pics in Philly (Jewish Film Festival banners); Miami (woman wearing a Star of David), and Paris (Le Marais); and the gay presence, to my eyes, in Chicago, Miami, London and Paris (Le Marais). "

Thanks! Le Marais happens to be the gay and Jewish quarter. I was in Miami during Hanukah and in Philly for Christmas. What makes a Canadian city look different than a US one? Just curious of how one would describe the visual differences? Is this something Europeans would notice or is it a subtle nuance that Canadians and Americans see in the streetscapes?
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:16 AM   #20
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Some US cities look impressive from what I see although I prefer London and Paris (especially the first one) and wouldn't trade European cities for anything. Anyway, I'm looking forward to visit america.
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