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Old October 25th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #101
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umm 5 pics per post what?
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Old October 25th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #102
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Old San Juan in Puerto Rico has many beautiful buildings that were amongst the first built in the "new world". If I knew how to post pictures I would post some of them.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:08 AM   #103
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Mazatlan, Mexico

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:10 AM   #104
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Mazatlan, Mexico

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:12 PM   #105
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Isn't Cadiz the oldest inhabitated town in the world?

Looks nice nevertheless.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:56 PM   #106
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Lijiang, China


www.femtalks.com

www.kjk.ca

ww.traveladventures.org, www.chinaodysseytours.com

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:11 PM   #107
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Beijing restored its former 'Chinese City' (dating from the Qing era, when China was ruled by Manchurians who resided in the 'Tatar City' and Forbidden City)




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It's centred around the Qianmen Gate, entry point to the formerly imperial Tatar centre

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press opening day:


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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:31 PM   #108
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Krakow (Poland)

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Old November 7th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #109
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Matanzas, Cuba:




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Mill distric (also a couple in the Phillips neighborhood), Minneapolis:




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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:16 AM   #110
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It's a huge pity how Cuba lets some of the world's most beautiful buildings lay in irreversible decay...

Shame on them...
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Old November 12th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #111
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Kraków is very very beatiful place, i love this town, i have been ther in holiday MAGIC CITY


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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #112
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Lijang is exciting, love that.


Who cares about an abstract definition of what is an 'old city'?
Now, we have such extrem examples like Boston MA and Biblos in Lebanon, which makes it more interesting.

May be 'more than a lifetime (90 years, hopefully)' be a definition. I just want to see buildings which wouldn't be built that way in our time.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 03:37 AM   #113
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Old Native American towns in New Mexico

Taos, settled around 1000


Acoma, settled sometime in 11th-12th century


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Old November 13th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #114
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Awesome Old towns

I like the awesome pictures of old towns. Beijing restored its former 'Chinese City' (dating from the Qing era, when China was ruled by Manchurians who resided in the 'Tatar City' and Forbidden City).Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, is more than 2500 years old. sharing a knowledge about the city. Please share any information of any photos if possible.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #115
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Sana'a Yemen





Dates back to the 6th century BC, it's full of anicent "skyscrapers" and surrounded by mud brick fortifications. Looks like an interesting place.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #116
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UNESCO World Heritage Site... Beautiful Sanaa...
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Old November 14th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #117
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more from Yemen

Shibam, the houses are mud brick and some are over 100 feet


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Old November 19th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #119
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Old November 19th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #120
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Isn't Cadiz the oldest inhabitated town in the world?
No way, it claims to be oldest in Western Europe (all of it but some Greek islands actually), and that's precisely because it was founded by Phoenicians, from the middle East, where urban life appeared first in the west. Damascus for instance is like 1500 years older than Cadiz, some others could be several thousands of years older, it's hard to determine when exactly urbanity started, what is generally asumed is that Europe didn't know it until Asians "spread" it.

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