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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:21 PM   #141
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:25 PM   #142
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I thought you were leaving.

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:30 PM   #143
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There seems to be a recurring theme: 'Sydney is the cat's meow and if you don't think so I'm going to go ballistic all over your ass'. I'm half way around the world and am developing an allergic reaction to Sydney. I can't imagine being only one state over. Holy shit!

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that's me done in this thread. maybe one day you'll board a big jet plane and see Sydney for yourself.
I'm more likely to head straight to Melbourne, then to Brisbane. Sydney's not my cup of tea, but people seem intent on ramming it down my throat anyway.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:54 PM   #144
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Sydney + Melbourne is the easy choice for me, followed by London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid. I'm really starting to admire Frankfurt's skyline:
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:56 PM   #145
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Wow....that's a nice shot of Frankfurt
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:01 PM   #146
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@isaidso - I'm far from Sydney's biggest fan, and I know all the NSW folk are sick to death of me bashing Sydney all the time in their section, but I'm going to stand up and give credit where I deem it due. Very rarely will you see me toot Sydney's horn, but it's skyline is something Sydney does very well.

I just don't get how someone can sit back and say the things you say without ever having been.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:49 PM   #148
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There seems to be a recurring theme: 'Sydney is the cat's meow and if you don't think so I'm going to go ballistic all over your ass'. I'm half way around the world and am developing an allergic reaction to Sydney. I can't imagine being only one state over. Holy shit!



I'm more likely to head straight to Melbourne, then to Brisbane. Sydney's not my cup of tea, but people seem intent on ramming it down my throat anyway.
I'm interested in why you would skip Sydney for Melbourne and Brisbane? What do you know/have you seen of Sydney that doesn't appeal to you? If you're a hipster, I can understand why you'd choose to visit Melbourne first but don't understand why you'd choose Brisbane?
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:52 PM   #149
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@isaidso - I'm far from Sydney's biggest fan, and I know all the NSW folk are sick to death of me bashing Sydney all the time in their section, but I'm going to stand up and give credit where I deem it due. Very rarely will you see me toot Sydney's horn, but it's skyline is something Sydney does very well.

I just don't get how someone can sit back and say the things you say without ever having been.
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I'm really starting to admire Frankfurt's skyline
I'm really looking forward to see TaunusTurm added to the skyline. Will be a big improvement, even though it is not that tall!
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Old December 24th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #151
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I'm interested in why you would skip Sydney for Melbourne and Brisbane? What do you know/have you seen of Sydney that doesn't appeal to you? If you're a hipster, I can understand why you'd choose to visit Melbourne first but don't understand why you'd choose Brisbane?
It's not that Sydney doesn't appeal to me, it's that Melbourne appeals to me a lot more. Melbourne seems less plastic, less superficial, more established, and interesting. Melbourne's got some grit, charisma, history, and it's really not any smaller than Sydney.

Brisbane? Well, it's close to the Great Barrier reef so it represents another side of Australia that I'd like to experience. Honestly, my interest in Queensland isn't to see Brisbane, but the beaches, topography, etc. After experiencing a big Australian city, Melbourne being my first choice, I'd next be drawn to Queensland.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #152
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Thanks for explaining that. Sydney is very plastic/superficial, and quite the ... narcissistic city. Some people don't see it, but in the end you and I obviously share the same view of Sydney. I still think it's a gorgeous skyline and setting though, I give it props for that - though would never live there (or recommend it as a place to live, really)

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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #153
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Shan't be doing that, everyone's entitled to their opinion and I know that not everyone likes Sydney. I appreciate that people like you and isaidso take the time to explain why unlike others that appear in this and other threads to diss the place only because they feel threatened by its existence

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It's not that Sydney doesn't appeal to me, it's that Melbourne appeals to me a lot more. Melbourne seems less plastic, less superficial, more established, and interesting. Melbourne's got some grit, charisma, history, and it's really not any smaller than Sydney.

Brisbane? Well, it's close to the Great Barrier reef so it represents another side of Australia that I'd like to experience. Honestly, my interest in Queensland isn't to see Brisbane, but the beaches, topography, etc. After experiencing a big Australian city, Melbourne being my first choice, I'd next be drawn to Queensland.
Cool, thanks for elaborating.

You've pretty much hit the nail on the head RE. Melbourne. It has grit, charisma and history as well as a bumper annual calendar of events.

Sydney isn't all about being plastic and superficial (as I am sure you would know), and being the oldest city in Australia, has its fair share of history and charm. Suburbs such as Balmain, Paddington, Surry Hills and Newtown feel worlds away from the glitz and glamour of 'post card' Sydney. The Rocks is the point at which European settlement began in 1788 and whilst it has seen many changes over the past 220+ years, it is still a pretty neat part of town too.

Whilst there isn't a huge population difference between Sydney and Melbourne (less than 500k), I feel like the pace and busyness of Sydney is a couple of notches above Melbourne and it does feel like a bigger city. Hopefully Melburnians don't take a dig at me for saying that

In terms of the reef and Brisbane, they aren't exactly close (within a day trip) so maybe Cairns is a better point of reference? Still, we have some great beaches in South East Queensland and some great islands within close proximity of Brisbane.
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1. sydney
2. melbourne
3. frankfurt
4. london
5. brisbane
6. perth
7. paris
8. auckland
9. johannesburg
10. moscow
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Old March 11th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #155
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Dutch skylines:

Amsterdam (From: El Constructador) Good:


The Hague (From: Winbuks) Better:


Rotterdam (From: Jeromeo)Best!:
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #156
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La Défense as seen from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France par Frank Crooijmans, sur Flickr

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Saint-Augustin Church Dome and La Defense financial district in the backgrond from Le Printemps Department store rooftop. par loic80l, sur Flickr
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #158
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I've never understood the high praise of London's skyline. It may be one of Europe's best, but that isn't exactly setting a high standard now, is it. Maybe in a decade or two, but there are far better skylines around the world (outside NA/Asia, even).

I don't mean to be an ass hole, or question your 'ranking' but to me, London barely cuts it. Great city, but struggles in the skyline department.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #159
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #160
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I've never understood the high praise of London's skyline. It may be one of Europe's best, but that isn't exactly setting a high standard now, is it. Maybe in a decade or two, but there are far better skylines around the world (outside NA/Asia, even).

I don't mean to be an ass hole, or question your 'ranking' but to me, London barely cuts it. Great city, but struggles in the skyline department.
People allow the economic stature and international profile of London to cast a warm glow on everything else. In other words, they're not being objective. London just barely cracks my top 30 world skylines, but that's no reflection on the city itself. London only started building skyscrapers very recently. There's been a huge change in their skyline, but they have a massive amount of work to do to catch up with cities that have been at this for 40, 80, 120 years.

1. Melbourne
2. Sydney
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3. Paris
4. Frankfurt
5. London
6. Moscow

And the gap between 2nd and the rest is quite big. London's skyline would need to double to start challenging Sydney. I'm not sure if London could even do it as their skyscrapers will always be scattered around town; there is no main cluster. It might look amazing, but the jury is still out on that.
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