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Unread 08-21-2010, 02:32 AM
 
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"Detroit--Flint" ^^^


... I feel sorry for the parents.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Pittsburgh PA - Knoxville, TN

The capital of "North Appalachia" and the capital of "South Appalachia."
I've heard that Pittsburgh and Charleston, WV have a similar relationship.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 06:58 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I suppose I'll start off:

Atlanta--Charlotte
Los Angeles--Houston or Miami
Dallas--Forth Worth or OKC
Phoenix--Albuquerque?
New Orleans--Savannah or Charleston
I fully agree

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New Orleans--Mobile
I never did get this comparison.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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New Orleans and Mobile have similar histories, but Mobile doesn't have much of a tangible representation of that history like New Orleans does.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 07:12 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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New Orleans and Mobile have similar histories, but Mobile doesn't have much of a tangible representation of that history like New Orleans does.
True. Mobile was the first capital of Louisiana and both it and N.O. were founded by Iberville, but by the time they convinced people to actually inhabit New Orleans Mobile was already British. By the time New Orleans was establishing itself, Mobile was in a totally different place culturally.

I think that many people assume that because they are both of French origin and on the Gulf that they are supposed to have this "bond" or similarity. People don't realize that one was heavily Spanish and the other heavily British for most of their existence. They may share a few cultural traits and maybe a little architecture, but culturally and topographically they are completely different.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Boston, NYC, Philly & DC are all Baltimore's sisters, but they dont bang with her, and she dont bang with them.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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Although I've never been to San Fransisco, I've always thought it was similar to my city, Rochester. We both have the "bay" bridge, we also have the huge Finger Lakes wine region, lots of liberal thinkers and artsy types, as well as lot's of capitalists and high tech businesses. Both, very water oriented and gay friendly, and despite all the bad press about upstate NY, Rochester (metro) currently has the largest population it's ever had.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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True. Mobile was the first capital of Louisiana and both it and N.O. were founded by Iberville, but by the time they convinced people to actually inhabit New Orleans Mobile was already British. By the time New Orleans was establishing itself, Mobile was in a totally different place culturally.

I think that many people assume that because they are both of French origin and on the Gulf that they are supposed to have this "bond" or similarity. People don't realize that one was heavily Spanish and the other heavily British for most of their existence. They may share a few cultural traits and maybe a little architecture, but culturally and topographically they are completely different.
I think the comparison is due to there not really being any better match for New Orleans.

I am trying to come up with one for St. Louis either larger or smaller. The problem might be anything similar is similar in metro area size (around 3m)
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Unread 08-21-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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This kinda a tough question so.....

Pittsburgh-Birmingham, the steel industry having a huge presence in both city at time.

Atlanta-Birmingham, both cities were the same size until around 1960, and the rest is history.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I think the comparison is due to there not really being any better match for New Orleans.
Savannah and Charleston.

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I am trying to come up with one for St. Louis either larger or smaller. The problem might be anything similar is similar in metro area size (around 3m)
Very true; I pretty much came to the same conclusion when trying to think of a smaller match for STL.

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Atlanta-Birmingham, both cities were the same size until around 1960, and the rest is history.
True, but today I think one could make a better case for Atlanta/Charlotte.
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