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Old 12-17-2011, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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1.New York City
2.Los Angeles
3.Miami
4.Chicago
5.Las Vegas
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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^^^ I would also make an argument that the space needle and St. Louis arch are more recognizable than both the willis/sears tower or the french quarter
And I would argue that the French Quarter is more recognizable than all three. Call me biased all you want, but I know that teenagers in Sweden knew what New Orleans was famous for, the Honda Fit is sold as the "Jazz" in Europe, and car ads in India advertise than you can pick up our local music station on their in-car internet radios.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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And I would argue that the French Quarter is more recognizable than all three. Call me biased all you want, but I know that teenagers in Sweden knew what New Orleans was famous for, the Honda Fit is sold as the "Jazz" in Europe, and car ads in India advertise than you can pick up our local music station on their in-car internet radios.
This thread is not about popular culture, its about image/icon jazz and the french quarter are 2 completely different things
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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This thread is not about popular culture, its about image/icon jazz and the french quarter are 2 completely different things
Ok, you called my argument about not including SF in the top 5 ludicrous- even though I didn't have a top 5.

But really, the freaking Space Needle? How often does your average American, much less somebody from out of the country, have that thing cross their mind?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:31 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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This thread is not about popular culture, its about image/icon jazz and the french quarter are 2 completely different things
How else do you define iconic then? And yeah, I know a little bit more about jazz than you, I promise- but this is inherently an argument about perception in pop culture.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Ok, you called my argument about not including SF in the top 5 ludicrous- even though I didn't have a top 5.

But really, the freaking Space Needle? How often does your average American, much less somebody from out of the country, have that thing cross their mind?
If we're talking about the image of them, I don't think many people would recognize an image of Bourbon St.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:35 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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If we're talking about the image of them, I don't think many people would recognize an image of Bourbon St.
You're really not much help in argument, ever, you know that?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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You're really not much help in argument, ever, you know that?
It's true.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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How else do you define iconic then? And yeah, I know a little bit more about jazz than you, I promise- but this is inherently an argument about perception in pop culture.
Yep, your point is quite valid. Iconography is more than just physical objects; it is perception. Just like San Francisco (for example) being known as much for the gay and hippie movements as the GGB.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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1. New York
2. Washington DC - As the capital of the U.S. people outside of america would naturally think of this city.
3. L.A
4. Chicago
5. Miami/San Francisco - I know i am going to get allot of hate from many people for this. First of all i would like to say san fran is the better world class city but miami draws in a bigger variety of people from outside the U.S. Miami is a huge gateway from the latin american countries and a huge destination spot for Europeans.
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