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Old 10-21-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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San Antonio looks nice!
I agree! I've never been there, but those pics, IMHO, make it look more interesting than DTSJ, though looks can be deceiving. San Jose is pretty sleepy compared to other cities I've been to... it's still nice, just... quiet.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I will not say that downtown LA is the best or even among the top
5 best downtowns in the US but I think it is a part of LA that is defenitely underated
I agree. LA's downtown isn't there yet, but, it's on its way; it's way more lively than it was when I lived here the last time around, and night-and-day over when I first visited in '01!

I think that it's important that LA continue to try to attract commerce and entrepeneurs rather than just letting the downtown core get ringed with more overpriced condos and lofts - that can come later. Doesn't seem to be as big an issue as it was in the 00's... just sayin'.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:21 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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New Orleans, the French Quarter is hard to beat!
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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Is that a natural river running thru San Antonio?

Yea its about 300 miles long. The Riverwalk is developed for about 15 miles.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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I will not say that downtown LA is the best or even among the top
5 best downtowns in the US but I think it is a part of LA that is defenitely underated






Bunker Hill Steps by wehardy, on Flickr
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Grand Central Market , Los Angeles by Trader Chris, on Flickr
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California Plaza (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33803664@N06/5628123195/ - broken link) by SarahO44 (http://www.flickr.com/people/33803664@N06/ - broken link), on Flickr



City Hall (http://www.flickr.com/photos/victorpics/5441002266/ - broken link) by Victorrochajr (http://www.flickr.com/people/victorpics/ - broken link), on Flickr



The Plaza - El Pueblo de los Angeles - Los Angeles, California (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pwaully/5487850912/ - broken link) by Pwaully73 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pwaully/ - broken link), on Flickr



Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 4/22/2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgin12/4545258674/ - broken link) by dgin12 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dgin12/ - broken link), on Flickr



Disney concert Hall (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marge__napier/4315705491/ - broken link) by MargaretNapier (http://www.flickr.com/people/marge__napier/ - broken link), on Flickr



Little Tokyo, Los Angeles (http://www.flickr.com/photos/traderchris/6030894159/ - broken link) by Trader Chris (http://www.flickr.com/people/traderchris/ - broken link), on Flickr



LA Live courtyard, after Lakers game. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reddahliaphotos/4456867552/ - broken link) by red.dahlia (http://www.flickr.com/people/reddahliaphotos/ - broken link), on Flickr




Staples Center (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-yunker/5822989193/ - broken link) by ChrisYunker (http://www.flickr.com/people/chris-yunker/ - broken link), on Flickr



Los Angeles Central Library (5) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellyes/2462972583/ - broken link) by Poppyseed Bandits (http://www.flickr.com/people/hellyes/ - broken link), on Flickr



Los Angeles, California - China Town (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vratsab/2257428897/ - broken link) by vratsab (http://www.flickr.com/people/vratsab/ - broken link), on Flickr



Ice Skating at Pershing Square (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70663066@N00/3165036519/ - broken link) by nc90813 (http://www.flickr.com/people/70663066@N00/ - broken link), on Flickr



LA is very nice Ive been there a couple times.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: So California
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Is that a natural river running thru San Antonio?

Its natural, but diverted through downtown. SA is great, always a fun time, theres plenty to do.

Great pix of dt LA....
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Its natural, but diverted through downtown. SA is great, always a fun time, theres plenty to do.

Great pix of dt LA....
That is the natural path only a small section was added that flows into the convention center. If i am correct in 1547 Cabeza De Vaca described the River to the King of Spain which layed the path to its founding. The city got its name in 1691.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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Psycho, again, where's San Jose? It's the top 5 or better! I guess you've never been to San Jose to qualify your opinion of this city.
I looked at some pics of DT San Jose street scenes and it is actually very impressive and I would rank it as one of the better downtowns. To bad its to close to the Airport limiting the height of buildings.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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KidPhilly, Where's Philly's Center City on Forbes's best downtown lists? You know, most posters and established media inst. agree with me that your downtown is kind just ok, if not mediocre. Sorry. ha ha. I miss you, and I'm only here for today. By the way, you have durfitis! It's so funny that a lot of posters agree with me, and you accuse them being the old durf!
what city has a great Downtown then?
if Phillys OK.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Bunker Hill Steps by wehardy, on Flickr



Grand Central Market , Los Angeles by Trader Chris, on Flickr




California Plaza (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33803664@N06/5628123195/ - broken link) by SarahO44 (http://www.flickr.com/people/33803664@N06/ - broken link), on Flickr



City Hall (http://www.flickr.com/photos/victorpics/5441002266/ - broken link) by Victorrochajr (http://www.flickr.com/people/victorpics/ - broken link), on Flickr



The Plaza - El Pueblo de los Angeles - Los Angeles, California (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pwaully/5487850912/ - broken link) by Pwaully73 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pwaully/ - broken link), on Flickr



Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 4/22/2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgin12/4545258674/ - broken link) by dgin12 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dgin12/ - broken link), on Flickr



Disney concert Hall (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marge__napier/4315705491/ - broken link) by MargaretNapier (http://www.flickr.com/people/marge__napier/ - broken link), on Flickr


Little Tokyo, Los Angeles (http://www.flickr.com/photos/traderchris/6030894159/ - broken link) by Trader Chris (http://www.flickr.com/people/traderchris/ - broken link), on Flickr



LA Live courtyard, after Lakers game. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reddahliaphotos/4456867552/ - broken link) by red.dahlia (http://www.flickr.com/people/reddahliaphotos/ - broken link), on Flickr




Staples Center (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-yunker/5822989193/ - broken link) by ChrisYunker (http://www.flickr.com/people/chris-yunker/ - broken link), on Flickr



Los Angeles Central Library (5) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellyes/2462972583/ - broken link) by Poppyseed Bandits (http://www.flickr.com/people/hellyes/ - broken link), on Flickr



Los Angeles, California - China Town (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vratsab/2257428897/ - broken link) by vratsab (http://www.flickr.com/people/vratsab/ - broken link), on Flickr



Ice Skating at Pershing Square (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70663066@N00/3165036519/ - broken link) by nc90813 (http://www.flickr.com/people/70663066@N00/ - broken link), on Flickr
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