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Old 11-16-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'm not in the US, so I won't use my example. I'll use one of my favourite cities in the US, New Orleans.

Carnivalesque, Neo-Gothic, Sultry
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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ABQ is kitschy, how so?

How do you folk view those from Santa Fe? Snobby new-agers? lol. Santa Fe was kinda cool but not mind-blowing, I didn't make it to your town though.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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San Antonio


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Old 11-16-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: IN
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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ABQ is kitschy, how so?

How do you folk view those from Santa Fe? Snobby new-agers? lol. Santa Fe was kinda cool but not mind-blowing, I didn't make it to your town though.
Albuquerque is very kitschy along Central Ave which was designated the historic Route 66, so it's a nostalgic strip of eclectic businesses and neon signs, some parts a throwback to the mid 20th century. It's a desert city and the largest city for hundreds of miles around (Denver 7 hours to the north, Phoenix 7 hours to the west). It's a quirky city, not really charming like Santa Fe but it certainly has a different atmosphere than any other US city.

As for Santa Fe, some Burqueños tend to view Santa Fe as snobby and new agey, but I lived there for a short time and I like it a lot. It definitely has its own little vibe going, different architecture, and I like the historic feel of the city. I appreciate having a little city nearby with much to do that is so different from Albuquerque but only an hour away.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I didn't think Cleveland was very sprawly, certainly not compared to most sunbelt cities. Extreme how?
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:59 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I didn't think Cleveland was very sprawly, certainly not compared to most sunbelt cities. Extreme how?
Most cities in America period are friggin sprawly. Have you seen how big Detroit's metro area is? It has less people than the GTA yet on a map appears 2-3 times the size!
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Most cities in America period are friggin sprawly. Have you seen how big Detroit's metro area is? It has less people than the GTA yet on a map appears 2-3 times the size!
Metro areas in every one of them most certainly are. Even dense cities like Boston have suburbs that sprawl well into NH. But in terms of cities I think of Cleveland as fairly dense; especially compared to most sunbelt cities like the one I reside in or Phoenix.
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