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Old 09-20-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What are the most evocative cities in the US?

and, as a bonus, feel free to tell what imagery is painted in the mind's eye when you think of any of them.

note: there is no right or wrong to either question. Imagery is not reality; it is merely what we see.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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NYC, LA, San Francisco, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Honolulu
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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Philadelphia, once you eat that cheesesteak for the first time.

In all seriousness, it doesn't have 38 million tourists, casinos and billion dollar projects and much more by being boring, un-evocative, etc.

Also if you go down in the thread, "What are your favorite and least favorite city names?" Philadelphia is probably the most popular there so the name is evocative also.

The Comcast center aka Universal studios which makes music/movies, NBC, etc.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Detroit: brings to mind factories, highways, grit, and decay, and a sense of old grandeur, but not too old; like 1970s and 80s feeling places that were big and opulent, but haven't been updated since, and are now somewhat faded.

New York City: Energy, romance, grit, diversity of people and ideas, excitement, freedom of expression

LA: Palm trees, nice cars, and big-breasted women in bikini tops and daisy dukes walking on a boardwalk
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I guess that depends what you want to evoke.
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