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Old 05-23-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Portland, eat your heart out.

In this thread, I want to talk about cities that are genuinely weird and strange- meaning, they don't go out of their way to flaunt it. They're quirky, but never in the ways that you expect- you have to LOOK for the weirdness.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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for the old cooks......

At first glace it may seem normal, but it's like a bizarro parallel universe of Stepford meets a campy retirement community.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2hdL97jVvg
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:54 PM
 
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Why New Orleans, of course.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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SAVANNAH, definitely.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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Portland, eat your heart out.

In this thread, I want to talk about cities that are genuinely weird and strange- meaning, they don't go out of their way to flaunt it. They're quirky, but never in the ways that you expect- you have to LOOK for the weirdness.
Philadelphia, outside the 30 square blocks most tourists/visitors see. It's a bit like there's been a tunnel connecting parts of the city to rural West Virginia with some seriously scary looking people...remember the movie "The Hills Have Eyes"???
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I would definitely say Milwaukee. Not only do they not flaunt it, they are blissfully unaware of their quirkiness.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Providence and Rhode Island in general is enjoyably quirky and weird. It's a very insular little pocket of the country and there's a lot unique about that tiny, tiny, state. It's not hipster weird (which lets face it, isn't all that weird at all), but it's quirky, very local-centric and definitely weird.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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for the old cooks......

At first glace it may seem normal, but it's like a bizarro parallel universe of Stepford meets a campy retirement community.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2hdL97jVvg
Yeah, The Villages is an odd, odd duck.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Arcata, CA---voted itself a "nuclear-free zone" and a "sister city" of Camoapa, Nicaragua. What???

Plus, it's the capital of the cannabis-growing "Emerald Triangle."
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Savannah is nice but it didn't strike me as particularly strange. Of the places I have been I would say New Orleans and Duluth, Minnesota. Superior, Wisconsin is also has an incredibly odd vibe but not in a good way.
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