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Old 07-21-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Pretty vile post.
Vile post? Vile IDEA to view the poor no matter where they live as curiosities to be looked upon for entertainment!

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They could do the same thing for most of our urban areas, you could do a zoo trip through the train trip from florida to dc and all the ghettos and the ghettos of the northeast corridor, camden . newark, chester, etc.
My point exactly. The OP apparently prefers the southern tour, though.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Atlanta is not a southern town... not in the sense the OP is looking
I know, I'm just saying that it's a good start/end point.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Lousiana has some of the most gorgeous mansions and oak alley and gorgeous archotecture. The deep south blows away the upper south for architecture and mansions and aristocratic living outside of Charleston. Savannah, Alexandria and some great equestrian mansions in Kentucky etc
You really don't have to trash architecture of the upper south to make your point. While perhaps less ornate in general, (as places like Oak Alley, San Francisco plantation and Houmas House were the height of antebellum ostentation) the much older, classic Georgian mansions of the James River plantations like Shirley, Westover and Berkeley, etc. are every bit as compelling and interesting as those you'd find in the LA and MS. And hello, Monticello is on your nickel! As an AA, I do give a shout out to Whitney, a short drive from NOLA for their extensive care in presenting our history. Oh and there's beautiful classic and historic architecture you'd find in Alexandria throughout Maryland and Virginia obviously. /rant
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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You really don't have to trash architecture of the upper south to make your point. While perhaps less ornate in general, (as places like Oak Alley, San Francisco plantation and Houmas House were the height of antebellum ostentation) the much older, classic Georgian mansions of the James River plantations like Shirley, Westover and Berkeley, etc. are every bit as compelling and interesting as those you'd find in the LA and MS. And hello, Monticello is on your nickel! As an AA, I do give a shout out to Whitney, a short drive from NOLA for their extensive care in presenting our history. Oh and there's beautiful classic and historic architecture you'd find in Alexandria throughout Maryland and Virginia obviously. /rant
He didn't give the architecture of the Upper South its just due, but he didn't "trash" it either.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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I would like to plan a trip to the South that people usually don't want to visit. I want to visit a place to understand what southern poverty looks like. That is why I am deciding to go to Eastern Kentucky. Then I am deciding to go to Nashville to see a true Southern city. Would you consider Nashville to be a true Southern city? If so what major cities in the South have a true Southern feel? I don't think Atlanta or even Birmingham would be choices because they seem too cosmopolitan to have that feel, at least to me.
A Southern city of about 200,000 that has it all, the good, the bad, the ugly, the rich, and the poor.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Any city in the south is authentic southern.
Yep. That includes Atlanta and nashville. Southern to their core.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:04 AM
 
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So you think Birmingham is more cosmopolitan than Nashville, interesting...

Nashville is turning into a hipster capital and is also on the rise as one of the most desirable cities to move to. Sure it has "Southern" flare, but Birmingham would be a great place for what you seek, not Nashville
Nashville would be really friendly to redneck revolt types.. the leftist org that tries to recruit southern rednecks and turn them into marxists. I bet the scene in Nashville caters to this more than it caters to the true south. I would think if you wanted real south or appalachia or a city related to that, Knoxville. I wanted to give it a shot some time back.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Jackson, MS?
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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The OP can go to Seattle, San Francisco, and many other cities, to see poverty, as well. It doesn't exist solely in the South. This is what's wrong with people. Too many ready to stereotype and denigrate people who might be living a tough life. The South is full of beautiful people with lovely homes, as well. People who want to portray the South and its people, as ignorant people living in a backwater, only need to look in their own mirror to see stupid.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Birmingham more Cosmopolitan than Nashville? nah.

But the Southern stereotypes you hear outside of the region, probably fits Nashville strictly due to it's Country Music background, and it's large White-American population.
Nope, stereo types not true either,, very diverse and integrated city now...
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