U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 02-13-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
1,461 posts, read 4,240,030 times
Reputation: 1649

Advertisements

I agree...and..these cities were industrialized to accomodate the vast population of European folks who came here to better their lives by working and living in these so called ugly cities.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-13-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
5,812 posts, read 16,651,567 times
Reputation: 3335
Cities are very complex. Maybe ugly in some parts, beautiful in others.

Ugly?


Not

Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
2,927 posts, read 7,572,850 times
Reputation: 1326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blacknblue View Post
I had cream of wheat and it was the 2 minute fast cook type. I'm getting better with the whip so there's fewer lumps than I used to get. Remember Maypo?
I like some lumps in my Cream of Wheat. I'm odd like that though.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 12:49 PM
 
1,653 posts, read 5,159,873 times
Reputation: 1435
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richmonder27 View Post
Richmond, Virginia certainly isn't ugly !
Don't get me wrong, Richmond is a great city, but many parts are down right grimey. The downtown area and Shockoe Bottom are awesome, two of my favorite neighborhoods, but The Fan (parts of Broad St, mainly) are just plain dirty.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 06:59 PM
 
3,368 posts, read 10,502,933 times
Reputation: 1678
Connecticut Pam, I agree that there are some beautiful cities in this country. I had the pleasure of living in Boston for four years and I still rave about what a wonderful place it is! With that said, I find that the most attractive, walkable, and truly urban cities were built before the rise of the automobile. Boston, San Francisco, New York... cities like that are what I like. When I said "American-style" cities I was talking about places like Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Irvine, San Jose - all places in which the bulk of development was done after the automobile had become such a prominent feature of American life.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: moving again
4,382 posts, read 15,320,912 times
Reputation: 1589
STLCardsBlues1989, that first photo is beautiful. I don't feel being abandoned makes it ugly at all. I love it
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
1,576 posts, read 5,135,929 times
Reputation: 683
Old towns i think are great (Boston, NYC, Paterson, Philadelphia, etc). They have that classic vibe that is makes the town have a wide variety of urban feel. Like old 1800s feel to WW2 times feel to the modern day feel.

Cities that aren't historic are just not appealing because the growth is starting now or recently and it all looks unorganized and bland. A lots of parts of FL are like this because the major growth there started in the 80s and on... so nothing classic about FL really. (for the most part)
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Richmond
1,191 posts, read 3,235,568 times
Reputation: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by xGrendelx View Post
Don't get me wrong, Richmond is a great city, but many parts are down right grimey. The downtown area and Shockoe Bottom are awesome, two of my favorite neighborhoods, but The Fan (parts of Broad St, mainly) are just plain dirty.
What about The Fan? Dirty?? What part?? I live in The Fan and its one of the best kept up neighborhoods in the city!

The Fan:



The only grimey areas of Richmond I can think of are along Jeff Davis HWY in the SE part of town and across the River.

W. Broad St is being revitalized. VCU is expanding, and a lot of nice new buildings are coming around there.

Monument Ave is possibly one of the most gorgeous throughfares of any city in the USA.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
5,812 posts, read 16,651,567 times
Reputation: 3335
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
STLCardsBlues1989, that first photo is beautiful. I don't feel being abandoned makes it ugly at all. I love it
Thanks.
Not really my photo, it's a Street View screenshot.
I agree, even decay can be beautiful.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 10:15 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
86,990 posts, read 102,554,590 times
Reputation: 33053
Quote:
Originally Posted by coldwine View Post
Oh my god, I do! Also, if you want to invest in better fast-cook cream of wheat, seriously think about using a whisk. You'll have one more dish to do, but it's great for separating the lumps.

I love cream of wheat. Have you ever had Ralston? It's one of those things I feel sick making but love eating.
I like Cream of Wheat, too, but my daughter went to college in Northfield, MN where Malt O Meal is made, so sometimes I buy that instead.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top