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Old 03-08-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I am surprised how many times Orlando is listed. Some of you probably only visited the touristy side of town. There are several tree lined streets, beautiful lakes, and very tasteful homes and retail. I think it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and I have been to about 25 states and many Major U.S. cities. Beauty definitely is in the eyes of the beholder.

 
Old 03-08-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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And New York is truly disgusting, piles of garbage everywhere...
 
Old 03-08-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Beautiful:

Seattle, WA - Clean, water, natural setting

Chicago, IL - I was not expecting much, downtown was clean, drove past miles and miles of lakeside mansions, did not mention the less attractive south side.

Washington, DC - from rumors, i expected one big slum. It was beautiful.

San Francisco, CA - Beautiful Setting.

San Diego, CA - Beatiful setting and very clean city.

Orlando, FL - Where I live, very new and clean. Most people have only the tourist side to judge it from. Come downtown, see the historic areas (there are several), see the lakes and tree lined streets, or the immaculate store fronts. I could also provide you a laundry list of non chain restaurants that supposedly are not here as well.

Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami, FL - The cities are hit or miss but have a beautiful setting on the water.

Portland, OR - Where I grew up. Very beautiful in every way!

Places somewhere in the middle that I have been to: Los Angeles, Kansas City, Nashville, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Sacramento.

UGLY:

New York - Great city, ugly as sin.

Memphis, TN

St Louis, MO

Topeka, KS

Las Vegas, NV ( off the strip)

New Orleans, LA

Denver, CO

El Paso, TX - hate to admit it because I do like it there and have family there, but the brown is very unappealing.

Boise, ID - Ugly brown hills surround the city

Fresno, CA- But to be fair, I have not seen Clovis.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by Wilshire81182 View Post
And New York is truly disgusting, piles of garbage everywhere...
like you said, beauty is defiantly in the eye of the beholder
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Originally Posted by Wilshire81182 View Post
And New York is truly disgusting, piles of garbage everywhere...

Something tells me you've never step foot into New York City. New York, disgusting? Start from here,

New York Pics

New York is beautiful, and someone who thinks Orlando (of all places) is beautiful and New York is disgusting really has bad taste/or should visit an optometrist because Orlando is just ugly and downright horrendous.

I mean, it's okay you live in an ugly city but no need to blindly lash out at places you've never visited. We can all agree Orlando will never be held in the same breath as New York.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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I am surprised how many times Orlando is listed. Some of you probably only visited the touristy side of town. There are several tree lined streets, beautiful lakes, and very tasteful homes and retail. I think it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and I have been to about 25 states and many Major U.S. cities. Beauty definitely is in the eyes of the beholder.
Because it's an ugly, sprawling dump.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Newark NJ

Brooklyn, NY

Queens NY

Nassau Cty NY

Newark is disgusting,

But Nassau County?!!!
 
Old 03-08-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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It's not always the looks of a place that gives it a good or bad name and/or reputation.
Parts of Chicago is beautiful with lake Michigan in the background, but parts of it are slums, just like Detroit, L.A., St, Luis, and many more cities. But one thing that gives Chicago (today's) bad name is: it's a sanctuary city for illegals, and a good percentage of taxpayers in this country look down on that.
But I will say that it's not alone.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 10:36 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes,city is not something great,but horrible is WEATHER
Agreed. We are entitled to our opinion regarding Seattle.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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As a temporary transplant to seattle, its easy to say that it could be the most beautiful part of the U.S.(not including Alaska and Hawaii, the 2 most stunning in my opinion)

I was very dissapointed with Denver. I was expecting a green, mountainous, tree filled beautiful area. Its brown and flat, and the mountain view isn't all that great. I was so dissapointed when i first saw Denver.
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