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Old 11-20-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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Montreal and Quebec City.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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Gary Indiana.
The amazing skyline, unintelligble people, crazy traffic and restaurant entree's you say eeeeeeewww to.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I'm dying to visit PARIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I gotta go with Seattle. It has similar weather to Paris; it also has a pretty vibrant artsy community and feel to it. Also, Seattle has alot of water in and around it.
And lastly, the sheer propensity of sidewalk cafes and coffee shops and kiosks. Pike's Place--the original home of Starbucks--seems as if it was almost modeled after some similar square in Paris.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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I never understand why people think that Quebec city is similar at Paris.
I don't see anything on common except the language.
Montreal I could understand but QC ?




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Old 11-20-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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-Boston
-Washington, DC
-Western parts of central Mexico City like Polanco, Condesa, Bosques de Chapultepec... but with that said, most of Mexico City looks nothing like Paris
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Washington DC is the most Paris like city we have. New York followed by Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Montreal etc all have similarities. But I only emphasize similarity.

The unique things about Paris include its a major national capital (Washington), major international cultural center of the first rank (New York), has a older type street pattern (Boston), has many newer type broad Blvds cut through (Washington, NYC, Chicago) and numerous public squares, parks and gardens. Finally Paris is a major city of French culture (Montreal).

Above all is the zoning which has created a uniform height of apartment buildings across the city. American cities, including the above, do have large areas of neighborhoods which have a uniform height from zoning. But these largely consist of 2 to 3 story houses, no where near what you see in Paris. Even where you do see large areas of similar sized buildings 5-6 stories+ like in New York, IMHO most of the post 1920ish apartment building architecture is generally sub-par compared to Paris.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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I gotta go with Seattle. It has similar weather to Paris; it also has a pretty vibrant artsy community and feel to it. Also, Seattle has alot of water in and around it.
And lastly, the sheer propensity of sidewalk cafes and coffee shops and kiosks. Pike's Place--the original home of Starbucks--seems as if it was almost modeled after some similar square in Paris.
Errr...no. Actually I can't think of two more different cities. Thanks for playing though.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:36 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I'd go with the French part of Epcot!
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Really i'd say IMHO the only NA city that resembles Paris the most is Washington. The layout, low skyline (with the Washington Monument sticking out like a sore thumb, not unlike the Eiffel Tower), and the political importance of the city really make them seem highly alike.
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