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Old 03-11-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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By far the nicest part of Houston, yet it's well-known Houstonians don't like it...it's too "flashy" or something. There was a different mentality in Dallas than Houston. Dallas overall, is put together in a much more impressive fashion. Especially to anyone who visits. I've noticed everyone wants to downplay the first impression visitors get of Houston, wonder why...

I was told myself..."most people here aren't from Houston" in the Galleria.

Basically apologizing that Galleria wasn't like the rest of town.

Interesting article that explains this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/02/us/02houston.html

Apparently you didn't get the last part of the article which basically recaps a different tone which you are trying to imply with it:

"“Houston is not an easy take when you get off the plane,” said Rienzi’s director, Katherine Howe. “But once you learn to read it, it’s an incredibly beautiful city.”"

And "Howe."
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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Basically, saying if you sit there and look hard enough you'll see a diamond in the rough. Sort of an insult if you think about it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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Basically, saying if you sit there and look hard enough you'll see a diamond in the rough. Sort of an insult if you think about it.

I lived in a presumably polished diamond like San Diego for four years.

I got bored with it quickly!

Houston, I never get bored here. That's the bottom line. The eccentric unstructure of this city is light years more suitable for a deeper-thinking person than San Diego's touristy packaging will ever be.

Try again.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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I lived in a presumably polished diamond like San Diego for four years.

I got bored with it quickly!
What was so polished about it? San Diego is similar to San Antonio--tourist-oriented, pro-military, and both have Sea Worlds. They are adjacent to much bigger metro areas (L.A. and Houston) that are global cities. (L.A. has way too many things to do in one trip!) Too bad you couldn't live in L.A. instead.
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