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Old 05-06-2019, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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To the North of London you have Hampstead and Grreenwich in the East of London.



Some Deer art Bushy Park in London and a short video about the eight London Royal Parks.


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Old 05-06-2019, 08:12 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Exactly. I have been to Paris and New York and while both are interesting, I'm not a fan of big cities and within a few days need to escape. I would much rather be hiking in Norway or Maine.
I enjoy a lot of the world's natural attractions myself.

However, this particular thread is about 3 cities that are hubs of high culture in the modern world. So, that is my focus here.

I suppose I could have added Tokyo too. But frankly, I am not that familiar with it. I expect that Tokyo is of the same ilk as these 3 cities except that it is non-western.

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Old 05-06-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I enjoy a lot of the world's natural attractions myself.

However, this particular thread is about 3 cities that are hubs of high culture in the modern world. So, that is my focus here.

I suppose I could have added Tokyo too. But frankly, I am not that familiar with it. I expect that Tokyo is of the same ilk as these 3 cities except that it is non-western.
Personal opinion. I could add my own personal opinion of "must see cities", but again that would just be my personal opinion.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Personal opinion. I could add my own personal opinion of "must see cities", but again that would just be my personal opinion.
So, what cities have international recognition as being greater hubs of high culture than Paris, New York and London?

Is there data to support that opinion?

This is like saying all universities are rated the same as Harvard or Oxford. It is all just a matter of opinion.

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Old 05-06-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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But, OP, why do you rate Paris above Rome?
I have been to Rome and I agree that it is also a great cultural center. Italy in general is a great country to visit.

Paris, however, has more museums and iconic attractions. It is bigger and more vibrant. It takes many more days to see Paris than Rome.

Rome is a fine city. So is the Vatican. Still, there really isn't anything in Rome that can quite compare with the Louvre or Versailles. The Louvre is astonishing.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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Paris, New York and London are must-visit cities for every single human being in the whole world
I have been to London and it was a great trip. I enjoyed it even more when I got out of London and visited small towns like Bath.

The first time I visited New York City I had an airline ticket that could not be changed. I hated that subhuman sewer city so much that I left 4 days early. I found a great deal on a one car rental and drove 1,200 miles to get home.

I have less than zero interest in Paris. I wouldn't go there if I won a free trip.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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My point is not that there is nothing of value in those destinations. I simply object to the assertion that a lifetime of travel has been in vain if those cities have somehow been missed.


I've spent a couple of days in New York, sleeping in my car and saying "Ho hum, so this is NY". I stayed overnight in Paris twice, once in an industrial suburb. I enjoyed a week in London when it could be enjoyed affordably and leisurely while surveying on palate-numbing English food.


I could have quit, and rested on what the OP would call my laurels, but instead I went on to other countries, and saw a few things from Akrotiri to Zimbabwe, which was Rhodesia then. There is much more to see than three massive western urbanities. .

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Old 05-06-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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By the way, I recommend that people do the hop on hop off bus tour when they visit these cities.

It is an excellent way to get an overview of what the cities offer.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:53 PM
 
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You can have a great time walking around Queens, Brooklyn and see how people live in the amazing neighborhoods there. Its not all about Manhattan. So many tourists miss out on the real NYC.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:37 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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I detest everything about these cities. Why would I go? The population alone makes me want to drop the idea immediately. We have enough people from NYC down here in NC that I can ask them anything I want to know. London? You mean the overpriced bullpen with the new sanctuaries where the police aren't allowed to go? Or you mean Paris, the pickpocket capital of the world, with the big tower to distract you from the smells of fresh (and stale) micturition overpowering any wafts from the whimsical bakery you might want to visit?

Give me NC, SC, GA, FL and I'll make the best of it. Plenty of mountains, trails, scenic byways, beach, farm, cities with big shopping and free parking lots...
I can understand why its 'not for you' but the bolded is pure nonsense - there are NO 'no go' areas anywhere in the UK and that includes London.
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