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Old 02-10-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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what are the most photogenic/prettiest cosmopolitan cities in north america?

my top four


quebec city, canada






boston, mass.




honorable mention:
old montreal, canada
(applies to the older historical part of the city only)

medium to large town:
savannah, georgia
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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How come you're excluding the newer parts of Montreal but not the newer parts of the other cities? And when you say Old Montreal, are you talking about the Old Port? The roughly pre-1870 area? The roughly pre-1940 area?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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How come you're excluding the newer parts of Montreal but not the newer parts of the other cities? And when you say Old Montreal, are you talking about the Old Port? The roughly pre-1870 area? The roughly pre-1940 area?

outside of the small historical district, montreal looks like any other cold faceless, modern city or skyscraper city. there's nothing inherently bad about skyscraper cities, but personally I don't find them to be very pleasing to look at. and I don't think they were meant to be very beautiful or pleasing to look at. they were designed to be functional first and foremost. that's my personal preference. if you like the appearance of any skyscraper cities and you like the way they look you are free to list them here.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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outside of the small historical district, montreal looks like any other cold faceless, modern city or skyscraper city. there's nothing inherently bad about skyscraper cities, but personally I don't find them to be very pleasing to look at. and I don't think they were meant to be very beautiful or pleasing to look at. they were designed to be functional first and foremost. that's my personal preference. if you like the appearance of any skyscraper cities and you like the way they look you are free to list them here.
Really??? You may not like it as it may not be your cup of tea, but much of Montreal's inner city for quite some distance outside of the older downtown looks like this:

http://media.remax-quebec.com/img/ne...5-pri01-01.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/8...5143f528_z.jpg

http://montrealmosaic.com/files/mont...img_5324.a.jpg

Whether people find it aesthically pleasing or not is one matter, but I am not sure this is cold, faceless, modern, skyscraper-ish.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The City
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^^

I agree I think Montreal may be my favorite (though never really spent any time in Quebec and looks fabulous as well)

Charleston SC is quite attractive as well though much smaller
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Montreal is far from being a generic Anytown, North America.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Small cities:
Portland, Maine
Burlington, VT
Santa Barbara, CA
Asheville, NC
Cumberland, MD

Large cities:
Seattle
San Francisco
Montreal
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: The City
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^ No Anapolis?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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^ No Anapolis?
Annapolis looks better from the water than it does from land. I don't enjoy spending time there so I guess it didn't make the cut.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:29 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Small cities:
Portland, Maine
Burlington, VT
Santa Barbara, CA
Asheville, NC
Cumberland, MD
I'd include Ithaca, there for the setting though most of the architecture isn't that special, it has some nice old buildings and houses. It's small but no smaller than Cumberland, MD. If we're going to go small what about the photos of the town taken by me at the end of this page:

Winter 2013 photo thread
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