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View Poll Results: What world city is most like Los Angeles, California?
London 2 2.04%
Hong Kong 0 0%
Paris 0 0%
Singapore 0 0%
Tokyo 1 1.02%
Sydney 31 31.63%
Dubai 3 3.06%
Bombay 3 3.06%
Milan 0 0%
Moscow 0 0%
Sao Paulo 1 1.02%
Frankfurt 0 0%
Toronto 2 2.04%
Madrid 2 2.04%
Mexico City 23 23.47%
Amsterdam 0 0%
Kuala Lumpur 2 2.04%
Brussels 0 0%
Seoul 1 1.02%
Johannesburg 2 2.04%
Buenos Aires 4 4.08%
Vienna 1 1.02%
Prague 1 1.02%
Budapest 0 0%
Bangkok 2 2.04%
Other 17 17.35%
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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Can only assume those voting for that option have never been to one or both of these cities.
I was about to say the same. They're not really alike at all. I've been to Sydney like 6 times, so of course I'm familiar. It's greener, denser, more a humid subtropical type climate, older buildings. LA is drier, more Med. Both are car dominated and suburban - but that's most American and Australian cities - but overall, I don't see much real similarity. People probably think of the whole glitz and glam. But Sydney Harbour is more like San Francisco bay than downtown LA.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Came here to say Sydney. Renowned for sun (even though LA has way more), large urban sprawl, traffic issues and near other big cities on the coast. (Melbourne/San Francisco). Other Sydney natives can probably think of other similarities.
You can then say Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide are also like LA because they all share those things. Perth might be more similar since it's more car-dominated and has a similar Mediterranean climate.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Vienna is somewhat like the "classical" version of Los Angeles.
They have even a Hall of Fame with stars of famous classical composers, musicians and conductors!
The scene of opera, symphonic orchestra and ballet is comparable to the scene of movies in LA. And the Wurstelprater Park may be compared to the Disneyland in the sense of being a traditional and very popular amusement park.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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Los Angeles and Paris couldn't be more different yet the whole 'noir' genre is associated with the two. LA seems more like a 'day' city than a night city.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How come Lagos is not on the list?
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: London and New York
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Mexico City
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:24 AM
 
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I think Sydney wins only on account of the lack of any reasonably similar alternative (its a fairly new first world city in a warm coastal area). Really, is there any city in the United States that is really like Los Angeles? (The best I could come up with is San Diego or Las Vegas).

Hypothetically, if one of the new coastal resort cities in Spain, such as Benidorm became MUCH larger, it would be similar, as it is largely a new development and has a very global population.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:54 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I don't imagine there is another city like Los Angeles.

It is unique - both good and bad.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:06 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I think Sydney wins only on account of the lack of any reasonably similar alternative (its a fairly new first world city in a warm coastal area). Really, is there any city in the United States that is really like Los Angeles? (The best I could come up with is San Diego or Las Vegas).
Absolutely not!
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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I think Sydney wins only on account of the lack of any reasonably similar alternative (its a fairly new first world city in a warm coastal area). Really, is there any city in the United States that is really like Los Angeles? (The best I could come up with is San Diego or Las Vegas).

Hypothetically, if one of the new coastal resort cities in Spain, such as Benidorm became MUCH larger, it would be similar, as it is largely a new development and has a very global population.
San Diego and Phoenix would be the closest. Well unless you include some of the other cities in the Greater LA/So Cal region.

Obviously they're a lot more like LA than Sydney is.
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