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Old 03-13-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Montreal and Quebec city
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say San Francisco. Densely populated (the city itself), quite affluent, it has the port, the hills even... very Euro in my opinion anyway. Boston would be a close second, or Providence.
That's the funny thing. European cities by and large are not port cities. That's one main thing that keeps American cities so American.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Many ports in Europe

Rotterdam
Hamburg
Antwerp
Bremen-Bremerhaven
Valencia
Algeciras
Felixstowe
Saint Petersburg
Marsaxlokk
Gioia Tauro
Le Havre
Bruges-Zeebrugge
Barcelona
London
Dublin
Piraeus-Athens
Southampton
La Spezia
Las Palmas
Marseille
Gothenburg
Dunkirk
Sines
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:01 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Many ports in Europe

Rotterdam
Hamburg
Antwerp
Bremen-Bremerhaven
Valencia
Algeciras
Felixstowe
Saint Petersburg
Marsaxlokk
Gioia Tauro
Le Havre
Bruges-Zeebrugge
Barcelona
London
Dublin
Piraeus-Athens
Southampton
La Spezia
Las Palmas
Marseille
Gothenburg
Dunkirk
Sines
True...but strangely a lot of the biggies are not directly on the coast.

Paris
Warsaw
Berlin
Vienna
Milan
London
Rome
Athens
Madrid
Frankfurt
Zurich
Budapest
Bucharest
Moscow
Birmingham
Hamburg
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Many have rivers though.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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Many have rivers though.
Yes... there are some U.S. cities known for their river access, especially along the Mississippi, like (Minneapolis-) Saint Paul, Memphis, St. Louis... I was thinking though about coastal port cities, with dense areas around the port (not ports well outside the city area, as some are in North America now). There are a few on the east coast (Charleston, S.C., NYC, Boston, Providence, and I guess even Miami)... but this was just one factor that made me see San Francisco as a bit more European in its feel. I can't help it, I think of a European city, I tend to think of a large Old World capital with a fleet at dock ready to sail away to a colony somewhere.

Yes, I realize Europe is full of land-locked cities and river towns too. Just my stereotypical thinking. A head full of landscape clichés. I suppose I just as easily could've said Vail, Colorado... a ski resort in the Rockies, due to a resemblance to villages in the Alps...
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Clevland reminds me of the UKs northern cities.
Cleveland in Ohio reminds you of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle Upon Tyne, York, Ripon, Carlisle, Sunderland, Durham, Chester, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Sheffield, Hull, Lancaster, Preston, Wakefield, Dundee, Aberdeen, Sterling, Perth and Inverness.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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These two are among the oldest cities in the US

San Juan, Puerto Rico - 1508 (Spain)
https://www.google.com/maps/@18.4666...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@18.4654...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@18.4657...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@18.4644...7i13312!8i6656

Albany, NY - 1614 (Netherlands)
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6531...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6532...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6565...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6516...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Cleveland in Ohio reminds you of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle Upon Tyne, York, Ripon, Carlisle, Sunderland, Durham, Chester, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Sheffield, Hull, Lancaster, Preston, Wakefield, Dundee, Aberdeen, Sterling, Perth and Inverness.
The big cities I mean. Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow mainly. Sheffield and Sunderland too. Same grey, industrial look.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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As an American who has been to several European cities and countries, there really aren't any cities in the US/Canada that you could reasonably think that you were in Europe. Their architecture and built form is just totally different than what you would find in say either Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, or Montreal (which are probably the closest examples that I could think of).
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