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Old 05-19-2017, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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By surreal, I mean rather ethereal, strange or even a bit futuristic. It feels like you're in a different world or time period when you're there. I will start with these:

Sana'a, Yemen:
https://101lugaresincreibles.com/wp-...0709896189.jpg

Astana, Kazakhstan:
http://style.gq.com.au//media/articl...1_l.jpg?165603

Any others?

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Old 05-19-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Well I guess Pyongyang?
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Well I guess Pyongyang?
Good call. Forgot that one.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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Well, in some ways brazilian cities are quite surreal

http://engenhariaemdia.com.br/wp-con...C3%B3polis.jpg



http://d30fl32nd2baj9.cloudfront.net...w640/Rio+1.jpg



https://beautybellezzabeaute.files.w...f951.jpg?w=768



http://www.vaicomtudo.com/wp-content...s-bonitos1.png



https://buscacliente.s3.amazonaws.co...aricanduva.jpg

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Pripyat

https://nikonrumors.com/wp-content/u...at-Skyline.jpg

But Doha looks one of the most futuristic/alien
http://www.theqatarconsultancy.com/w.../doha-city.jpg

and if you want to go back in time, Dubrovnik is a good option (Kings landing from Game of Thrones was filmed here)
http://www.theluxtraveller.com/wp-co...ik-harbour.jpg

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Venice:

http://assets.fodors.com/destination...italy_main.jpg

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Old 05-19-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Iquitos
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Colonia:
https://cache-graphicslib.viator.com...res-218745.jpg

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Old 05-19-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default A couple of suggestions

Well, there are underground cities in Africa (see Blog - Underground City in Tunisia - AFRAN Study and Research Institute (Africa & Iran)), any homes built into cliffs like the temple in Indiana Jones & the last crusade (Petra - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:P...rdan_BW_21.JPG), there's Gaudi's architecture in Spain (see https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=28&ajaxhist=0), some of the surviving Bauhaus architecture in Germany https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=56&ajaxhist=0) l...
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Here you can see some really crazy stuff:
http://justsomething.co/city-portrai...victor-enrich/
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13 of the Most Architecturally Stunning Museums Around the World
The best designed buildings in the world - Business Insider


Not the whole cities, but some buildings are impressive:

Absolute Towers in Canada
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...98711fea6a.jpg

Ágora, city of the arts, Valencia, Spain
https://d1ez3020z2uu9b.cloudfront.ne...otos/11355.jpg
http://www.valencia-cityguide.com/im...ndsciences.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5xj0sXlaZy...0/DSC00472.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MPYTPYAtLa...0/P4114861.jpg

Singapore:
http://www.enjoyourholiday.com/wp-co...3370098158.jpg
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/co...apt.1190.1.jpg
http://static.thousandwonders.net/Ma...inal.13414.jpg

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.enjoyourholiday.com/wp-co...3236663942.jpg

Shanghai
http://www.enjoyourholiday.com/wp-co.../902606557.jpg
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Paris
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An other city that is surreal for sure, Naypyidaw in Myanmar !

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What are the most surreal-looking cities in the world?-naypyidaw-myanmar-poster789183954.jpg

It's apparently a city that was build very fastly at a gigantic scale (bigger than NY) but now is totally empty as it doesn't attract any investors/people...




An other one again would be Havana in Cuba, thanks to its marvelous old-fashion cars
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