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Old 01-13-2019, 02:33 AM
 
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Sydney is a bit like London met San Francisco/NYC and had a baby.

A lot of the oldest suburbs like Paddington are full of Victorian style terrace housing that resembles London, but adapted for the Australian climate.

Sydney's CBD has some narrow roads that are "boxed in" like London, but architecturally it is more like New York or an American city.

I think American cities are more aesthetically pleasing than English ones. The USA and Australia have some of the best laid out cities in the world, a lot of them were given a "grid layout" (New York, Melbourne, Adelaide, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.).
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Old Today, 01:30 PM
 
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In my opinion, most of the beauty in the UK is too be found in the older, small/medium size cities. Many of the large cities were originally backwaters which quickly exploded during the Industrial Revolution, giving them a gritty character, or post-war in the 50's/60's, which certainly wasn't a golden age of western architecture.

Many of the older cities and towns are great, aesthetic architecture, dense, very walkable. I can't speak from personal travelling experience, but the US seems to be lacking in this department in comparison to Europe. Perhaps there's some older towns around parts of New England which have something to offer in this department?
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