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Old 10-07-2010, 08:56 AM
 
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40 Prettiest Cities In The World (PHOTOS)
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Florence, Italy is #1!
Of course it is

I'm glad to see Quebec up there too.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Paris,France.
I'm french and I say NO.Paris is ugly except some parts (La Défense..).

And a liberal journal saying "San Francisco = the prettiest in the US" it's not a surprise, but it's not wrong I guess.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Paris,France.
I'm french and I say NO.Paris is ugly except some parts (La Défense..).
What? How can you seriously make that claim? Paris is not ugly, and La Defense is probably the ugliest part of an otherwise beautifully charming city.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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What? How can you seriously make that claim? Paris is not ugly, and La Defense is probably the ugliest part of an otherwise beautifully charming city.
Maybe because I lived there ? Sorry but stop to be fooled by the Hollywood propaganda...In France you have more beautiful city : Nice, Grenoble, some parts of Marseilles, Bordeaux, Strasbourg.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I would love to know what criteria was used for "pretty". I do not consider big tall buildings pretty at all. And certainly, in many (if not all) of the cities cited in this article, there are "neighborhood" or areas that are not pretty at all. I'll bet if you looked hard enough you would find a slum of sorts in Venice and Florence and Paris and certainly New York City.

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Old 10-07-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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I'm taking a stab here and say it has to be the skylines...Not so much with "height" but the "architecture" of Buildings and how they blend within each other and also with the natural setting.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:46 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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lol @ the alley way used as a pic of paris and the pic they used for ny.

there are a lot of beautiful cities on that list but i don't agree with the order and some of the pics used could have been waaay better.

i don't know what cities should be number 1-10 but yeah. just my random thoughts.

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i've been to a few of these cities on the list...off the top i didn't think venice was THAT pretty. no offense to anyone, its a nice city and i had a great time.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I would love to know what criteria was used for "pretty". I do not consider big tall buildings pretty at all. And certainly, in many (if not all) of the cities cited in this article, there are "neighborhood" or areas that are not pretty at all. I'll bet if you looked hard enough you would find a slum of sorts in Venice and Florence and Paris and certainly New York City.

20yrsinBranson
I don't understand the point you're trying to make. Obviously there are parts of cities like New York and definitely Paris which are slummy. For as beautiful a city as Paris is, some of the Northern/Eastern burbs are very slummy from what I've heard.

You're not going to find many, if any, cities that have slums of some sort.

While you're grimacing at rough neighborhoods like Hunt's Point or Brixton, others are fawning over the beauty of Greenwich Village or Knightsbridge. I would guess that's what they were looking at when they compiled this list.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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Paris,France.
I'm french and I say NO.Paris is ugly except some parts (La Défense..).

And a liberal journal saying "San Francisco = the prettiest in the US" it's not a surprise, but it's not wrong I guess.
La Défense is hideous, but it is technically not in the city of Paris. Paris is one of the most glamorous and most beautiful big cities on the planet. Every bridge is a work of art. Even streetlights are works of art. But I do agree that there are many French cities which are more beautiful: Strasbourg, Pau, Bordeaux, Montpellier come to mind. But maybe those were too small to be included in the survey, I don't know.

No surprise about SF and Seattle being on the list. But NYC? What about San Diego? Or Boston? I'd put both of those ahead of NYC any day of the week.
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