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Old 10-15-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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New York
Los Angeles
Washington DC
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Atlanta
Miami
Seattle
Dallas

Pretty much in that order, IMO.
Atlanta doesn't belong on that list in any capacity, and I also think we attribute too much to Dallas only because of the Cowboys.

I would say

NY
LA
DC
Chicago
Miami
San Fran
Vegas
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:01 PM
 
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I think all of the Florida cities and even Las Vegas would be above both D.C. and Chicago.

Think of how many billions of people live in cold weather zones that have cities far more cultured, urban, and historically significant that D.C. and Chicago.

I'd love to hear someone trying to pitch D.C over Orlando to a person in Helsinki or Seoul.

Pretty sure you're going to get a big "cool story bro" when hyping those historic buildings and landmarks.
I mean.... if you think Tampa or Orlando or Ft. Myers or Pensacola are more well known then DC or Chicago then please go right ahead thinking that.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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I mean.... if you think Tampa or Orlando are more well known then DC or Chicago then please go right ahead thinking that.
In the context of 7 billion people on earth, I think maybe they are.

If you live somewhere with no beach and freezing weather, a tourist zone in a tropical climate by a beach just might stand out more than parks, buildings, and monuments in another cold weather city with no natural scenery.

Especially in Europe, where they have national capitals far more impressive and significant than D.C., or Asia, where any number of random cities is likely to have similar features as Chicago.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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In the context of 7 billion people on earth, I think maybe they are.

If you live somewhere with no beach and freezing weather, a tourist zone in a tropical climate by a beach just might stand out more than parks, buildings, and monuments in another cold weather city with no natural scenery.

Especially in Europe, where they have national capitals far more impressive and significant than D.C., or Asia, where any number of random cities is likely to have similar features as Chicago.
We all know that you're not a fan of DC and that's ok. Maybe you're correct and Pensacola is more widely known then DC.... I really cant argue with someone who thinks that.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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In the context of 7 billion people on earth, I think maybe they are.

If you live somewhere with no beach and freezing weather, a tourist zone in a tropical climate by a beach just might stand out more than parks, buildings, and monuments in another cold weather city with no natural scenery.

Especially in Europe, where they have national capitals far more impressive and significant than D.C., or Asia, where any number of random cities is likely to have similar features as Chicago.
If you took Disney out of Orlando.... it would be the Sacramento of Florida in terms of international notoriety, and even that would be generous.

As a city, I think adding Orlando to this thread, simply because it possess notable theme parks (which BTW, Disney World isn't even in Orlando...), is pretty disingenuous. Chicago is famous as an overall well rounded city. Orlando and Tampa aren't, no is Florida in general really. Mount Rushmore is famous to outsiders.... but I wouldn't say Keystone, South Dakota is "internationally notable" because that's the city it's located in.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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We all know that you're not a fan of DC and that's ok. Maybe you're correct and Pensacola is more widely known then DC.... I really cant argue with someone who thinks that.
You're being hyperbolic. I meant Miami, Orlando and Tampa by "Florida cities."

I know it might be hard to come to terms with the fact that Orlando is likely more on the radar of a foreigner than the almighty megapolis D.C. with its amazing parks, river, and government buildings but I think we should all strive to see reality for what it is.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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You're being hyperbolic. I meant Miami, Orlando and Tampa by "Florida cities."

I know it might be hard to come to terms with the fact that Orlando is likely more on the radar of a foreigner than the almighty megapolis D.C. with its amazing parks, river, and government buildings but I think we should all strive to see reality for what it is.
You think Tampa is more internationally known then DC or Chicago...I guess that makes sense in the kind of crowd you might surround yourself with... that's all.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:37 PM
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But there are quite a few big cities that are, weirdly enough, not well-known internationally, and I have no idea why. Fresno, the "Inland Empire", Long Beach, Jacksonville FL (although Orlando is well-known for obvious reasons), Oklahoma City, Wichita, Mesa, Virginia Beach, Colorado Springs, Tulsa, Omaha... I'm looking at a list of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and I didn't know those cities are as heavily populated as they are.
Mesa? A suburb of Phoenix? Is this serious?
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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You think Tampa is more internationally known then DC or Chicago...I guess that makes sense in the kind of crowd you might surround yourself with... that's all.
It's not inconceivable.

Think of the Bahamas....not much there is there? Not really important either.

Think of Hamburg. A European city comparable to Chicago in importance and stature.

Go around Anytown, USA and see which one more people are familiar with.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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It's not inconceivable.


Think of Hamburg. A European city comparable to Chicago in importance and stature.
Oh c'mon, this is such a disingenuous take. The Chicago of GERMANY would be Hamburg.... but the Chicago of EUROPE would be Berlin or Frankfurt
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