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Old 12-08-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Ok, I went to visit Lafayette last year with some friends from Germany and all were disappointed. Ok, what new and is there anything beside River Ridge that is new to Lafayette. Why are there no skyscrapers there for a city it size?
Skyscrapers? You have friends that travel from Germany to look at buildings? Lafayette. Man, it's about the food, the music, the joie de vivre, the CULTURE man....who in the heck cares about skyscrapers??????

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Don't worry, this guy never has anything good to say about Louisiana anyway.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:43 AM
 
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Skyscrapers? You have friends that travel from Germany to look at buildings? Lafayette. Man, it's about the food, the music, the joie de vivre, the CULTURE man....who in the heck cares about skyscrapers??????

20yrsinBranson
This is what people don't seem to understand about Lafayette, about Louisiana, and about the South in general.

Beautifully said, ma'am.

Can't wait to move.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Well, many southern cities have dominating skylines, ATL, Houston, Dallas, MIA, NO, Charlotte.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Those cities have more than 100,000 people!
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Abbeville, LA
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I can see how they weren't impressed. Germany has some beautiful architecture that dates to medieval times. The cities are like little villages. It's a beautiful place. Lafayette has some ugly buildings. Besides downtown around UL and Jefferson and the newer developments around River Ranch, the city does lack the character you would expect to go along with the food and music.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I can see how they weren't impressed. Germany has some beautiful architecture that dates to medieval times. The cities are like little villages. It's a beautiful place. Lafayette has some ugly buildings. Besides downtown around UL and Jefferson and the newer developments around River Ranch, the city does lack the character you would expect to go along with the food and music.
Lafayette is definitely made pretty by its culture and people and not its buildings. Even the University isnt much to look at.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Lafayette is definitely made pretty by its culture and people and not its buildings. Even the University isnt much to look at.
I'll take the university over the Oil Center any day. That's ugly.

James Lee Burke even said as much in one of his novels.

At least the university has Cypress Lake and the century oaks...
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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I can see how they weren't impressed. Germany has some beautiful architecture that dates to medieval times. The cities are like little villages. It's a beautiful place. Lafayette has some ugly buildings. Besides downtown around UL and Jefferson and the newer developments around River Ranch, the city does lack the character you would expect to go along with the food and music.
The U.S. is a young nation in general, and only some preserved traces of the Europeans' movements (such as the Spanish missions in the West or the trading outposts in the Pacific NW and Alaska) and early American colonial architecture, or archaeological remains of the various indigenous civilizations can even begin to compare to the structural history in Europe. This has nothing to do with the city of Lafayette or the state of Louisiana. It is a reality of history.

As a side note, I find surrounding towns such as St. Martinville and parts of Breaux Bridge simply stunning.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette is definitely made pretty by its culture and people and not its buildings. Even the University isnt much to look at.
Kind of odd. We here have great culture and people but ugly buildings. France has ugly people (not physically) but great art and buildings.
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