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Old 02-01-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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All big cities have a rich and a poor area. The rich area can be esily spotted: lot's of trees, parks and clean air, clinics, clubs, maids from third world countries taking the kids of their employers to karate lessons, women in furs and nose jobs driving mercedes, gyms and spas an luruxy restaurants.

Meanwhile the poor area can be easily spotted: lot's of working class people using the public transport, not so many trees, not so many parks, children going alone to school, broken windows and graffiti on the walls, and drug dealers and prostitutes in the corners.


So I wonder, in what cities is this contrast more evident and in what cities is less?


I think one city where is less evident is Stockholm, when I visited it looked clean and safe, not classist at all, the whole city looked rich.

Meanwhile Paris is very extreme, like to different cities.

What are yur examples?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I'd say many American cities would be very divided. London there are huge contrasts.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I think one city where is less evident is Stockholm, when I visited it looked clean and safe, not classist at all, the whole city looked rich.
Did you visit both Danderyd and Botkyrka?
It might not be like Paris or London or New York, but the difference is pretty evident.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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Did you visit both Danderyd and Botkyrka?
It might not be like Paris or London or New York, but the difference is pretty evident.

I don´t remember the names, I went in 2000, walked around the whole city and everything looked so clean and easy going, lot's of trees and parks everywhere and people vey friendly. I spent a whole week walking most of the day and not even once felt anything remotely dangerous.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I'd say many American cities would be very divided. London there are huge contrasts.
They can be, but it depends on the area. Here in Chicago, even in some of the bad/poor areas, things look alright for awhile and then it can turn way worse with boarded up houses and what not
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Scottish cities. From modern Europe to Bosnia in under a mile!

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_a_o/0_...005_005039.jpg

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...n-Glas-002.jpg
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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City center
Karl Johans gate (main street - not a residential area)

Western Oslo (very expensive)
Bygdøy allé
Tjuvholmen
Holmenkollen
Bygdøy

Nordstrand / Ekeberg (south east - very expensive):

Eastern Oslo (central - average prices)

Grønland
Tøyen
Grünerløkka
Kampen

Northeastern Oslo (least expensive)
Ammerud
Furuset

Southeastern Oslo (least expensive)
Holmlia
Bøler
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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The least expensiv parts of Oslo seem very good.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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I know I was just thinking that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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No, they are not that bad. Still, I would not like to live in one of these Russian-style apartment buildings (like Ammerud).
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