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Old 03-01-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Clevland reminds me of the UKs northern cities.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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East coast cities look more European, especially British, because they were settled first.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Washington DC gives me a strong European vibe. I think it's hardly ever mentioned in these kind of threads.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Washington DC gives me a strong European vibe. I think it's hardly ever mentioned in these kind of threads.
Well, it was planned by a Frenchman, Pierre L'Enfant.

Older official parts of Washington also have an "imperial capital" feel which is obviously Euro-derived.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:39 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Well, it was planned by a Frenchman, Pierre L'Enfant.

Older official parts of Washington also have an "imperial capital" feel which is obviously Euro-derived.
I thought the wide streets and very planned streets in the center seemed less rather more European. It doesn't have skyscrapers, but otherwise I think Boston and Philadelphia have a better case for being more European.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I thought the wide streets and very planned streets in the center seemed less rather more European. It doesn't have skyscrapers, but otherwise I think Boston and Philadelphia have a better case for being more European.
Well, it's not like an organic European city it's true, but it has a lot of grandeur that you might expect an emperor to build in his (European) capital if he was to build or rebuild one.


I mean, this is almost Vienna-esque:


https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Fed...283166!6m1!1e1
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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The more I look at the cities I know in the US, the less I can see any European in them.

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Old 03-10-2017, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Come run away for a weekend to Boston with me Ruth, and I'll show you the city!
Yeah, I think people need to see more of the dense suburbs of Boston. Cross the bridge into Cambridge or take the Green Line to Brookline. Harvard Square could easily pass for Piccadilly's little brother. If it were not for the fact that the buildings are all brick, The North End could pass for any labyrinthine neighborhood in Europe.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say San Francisco. Densely populated (the city itself), quite affluent, it has the port, the hills even... very Euro in my opinion anyway. Boston would be a close second, or Providence.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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Speaking of Boston, does anyone know what it costs to own one of those townhouses in the Back Bay - on Marlborough, Beacon, or Commonwealth streets?

By the way, check out "street - views" (Google, Bing, etc) of this neighborhood: then walk from it down Newbury Street for boutique shopping/dining and then onto Boylston, for the Boulevard experience (from Massachusetts to Arlington avenues) stopping, of course, at Copley Square which is surrounded by the grandeur of five architecturally impressive buildings (two of them churches, no less) ...

... tell me this isn't Euro-esq, at least as far as one can find among US Cities.

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