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Old 03-31-2016, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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I would choose:

Vienna
Geneva
Zurich

They tend to be medium sized cities at most.

Among larger metropolises:

Singapore has a charmingly care-free and almost childlike sense of optimism at the personal level. It feels very safe, clean and civil, though some would argue a bit sterile.

London's economic boom shows no sign of abating. As the boosterism on this forum seems to suggest, it has had a great sense of purpose and dynamism in recent years. It's also a testament to how much difference some modernized infrastructure can totally change the atmosphere of a city.
London and SE UK has just been through one of the bleakest and most protractedly depressing autumns and winters in recent memory, and preceding that, a pretty 'meh' summer, so the mood here is currently a bit blunted.

In a good year though, the feeling in the streets is absolutely stellar. The whole city feels like a huge endorphin bath.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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Depends. There is a large domestic migration going on, but also people coming from other EU countries. Today the largest minorities are Estonians and Russians. I don't see that it will change in the near future.
We will take over, okay?

MakeHelsinkiGreatAgain
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:29 AM
 
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For fans of "rocky", any romantic skating rink recommendations in London? Google says there are ones in Hampton court and the NHM. Which would you recommend?
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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In the U.S.:

New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami and Los Angeles all have an optimistic feel.

New York feels like a city with endless possibilities.

San Francisco feels like springtime all year round.

Washington DC feels full of life in the spring with cherry blossoms around the grand monuments.

Miami is endless nightlife and beach weather.

Los Angeles is a combination of sunny weather, beaches, entertainment and nightlife. All pretty optimistic.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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Which would you recommend?
Depends on what you prefer. As you can see, all are pretty stunning locations in different ways.

National History Museum:



Surrounding architecture: Victorian
Crowd: Kensington toffs and Hipsters
"Insufferable brat" factor: 3


Somerset House:



Surrounding architecture: Neoclassical
Crowd: Middle class suburbanites and tourists
"Insufferable brat" factor: 5


Canary wharf:



Surrounding architecture: Modern skyscrapers
Crowd: International mix, financial services workers
"Insufferable brat" factor: 7
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Blighty
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In the U.S.:

New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami and Los Angeles all have an optimistic feel.

New York feels like a city with endless possibilities.

San Francisco feels like springtime all year round.

Washington DC feels full of life in the spring with cherry blossoms around the grand monuments.

Miami is endless nightlife and beach weather.

Los Angeles is a combination of sunny weather, beaches, entertainment and nightlife. All pretty optimistic.
How about Chicago and Boston?
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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How about Chicago and Boston?
Those two definitely have vibrancy and a sense of mission. So, I should include them as well.

The cities I mentioned were the first to pop up in my head though.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Depends on what you prefer. As you can see, all are pretty stunning locations in different ways.

National History Museum:



Surrounding architecture: Victorian
Crowd: Kensington toffs and Hipsters
"Insufferable brat" factor: 3


Somerset House:



Surrounding architecture: Neoclassical
Crowd: Middle class suburbanites and tourists
"Insufferable brat" factor: 5


Canary wharf:



Surrounding architecture: Modern skyscrapers
Crowd: International mix, financial services workers
"Insufferable brat" factor: 7
CW is finally starting to look like a proper cluster. Maybe it's time I paid a visit to see how much it's changed.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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CW is finally starting to look like a proper cluster. Maybe it's time I paid a visit to see how much it's changed.
As with pretty much every other high rise CBD around the world, much more impressive on film or in pictures than in reality.



At least it's clean, unlike some other CBDs I could mention, and it's become more vibrant in recent years, with more going on after hours and during weekends.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:19 PM
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Inevitable Guarantee areas of Mainland Asia is monopolizing on the sensationalist feel.

Saigon Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Kyoto, Tokyo, Kunming, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hoi An, Penang Georgetown, Busan, Surabaya are rising up in reference of mind to coincide towards Optimistic Driven Major cities.

Respectively, the countries of Vietnam, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan.

All of these areas have a very bright future with almost everything imaginable.


Unfortunately, areas of Europe is occasionally declining, especial to the West. Yet there are the optimistic aura ones remaining. Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Milan, Rome, Innsbruck, Madrid, Barcelona, Krakow, Geneva, Zurich, Lyon, Grenoble, Toulouse, Riga, Ljubljana, Munich, and Budapest. Countries of Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Estonia, and Latvia.


Outside of Asia or some of Europe, in between there is Baku Azerbaijan, Almaty, Astana Kazakhstan, Dubai UAE, Doha Qatar, Batumi Georgia, Nicosia, Limassol Cyprus and outside of those zones Santiago Chile, Melbourne, Brisbane Australia, San Francisco California, and Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto Canada, Lima Peru, and Buenos Aires Argentina.


Honestly, a vast majority of Planet Earth went through a severe decline the past few years compared to 1990-January 2015 or even up to August 2015. Literally less than 1 year- 2 years 1/2 later and I feel like I am living on another Planet! Deeply missing those past infinite signs or areas of Global existence, too much on the brink of collapse, and wanting the negativity of main events to entirely reverse back to optimism everywhere.
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