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41. Posted by walkitwils (Budding Member, 52 posts) 12 Nov '07 02:29

Stockholm, Bergen and Chicago and Paris,Rome and Barcelona. My favourites i have been to so far but i,m sure this will constantly change

42. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 13 Nov '07 04:23

Quedlinburg
Shiraz
Jerusalem

43. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5577 posts) 13 Nov '07 04:46

Stockholm, Sydney, Melbourne in no particular order :)

Mind you, Oslo has a lot of charm too as a place to live, but that wasn't the question posed...

44. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru, 768 posts) 13 Nov '07 05:38

Has to be Rio De Janeiro

45. Posted by SunnyCali7 (Budding Member, 22 posts) 13 Nov '07 14:10

i have to say Las Vegas is the most beautiful city especialy when you're winning. lol.

46. Posted by kezin (Budding Member, 102 posts) 13 Nov '07 17:46

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.
- Someone define ( please ) ' beauty ' within some context ( in terms absolute ) of this thread.
- A parking lot can be an indefatigably beautiful thing to behold; depends upon how you look at it.

47. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru, 768 posts) 14 Nov '07 15:48

Quoting kezin

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.
- Someone define ( please ) ' beauty ' within some context ( in terms absolute ) of this thread.
- A parking lot can be an indefatigably beautiful thing to behold; depends upon how you look at it.

Therefore, by your reckoning, beauty can never be defined. So why ask???

48. Posted by kezin (Budding Member, 102 posts) 15 Nov '07 02:26

Quoting bwiiian

Quoting kezin

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.
- Someone define ( please ) ' beauty ' within some context ( in terms absolute ) of this thread.
- A parking lot can be an indefatigably beautiful thing to behold; depends upon how you look at it.

Therefore, by your reckoning, beauty can never be defined. So why ask???

- Of course beauty can be ' defined '. I have already stated that a parking lot can be beautiful depending upon how one's sensory faculties appreciate/disseminate/interpret such a non- enigma, as a relative and ' subjective ' experience. Hence: definition. It may be an individualized and arbitrary definition; but that does not make it any less authentic and/or accurate. OF COURSE cities such as Kyoto and Dubrovnik and Edinburgh are ' beautiful '; but ( in an absolute sense ) WHY exactly ? What are the commonalities in extant here which make it such an effortless task to assign the distinction of ' beautiful ' to some cities and not to others ? Is Kampala less beautiful than Santiago simply because there is a ' greater ' degree of human suffering there ? There must be some absolute criteria to refer to here. Next time I hit a parking lot in New Jersey, I'll buy a postcard.

49. Posted by goodyboo (Budding Member, 6 posts) 18 Nov '07 13:38

istanbul
vancouver
san francisco

can we add small cities too?

50. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 18 Nov '07 17:34

Quoting SunnyCali7

i have to say Las Vegas is the most beautiful city especialy when you're winning. lol.

Agree with the winning part, but for me a city needs history to be interesting. Considering that Las Vegas demolishes everything thats about to gain some patina, destroying its own history in the process, I do not feel very inclined to like the place.
If a building is older then 30 years in Las Vegas it is ancient and will be removed soon, while in Jerusalem they dig up the streets, find 1000 year-old stone plates beneath and put these to their intended use again by laying them out to cover today's street. It is thus so that you can walk the Via Dolorosa and step on the same stones that Jesus might have walked along on in Jerusalem, while in Las Vegas all that is left of the legendary Stardust Hotel and Casino is pictures and memories.

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