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post #46 of 61
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Charm City? The City that Reads? You're right, Hopkins, Baltimore is kind of a joke. The inner harbor is an ultra-generic tourist trap, and that's the best they've got. Baltimore really doesn't have a whole lot of character, and what they do have - history, some nice art - they don't play up. So you get people excited to come to Baltimore and go to ESPNZone.
Baltimore is a great city if you take the time to get to know it. The Inner Harbor is a waste of time, no argument, and Charles Village (where I assume hopkins_student is based) is fairly boring. That said, the city has some great neighborhoods "” Fells, Canton, Bolton Hill, Mt. Vernon "” coupled with dirt cheap cost of living, great architecture on old houses, and a surprising number of excellent restaurants for the size of the city. Not my first choice to live, but certainly not a least favorite.
post #47 of 61
The worst city in the world: Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945 at 8:15 a.m.
post #48 of 61
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The worst city in the world: Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945 at 8:15 a.m.
Well at least there was plenty of parking.
post #49 of 61
Wow, SF as one of the worst cities? It's one of my favorite cities I've ever been to. In fact, it probably is my favorite city I've ever been to. The art community there is amazing; much more closely knit and friendly than LA, and a lot more genuine as well. The shopping in SF is so multifarious, and there are a ton of good shows in there, Oakland and Berkeley. The only bad part is the risk of bad earthquakes.
post #50 of 61
I have to agree with Brian, how can one not like SF, you have Fishemans Warf with the great dining on Pier 39, Alcataz, the Trolley rides, etc....great food, museums, and the views are to die for.
post #51 of 61
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I have to agree with Brian, how can one not like SF, you have Fishemans Warf with the great dining on Pier 39, Alcataz, the Trolley rides, etc....great food, museums, and the views are to die for.
You know what they say, to each his own. But, Fisherman's wharf is a tourist trap; I've has some decent seafood but SF is hardly a world class restaurant city; I'd rather stay as far away from prisons as possible; and the public transportation may be fun for you, but it's not efficient for anybody. There's no accounting for people's taste, including my own. Most people I know that are enamored with SF are people from California who compare it to LA (which I happen to like better). M'eh - live and let live.
post #52 of 61
You may be right, we from the east are more likely to probably eat at the traps mainly because we do not know anything different or better, it seems the only places touted in the ads are by the wharf, but i am sure there are better more tasteful places to eat.
post #53 of 61
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(Alexis @ 13 Dec. 2004, 06:28) The worst city in the world: Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945 at 8:15 a.m.
Well at least there was plenty of parking.
Heated parking.
post #54 of 61
I'd agree that SF isn't as great a restaurant city as NYC or even LA, but the greater Bay Area does have some wonderful restaurants, including the French Laundry...
post #55 of 61
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There's no accounting for people's taste, including my own. Most people I know that are enamored with SF are people from California who compare it to LA (which I happen to like better). M'eh - live and let live.
I do equate it with LA because both of them are potential living areas for me in the relatively near future (as well as Seattle and NYC), but I really have been to pretty much every major metropolitan city in the US, and I am still quite enamored with SF. There are several things that I think San Fransisco is missing that LA, New York and San Diego have, but in every considered aspect (music, art, design firms, weather, people, architecture, activities, culture), SF is at least an 8/10 for me (except maybe architecture).
post #56 of 61
Detroit-No nightlife, high crime and poverty rates, abandoned building on every corner, the fattest city in the US, you have a higher chance of getting an STD in detroit than any other city.
post #57 of 61
St. Louis, MO...I live there and I can't wait to get the hell out.
post #58 of 61
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St. Louis, MO...I live there and I can't wait to get the hell out.
Better than Kansas City. Detroit really is a frightening hellhole, but an interesting one. The towns around it can be very nice but the town itself looks a bit post-apocalyptic. But hey, Windsor's just across the river...
post #59 of 61
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I do equate it with LA because both of them are potential living areas for me in the relatively near future (as well as Seattle and NYC), but I really have been to pretty much every major metropolitan city in the US, and I am still quite enamored with SF. There are several things that I think San Fransisco is missing that LA, New York and San Diego have, but in every considered aspect (music, art, design firms, weather, people, architecture, activities, culture), SF is at least an 8/10 for me (except maybe architecture).
Brian, I wonder what you think SF is missing that can be found in LA or San Diego? I can come up with a few for NYC, but having lived 30 of my 40 years in San Diego - other than the beach, I can't think of anything that would ever get me to move back there, and come to think of it, the beach wouldn't get me back for more than a visit. LA is a cultural wasteland populated by the impossibly ugly results of the high numbers of cosmetic surgeons in residence. Certainly the most vapid major city in the world. Just my $0.02 btw - my least favorite cities in the US are Denver (went to school there and they haven't fixed the traffic problems of 20 years ago - public transportation is basically non-existent, freeways are narrow and in disrepair and there is so little culture you get excited about the same basic symphony performances every year), and Houston (slimy, moldy, stinky and rude). Internationally, Londonderry certainly gets a nod, as does Athens - dirty, dirty, dirty.
post #60 of 61
Domestically: Oklahoma City, OK. Spread out as all hell and not a thing to do in town. I would make it a tie with Tulsa but I only spent a night there and don't think that would be fair. Kansas City, MO. Downtown is quite possibly the most depressing downtown in the US. All boarded-up, teeming with inklings of prominence past. Orlando, FL. Spread-out and seemingly devoid of any culture that isn't pre-fabricated Disney or Universal drivel and permeated by a run-down backwater vibe. Ft. Wayne, IN. May not be suitable for those who get bored hanging out at the same malls all the time. Dallas, TX. Overall bland and so complicated to navigate even lifers need to carry maps. Oakland, CA. What a difference a bay makes. Abroad: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R. I don't know what San Pedro that Madonna was singing about but it were this one, the song would be called "La Isla Basura" (Island of Trash). Tiberias, Isreal. Floridian humidity and an inescapable stink of rancid seafood. Tijuana, Mexico. Dirty, seedy, tacky, and looks beautiful in the rear view mirror.
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