Best City in the World?


sine000
#1
I just want to ask...what do you think the best city in the world is...
 
iARTthere4iam
#2
Tokyo
 
sine000
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by iARTthere4iam

Tokyo

Haha..why Tokyo
 
dekhqonbacha
#4
best city in what sence? like safe? clean? cheap?
 
iARTthere4iam
#5
What is best? Hard question because of so many variables. Why not Tokyo?

Most of the great cities I wouldn' t want to live in. I don't like large cities- too many people.

So, Tokyo. World class city filled with lots of history, culture and Japanese women.
 
Logic 7
#6
san francisco-montreal-vancouver-mexico(not for his polution though) New york, berlins are my favorites, not in order, just the best that i've been.
 
Martyr
#7
Wish I knew?????????

I would have to visit to every city in the world in order to make a judgement. What an awesome profession that would be..."Professoinal City Rater".

Maybe I can get "Macleans" to make an investment .

Interesting question,
The Martyr
 
athabaska
#8
My favorite cities:

I like Santa Fe, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado. Not too big, some interesting history and culture and some great natural areas around them for hiking, etc.

My favorite Canadian city is Montreal but I don't like the location. My favorite location is Calgary (why I moved here) but the city is not great but 'OK'. Off to the mountains tomorrow for some hiking in real wilderness but the view of the cranes across the skyline on the ride home is 'blah'.

I've live a few places in Europe and almost everywhere is fine for a year or so but just too many people and too many layers of baggage from history. i need to 'get away' in real nature and not the artificial enclaves they've preserved.
 
sine000
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by athabaska

My favorite cities:

I like Santa Fe, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado. Not too big, some interesting history and culture and some great natural areas around them for hiking, etc.

My favorite Canadian city is Montreal but I don't like the location. My favorite location is Calgary (why I moved here) but the city is not great but 'OK'. Off to the mountains tomorrow for some hiking in real wilderness but the view of the cranes across the skyline on the ride home is 'blah'.

I've live a few places in Europe and almost everywhere is fine for a year or so but just too many people and too many layers of baggage from history. i need to 'get away' in real nature and not the artificial enclaves they've preserved.

haha...jus curious...which cities you lived in while in Europe...
 
Riyko
#10
Osaka, or Nagoya. Their both really nice and can be very pretty cities or at least I think so.
 
sine000
#11
Hahaha...why does people think cities in Japan are like the best city?
 
Riyko
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by sine000

Hahaha...why does people think cities in Japan are like the best city?

For me it's because their really beautiful and alot safer then most other cities in the world.
 
sine000
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Riyko

Quote: Originally Posted by sine000

Hahaha...why does people think cities in Japan are like the best city?

For me it's because their really beautiful and alot safer then most other cities in the world.

Japan isnt THAT safe....
 
humanbeing
#14
That's a no brainer... Beardmore, Ontario.

Google Beardmore, Ontario, and behold for yourself a sample of all the wonders and mysteries that are Beardmore.
 
Blackleaf
#15
London, obviously. It's the largest city in Europe and not so long ago was the largest in the world.
 
sine000
#16
London isnt that great....too big of a city and alot of pollution....
 
Gonzo
#17
I like London. It's got everything. Plus I like old buildings and London's chalk full of them. Full of history and art.
But I like Ottawa. It's a big city but you can get to the country in half an hour, on bike. Ottawa's got festivals all year round. It's got the Rideau Canal, the worlds longest skating rink (until global warming does away with winter all together).
 
sine000
#18
Ya...everyone has their best city....ah...I HATE GLOBAL WARMING....frick...in TORONTO...i believe 2 weeks ago...it was like 40 degrees celcius!!!
 
I think not
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf

London, obviously. It's the largest city in Europe and not so long ago was the largest in the world.

Moscow is the largest city in Europe.
 
missile
#20
I believe that Victoria,B.C. is the nicest place in Canada in which to live. New York would be the most exciting place and Stockholm the most boring.If you want to live dangerously, go for any city in the Middle East.
 
Blackleaf
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by sine000

London isnt that great....too big of a city and alot of pollution....

In that case, it's better than New York and Los Angeles.
 
Daz_Hockey
#22
I like washington (District of Columbia), it's got everything an inquiring mind would want, lots of free space, momuments a plenty and of course many great, world-renown museums...

and of course they're all free.....

(on and washington's monument is a great place to play bouncy ball on!!)
 
Blackleaf
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf

London, obviously. It's the largest city in Europe and not so long ago was the largest in the world.

Moscow is the largest city in Europe.

London is Europe's largest (and richest) city. And not only that, but it's also the most ethnically diverse city in Europe, if not the world.

In terms of per capita GDP, London is also much richer than the richest city in North America, New York.
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London has been the world's greatest city for centuries.


London (England), city, capital of the United Kingdom. London is situated in southeastern England along the Thames River. With a population of about 7 million, this vast metropolis is by far the largest city in Europe, a distinction it has maintained since the 17th century. In the 19th century it was the largest and most influential city in the world, the center of a large and prosperous overseas empire. Although it no longer ranks among the world’s most populous cities, London is still one of the world’s major financial and cultural capitals.

By European standards, London is physically spread out and dispersed, without a predominant focal point. It therefore defies easy general description, as the city’s character is found in its diverse and distinct sections. Many of these sections began as separate villages, and today they maintain some of their individual identities. London’s image is partly defined by its past, as its major buildings and institutions represent 2000 years of community history. Its image is also the product of a new multiethnic mix of people and the creative impulse of the new popular culture of “Cool Britannia,” a phrase Britain’s promoters conceived in the mid-1990s to portray Britain as modern and trendy.

London’s climate is generally mild and damp, although it can be erratic. This region is one of the driest parts of Britain, and the average annual rainfall is only 750 mm (30 in). However, the weather is generally cloudy, and some rain is liable to fall on half the days of the year. With a mean temperature in July of about 18° C (about 64° F), London has warmer summers than most of the island, although heat waves are infrequent and seldom last long. Temperatures rarely go above 26° C (78° F). Winters are relatively frosty, however, and the mean temperature in January is 4° C (40° F). Fog frequently develops in winter. In the past, foggy days were aggravated by smoke, resulting in London's traditional 'pea-soupers.' However, since the use of coal has significantly declined, these have largely disappeared.

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London and luxury have been twinned since the city's birth. Europe's largest city, capital of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, first grew up as a seaport, importer of fine objects. Medieval merchants turned it into a famous place; then Victorian industry turned it into a giant; and consequently, as capital of a mercantile and military nation, it grew into one of the financial powerhouses of the globe.

Amidst the urban bustle of London, luxuries glitter. Saville Row tailors make the finest suiting in the world, bar none. Knightsbridge, Bond Street, Regent Street and nearby areas hold some of the most tastefully exclusive shops in the world. Intimate, club-like hotels and grand palaces both cater carefully for visitors. London's restaurants now rank among the finest in the world. Some nightclubs have an almost aristocratic air and casinos are proliferating in the capital. Hatton Garden has a thousand jewellery craftsmen. Cork Street and Hoxton boast art galleries that sell traditional and avant garde art.

London Fashion Week (September) attracts the glitterati, though there are plenty of enjoyable public events: the colourful Chelsea Flower Show in May; Trooping of the Colour on the Queen's Birthday (June) and the 400-year-old Lord Mayors' Show - featuring decorated Thames river barges and countless costumed performers (the public gallery of the Oxo Tower offers the best views).

Festivals and sports events have their own luxurious sides, often based in long-lasting traditions. Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby, both staged near London, are the horseracing calendar's premier events, whilst courtside seats for finals day at Wimbledon are always in huge demand. The elite sport of rowing gathers a chic crowd to the elegant waterside festival of the Henley Regatta, whilst the lush lawns of Windsor Great Park host the super-exclusive Cartier International Polo Event.

Open to all comers as well are London's great shows of history, theatre, classical music, and the fine arts. Highbrow highlights include London's five superb Orchestras, the magnificently restored Royal Opera House at Covent Garden and theatre in the West End, where some of the best actors in the world put on its most compelling plays.

Public houses, or pubs, which come in many guises, are still the seat of much of the city's social life: try a distinctive gastro-pub for a taste of traditional life, albeit fashionable and upmarket. Since these often function as neighbourhood restaurants you should ask your hotel concierge for advice on which might best suit you. Ethnic diversity is a strong point of the city: it has a zip and dash that draws people from all over the world.

At one end of the Mile, is London's striking new landmark, the London Eye: a giant, slow-revolving Ferris wheel. From its lofty vantage you can see the whole valley of the Thames filled with an intensely urban city, stretching out to hills both north and south. Nearby you will spot neo-classical Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen of England, and the spiky, Victorian Gothic architecture of the Houses of Parliament, home of one of the world's foremost democratic assemblies.

One of the best ways to get around the city remains the traditional black taxi:
London 'cabbies' are amongst the best trained in the world, with a thorough knowledge of the best shortcuts - useful in a city as tangled as London. And thankfully, some of central London's notorious traffic problems have eased since the introduction of a daily vehicle toll in 2003.

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athabaska
#24
Washington?...and the highest viloent crime and murder rate in the USA. When was the last time you were in Washington? The 'enclave' you speak of is 5% of the city surrounded by a hellhole. Your description of Washington is like claiming to descibe Baghdad but never having been out of the Green zone.
 
sine000
#25
haha...REALLY? their museums are free?....haha....bouncy Washington..
 
Daz_Hockey
#26
(I've only been to that enclave...I wouldnt spend much time there!!!!!!....it's just got a LOT of nice free museums!!!)

besides, if you must deny people living in the capital voting rights..........

I actually stayed in Georgetown while I was there
 
sine000
#27
o..haha...i was planning to go there...haha...
 
Daz_Hockey
#28
to be honest sine000, I think Toronto is a nicer "city" than Washington, but I've been to pretty much every city in north america, so it get's tricky to say which exact one....

New York has it's good points, you could do DC and NY at the same trip!!!.

but what you he to watch out for in washington is that for a very long time, because it wasnt in any state of the union persay, the residents would not actually be allowed any voting rights or rights in general, which kept the minorities at a lower eb than most other parts of the nation, this is where the problem lays in DC, but the Mall and the surrounding area is good to see and take in!!.

be prepared for the McDonald's in several Major Museums (only in america eh?) lol
 
sine000
#29
ah...Toronto is alright i guess...but sometimes....you just get fustrated about the smog....it was like 40 degrees celcius 2 weeks ago...ah....

WHAT?....PEOPLE IN DC CANT VOTE?
thats messed up....

haha....just curious....daz_hockey...which city u live in?=)
 
Daz_Hockey
#30
People can vote now in DC, they couldnt until I think it was the 70's.....I'm currently residing in Southampton, England (you know, gateway to the empire, departure point of the titanic and Mayflower etc..)

and I've got a fair idea how hot it is in toronto now, I remember walking from Spadina to church via king east and west with a huge backpack on me this time last year, I was boiling!!!.
 
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