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#225189 - 06/04/11 05:25 PM Quintessential urban pleasure
dweste Offline

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
What do do you most look forward to in your city, or any city?

One thing I enjoy is dawdling undisturbed over a great newspaper in a place where the food and drink are also well-above average.

How about you?

#225190 - 06/04/11 05:34 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 849
Loc: Southern California
1) Fine arts like the symphony and good museums.
2) Getting out of the city for a spell.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane

#225198 - 06/04/11 07:41 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1863
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
I like to see growth. I am delighted to see renovations and new constructions. I see these as positive signs.

Jeanette Isabelle
"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

#225200 - 06/04/11 08:41 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
What do do you most look forward to in your city, or any city?

Nothing much really. I remember my last visit to the centre of the Megacity of London as was struck by the way that no one talked to each other (except for the for the friendly Australians as real English folks were really quiet hard to find) and the Borg like business men taking into their lapels at the railway stations. There really wasn't anything special with the same global food and retail outlet chains repeated street after street Megacity after Megacity (although the British Museum - an Aladdins cave of thievery - was quite good but OMG the Millennium Dome) and being ripped off by the local taxi drivers. Went to see a West end musical called Notra Dame, where everyone at the end of the show stood up and applauded and whistled leaving me the only one sitting down thinking what all the fuss was about. (I was wanting the leave early about half way through the show)

I was expecting to off course see lots of sophisticated attractive super models wandering the streets of London beside the street cafes and pubs in Sloan square. I was pretty much disappointed as I could have just went to St Andrews 15 miles away for that.

I went to Egypt a few days later. A lot more interesting.

The 2012 Olympics in London holds no interest either.

A few days is OK but best to leave before being really disappointed. I wouldn't mind visiting LA in the USA though but I don't want to be sexually assaulted by the security folks at the airport. frown

Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (06/04/11 08:52 PM)

#225204 - 06/04/11 10:02 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Generally stay away from cities.

Been there, done that, saw stuff, left. Will go in for what I call kamikaze vacations. Take 2 or 3 days and go, see the sights, and leave.

#225206 - 06/04/11 10:59 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
ZenEngineer Offline

Registered: 09/15/06
Posts: 86
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: dweste
What do do you most look forward to in your city, or any city?

Food. A nearby large city has a larger variety of restaurant types than we have here. Greek, Ethiopian, Cambodian, and other types that we don't have near us.

Museums, plays, and musicals are my wife's interest in the city. I like some of the specialty stores where I can see outdoor gear myself instead of looking at them through the computer screen.

#225216 - 06/05/11 12:38 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: ZenEngineer]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6582
Loc: southern Cal
Finding the closest wilderness/natural area. Sometimes the museums are worthwhile.
Geezer in Chief

#225221 - 06/05/11 01:16 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Art_in_FL Offline

Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
A goodly amount of woods, as natural as possible, and open to the public; libraries; good hardware stores. At least one backpacking supplier. A diverse community. Some education. Limited religious control and domination. A community that isn't dominated by one group, race, or clan.

#225223 - 06/05/11 02:51 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
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Loc: Queens, New York City
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#225231 - 06/05/11 05:19 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Richlacal Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
The weather here in L.A. is Hard to beat!I've lived/worked & visited the USA in Many places & Have alway's enjoyed coming back for the weather!

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