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#225449 - 06/08/11 02:20 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
I have to say that I really enjoy the fact the most of my acquaintances out here in the big city mind their own business. ;-)

That and the fact that I can walk less than half a block in any direction and eat almost any cuisine known to humankind, AND find it at a special sale price depending on what night of the week it is.

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#225457 - 06/08/11 06:02 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: sotto]
Richlacal Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
That sounds like East Sunset Blvd whistle

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#225469 - 06/08/11 01:14 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3556
Loc: Ontario, Canada
When I visit other cities, food and green spaces are tops on my list! In my own city, it's getting out and exploring the wild places. (There are still many around here!)
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#225814 - 06/12/11 10:09 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
CarlosD Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 22
I like cities. They help me to appreciate the outdoors more. But I particularly like the diversity of food, availability of craft beer and blues/jazz clubs.

It's also nice to be able to get a big mess of poutine at 2am. laugh

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#225827 - 06/13/11 12:01 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
An irony is that if you love wilderness you have to at least like cities. Cities are not the enemy of wilderness for it is not expanding cities, for the most part, that are eating the woods. It is suburbs and tract housing that consume farms and forests by the square mile.

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#226938 - 06/30/11 01:17 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
buckeye Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 152
Loc: Ohio
What do I look forward to when in a big city?

Leaving and getting back home.
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#226940 - 06/30/11 01:45 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
Eastree Offline
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Registered: 06/15/11
Posts: 62
It's not all bad. There are five green spaces within five miles of here, two of which are wooded. There are three more, which are closed off to the public (but still named as parks/woods/etc.) so I don't count those. It's not like I can't touch nature if I really wanted to. Of course, I would like access to more and better wooded areas, but they're much farther away -- at least the ones without paid access.

I'd have to say that my favorite things about living in the city are access to cultural and human resources. It's rare to encounter such a rich and varied people very far at all from a city. It's reflected in local restaurants, museums, celebrations, and more than I could ever list.

I'm also lucky enough to live in a city which is just under an hour away from some fairly secluded trails -- and much better wilderness less than three hours' drive.

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#226942 - 06/30/11 02:06 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
GarlyDog Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
The thing I enjoy most about our closest major city, Chicago, is seeing it in my rear view mirror, or better yet, not at all.
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#226946 - 06/30/11 03:09 AM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1613
Loc: Northern California
About San Francisco, I love...
-People watching
-The variety of people
-The fast pace
-Talking to random strangers who I'll never see again
-Discovering a new restaurant
-Variety of things to do
-The transient atmosphere
-Ability to act relatively wild without anybody caring

...I don't always love those things, but when I've been away from a big city for awhile, those are things I miss.
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#227120 - 07/02/11 10:25 PM Re: Quintessential urban pleasure [Re: dweste]
THIRDPIG Offline
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Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 81
This is easy, house fires. I don't want anyone to have one, but when they do, I want to be first though the door .

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