Europe in the US

Jan 14th, 2009, 02:48 AM
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The question posed 2 1/2 years ago was for a city with a european feel. I don't think they were looking for architectural authenticity. More a walking city. Charleston, Greenwich Village, Vaux Carre, Quebec City all fit the bill.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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traveller1959,

I guess I can see it that way. I was thinking more along the lines of which city has preserved more of its history. To me, a European like city is one that has an old town (Vieux Carre) with many historic old buildings. Almost every town I've been to in Europe fit this characteristic. For instance, there's an old town in Geneva, Paris, etc...

I don't think having skyscrapers makes a city American, as even Paris has a high rise district.

In any case, it's very interesting to hear your point of view.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Actually, many European cities do not have a historic center - but these are generally not tourist destinations (because they are lacking the historic center).
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Jan 14th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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Actually, many European cities do not have a historic center - but these are generally not tourist destinations (because they are lacking the historic center).


HuH?

The generalizations, mischaracterizations, and lack of knowlesge of architecture on this thread is all that wrong with the Internet.

There are Europeans cities where the enitre town is historic and others where one site makes the place a tourist destination. And there are those which were destoryed in s war that are completely re-built and are still visited becuase of their historical importance.

The Garden District in NOLA is Italianate but not the Latin Quarter. Italianate is about as Italian as I ate some Italian.

Since European includes everything from half of Istabul to Helsinki to Sicily to Moscow to the Alhambra to Iceland, there is no such thing as a European feel. unless you cite a specific comparison.
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