Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > most perfect city in the world

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

everyone, what in your opinion is the most perfect city/town/whatever in the whole wide world and why? i feel like moving.

Nov 10 12 01:55 pm Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

My first thought was "New York City," but then I grew up there.

My second thought was "My Pants."

Nov 10 12 02:19 pm Link

Model

Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

Heidelberg. It looks like you'd imagine a medieval Camelot.

http://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/0/65/1156/12653973/heidelberg-44974.jpg

http://www.heidelberg-photo.com/Grafik/Heidelberger_Altstadt/Heidelberg-Heilig_Geist_Kirche-02.jpg

http://www.heidelberg-photo.com/Grafik/Heidelberg/Heidelberg-alte_Bruecke-01.jpg

http://www.heidelberg-photo.com/Grafik/Heiligenberg_Thingstaette/Heiligenberg-Aussichtsturm.jpg

http://www.reisenews-online.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/heidelberg-kornmarkt-540x360.jpg

http://www.rutsch.de/cms/upload/unternehmen/Referenzen/Projekte/Einzelbilder_in_Text/Rathaus_Heidelberg_2.jpg

http://cs10605.userapi.com/u155622123/-14/x_7f6695f1.jpg

It's got pretty much everything, old baroque houses, towers, a huge castle on a hilltop, cute Christmas markets...

Nov 10 12 02:20 pm Link

Photographer

Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10546

Glendora, California, US

Well, perfect for you could be Hell for someone else, possibly.
Your best bet is going to be a suburb of a larger city. 
I hate snow, so warm climate is a must for me. 
Getting everything I need within an hour or less is a necessity for a perfect city.
I'm not big on humidity, either.
World class dining and tons of hole in the wall joints. 
Near mountains, desert, and ocean.


Hmm. I guess I pretty much already live in the perfect city.  Pasadena, CA!

Nov 10 12 02:22 pm Link

Model

hygvhgvkhy

Posts: 2092

Chicago, Illinois, US

Chicago, New York, LA.

Chicago I'm obviously biased but everywhere I go I can't seem to find food that compares to ours:/

People say New York has good food, but I've never been and they don't have Lou Minatis(-: I think either way you get culture& changing seasons(:

LA is warm. Warm and with all three you can see pretty iconic things(: ooh, ocean all year round. Palm trees, but no snow.

Nov 10 12 02:27 pm Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8462

Los Angeles, California, US

Otisville

Nov 10 12 02:30 pm Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

Seattle, but my reasons might not fit your criteria.

Nov 10 12 02:36 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Lawrence Guy wrote:
My first thought was "New York City," but then I grew up there.

My second thought was "My Pants."

lmfao

Nov 10 12 02:43 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Katarina N. wrote:
Heidelberg. It looks like you'd imagine a medieval Camelot.

http://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/0/65/1156/12653973/heidelberg-44974.jpg

http://www.heidelberg-photo.com/Grafik/Heidelberger_Altstadt/Heidelberg-Heilig_Geist_Kirche-02.jpg

http://www.heidelberg-photo.com/Grafik/Heidelberg/Heidelberg-alte_Bruecke-01.jpg

http://www.heidelberg-photo.com/Grafik/Heiligenberg_Thingstaette/Heiligenberg-Aussichtsturm.jpg

http://www.reisenews-online.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/heidelberg-kornmarkt-540x360.jpg

http://www.rutsch.de/cms/upload/unternehmen/Referenzen/Projekte/Einzelbilder_in_Text/Rathaus_Heidelberg_2.jpg

http://cs10605.userapi.com/u155622123/-14/x_7f6695f1.jpg

It's got pretty much everything, old baroque houses, towers, a huge castle on a hilltop, cute Christmas markets...

what a gorgeous place!!!!

Nov 10 12 02:44 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Carlos Occidental wrote:
Well, perfect for you could be Hell for someone else, possibly.
Your best bet is going to be a suburb of a larger city. 
I hate snow, so warm climate is a must for me. 
Getting everything I need within an hour or less is a necessity for a perfect city.
I'm not big on humidity, either.
World class dining and tons of hole in the wall joints. 
Near mountains, desert, and ocean.


Hmm. I guess I pretty much already live in the perfect city.  Pasadena, CA!

cali is definitely at the top of my list, and pasadena is beautiful! i'd love to head out that way.

Nov 10 12 02:45 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Presley ONeil wrote:
Chicago, New York, LA.

Chicago I'm obviously biased but everywhere I go I can't seem to find food that compares to ours:/

People say New York has good food, but I've never been and they don't have Lou Minatis(-: I think either way you get culture& changing seasons(:

LA is warm. Warm and with all three you can see pretty iconic things(: ooh, ocean all year round. Palm trees, but no snow.

chicago gets sooo cold, but i do love it there. and i know a lot of people out that way as well. that's a thinker!

Nov 10 12 02:45 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
Otisville

lol which one?

Nov 10 12 02:46 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Seattle, but my reasons might not fit your criteria.

ooo, do tell? i know people in seattle/tacoma area and they're always trying to make me move there.

Nov 10 12 02:46 pm Link

Photographer

Looknsee Photography

Posts: 21681

Portland, Oregon, US

Caustic Disco wrote:
everyone, what in your opinion is the most perfect city/town/whatever in the whole wide world and why? i feel like moving.

Depends on your definition of perfection & what criteria you use to measure perfection.  For example, how would you feel about a city in which no one speaks English?  Does cost of living matter?  Does the importance of religion (and if so, which one) matter?  Do you care whether the city has an NBA, NFL, MLB team?  What matters to you?

Nov 10 12 02:47 pm Link

Model

Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

Lawrence Guy wrote:
My first thought was "New York City," but then I grew up there.

My second thought was "My Pants."

But then it would be like the Gobi desert - not much going on down there.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-72Kopxaac7M/T2tphideLlI/AAAAAAAACxk/DHyIwSyClV8/s1600/1018964t11h6eb9.jpg

Nov 10 12 02:47 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Looknsee Photography wrote:

Depends on your definition of perfection & what criteria you use to measure perfection.  For example, how would you feel about a city in which no one speaks English?  Does cost of living matter?  Does the importance of religion (and if so, which one) matter?  Do you care whether the city has an NBA, NFL, MLB team?  What matters to you?

i like to hear other people's opinions and why they love a certain place, buuuut for meee:

must be predominantly english-speaking
cost of living doesn't matter
not religious so no bible belt for me
don't care about sports, although i do like sporty people lol

Nov 10 12 02:49 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Katarina N. wrote:

But then it would be like the Gobi desert - not much going on down there.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-72Kopxaac7M/T2tphideLlI/AAAAAAAACxk/DHyIwSyClV8/s1600/1018964t11h6eb9.jpg

BURN! lolol

Nov 10 12 02:49 pm Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16247

New York, New York, US

San Francisco.

Good sized waves unlike Southern Cali
Excellent culture
Beautiful architecture
Weather that is variable & temperate
Chill attitude
Interesting terrain
Health-minded lifestyle
Romantic place

Nov 10 12 02:54 pm Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

Caustic Disco wrote:
what a gorgeous place!!!!

It is a gorgeous town... I grew up nearby in Mainz (2000+ years old), Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.

Heidelberg is very picturesque and they are also famous for an excellent university... but, if you want to do things... it's boring.

What I have heard is that Buenos Aires (Argentina) is probably one of the most exciting cities in the world.

The description I heard was from a NPR travel show... and it went like this:

Buenos Aires has the size of Los Angeles, the cultural offerings are equal to NYC, the nightlife is more and longer than NYC and the architecture is based on Paris. The lifestyle is based on enjoying your life and friends and not on just making a buck.

If I'd be able to speak Spanish... and had the contacts over there... that's a city I'd be interested to live in!

Nov 10 12 02:57 pm Link

Model

Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

Caustic Disco wrote:

BURN! lolol

And before someone mentions it, even the lone Camel will get lucky before he does.

Nov 10 12 02:58 pm Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

Katarina N. wrote:

But then it would be like the Gobi desert - not much going on down there.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-72Kopxaac7M/T2tphideLlI/AAAAAAAACxk/DHyIwSyClV8/s1600/1018964t11h6eb9.jpg

Looks hot and hard to me.

(the ground, that is)

Nov 10 12 03:00 pm Link

Model

Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

Lawrence Guy wrote:

Looks hot and hard to me.

(the ground, that is)

It looks like the largest peak is one inch tall.

Nov 10 12 03:09 pm Link

Model

Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto. It's NYC but friendly and clean.

Nov 10 12 03:09 pm Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

Katarina N. wrote:

It looks like the largest peak is one inch tall.

Perhaps, but look at that girth!

Nov 10 12 03:10 pm Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

Laura UnBound wrote:
Toronto. It's NYC but friendly and clean.

...

I was going to say that NYC is friendly... but the best I can come up with is that it's not unfriendly.

And as for clean... yeah. Especially the subways. Maybe the flooding cleaned it up a bit.

Nov 10 12 03:11 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Jules NYC wrote:
San Francisco.

Good sized waves unlike Southern Cali
Excellent culture
Beautiful architecture
Weather that is variable & temperate
Chill attitude
Interesting terrain
Health-minded lifestyle
Romantic place

sounds about perfect!

Nov 10 12 03:11 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Laura UnBound wrote:
Toronto. It's NYC but friendly and clean.

ooo, i've never even considered canada, i may have to look into that. how is the llamaing/photographer/acting scene there?

Nov 10 12 03:11 pm Link

Model

Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

Lawrence Guy wrote:

Perhaps, but look at that girth!

It's covered by dung beetles, too.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jeH2FJJIH90/Tc4ctItEE9I/AAAAAAAAAIU/6T5ds0-R-4Y/s1600/mestkever.jpg

That's like advertising with crabs, no one will bite.

Nov 10 12 03:14 pm Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16247

New York, New York, US

Caustic Disco wrote:

sounds about perfect!

... and when the fog cascades over the hills and up and above the Golden Gate, just Wow.

Nov 10 12 03:29 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Katarina N. wrote:

It looks like the largest peak is one inch tall.

probably the most hilarious convo i've heard all day, ya'll are silly!!!

Nov 10 12 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

John Sweet

Posts: 190

Denver, Colorado, US

Laura UnBound wrote:
Toronto. It's NYC but friendly and clean.

If you are going to suffer the cold in Canada, at least go with Montreal.

Toronto is a cold Omaha.

Nov 10 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33592

Los Angeles, California, US

Nov 10 12 03:32 pm Link

Photographer

SPRINGHEEL

Posts: 38195

Gibraltar, Michigan, US

Caustic Disco wrote:
everyone, what in your opinion is the most perfect city/town/whatever in the whole wide world and why? i feel like moving.

Wherever I am

Nov 10 12 03:32 pm Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

I'm planning to visit the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Latvia as part of my road trip around Europe next year. Anybody who can't guess why doesn't know me very well big_smile

I will report back after that!




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Nov 10 12 03:36 pm Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33592

Los Angeles, California, US

Nov 10 12 03:37 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

SPRINGHEEL wrote:

Wherever I am

well of course!!! lol

Nov 10 12 03:39 pm Link

Photographer

Eridu

Posts: 623

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Anywhere as long as I have cash to spend.

Nov 10 12 03:39 pm Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

Katarina N. wrote:

It's covered by dung beetles, too.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jeH2FJJIH90/Tc4ctItEE9I/AAAAAAAAAIU/6T5ds0-R-4Y/s1600/mestkever.jpg

That's like advertising with crabs, no one will bite.

There's no reply to dung beetles.

You win this time, my nemesis!

Nov 10 12 03:39 pm Link

Photographer

SPRINGHEEL

Posts: 38195

Gibraltar, Michigan, US

Caustic Disco wrote:

well of course!!! lol

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l249/SPRINGHEEL69/2cmkpc5.jpg

Nov 10 12 03:41 pm Link

Model

Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Sweet wrote:

If you are going to suffer the cold in Canada, at least go with Montreal.

Toronto is a cold Omaha.

Im a Maryland native. Its no colder here in toronto than it ever was in Baltimore, DC, NYC, et al


I havent been to montreal yet. I hear theyre not as friendly wink

Nov 10 12 03:44 pm Link