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

Photographer

James S

Posts: 875

Spokane Valley, Washington, US

I kind of like Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.

Nov 10 12 09:40 pm Link

Photographer

SillyEddy

Posts: 2246

Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Portmeirion?

http://northwalestoday.com/image-files/portmeirion-1.jpg


Just be warned. Everything is a little bit... Well, fake.

Nov 10 12 09:43 pm Link

Photographer

Honey Stinger

Posts: 6355

Madison, Wisconsin, US

James S wrote:
I kind of like Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.

Portland, please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XM3vWJmpfo

Nov 10 12 09:52 pm Link

Photographer

Stephen Dawson

Posts: 29248

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto has been my home for 36 years.

When I first moved here, Toronto was very vanilla. But so was I. Today, Toronto rivals London as the most cosmopolitan city in the world.

I can enjoy any culture the world has to offer within my city's limits. The diversity of models is beyond compare. The food is decadent.

Toronto is placed in an area where climate change is not a destructive force. It affects us, but not with hurricanes and droughts.

We have political stability and energy security.

I cannot ask for more.

Nov 10 12 09:56 pm Link

Photographer

Hoodlum

Posts: 10253

Sacramento, California, US

scrymettet wrote:

no crime
really green : lot's of park
public transport not that bad
St Lawrence river
the city with the greater number of restaurant by inhabitants in America
10 feet of snow
cold as Hell in winter but really hot in Summer (all the 4 weeks)
4 ski resorts in less then 30 minutes from downtown
etc

Actually San Francisco has that distinction.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/0 … 35091.html

Nov 10 12 10:19 pm Link

Model

Anzhelika Yakimenko

Posts: 540

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US

Charleston, SC 

Deep heart of the Old South.  Port city. Beautiful beaches. Very historic place, great climate, excellent infrastructure, and voted 'The Friendliest City in America"

Nov 10 12 10:25 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Anzhelika Yakimenko wrote:
Charleston, SC 

Deep heart of the Old South.  Port city. Beautiful beaches. Very historic place, great climate, excellent infrastructure, and voted 'The Friendliest City in America"

This is a city that I always have wanted to visit.

Nov 11 12 07:46 am Link

Photographer

Jason Haven

Posts: 38336

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Edinburgh.

Nov 11 12 07:50 am Link

Photographer

Collin J. Rae

Posts: 7652

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Copenhagen & Helsinki

Nov 11 12 07:51 am Link

guide forum

Photographer

Justin

Posts: 21916

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I know of a really nice town, great attitude, temperate weather, diversified economy, well-educated population, thriving city centers, lots of restaurants, lots of local craft breweries, perched next to gorgeous scenery, but I don't want to say where, because I don't want more people to move here think they need more people there.

There are lots of nice towns in New Zealand. Portland is a really nice city. If it wasn't for the traffic, some of the San Diego County communities would be lovely.

Nov 11 12 07:57 am Link

Photographer

Jason Haven

Posts: 38336

Washington, District of Columbia, US

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

It snows 14 out of 12 months of the year there!

Nov 11 12 07:57 am Link

Model

Christina Josephine

Posts: 121

Warsaw, Indiana, US

Eridu wrote:
Anywhere as long as I have cash to spend.

Bingo smile


However- if anyone ends up in Indiana for a fall day, hit Brown County. It's absolutely beautiful this time of year.

Nov 11 12 07:59 am Link

Model

Retiredmodel

Posts: 7884

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

SillyEddy wrote:
Portmeirion?

http://northwalestoday.com/image-files/portmeirion-1.jpg


Just be warned. Everything is a little bit... Well, fake.

I don't know why Patrick McGoohan spent so much time and effort trying to get away from it smile
I'd love to go and do a shoot there.

Personally one of my favourite cities would have to be Reykjavik. I also like Copenhagen.

Nov 11 12 08:27 am Link

Photographer

Evan Hiltunen

Posts: 3256

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I've lived in many cities around the country (including Anchorage so not all in the lower 48) and been to / visited tons ... have been a major travel bug/wandering all my life.

San Francisco!

It's the only city I've lived in that, day after day, when out and about, I keep thinking, "my god, this is a beautiful and wonderful place".

Every day and after years of being there, that's how I felt.

Unfortunately, I am in Minneapolis (boring as hell and, it seems, only pretty to outsiders), but the cost of living is low, work opps are better than SF, and, for a fraction of the price, I have a huge home compared to SF.

While there is public transportation here, it was much easier to walk, bike, and take mass transit in SF. Now, I have to drive every where.

Folks are also more physically active in San Francisco, healthier, great food/restaurants, and you can get decent produce.

Nov 11 12 08:50 am Link

Model

Laura UnBound

Posts: 27372

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ASYLUM - Photo wrote:

It snows 14 out of 12 months of the year there!

What do you call what NYC is doing this year? tongue

Nov 11 12 08:51 am Link

Photographer

SillyEddy

Posts: 2246

Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Eliza C wrote:

I don't know why Patrick McGoohan spent so much time and effort trying to get away from it smile
I'd love to go and do a shoot there.

Personally one of my favourite cities would have to be Reykjavik. I also like Copenhagen.

It would be a great place to shoot. Because of its micro-climate, the weather is usually pretty good and the lighting is naturally very nice. Plus, it has some lovely props, buildings and landscapes. Hopefully I'll be able to head over there next summer for a day or so.

Nov 11 12 09:16 am Link

Photographer

Sleepy Weasel

Posts: 4644

Castle Rock, Colorado, US

Caustic Disco wrote:

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

Where I live typically ranks among the highest in the US for best places to live.

VERY outdoorsy (lots to do outside), all four seasons, near 2 big markets (30-45 minutes from each city), most conveniences in town (from big box stores to a cute little main street downtown area), gorgeous views. So if you're into that stuff...

Nov 11 12 09:41 am Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

SillyEddy wrote:
Portmeirion?

http://northwalestoday.com/image-files/portmeirion-1.jpg


Just be warned. Everything is a little bit... Well, fake.

fake?? whatchu talkin' 'bout eddy? lol

Nov 11 12 11:28 am Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Stephen Dawson wrote:
Toronto has been my home for 36 years.

When I first moved here, Toronto was very vanilla. But so was I. Today, Toronto rivals London as the most cosmopolitan city in the world.

I can enjoy any culture the world has to offer within my city's limits. The diversity of models is beyond compare. The food is decadent.

Toronto is placed in an area where climate change is not a destructive force. It affects us, but not with hurricanes and droughts.

We have political stability and energy security.

I cannot ask for more.

i like that, thank you for that!! i do love the idea of not having to deal with crazy weather. sounds like a fabulous place!

Nov 11 12 11:38 am Link

Photographer

Garry k

Posts: 27259

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
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

My guess is that you and your grown daughter  will take a tour of the region by train - stopping at various cities and towns to savor the rich culture of the region and view its natural beauty

You certainly are not one of those Photographers that would go to the Eastern Block to exploit impoverished young girls in the interest of doing nude photographry

Right ?

Nov 11 12 01:29 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Garry k wrote:

My guess is that you and your grown daughter  will take a tour of the region by train - stopping at various cities and towns to savor the rich culture of the region and view its natural beauty

You certainly are not one of those Photographers that would go to the Eastern Block to exploit impoverished young girls in the interest of doing nude photographry

Right ?

lol

Nov 11 12 02:16 pm Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

Laura UnBound wrote:

What do you call what NYC is doing this year? tongue

Foreplay.

Nov 11 12 02:29 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4122

Alexandria, Virginia, US

I'm rather partial to Heidelberg DE and Prague CR

Nov 11 12 07:27 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

Fotografica Gregor wrote:
I'm rather partial to Heidelberg DE and Prague CR

so as of now san fran and heidelberg are the top 2 in the running. i'm loving all these suggestions of what people think are the best places to be!

Nov 11 12 09:34 pm Link

Photographer

Garry k

Posts: 27259

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I hear that with the Euro economic troubles places like Madrid , Lisbon and Athens have become very affordable

Very tempting

Nov 12 12 09:33 am Link

Photographer

Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

I enjoy NYC.

I also enjoy costa rica, even though it isn't a city.

Nov 12 12 09:33 am Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8463

Los Angeles, California, US

Otisberg

Nov 12 12 09:35 am Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

Damon Banner wrote:
I enjoy NYC.

I also enjoy costa rica, even though it isn't a city.

Well... Costa Rica's total population is about half of NYC's... so... it's kinda a city... wink

Nov 12 12 09:54 am Link

Photographer

Stephen Dawson

Posts: 29248

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Garry k wrote:
I hear that with the Euro economic troubles places like Madrid , Lisbon and Athens have become very affordable

Very tempting

My maternal grandmother was born in Ireland.

Ireland has a procedure whereby descendants can register their birth, obtain citizenship and get an Irish passport. Which is an EU passport. Which gives the right to live and work anywhere in the EU.

I am pursuing this to keep my options open.

Nov 12 12 09:57 am Link

Photographer

Bluefire

Posts: 10895

Tawas City, Michigan, US

I've traveled across all 50 states. There are a lot of wonderful cities. smile

All things considered, I'll choose where I'm living now.

The people are friendly, with an unpretentious eagerness to help others. There's a warm 'hello' around every corner. It's a resort town without the resort uppity-ness. I can go to the post office, bank, grocery store, dry cleaners, movie theater, restaurants, chocolate shoppe, bar, crafts store, bakery, (and more), and watch Lake Huron with it's beauty, and walk home - all in less than one mile. smile Very convenient.  The people I see when I'm out and about are smiling, know your name, and enjoy life. Plenty of social activity, and the wilderness of the national forests are 5 minutes away.

It's an understated, fun, relaxed, peaceful, community. smile

Nov 12 12 10:12 am Link

Photographer

WMcK

Posts: 5286

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

ASYLUM - Photo wrote:
Edinburgh.

Not any longer, a lunatic council have reduced it to something like a third world slum.

Nov 12 12 10:14 am Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

Bluefire wrote:
I've traveled across all 50 states. There are a lot of wonderful cities. smile

All things considered, I'll choose where I'm living now.

The people are friendly, with an unpretentious eagerness to help others. There's a warm 'hello' around every corner. It's a resort town without the resort uppity-ness. I can go to the post office, bank, grocery store, dry cleaners, movie theater, restaurants, chocolate shoppe, bar, crafts store, bakery, (and more), and watch Lake Huron with it's beauty, and walk home - all in less than one mile. smile Very convenient.  The people I see when I'm out and about are smiling, know your name, and enjoy life. Plenty of social activity, and the wilderness of the national forests are 5 minutes away.

It's an understated, fun, relaxed, peaceful, community. smile

Sounds like a great place for a vacation!

Nov 12 12 10:47 am Link

Model

V Laroche

Posts: 2746

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Perfection sounds monotonous. I like it here where it's nice and beautiful and grimy and never boring.

Nov 12 12 10:49 am Link

Photographer

sospix

Posts: 21396

Orlando, Florida, US

The small town of Glin, on the Shannon River in Ireland  .  .  .  but, ya havta enjoy Irish Whiskey  .  .  .  wink

SOS

Nov 12 12 10:51 am Link

Photographer

Bluefire

Posts: 10895

Tawas City, Michigan, US

Bluefire wrote:
I've traveled across all 50 states. There are a lot of wonderful cities. smile

All things considered, I'll choose where I'm living now.

The people are friendly, with an unpretentious eagerness to help others. There's a warm 'hello' around every corner. It's a resort town without the resort uppity-ness. I can go to the post office, bank, grocery store, dry cleaners, movie theater, restaurants, chocolate shoppe, bar, crafts store, bakery, (and more), and watch Lake Huron with it's beauty, and walk home - all in less than one mile. smile Very convenient.  The people I see when I'm out and about are smiling, know your name, and enjoy life. Plenty of social activity, and the wilderness of the national forests are 5 minutes away.

It's an understated, fun, relaxed, peaceful, community. smile

udor wrote:
Sounds like a great place for a vacation!

A lot of people come here for that reason. I'm kind of enjoying it as a way of life. smile

Nov 12 12 10:52 am Link

Photographer

j_forbes

Posts: 413

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

Caustic Disco wrote:

fake?? whatchu talkin' 'bout eddy? lol

it was built for use in the tv series the prisoner,   but you can visit there now as its a popular tourist attraction in wales

Nov 12 12 11:01 am Link

Photographer

SayCheeZ!

Posts: 18024

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

udor wrote:
Buenos Aires....

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

Fixed it for you.
There's a lot of German speaking people in Brazil, mainly in the south.
I've hear that there's actually more German spoken there than there is Spanish (but I've never checked the accuracy of that statement).

I'm with whoever said Prague though.

Nov 13 12 01:17 pm Link

Model

Model Sarah

Posts: 39294

Columbus, Ohio, US

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

^^

Nov 13 12 01:25 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36719

Columbus, Ohio, US

Grand Marais

Nov 13 12 01:32 pm Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

udor wrote:
Buenos Aires....

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

SayCheeZ!  wrote:
Fixed it for you.
There's a lot of German speaking people in Brazil, mainly in the south.
I've hear that there's actually more German spoken there than there is Spanish (but I've never checked the accuracy of that statement).

Thanks... smile

However, you are probably thinking of São Paulo, Brazil!

I am talking about Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spanish language!   tongue




From Wikipedia:


Buenos Aires is rated one of the 20 largest cities in the world. It is, along with São Paulo and Mexico City, one of the three Latin American cities alpha category for the study GaWC5[7] and has been ranked as the most important global city and competitive marketplace of Latin America. Buenos Aires has the best quality of life in Latin America, ranked at 61 ° in the world and its per capita income is among the three highest in the region.[8][9][10]

It is the most visited city in South America,[11] and most important, largest and most populous of South American capitals as well as the Latin American Documentary "United by History" is the Paris of South America.[12]

People from Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port).[13] Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination,[14] and is known for its European style architecture[15] and rich cultural life,[16] with the highest concentration of theatres in the world.[17]

Nov 13 12 02:35 pm Link