The most beautiful city in the world?

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Danger said:
Well, no, actually... :redface:

(I thought it was that J.Lo/Affleck movie that nobody watched.)
Ah, well, most Norweedians don't know what that word means either (it is the most obscure Norweedish word I know..)
 
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zoobyshoe said:
San Diego, California, USA

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Pretty typical beach shot from Mission Beach.
Still my favorite, as popularized by MTV's "The Real OC," Laguna Beach:

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BRUSSELS! :biggrin:

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But if I'm perfectly honest, I'd have to say Paris or Firenze...
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I've never been there, but some of my favorite photographs come from Hong Kong:

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I mean, come on, try to match that. It might not have the gothic/baroque architecture, but that is a gorgeous skyline, and the island itself is equally beautiful - lush and exotic.
 
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Ofcourse Srinagar is known as 'The Heaven Of Earth'.It is the capital of Kashmir(India).


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Srinagar (india)

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SRINAGAR(INDIA)

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I have to go with a whole island (but it's small), Santorini (a.k.a Thera or Thira). It's the southernmost island in the Cyclades Group (Greece). Just looking at it relaxes me.
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honestrosewater said:
I have to go with a whole island (but it's small), Santorini (a.k.a Thera or Thira). It's the southernmost island in the Cyclades Group (Greece). Just looking at it relaxes me.
Its certainly a colourful place, but I don't think I could ever relax there, knowing that the whole island once went boom, and probably will again.
 
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matthyaouw said:
Its certainly a colourful place, but I don't think I could ever relax there, knowing that the whole island once went boom, and probably will again.
Yeah, but you would have ample warning... probably... :biggrin:
 
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wow that island is beautiful
 
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honestrosewater said:
Yeah, but you would have ample warning... probably... :biggrin:
I suppose it would make trips there more exciting. Like a regular holiday, only you might explode.
 
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There's more.
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And don't worry:
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- http://www.urban75.org/photos/santorini/index.html
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- http://www.decadevolcano.net/photos/santorini/santorini_photos.htm

Okay, I'll stop. o:)

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I suppose it would make trips there more exciting. Like a regular holiday, only you might explode.
I actually just read- now that you got me worried- that it's one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. And it's dormant now. There's a healthy tourism industry. Actually too healthy- they better not ruin my paradise before I get there. :grumpy:
It also has a long and fascinating history. I'm not sure about Atlantis, but...
 
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what?! i've been living here since 1981 how could any of the captions be wrong? :grumpy:
It's not a big deal or anything, but...

1. The Oak Bay Barbarians do not play at Windsor Park, they play on the high school field.
2. The first time you mention St. David, the street is in fact St. Denis.
3. The "little park" is in fact Queen's Park (formerly Haynes Park but renamed for the jubilee).

Just nit-picking.

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Those Oak Bay pics are quite nice. Plenty of trees, green grass, nice houses.
 
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give it up everybody. nothing can match my cute little city. :wink:

from the steps of the BC legislature:
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the BC legislature:
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It's not a big deal or anything, but...

1. The Oak Bay Barbarians do not play at Windsor Park, they play on the high school field.
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i didn't mean the high school team i meant the club in town. the club that plays against james bay. they've got the same name as the high-school team

edit: re santorini there are 5000 islands around here that look like santorini. maybe they don't have white towns all over one side but they all look the same. on my bus route to school I can see the san juans (part of wash state) which look just like that, except with trees.
 
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fourier jr said:
edit: re santorini there are 5000 islands around here that look like santorini. maybe they don't have white towns all over one side but they all look the same. on my bus route to school I can see the san juans (part of wash state) which look just like that, except with trees.
I've been looking for a place like Santorini (minus the volcano) and haven't found one yet- not even around the Mediterranean- nor in the Pacific. I'm looking at pictures of the San Juans, and they're not even close. Do you have some other pictures? BTW, the architecture is a BIG deal, and there are trees on Santorini. And I live on the beach in Florida- all beaches and islands are not the same. Oh, and the climate is very different (it doesn't snow in Santorini).
 

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