Boston is Dublin or Edinburgh
Chicago is Madrid
Dallas is Munich
Detroit is Turin or Manchester
Miami is Valencia or Odessa
Portland is Amsterdam or Prague
San Francisco is Stockholm
St Louis is Belgrade or Kiev
Madrid is a world class city. Chicago is nothing like Madrid.
I stand behind Chicago = Madrid. Middle of the country, football obsessed, slightly fascist, with slutty gay men and envy toward the coastal city that gets more attention.
What is this obsession americans have with equating everything foreign to something domestic? Nobody asks what the asian equivalent of Brazilian cities are. Or the South American equivalents of japanese cities.
Didn't Oscar Wilde say that all comparisons are odious?
Texas = Bavaria
I like this thread. Please post you reasoning for equating the cities the way you do.
Perhaps you might find such comparison threads in a Portuguese, Japanese or Spanish language forum, R16.
Cleveland - the Paris of the rustbelt!
Dallas equals Nazi Bavaria - and George Bush lives there what other proof do you need?
"Didn't Oscar Wilde say that all comparisons are odious?"
Well, he's never been to me.
Charlene X. Algebra
try to cry out in the heat of the moment possessed by a fury that burns from inside
San Francisco would be Calcutta, in August. Lots of fragrant odors.
The thing of it is, American cities generally have been uglified by too much glass and steel skyscraper nonsense and foolishness as well as way too much dependence on cars and the attendant paving over with expressways (McDonald's, Burger King, K-Mart, the departure of great downtown department stores--note how Americans always head to Herrod's in London or KaDeWe in Berlin, it's because we have nothing equivalent here), etc., but, having said that, I will humor OP by saying that I thought Berlin had a vague similarity to Chicago, possibly partly due to the flatness of the topography and Boston bears a little resemblance to some sections of London. I like San Francisco well enough but can't think of a European equivalent offhand. Anyway, a question, does anyone think that the better parts of Washington, DC bear a vague resemblance to Paris if only because of the sort of broad avenues over a grid kind of layout? I know that the original planner, Pierre L'Enfant was of course French (George Washington eventually couldn't stand his drama so dismissed him) and I think there was a connection between his plans and how Napoleon eventually rebuilt Paris. Anyone care to elaborate?
Basel = Pittsburgh
[quote]Chicago is Madrid
Oprah can't buy El Palacio Real y el Museo del Prado
I picked Moscow as an equivalent for Dallas because both cities are ugly, sprawling, and exemplify the worst extremes of their respective country's philosophies.