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What is the European equivalent of the following US cities?

Boston

Chicago

Dallas

Detroit

Miami

Portland

San Francisco

St. Louis

by Anonymousreply 2810/06/2012

Dublin = Boston

Cape Town = San Francisco

Amsterdam = Portland, OR

by Anonymousreply 110/06/2012

R1 = Mother of all fails

by Anonymousreply 210/06/2012

It's an impossible question, OP.

by Anonymousreply 310/06/2012

OP, Everyone knows that Madrid is the Chicago of Europe.

by Anonymousreply 410/06/2012

Boston=Hamburg

Chicago=Frankfurt

Dallas=Moscow

Detroit=Liverpool

Miami=Yalta

Portland=Copenhagen

San Francisco=Amsterdam

St. Louis=Bucharest

by Anonymousreply 510/06/2012

Next Question, which American car looks like a Mercedes?

by Anonymousreply 710/06/2012

On a similar topic, I've always described the county of Devon England as our version of South Carolina - southern, rural, by the coast and conservative.

by Anonymousreply 810/06/2012

Dallas = Moscow????

in what way? the weather LOL???

by Anonymousreply 910/06/2012

There is no European city shitty enough to be the equivalent of Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 1010/06/2012

R6 is a moron.

by Anonymousreply 1110/06/2012

R9

Tacky rich people.

by Anonymousreply 1210/06/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 1310/06/2012

Madrid is a world class city. Chicago is nothing like Madrid.

by Anonymousreply 1410/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1510/06/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 1610/06/2012

Texas = Bavaria

by Anonymousreply 1710/06/2012

I like this thread. Please post you reasoning for equating the cities the way you do.

by Anonymousreply 1810/06/2012

Perhaps you might find such comparison threads in a Portuguese, Japanese or Spanish language forum, R16.

by Anonymousreply 1910/06/2012

Cleveland - the Paris of the rustbelt!

by Anonymousreply 2010/06/2012

Dallas equals Nazi Bavaria - and George Bush lives there what other proof do you need?

by Anonymousreply 2110/06/2012

"Didn't Oscar Wilde say that all comparisons are odious?"

Well, he's never been to me.

by Anonymousreply 2210/06/2012

try to cry out in the heat of the moment possessed by a fury that burns from inside

by Anonymousreply 2310/06/2012

San Francisco would be Calcutta, in August. Lots of fragrant odors.

by Anonymousreply 2410/06/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 2510/06/2012

Basel = Pittsburgh

by Anonymousreply 2610/06/2012

[quote]Chicago is Madrid

Chicago wishes

by Anonymousreply 2710/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2810/06/2012
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