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maybe it's just lal the lovely people going around doing their life with a smile on there face
large enough to have more than enough going on to keep you occupied, but are on a human enough scale that you never feel overwhelmed?
For me, Manchester is a great example of that.
So is Bristol though and Bristol women are way prettier.
never saw it pre-redevelopment so can't fully appreciate how much of a transformation took place.
also i have refused to tell him whether she is hot or not
and Dundee is a fucking shit hole
trying to convince themselves it's not that bad (it is)
but they all have their own characters as well:
Manchester - Napoleon complex
Leeds - scum
Bristol - resigned to failure
Newcastle - fun until the novelty wears off
Some great old buildings, friendly people. Not sure about the road layout though and a lot of places seem to be the same shape like what you get in American cities.
I like my streets like I like my women, curvy and labyrinthine. Curvy roads lined with skyscrapers are the overall best though, which is why Hong Kong is probably my favourite city.
well it's not.
it's vine. lovely lovely andyvine.
MORE OF THAT PLEASE AS THERE ISN'T ENOUGH ABOUT.
ALSO: SCOUSERS NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE BEATLES MORE.
just reminded me of how great the Hacienda was.
and how about Oasis?
Been there about a million times and still don't know where the fuck I am when I'm there or where anything is
the city centre's about a mile square, you'd have to be pretty dense to get lost in it, tbh.
I've lived here ten years and genuinely see no evidence to suggest it is any friendlier than London. I'm from Nottingham and whenever I go home, it dawns on me that the place is noticeably friendly.
Manchester has got its good points, but it's hardly got Amsterdam levels of friendliness going on.
In fact, I've found Paris and London are friendlier.
actually meant "people I hang around with are friendly."
In which case, I retract my previous comments. I can confirm that the people I voluntarily socialise with are typically quite friendly towards me.
your average man or woman on the street was friendlier in Manchester. I don't agree with this.
I went to London the other day and was neither mugged, nor unappreciated.
and i tried to pick it up for her and she said "WOAH!" and i was like "woah!?" but that was just one woman not everyone
if you go to, say, Sheffield, it's the same. Leeds, as well. Ireland. you can just start exchanging friendly banter with people you've never met before and more often than not they respond.
do that in London and they look at you like you're mentally ill. it's not a North/South thing either. Devon and Cornwall are very friendly. it's just people in London like to think they're too busy and too important to exist as part of a community.
some Cities are just a bit happier than others. nothing to wave willies about, but it's definitely the case, and certainly a positive thing.
until the IRA bomb. Which could be food for thought for town planners nationwide.
...that everyone thought this about London until the 1970's property boom. Interesting.