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subject: most beautiful city in Europe
nominations thus far - Prague, Bruges, Innsbruck, Bergen (wut?).
Copenhagen's nice too
And unlike a lot of cities seems to be completely unspoilt (in the centre at least). Mind you, after spending three hours trudging round the place in the pouring rain I was beginning to sympathise a bit with the Owen Farrell character in the film.
Venice is supposed to be the most beautiful though, isn't it? Although I can't vouch for that personally having not been there.
BUT having spent a day wondering round it, I didn't go back, even though I was working in belgium. Ghent is also beautiful and is also more of a proper city, I decided to get a flat in Antwerp though.
Venice IS very much its own thing and spectacular, Florence is overated, Pisa was my favourate italian city.
Prague is good yeah.
Edinburgh has a majesty that I grew more familiar and comfortable with so Im nominating Edinburgh
is really impressive and grand, and an absolutely brilliant city, but I'm not sure it's beautiful. Matter of personal taste, though, obviously.
i mean i suppose bath is a bit pretty.....but it seems more like artiface......im not sure a city should be surface pretty......a village can be pretty chocolate boxy with thatch and stuff.......Edinburgh seems serious and sturdy.......and anyway what does 'pretty city' mean? All I know is I loved looking at it, it regularly occurred to me how great it looked, so Im basing it on that, i.e. it had good looks that I didn't tire of (I can tire, or at least become inurred, to some shallower prettyness in a city)
Not knocking Edinburgh at all, but "beautiful" seems the wrong adjective somehow.
Guess it might be more homely than beautiful though
including warsaw bc they have that plastic one
I loved Lisbon, Porto, Stockholm, Freiburg Seville and Granada. Lots of people say that Budapest is beautiful too, but I've not been there myself.
I think a lot of it is how much the city feels like a serendipitous result of landscape, and the endeavour, artistry, culture and skills of its inhabitants. For me, somewhere like Venice or Bath are a bit too geared towards tourism for them to feel like they're really working as cities, but they're undeniably unique.
but I just thought Id mention Perth, as I was lucky enough to work and live there for a while, I had a lovely view from the North end of East bridge street across the Tay.
ok, I know they arnt in the city, but then they provide a backdrop which IS part of the city
you don't really work in an office do you
Does Siena count as a city?
Seville's a good shout as well.