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Thread: Heritage or Modernity?

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    brenda's Avatar Reborn again BT Rep: +3
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    As the Talk Club seems to be full of political threads at the moment I thought I'd ask a completely unrelated question.

    Are you more attracted to cities that embrace their heritage such as York in the UK or do you prefer cities that express ultra moderness such as Dubai in UAE?

    And please explain your choice if you will.
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    i think both can be appreciated for what they offer. Some cities you want the moderness of it all.... new stuff, wild architecture....

    Yet theres something very different about older cities (or even noncities really). What I mean is, I've gone to places that are heavy with history and heritage, and its a whole other experience. So for me at least, I would say both.

    In NYC you have a lot of skyscrapers and new building, with such a diversity.... but there are parts that make you feel as if the rest doesnt even exist

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    A fair point.

    It would be vandalism in the extreme to knock down York city walls to replace them with say a Casino, Las Vegas style. It is a joy to stroll around an ancient place.

    Dubai is a stunning example of what can be done with modern architecture (and a lot of oil money). However, as a rule modern in the UK looks like the Bull Ring in Manchester - which, imho, is pants.

    On the whole, I prefer old. It is worth remembering that only the good of the old remains - the rest having fallen down a long time ago. With modern you have both the crap and the good with (in the UK) the former having the numerical advantage.
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    I much prefer cities that maintain their history. I don't care for "modern" things. In NYC, you can still go to very old sections that are somewhat the same, though you cannot compare it to cities in Europe. I loved many parts of Ireland, and other countries. I wish that we, here inthe states had the antiquity of Europe. We are too young. ( I do not include Native American history in that statement..unfortunately, the US pretty much wiped them and their cultures out)
    also...great question, Brenda
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie
    I much prefer cities that maintain their history. I don't care for "modern" things. In NYC, you can still go to very old sections that are somewhat the same, though you cannot compare it to cities in Europe. I loved many parts of Ireland, and other countries. I wish that we, here inthe states had the antiquity of Europe. We are too young. ( I do not include Native American history in that statement..unfortunately, the US pretty much wiped them and their cultures out)
    also...great question, Brenda
    I'll tell you right now; Native American architechure has nothing over ancient European architechure; and I say that as a Native American.

    There's more of a 'gee thats quaint' feel to the ancient ruins, as the same feel with current Reservations. I would love to travel through Europe due to the history behind it, I wouldn't like to live there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinningfreemanny
    I'll tell you right now; Native American architechure has nothing over ancient European architechure; and I say that as a Native American.

    There's more of a 'gee thats quaint' feel to the ancient ruins, as the same feel with current Reservations. I would love to travel through Europe due to the history behind it, I wouldn't like to live there though.
    Conservatives survive ok here too.



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    This all makes me want to travel more. Great pic, Biggles
    Don't read what isn't there.

    anywhichway

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie
    This all makes me want to travel more. Great pic, Biggles
    Thanks - came out a bit bigger than I expected though. Sorry Brenda.
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    Theres much to be said for heritage..



    and the new...



    Especially if the new, doesnt forget its past

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    The latter actually looks ancient Egyptian - and I rather like it. Not at all like the Bull Ring.
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