March 27, 2013

Flash Blog: City

Perhaps because I grew up in an area of urban sprawl, I don't enjoy big cities – from the hectic pace to the dirty streets and skyscrapers, the entire ambience isn't for me.  The bustling nature of life in a city presses on me, overwhelming my senses.  The one major city I love is Paris, in which it is virtually impossible to get lost and which offers unlimited hidden treasures to be discovered. 

Cities began as the center of social life. To this day, large cities offer exposure to culture – through museums, theaters, music halls, and more – usually unparalleled by rural areas, which makes suburbia the perfect balance for me.

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  1. I love your post. I haven't visited Paris at all since a school trip and your post now makes me want to as I adore cities, having grown up in London and still get abuzz when I get to visit the capital. xx

    http://40somethingundomesticateddevil.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/blog-flash-2013-day-19-city.html

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    1. Thanks, Lizzie! I haven't been to London yet, but it is definitely on the list :-)

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  2. Well said, though I think Paris might be in a class by itself. I'd love to see it.

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    1. Paris is certainly exceptional and worth a visit when you have a chance :-)

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  3. I agree! Suburbia is the place for me, too. San Francisco is an amazing, interesting city, but I would never drive there. The one way streets and double-parked delivery vans would have me in a puddle of anxiety within minutes!

    Linda
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    1. I haven't driven in San Francisco, but I did better than I expected driving in Boston... Intense experience!

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  4. I was born and raised at countryside and I truly appreciate cities. Of course a city with real nature in it is even better.

    I do understand though how someone might not like it. It can be overwhelming. But for me it works.

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    1. Paris certainly has beautiful nature within the city limits, but I see those places more as an easy escape from the true "city" than the city itself ;-)

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  5. I've never lived in a city, and I don't like them that much either. If I do visit it's for a little culture, but then it's time to go!

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    1. That's how I usually feel about trips to the city - glad to have a big one nearby, as long as once I get my dose of culture, I can go home to the suburbs :-)

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