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NewGuy wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:That sounds like a load of crap; in Rio De Janeiro, organized crime gangs recently attacked a military base, overran it, and stole truckloads of heavy weapons. Now that is crime.

Hehe, like I said I heard it from some guy claiming he read it on a website. I have to admit I don't feel like I'm gonna get kidnapped or knocked off walking down the street.

Maybe he just meant to say that it had the 4th highest crime rate in Australia, not the whole world.
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Here we have the World Famous 9As far as I know) Ambassador Bridge, which is either North America's, or the Worlds largest suspension bridge (This info is 10 years old, im sure neither are true anymore). We are directly across the river from Detroit, Michigan, with nothing seperating the cities but the Detroit river and a non-existant country border.

We are the Canadian Motor City, holding factories for GM, Chrysler and Ford, and from what i've seen, a ton of dealerships.

We have 2 major malls in our city, neither being major enough to be put in any sort of book, or known to anyone outside the city.

Apparently we have a great nightlife in our downtown center, but I am not 19, so I don't have an idea of this yet. There are a lot of nice lookin resturants and bars downtown, so i'm guessing this is true.

We recently built "the Chrysler Building" which was supposed to be Windsor's first skyscraper to rival detroits skyline, but they were unable to rent out the space, so it was only 10 stories high, and still mostly empty and unrented.

We have teh University of Windsor, which is along the river next to the bridge, but I don't have much info at this time about it.

Our cancer rate is 1/3, since we have the auto plants, and the smog that rolls in from Michigan. You pretty much have to chew the air.

Overall, Windsor needs to be improved. We have border problems, since the bridge and tunnel are not enough to support the traffic, and the mayor's of Windsor, Detroit and the presidants of companies can not agree on where to build a new crossing. The air quality and quality of life is low, and there is not much entertainment in the city.
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Hey Kazer, I admire your honesty and since I've been to Windsor, I can confirm what you say. Nevertheless, I thought the object of this thread was to give people reasons to come to your city, not reasons to run away shrieking :wink:
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I despise 1 sided only topics. If you can list the advantages, you should be able to list the disadvantages. It's like saying "Ok, well you can visit lots of planets, like mars." to someone who knows nothing about planets, (yet owns an interplanetary rocket) and not saying that Venus will cause you to die a painful death ;)
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Well, you could mention Windsor's tourist attraction status for American teenagers living in Michigan: after all, they don't come across the bridge for the malls. They come across because the drinking age is 19 instead of 21, because of the casinos, and because of the lap-dances at the strip clubs. Yes, it's Windsor, low-rent City of Sin :)
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A "don't forget this" bump 8)
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St Andrews, Fife, Scotland


Here we have the Home of Golf, with the Open being held here every 4 years, the annual Dunhill Links amongst other competitions...

Prince William Winsor studies at University here...

The University was the first in Scotland...
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They have a cool sea-life centre up there too. I always remember visiting that when I was a kid, heh.
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Draegonis wrote: They have a cool sea-life centre up there too. I always remember visiting that when I was a kid, heh.


Changed ownership, now the St Andrews Aquarium :P
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hooray for Zoliber! It's a good idea to make brussels more known :P
erm and the other ciries offcourse :wink:

i wonder if anyone knows Leuven 8O
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Nottingham:

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Visit Nottingham, it's a really nice place. Just don't stay the night.
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Denver, Colorado - The Mile High City
Since I live in a podunk town about an hour from the big city, I thought I'd go ahead and post about a place you guys might actually enjoy visiting. :P

Denver sits at an elevation of 5,280 feet above see level (give or take). It is home to all of Colorado's professional sports teams (the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rapids come to mind). Denver also houses several universities both in the metro area and its suburbs, such as the University of Colorado (at Boulder and Denver) and the University of Denver.

Within a few hours drive of the city you can see plenty of interesting landmarks. The Royal Gorge Bridge outside Canon City (the world's highest suspension bridge), the Coors Brewery in Golden, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, the Great Sand Dunes, and Six Flags Elitch Gardens can all be found with relative ease.

If you enjoy shopping, Denver offers several great malls. The best include Flatirons, Cherry Creek Mall, Park Meadows Mall, the Castle Rock Factory Outlets, and 16th Street Mall. It's also worth noting that Denver RTD has been rated one of the best public transportation services in America.

One of Denver's greatest assets is the view. No matter where you want to go, there's almost always something to see. Colorado Springs, located about an hour south of Denver, has one of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen, with the city pushed right up against the towering 14,000-foot Pikes Peak, a world-famous mountain that attracts thousands of hikers a year.

And who could forget skiing? There are more than twenty great ski ranges within a four-hour drive from Denver metro, with some of the best skiing on earth found in Vail and Winter Park.

Whatever your pleasure, Denver probably has it. The night life is excellent and the day life is beyond amazing. If you like the outdoors, Colorado's definitely the place to come.
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I had thought Greeley had a population of ~60,000? Or am I confusing it with some other nearby town?
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A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote: I had thought Greeley had a population of ~60,000? Or am I confusing it with some other nearby town?

No, you're correct. However, Greeley is a college town. If you don't go to school here, the biggest attraction is the 'Haunted Corn Maze' that a farmer sets up this time year. :P
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester Town Hall

The URBIS Museum

A Typical Terraced Street in Manchester

Metrolink, Manchester's Street going Light Rail system

Castlefield, the 2000 year old heart of Manchester

Manchester Cathederal, URBIS and the CIS Tower


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Manchester is a large city in the North West of England, often billed as the 'Second City'- though this is usually source of debate for natives of Birmingham ;)

Population, Greater Manchester: Appx. 3,000,000~

Some Brief notes on the history of the city:
  • Manchester was officially proclaimed a city in 1853, though it's origins can be traced all the way back to the year 79AD- when a fort named Mancunium was built on a site that still exists today, Castlefield in Central Manchester.
  • Manchester is credited for being the birthplace of many a mainstay of Modern Civilisation, the Industrial Revolution began within it's vicinity- Manchester was the worlds first industrialised city- it's factories funding most of the work that went into creating and maintaining Steam Power and such. The first commercial railway in the world was constructed between Manchester and Liverpool, the first ever 'Lock and Gate' canal was built in Manchester, the Bridgewater canal- it is still in use today- adding to that, the first steamboats operated on the Bridgewater Canal in 1773.

    The city of Manchester also funded thre biggest inland canal, dock facility project in the world, during the 1800's... for years, 'Manchester Docks' at Salford Quays was a huge facility, attracting cargo from around the world and exporting to the far reaches of the US and even Australia. Today it is redeveloped with apartments and museums, restaraunts and bars. No docking, of cargo tankers at least, goes on any more.

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    In 1904 Frederick Royce produced the first car from his factory in Cooke Street, Hulme. He soon attracted the attention of Charles Rolls and following a meeting in the Midland Hotel (now the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Midland Hotel, Manchester) they set up the famous company which bears their names.

    The world's first scheduled airline service was set up in 1919 between Manchester and Southport.

    Around 1913, Rutherford 'split the atom'- at Manchester University. Alot of work was done by John Dalton here, amongst others, in compiling the periodic table.

    The first digital computers were programmed at Manchester University, with the first instance of memory and storage happening here- data being stored on RAM.

    In the early sixties, the 26 floor CIS tower was built, becoming the tallest building in Europe, for a short time. [Image Image 2]
  • In 1996, the IRA detonated the largest mainland bomb to explode in the UK since WW2, in Central Manchester- it caused tens of millions of pounds worth of damage but miraculously, the Police force managed to evacuate the hundreds of thousands of shoppers and workers from the city centre with only an hours advanced warning of the attack- no one died in this bombing. This Post Box was less than 10 metres from the truck packed full of explosives when it exploded. As you can see the building behind it is new, and part of the huge redevelopment of the city centre that has transformed it into a beautiful, modern and vibrant place to visit. The postbox is the only thing in the area that survived the blast.

    Area where bomb exploded before: Here
    Area as it looks now: Here and Here
Manchester is also home to a great deal of sporting and musical talent, notable mentions being Manchester United Football Club, probably the biggest and most well known 'soccer' team on the planet [Images of their 70000 seater stadium: Here || HERE, as well as Manchester City Football Club Whom I support but aren't exactly on par with United [Their 48000 seater stadium: HERE || HERE || HERE;)

Musically, such artists as The Smiths, The Charlatans, The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays and Oasis - even the BeeGees were born here, though is that something to be proud of? ;)
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