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Old Posted Apr 19, 2016, 9:18 PM
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Condé Nast has a list of the world's 10 best skylines. Vancouver is the only Canadian city to make the list. The pic they've chosen is odd though, as the mountains are partially covered in fog and it's not a current view.

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It's not odd at all, it was chosen because of it's scenic beauty, same goes for Hong Kong, Rio, and Capetown.
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Condé Nast has a list of the world's 10 best skylines. Vancouver is the only Canadian city to make the list. The pic they've chosen is odd though, as the mountains are partially covered in fog and it's not a current view.

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Cape Town? Budapest? Yeah, that list is odd
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It's not odd at all, it was chosen because of it's scenic beauty, same goes for Hong Kong, Rio, and Capetown.
Hong Kong actually does have a magnificent skyline, though. But yeah, like most lists, it's ridiculous. Shanghai, Capetown and Vancouver have no business being in a skyline top ten, and Budapest and Paris are eccentric choices but still kinda silly. Dubai isn't beautiful per se, though it is interesting in a crazy way. But most importantly, you cannot make a list of beautiful skylines without including Chicago. Ever.

That's like drawing up a list of the top ten ethnic groups that make matzo ball soup and not including Jews. It's pointless, and not even amusing as some kind of bizarre joke. But we clicked on the link. Or at least, I did. So they win. And we lose.

I should go into the business of making top ten lists. There must be money in it.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2016, 10:07 PM
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It's not odd at all, it was chosen because of it's scenic beauty, same goes for Hong Kong, Rio, and Capetown.
Obviously, they clearly stated that some were chosen for natural beauty. What was odd is that they didn't choose a picture which highlighted that very well.
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I wasn't sure where to put this, but as this is a popular thread I thought it semi pertinent to throw it here. Thought it was pretty funny...

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Hong Kong actually does have a magnificent skyline, though. But yeah, like most lists, it's ridiculous. Shanghai, Capetown and Vancouver have no business being in a skyline top ten, and Budapest and Paris are eccentric choices but still kinda silly. Dubai isn't beautiful per se, though it is interesting in a crazy way. But most importantly, you cannot make a list of beautiful skylines without including Chicago. Ever.

That's like drawing up a list of the top ten ethnic groups that make matzo ball soup and not including Jews. It's pointless, and not even amusing as some kind of bizarre joke. But we clicked on the link. Or at least, I did. So they win. And we lose.

I should go into the business of making top ten lists. There must be money in it.
Paris on that list, that's ridiculous. The city has essentially no skyline to speak of -- let alone a global top ten skyline.

It has nice attractions and a good urban fabric, but it's not a "skyline" city at all. I don't need to see more to already declare this list to be complete BS.
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I learned on SSP (some years ago) that Yellowknife was Canada's sunniest city.

The rest of Canada must have even less sun than no sun ever, whatever that means
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Shanghai, Capetown and Vancouver have no business being in a skyline top ten
Shanghai has every reason to be on a top ten. Any top ten without Shanghai would be suspicious to me, unless you're working on a metric that ignores both height and quantity.
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What people are missing with regard to the skyline rating is that each was chosen based upon distinction, not comparative features. For example, the drama of the Parisian skyline is the Eiffel Tower, as almost a standalone sculpture. Vancouver is modern glass towers against a rugged mountain backdrop. Rio is exotic, unparalleled, natural features. Each city on that list excels at their own specific category. That's why there is no Chicago, because it is surpassed by New York, in its category. No reason to be pissy about something that is so obvious, folks. Vancouver is standout on a worldwide scale. Toronto and other Canadian skylines are standout on a national level based upon those categories. Trust me, talk to pretty much any tourist in Vancouver and they will validate that sense of awe and appreciation of that which is exceptional on a worldwide level. I'm sorry but Vancouver has some tail-feathers to shake. If y'all can't take it, it's your own problem.
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Wait, you're saying that a lame tower that was designed and built to be temporary (and ended up getting kept mostly because it was useful as a radio transmission tower), if erected in the middle of nowhere, would single-handedly propel the aforementioned middle of nowhere to the world's top ten global skylines?
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Wait, you're saying that a lame tower that was designed and built to be temporary (and ended up getting kept mostly because it was useful as a radio transmission tower), if erected in the middle of nowhere, would single-handedly propel the aforementioned middle of nowhere to the world's top ten global skylines?
If that's your perception of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, well... I can't even... I know you support some ridiculous conservative shit on this forum, but this is perhaps your worst post.
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this sub forum must be the only place in the world where what Lio posts could be considered "some ridiculous conservative shit"
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If that's your perception of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, well... I can't even... I know you support some ridiculous conservative shit on this forum, but this is perhaps your worst post.
It's not "my perception" of the Eiffel Tower, it's fact -- look up the tower's history if you don't want to take my word that it was originally meant to be temporary.

How often have you been to Paris? Just curious.

A skyline is a bunch of skyscrapers. That's what it is.

If it's not about the skyscrapers then I am declaring this Wyoming barn to have a grander skyline than Manhattan. Doesn't that sound ridiculous to you? Not even a little?

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this sub forum must be the only place in the world where what Lio posts could be considered "some ridiculous conservative shit"
And yet the SSP Albertans find me anti-conservative as I'm not a big fan of extracting and burning fossil fuels for energy.

I guess I'm a centrist, all things considered...
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I've been to Paris 8 times.

Great City, wonderful neighbourhoods, endless things to see and do, fantastic food and culture and museums, almost unparalleled history....

Skyscrapers and skyline? Meh. Not really. There is La Defense...which I haven't felt compelled to visit.
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Cape Town isn't even the best skyline in South Africa, much less one of the best in the world. It is however one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. But I think there's a difference. Which I think kind of goes along with what lio is saying.


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It's not "my perception" of the Eiffel Tower, it's fact -- look up the tower's history if you don't want to take my word that it was originally meant to be temporary.

How often have you been to Paris? Just curious.

A skyline is a bunch of skyscrapers. That's what it is.
That pic is pure Hyperbole 101.

I've only been to Paris once, admittedly.

As for this "perception", your understanding is autistically literal.

It's already been noted that the criteria was not purely "a bunch of skyscrapers" but rather the overall effect, natural features included.
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Cape Town isn't even the best skyline in South Africa, much less one of the best in the world. It is however one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. But I think there's a difference. Which I think kind of goes along with what lio is saying.


Way to omit all of the natural features and pic the worst possible angle.
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