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    Guess the City 193

    Guess the city:




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    Dallas, TX

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    I've seen these photos somewhere... Dubai, UAE?

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    in Texas or Florida ?

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    San Clemente, CA? The area of the the former western White House?
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    One of you has the right continent.

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    Quote Originally posted by ablarc
    One of you has the right continent.
    Nice hint.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    I'm with drucee on this one. The houses are too close together, and the colors are too dramatic (especially on in the 2nd pic). So, it must be a poor foreign interpretation of US-style McMansions.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    The houses are too close together, and the colors are too dramatic (especially on in the 2nd pic). So, it must be a poor foreign interpretation of US-style McMansions.
    Or maybe a superior foreign interpretation.

    Unless, of course, dramatic colors and density are bad!

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    Quote Originally posted by ablarc
    Or maybe a superior foreign interpretation.

    Unless, of course, dramatic colors and density are bad!
    No nothing wrong with it, as long as the area just off the bottom of the second picture is the adjacent walkable, full-service commercial district.

    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by ablarc
    Or maybe a superior foreign interpretation.

    Unless, of course, dramatic colors and density are bad!
    Although it is sad that any foreign country would have to copy us (even superior) when they have their own traditions to draw upon??

    Of course, there are no cultural islands anymore, and every place copies every other place. Especially the wealthier classes who enjoy living in fantasy interpretations of foreign climes.

    My guess: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?

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    Wild guess... Singapore?

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    I don't see any courtyards on the single family houses so I doubt they're in the middle east. I agree with nerudite that the pics are from somewhere in east Asia.

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    Let me throw in suburban Jakarta, Indonesia. I guess the Middle East is really the Asian continent

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    Definitely getting warmer, but nobody has the country yet, much less the city.

    Here's a hint: the country is the current reigning champion of copying, and the city inexplicably traded in a "k" for a "j" some years ago.

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    Well, definitely not singapore...no high boundary walls separating the houses, and the attics would definitely be maxed out.

    My guess.....Beijing

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    Quote Originally posted by Jeff Greig

    My guess.....Beijing
    That k to j transformation happened in more than one place. Come to think of it, Beijing not only used to be Peking, it was once even Peiping. Something about those Chinese consonants...

    No cigar.

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    Quote Originally posted by ablarc
    That k to j transformation happened in more than one place. Come to think of it, Beijing not only used to be Peking, it was once even Peiping. Something about those Chinese consonants...

    No cigar.
    Purely based on that clue, I'm going to guess Jinan, Shandong Province, China

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    The landscaping and the red tile / blue tile roof design really says that Malaysia/Singapore area to me (and I don't know, since I'm not familiar with that part of the world). Since I don't know any city name changes in that country, I'll just guess Johor Bahru.

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    Foliage is not tropical enough for JB...looks more temperate...perhaps slightly subtropical. I think Biscuit is close with his Jinan guess, but I would take my second guess as being Nanjing

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    Quote Originally posted by Jeff Greig
    I would take my second guess as being Nanjing
    Bingo!

    Is this really copying America or are we just looking at an international style?

    The last International Style looked just about the same wherever it was built; a skyscraper at La Defense looks the same as one in Houston, and they're both derived from Mies, who was a German.

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    Nice one... I had fun with that one, especially since I had no clue.

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