Is your town a ‘world city’?
Following on from the best/worst city threads.
If you can check 7 out of 10 of the following, then your town (or many other town you want to nominate) is part of the global village (and no, being linked to the internet ain’t enough). 3 to 6, it’s an interesting provincial center. Less than 3…:you’re in podunkville.
1__ Has at least one building or work of art in it that a majority of cultured people in other countries would instantly recognize
2__ Has at least 5 flights per day going to 5 different countries other than the host country
3__ Has a stadium with a seated capacity of at least 50,000
4__ Has at least 2 museums that would take me more than a morning to visit (subjective!)
5__ Has a recognized, full season philharmonic, opera house and at least one cinema that routinely shows films in a foreign language
6__ Has at least three branches by major international banks located in it
7__ Is the original home (or its surrounding region) of an internationally know dish or of an internationally known consumer brand
8__ Hast least one university with more than 10,000 students that grants post-graduate degrees
9__ Has had at least one major release filmed there where the location was of more than passing importance
10__ Has a listing in this website http://www.worldsbestbars.com/