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Guess the City 9

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Dan

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Two clues.

1) English speaking nation.
2) The image shows the CBD, not an outlying edge city.
 

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BKM

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If this is your definition of "too nice" Guapo, I hope you stay out of California :) (Just Kidding!)

I'll guess Winipeg.
 

el Guapo

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I stand corrected - I meant too say too you that it is too tidy, too clean, too unAmerican. In my observation.
 

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I really know what you meant.

Would you also agree with me that Canadian cities (the one's I've seen, at least) are also "too bland" and "too architecturally unimaginative"? Although, I really liked Montreal a lot!
 

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Regina?

It looks so flat, even though I've never been there it looks like this City should be in Saskatchewan.
 

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I'm going to go with the Cliff Clavin approch and say it a city that has never been in my kitchen!
 

Dan

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Hey, I said "an English speaking country." Narrows it down quite a bit.
 

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Dan said:
Hey, I said "an English speaking country." Narrows it down quite a bit.
Mosul, Iraq - no, wait, that's a future English speaking country...
 

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For some stupid reason I'm tempted to say Quebec City as I think Dan is trying to one up me. It looks like the "modern" part of the city, seen from the rear.

But that's not in an English speaking country either...
 

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Tranplanner said:
For some stupid reason I'm tempted to say Quebec City as I think Dan is trying to one up me. It looks like the "modern" part of the city, seen from the rear.


WRONG!
 

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donk said:
Tranplanner's ottawa answer makes me think it might be Hull.
As in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, or is there another unfortunate place with the same name? It looks nothing like to me. For a start, the sky's blue!

PS definition of oxymoron = Hull University :D
 

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Journeymouse said:

As in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, or is there another unfortunate place with the same name? It looks nothing like to me. For a start, the sky's blue!
No, Donk means Hull, Quebec. It's almost as bad as Hull, UK, except that the bars open late and the drinking age is 18.
 

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Hull, UK

Whereas in Hull, UK, the official drinking age is 18 but... omygod! was that a fetus dressed up like a tart? I've seen 12 year olds get served in Hull.
 

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Re: Hull, UK

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Whereas in Hull, UK, the official drinking age is 18
Right, forgot about that - across the river in Ontario, the drinking age is 19, and the bars close at 2 a.m.
 

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Having fun in the UK

At age 16:
  • You can legally smoke but now you can't almost anywhere public unless you're stood in a field by yourself or 14.
  • As a consenting adult you can have sex. If you haven't already got your preteen girlfriend up the duff/aren't already up the duff, dependent (sp?) on gender. You can also get married, with parental consent.
  • You no longer count as a child for labour purposes and pay national insurance on your wages. You also pay full fair for public transport.

At 18:
  • You can legally buy drinks. But apparently, it's a right of passage to get drunk pre-puberty and struggle to hide the hang over from your parents. I never got that far, but I think my giggle-fit at age 9 after 2 glasses of wine (family dinner) really amused my sick and twisted father.
  • You can vote. Not that there's anything to choose between the political parties.
  • You no longer need permission to get married.
  • You can (in theory) get loans, morgages, credit cards...
  • You can watch violent/pornagraphic movies (frankly the best one)

Public drinking spaces:
  • Pubs and wine bars generally open at around 11am. Last orders are at 11pm (unless the new 24 hour licence goes through). Unless there's a lock in (never happens in wine bars), you will get kicked out at 11:30pm.
  • Night clubs (generally cheesy 80s/90s/current pop music0 open at 9pm and close at 2am. Except on special occassions when they are open until 4am. WARNING: drinks will be expensive.
  • Student unions serve drinks from about 10:30am until 1 or 2am depending on the management. Very cheap and they don't start looking at ID on entrance until 8/9pm. Major parties and balls last until 4am.
 

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Dan said:
Hey, I said "an English speaking country." Narrows it down quite a bit.
Yeah... that narrows it down quite a bit. It could be in... Anguilla,
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Terr., British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Ciskei, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas),
Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland,
Jamaica / West Indies, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi,
Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru,
New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea,
Philippines, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Transkei, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venda, Virgin Islands, Wales, or Zambia. :) Sorry... just wanted to be a smartass.

How about Fargo as a guess?
 

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nerudite said:


Yeah... that narrows it down quite a bit. It could be in... Anguilla,
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Terr., British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Ciskei, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas),
Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland,
Jamaica / West Indies, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi,
Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru,
New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea,
Philippines, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Samoa, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Transkei, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venda, Virgin Islands, Wales, or Zambia. :) Sorry... just wanted to be a smartass.

How about Fargo as a guess?
Others were thinking the same thing, Nerudite, but only you had the mox to say it.

Guess - Nairobi, Kenya?
 

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Tranplanner said:
Please don't tell me it's Halifax...
You're currently cut off... and you are going to Halifax on your honeymoon... do you really care what the city looks like? ;)
 

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nerudite said:


You're currently cut off... and you are going to Halifax on your honeymoon... do you really care what the city looks like? ;)
Only if it looks like a headboard or a shower ;)
 

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My fiancee is going to crack any day now - she won't make it 'til the end of the week, let alone the end of the month.

I hope.

I really really hope.
 

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Tranplanner said:
My fiancee is going to crack any day now - she won't make it 'til the end of the week, let alone the end of the month.

I hope.

I really really hope.
Day 13 is the over/under in the Cyburbia Office pool... :)

And yes...she will crack.
 

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Tranplanner said:
Please don't tell me it's Halifax...
It could be....it kind of looks like the view from the Citadel....I'll go back and look at my honeymoon pic's to check....but I don't see the City Clock....which lends me to believe that it's not Halifax.
 

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Hmmmm... I keep thinking it looks cold (maybe because of the lack of vegetation). I would say Anchorage, but I don't see any mountains in the background. I think I need more hints...
 
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