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Old Posted Jan 27, 2018, 6:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ThePhun1 View Post
I love how LA people get so offended by the idea that LA could possibly look or feel like any other place in the Sun Belt. "How dare you compare us to a place like that!"

LA is like other places in the Sun Belt. It's not clearly distinct like New Orleans or Miami Beach. Sorry, though it is big and unique enough that you can't just say it's just another Sun Belt city.
LA at its most iconic, distinctive level is easily distinguishable from any Sun Belter outside California. Residential streets lined with skyscraper-tall palm trees, towering purple mountains (snowcapped in the winter months), ugly power lines, Spanish Colonial/Craftsman/MCM architecture, etc. collectively dot the landscape to create a sense of place that's unequivocally dissimilar to what you'll find in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, or Miami. The only close comparisons are, quite obviously, San Diego and Santa Barbara.

How is this any more of a stretch than claiming that Jacksonville has a better skyline than Toronto?
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