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Old Posted Aug 20, 2020, 9:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SIGSEGV View Post
One loose metric is if stand on a busy corner (pre-pandemic, of course), how many languages do you hear spoken by passerbys?
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2020, 9:55 PM
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Where is the Hispanic influence in the West Side corridor from Weho to the beach, other than the occasional taqueria?
Palms/Mar Vista is very hispanic. My friend lived over there and you'd often hear the 'el cucarocha' song playing from the produce truck that drove through the neighborhood lol. Taco shops and street vendors selling fruit with the rainbow umbrellas are everywhere. Hell, even laying on the beach in Manhattan or Hermosa, you're gonna have dudes selling you mangos and what not.

Plus, a hell of a lot of the 'white' people in Brentwood and Westwood are actually Persian. But our archaic system allows for no such nuance, so Middle Eastern people are largely classified as white. The West Side would never be confused with Newport Beach, I'll tell you that.
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Old Posted Sep 7, 2020, 10:14 PM
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Moved this from the US cities thread, thought it'd be more relevant:

Bear in mind Europe (not to mention Asia) has vastly overlooked regions too. Just take any given province or mini-region. Think of a state smaller than New Jersey, with 3 million people. It has 600 castles/ ruins near a thousand years old, hundreds more that are younger, plus 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, three National Parks that cover 1/5 of the land and a tortured, deeply atmospheric landscape haunted with myth and legend.


https://i2-prod.walesonline.co.uk, www.edgeip.com

It's a staunchly ancient culture (Celtic) riddled with historic towns and villages, and haunting pre-Christian sites thousands of years old




Kenny Barker, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenny_barker/36360518154

150 historic mansions and estates

9 cathedrals and 123 abbeys


And as mentioned, 600 castles




And birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

https://keyassets.timeincuk.net, https://dioni.co.uk

A wild coast that looks much like Middle Earth



And some of the most idiosyncratic, friendly and fun-loving cultures around, twee, trashy, traditional in equal measure

https://i.inews.co.uk, https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk


https://stateofwales.com, https://www.creativetourist.com/app/...-1500x599.jpeg

Yet utterly off the tourist map. That's Wales, which even has a comedy devoted to how crappy the places is to sell to tourists. Places like the Dordogne valley alone (smaller than Connecticut) has 1,000 castles and chateaux. Entire countries like Slovenia and Montenegro, rivals for world's most beautiful are yet entirely eclipsed by the Croatian coast in between.





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