Post cool urban pictures ITT.
>Nice photographs of big cities
>Own expiriences of mentioned cities
>Polite discussion about mentioned cities
I know, right? New York City apartments really high up i'd imagine could be very cozy to live in.
A city that could be considered 'big' I spent the most time in is Dublin. I take it it's a very social place. I enjoyed my time there very much.
Prague is great. Cities that still keep their traditional look like this are very rare. Anyone know some cities like Prague that have preserved this look? Budapest comes to mind but I've never been there.
Tokyo is entirely different. Ultra modern, but impressive nonetheless.
if we ever had a person in the education ministry saying:
"we are going to implement a system where children are asked to clean their classroom after the classes end"
people will just start flinging shit saying it's just money grabbers in the government trying to use kids as manual labour and hippies and leftists asking said person to step down
nah, Prague is more preserved than Budapest, mainly because they weren't rekted by neither Mongols, nor Turks, Assburgers, Germans, Allied forces and Russians.
How was it? Did you go live there because you had a job waiting for you or did you search for one when you arrived?
I feel you, I could kind of see this working in my country though, if it were presented in the right way
Pic is NYC from the Empire State Building.
after so much blatant corruption this is how the majority of people end up thinking
>if it were presented in the right way
maybe you are right
>if it were presented in the right way
i found the view from the rockefeller a lot better
Nah this one is cooler
I hate stockholm for several reasons, but it is cozy as fuck tbqh
Not exactly big by international standards at approx. 2 million people, but the biggest one we've got, so...
Tokyo outskirts are the best. Well connected to the city, but more reserved and quiet and yet still have everything you need.
That's pretty funny but also kind of sad at the same time.
I can't post anything from buenos aire/new york because im at work for at least 2 more hours
and by the time i get home the thread would be dead
Here's Zagreb. I've been there a few times, it seems like an OK place. Expensive as fuck for no reason though
You know nothing, my friend
It's a very vibrant city actually, especially in summer
>tfw the commieblocks will never go
don't get me wrong, Budapest is beautiful, even more so than Prague desu. it's this really gracious eclectic mix of a city with lot to offer whatever it is you're looking for. you should definitely make use of these weekend deals while you can, Croatbro, the amount of tourists has been growing larger and larger every year and I think it's not long when our streets will be as crowded as Prague's for example.
where are you exactly from? I've been to Dubrovnik this summer, only for a day, though. Seemed like a nice place, shame about the overcrowded streets, Kotor was a much more pleasant experience for me.
last one here, unless someone wants specific landmarks or something
I'm from the far east of Croatia. Not much going on here. A lot of people are at least part Hungarian (myself included).
Haven't been to Dubrovnik, but looking to one day. We're lucky to have such a good coast (although we're not really using it for much more than tourism). It's common for Croatian families to go to vacation in a small town there or something.
I like that quite a bit, but i'd stay away from bigger cities like Dubrovnik, maybe for a day trip.
Brilliant pic lad
Semi-pro, I'm usually just a lighting slave on shoots
How did you get up there? Great colors, btw. Saved.
My pic is Dublin. I take pictures aswell but perhaps more landscape oriented, because I visit real urban areas only so often.
Someone used a bolt cutter to snap the lock off this porthole to the access ladder inside the bridge, when me and my buddy went up we must've just missed the guys who did it, there were fresh bootprints and everything, kinda 2spooky
top tier lad right here
Wow, so a bit of urban exploring? I'd love to find a place in a big city like that, high up but with no people, you feel me?
It was sunny prior, this was at dusk i believe.
Here's a disposable from Dublin
Was this neighbor on a hill? The horizon line seems to appear rather abruptly. Also nice 50/50 horizontal line at the horizon. The big blue sky does help bring a humble feeling for the photo.
Urbex is really the only way to be alone in a giant city, and even then you aren't the only one there usually. Always carry a knife, don't wanna get AIDS from a homeless person attack (not a joke)
Red Hook Grain Elevator is the best, you feel like Solid Snake sneaking past the guards and the fact it's like half collapsed over the water feels so cool.
Not a clue, it might have been. But it could be the shitty lens because it was a disposable camera. You have a photo blog, anon?
Noted. If a chance occurs, I might just try it someday
You're actually in a good position being in the Baltic-Soviet-y area. Lot's of massive abandoned infrastructure stuff in Ukraine, large bridges, and generally the attitude is way more lax there about it. I got my apartment raided by the NYPD for bridge climbing, that wouldn't happen where you're at, they just dont gaf about it.
I caught 8 different BASE jumping/trespass charges, but I had a good lawyer so it got pleaded down to a youth offense and I got like 5 days of community service. District Attorneys wanted me to get 30 days jail but the judge laughed at them,
>Space Needle visible
It's from the Colombia Tower Club at the very top floor, pretty nice place.
The burgers up there are amazing.
I've never even gone on the ferris wheel, iirc it's like 30 bucks or some shit, would rather do something in Fremont or on Cap Hill for that.
You probably went to crab pot on the pier.
Went playing airsoft with friends in this building, how does that sound?
It's just part of the country's culture I guess. I live in a student town where during nights people throw bottles and even chairs out of the windows, piss and chunk fucking everywhere, but during daytime everyone pay attention to where to throw your trash and even often pick up bigger chunks of garbage off the street.
>tfw I will never be as popular as I used to be in the US
>no Euro girl will ever suck my dick for the sole reason I speak French like the American ones would do
Yeah I paid about 40 bucks for two for a fucking 5 minute ride. Bullshit.
>4 years ago
Which High School were you getting hosted at?
I ran the int'l club at my school on MI, we invited like all the exchange students in the area to some overnight exchange/dance thing.
>New York City apartments really high up i'd imagine could be very cozy to live in.
Most of them are really dated, extremely tiny, and cost a fortune (millions upon millions of USD).
NYC has a real problem with housing costs/rent.
Years ago I got ripped off by 2 hookers in Budapest. I desrved it I was young and stupid. I also asked some dudes for directions to a bar called Alcatraz and they tried to pick pocket me. Other than that I really like Magyars.
>Would buying one and renting it be good as an investment?
Yes, but the odds of you buying one is extremely low, everyone is trying to do exactly that and no one is ever selling because they make a fucking racket through rent.
Not enough apartments buy way too many buyers drive up the price even more.
I went to highline in Burien, kind of ghetto yet pretty cool.
Yeah I went to some shit with other exchange students. Tons of Chinese and other introverted Asians lel, I don't mean to offense you but most gatherings were shit.
I had a pretty good time over there, and spent most of my free time playing sports, smoking weed and banging chicks on Bainbridge Island where a lot of parties were hosted for some reason.
Question for any American anons here, I prefer asking it here in the daily /urban/ or /architecture/ generals over making up a new thread that will killed by memes after an hour
I really love New York culture, but I've never been to the city. How is it compared to for example sitcoms like Seinfeld? How are the people actually? I also unironically am very interested in NY Jewish culture and living in the city. Can someone clear me up on this?
People always wayyy overblow the expensiveness of living in NYC. An apartment in manhattan is roughly 2.5k-3.5k/month, which may seem very expensive at face value but wages and salaries in NYC are much higher than the national average.
And of course, believe it or not, there is a NYC that exists outside of Manhattan.
>I don't mean to offense you but most gatherings were shit.
Trust me we knew that, but on Mercer Island a lot of people got to host a kid for the weekend and we took them to the dance for like 20 minutes on Friday then we just partied the rest of the weekend, was pretty fun.
Lot's of foreign QTs.
MI is the island on the lake between Seattle and Bellevue
>An apartment in manhattan is roughly 2.5k-3.5k/month,
A STUDIO apartment is like 4k in Manhattan dude, where are you getting these numbers?
Why do you think everyone is moving to the boroughs?
My city has 6 million people and sometimes it feels so small. Like right now... my neighborhood alone has 160k people, it's all so quiet all I can hear are the birds singing.
Yeah idc what you say that is expensive. And people who aren't from NYC often have a tough going when they try to move there. Shitty walk-ups, piss smelling avenues, etc. To an outsider it's like a brick wall.
>i have the feeling japanese are very clean, i never get to see trash in these pictures of Tokyo
There was trash everywhere in the streets when I was there. Vomit on the sidewalk. Filthy homeless people everywhere.
Don't believe these pictures.
Cant really help you as I only visited NYC for a week but it's pretty much how one would expect. Lots of stuff to visit and to do. Though I never lived there so I can't really tell either the sitcom kind of lifestyle is a meme or is real.
Well Sydney is a irrelevant boring city with nothing to do, shit public transit, and even shittier weather. Real estate is cheaper and the population is less dense for a reason fag, it means people would rather live in NYC than Sydney.
No, I'm talking about the popular central parts of Tokyo. When you get out into the perpiphery, it was another deal. Akihabara and Shinjuku had lots of homeless people sitting in the streets. When you take the last train home at night, the walls in the stations are lined with cardboard boxes or just bed spreadings that the homeless use. You could see shanty towns under bridges and so on. It's really bizarre.
according to the website there are plenty in midtown and lower manhattan.
I'm honestly curious about it because when I visited Miami with some university friends last year it wasn't at all like even recent TV programmes and the hivemind tends to say. As with my college group we're planning on going to NYC this summer I'd like to know in advance if my love for that city will get bursted or not.
Well, I'm probably talking about Manhattan in general and the adjacent parts of Brooklyn and Queens I guess.
Those are just the rent man, you realize you pay hundreds in this like utilities and car parking? That is 3k+ USD for a fucking STUDIO apartment and you're acting like that is normal
No idea why you're trying to argue it when it's a well documented phenomenon in Manhattan
>Why are you trying to convince people that NYC isn't an expensive place to live?
Idk its mind boggling, I think he is just arguing to argue/doesn't want to admit hes wrong when hes post 3k USD studio apartments lmao
First of all who the fuck needs a car in NYC? Average utilities are about $128/month which is not very expensive at all.
>B-b-but it's a studio apartment!!
Who fucking cares? This is NYC not a Houston suburb tard, people aren't moving to NYC to raise kids, they're there to have fun and enjoy life in a big city.
The average salary in NYC according to this is 2,847 a week which is around 140k/year. $3k/month is nothing for people who make that much. The average salary in my field (nursing) is around 65k/year for the U.S., and almost 90k/year in NYC.
Florianópolis. I loved this waterfront, it's really comfy to spend time in, also qt Brazilian blondes jogging.
Most NY sitcoms are normally in the other boroughs like Brooklyn and Queens.
Of course if you get everything from T.V. and the movies it won't be what you expected. Those sitcoms were filmed in the 90's and the city has changed quite a lot since then.
Maybe not in your sunbelt hellhole. I guess people from places like that are simply too fat to live in NYC. Stay in Texas then I guess, I', sure no one will care because NYC certainly has no shortage of people wanting to live there.
Some people do. I'm not the other Belgian NYC boo but I'd love to live in downtown NYC. Even if it means I don't own a car or don't have a backyard. Some people were just meant to live the city life.
>Maybe not in your sunbelt hellhole
Nigger I live in Seattle, another insanely expensive city, I know what I'm talking about.
Keep paying out the ASS for a shithole studio apartment in NYC though retard, lmao.
Stockholm is pretty cozy. Take the rooftop tour if you're there sometime.
And I will continue making DOUBLE what you do retard.
>waaahhhhh I'm to poor to live in a exciting relevant city so it must be a shithole!!
Enjoy your suburban architecture and boring gentrifyed neighborhoods.
That's good to hear, thanks.
Wasn't Seinfeld set in the Upper West Side or something? I feel like many sitcoms are set either there or in Midtown. Also of course I don't take everything from TV and movies, I'm more trying to show what I'm looking for when I say comfy NY living culture.
>Those sitcoms were filmed in the 90's and the city has changed quite a lot since then.
Tbqh I feel like the only thing that has really changed is the extremely high number of hispanics and asians in the city.
B-but Jean-Claude, that's mean
No way you genuinely think people in NYC make double than people in Seattle.
Theres another thing called inflation as well, I know you're like 16 and don't even actually live in NYC or know anything about housing costs but come on man, this is just embarrassing.
Noted, it looks cool af, Sthlm is def on my bucket list
Imagine taking a shit with a view like that
This is how i sometimes feel about big cities.
It's kind of like having a boat. You don't wanna own the boat. If you have a friend who owns a boat you can just show up with a 6pack and just hang out on the boat. But owning the boat is costly and very time consuming. (metaphore by Bill Burr, originally)
>Enjoy your suburban architecture and boring gentrifyed neighborhoods.
Unlike you I actually live in a city and not worship one, lmao.
Exactly, as you get older you realize its a waste of money.
>street signs in Chinese and Japanese
>There are no places where I could do this where I live
w h y
I know tf Croatia. Today was a pretty cozy day to stay in, drink coffee and listen to jazz.
See the high tower on the upper right? My dream would be to live in an apartment like that.
Thank you senpai. Not really, only the maintenance guys are allowed up there. Not that it matters, I live two floors down from the top floor. I also have a balcony on the other side but the view is meh. Pic related
I remember seeing threads on /p/ of a set of these a while ago, all by the same person i presume. Really good photographs.
Sounds like a great apartment, still. Pretty jelly to be honest
How come I didn't know Lyon is so pretty? It looks great, is there stuff to do? How's the city in general?
Lyon is one of my favorite French city, it has plenty of historical streets, monuments, comfy places, good climate, not far from mountains, and is gastronomy capital of France
That's your opinion man, for me personally, it's the only place that's every felt like home.
I agree it's not the view you get from the street but still pretty interesting
I'm actually a filthy village dweller
One the internet no one knows you are a peasant
Bogota is grey as fuck actually
This was from the Philippines in 2009, they had some absolutely insane commieblocks there