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Cultural capital of the world

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by madviking, Jul 2, 2010.

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What is the cultural capital of the world for 2010?

  1. New York City

    41.2%
  2. Los Angeles

    11.8%
  3. Paris

    9.8%
  4. London

    10.8%
  5. Vienna

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Istanbul

    2.0%
  7. Moscow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Tokyo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Sydney

    2.0%
  10. Madrid

    1.0%
  11. Rome

    2.0%
  12. Athens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Montreal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Mexico City

    1.0%
  15. Rio de Janeiro

    2.9%
  16. Buenoes Aires

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Cairo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Seoul

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Beijing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Delhi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Singapore

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Cape Town

    3.9%
  23. Stockholm

    1.0%
  24. Amsterdam

    4.9%
  25. Belleville, Illinois

    5.9%
  1. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Couldn't vote Melbourne so I voted Amsterdam.
     
  2. Mathalamus

    Mathalamus Emperor of Mathalia

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    i consider Istanbul to be the cultural Center. no im not biased. i just don't think new york produced enough culture yet.
     
  3. Gigaz

    Gigaz civoholic

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    Jerusalem would propably be the most intelligent choice.
     
  4. Verbose

    Verbose Deity

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    None of the above. The world is again interestingly diverse and multi-polar.:goodjob:
     
  5. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    A poll about culture with no Venice? Bad poll.
     
  6. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    New York is currently the Cultural capital of the world.

    @Perfection. :lol;l
     
  7. Racsoviale

    Racsoviale Smoke me a kipper!

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    Where is the Berlin option?
     
  8. pesgores

    pesgores Deus Vult!

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    Since Cape Town is the closest it'll get to a Portuguese choice, I voted for it. The Green Point Stadium is my favourite, aesthetically speaking, of the World Cup stadia.
     
  9. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Well, yeah, but not to such an extent that it is lent any sort of primacy. It's a regional music centre, sure, but so is any large city, that's just how popular culture works. It doesn't even house any particularly prominent scenes right now, at least not compared to, say, grunge-era Seattle, or itself in the glam era.
     
  10. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    No votes for Milton Keynes?
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    New York. I don't see any other city having the influence on global culture currently that NY has.
     
  12. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    But this influence represents only a tiny, tiny fraction of international culture as a whole.

    Which is, essentially, where this whole scheme falls down. We're bickering over which grain of sand comprises the largest portion of the beach, with the apparent intent of proclaiming that grain "King of the Beach", which is about as absurd as it it appears to be. I know humans have this apparently ingrained tendency to name a "best" example of everything, but, really, is there any point? Cultural centres, in particular, are organic entities, so attempting to ordain one as primate is simply contrary to their very nature.
     
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Ok. Ask the question this way: Is there any city that other parts of the world are becoming more like?
     
  14. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Well, yes, thousands of them. That was rather my point.
     
  15. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    When Paris stops being the most visited city in the world, I'll consider somewhere else. Until then...
     
  16. Arwon

    Arwon

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    Shhhhh. I was struggling to make my joke work. ):
     
  17. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    New York #1

    Paris receives the most international visitors, but overall, NYC is by far #1.

    47 million tourists in 2008 versus 35 million for Paris
     
  18. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Yeah, I probably took that a bit too seriously, didn't I? My apologies. :blush:
     
  19. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    If we talk about world's cultural capital, then it's more significant to count international visitors.

    And where do your numbers come from ?
     
  20. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Anyone voting for a European city is being heavily biased. World culture doesn't just mean fine arts and old buildings.
     

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