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Title: City-Off: Europe (Stockholm/Kiev)
Post by: Platypus on April 09, 2010, 12:36:33 am
EUROPE

1. Lisbon, Portugal
2. Madrid, Spain
3. Barcelona, Spain
4. Geneva, Switzerland
5. Budapest, Hungary
6. Paris, France
7. Brussels, Belgium
8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
9. London, UK
10. Glasgow, UK
11. Frankfurt, Germany
12. Munich, Germany
13. Berlin, Germany
14. Copenhagen, Denmark
15. Stockholm, Sweden
16. St. Petersburg, Russia
17. Moscow, Russia
18. Kiev, Ukraine
19. Prague, Czech Republic
20. Istanbul, Turkey
21. Athens, Greece
22. Warsaw, Poland
23. Vienna, Austria
24. Belgrade, Serbia
25. Zagreb, Croatia
26. Milan, Italy
27. Rome, Italy
28. Helsinki, Finland
29. Oslo, Norway
30. Dublin, Ireland

In the qualifying round, Lyon, France and Cologne, Germany were excluded from the competition. Budapest, Hungary; Frankfurt, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; Oslo, Norway; and Helsinki, Finland joined.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 09, 2010, 04:05:39 pm
JOIN

Hamburg
Zürich
Frankfurt
Napoli
Budapest

REMOVE

Geneva
Cologne


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Edu on April 09, 2010, 06:08:06 pm
IN
Dublin, Ireland
Naples, Italy
Palermo, Italy
Helsinki, Finland
Budapest, Hungary

OUT
Cologne, Germany
Brussels, Belgium


EDIT: Budapest isn't here? well, ill change my vote then :P


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 09, 2010, 06:14:50 pm
Join:
Budapest, Hungary
Dublin, Ireland
Marseille, France
Oslo, Norway
Hamburg, Germany

Remove:
Cologne
Lyon


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Nhoj on April 09, 2010, 11:00:10 pm
Join:
Thessaloniki, Greece
Bucharest, Romania 
Oslo, Norway
Hamburg, Germany
Budapest, Hungary

Remove:
Cologne
Lyon


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 09, 2010, 11:31:08 pm
Join:
Oslo
Dublin
Odessa
Antwerp
Helsinki

Remove:
Lisbon
Istanbul


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: big bad fab on April 10, 2010, 03:40:45 am
JOIN:
Budapest
Frankfurt
Odessa
Napoli
Krakow sorry: Wilna (Vilnius), Lithuania

OUT:
Lyon
Cologne


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Hash on April 10, 2010, 09:07:27 am
JOIN:

Budapest, Hungary
Frankfurt, Germany
Dublin, Ireland
Helsinki, Finland
Oslo, Norway

REMOVE:
Glasgow, UK
Cologne, Germany


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Platypus on April 11, 2010, 10:28:09 pm
VOTES FOR REMOVAL:
Cologne -6
Lyon -3

-------------
Brussels -1
Lisbon -1
Istanbul -1
Glasgow -1
Geneva -1

VOTES FOR ADDITION:
Budapest +6
Dublin +4
Oslo +4
Helsinki +3.5
-tiebreak vote
Frankfurt +3.5 -tiebreak vote
-------------
Hamburg +3
Naples +3
Odessa +2
Bucharest +1
Zurich +1
Thessaloniki +1
Palermo +1
Vilnius +1
Antwerp +1
Marseilles +1

Pairings for the next stage will be announced shortly.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Qualifying)
Post by: Platypus on April 12, 2010, 12:57:11 am
PART TWO STARTS NOW

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
(http://top-10-list.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Geneva.jpg)

VS

PARIS, FRANCE
(http://www.photoatlas.com/photo/france_paris_triomphe.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 12, 2010, 12:58:12 am
Paris


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Edu on April 12, 2010, 01:04:00 am
Geneva seems nice, but Paris is the obvious choice here. I went there last year and i loved the city, i even saw the finishing laps of the Tour de France from my hotel window ;D (the hotel was 1 block away from the Louvre).

if that wasn't clear enough, i vote for Paris, France :P


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Platypus on April 12, 2010, 01:13:20 am
Both. But edge to Geneva.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: big bad fab on April 12, 2010, 03:10:11 am
Paris


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Hash on April 12, 2010, 08:45:59 am
Geneva


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 12, 2010, 09:28:38 am
Paris


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Nhoj on April 12, 2010, 09:54:29 am
Geneva, ive never had much fondness for paris.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 12, 2010, 10:24:47 am
Paris


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Edu on April 12, 2010, 11:51:03 am
Geneva, ive never had much fondness for paris.

Why? I mean, it's such a beautiful city with quite a bit of history :(
I'm just curious :)


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Nhoj on April 12, 2010, 07:50:01 pm
Geneva, ive never had much fondness for paris.

Why? I mean, it's such a beautiful city with quite a bit of history :(
I'm just curious :)
It comes across to me in movies and pictures as greyish and depressing. I of course would not mind visiting it and i would probably enjoy it more if i did. I just dont think its the most beautiful city in the world. Plus as far as history gos there are far more historical cities id rather visit.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Geneva/Paris)
Post by: Platypus on April 13, 2010, 10:53:39 pm
Paris wins.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
(http://www.theodora.com/wfb/photos/czech_republic/charles_bridge_prague_czech_republic_photo_prague_gov.jpg)

VS

ATHENS, GREECE
(http://www.destination360.com/europe/greece/images/s/athens.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Edu on April 13, 2010, 11:16:58 pm
WTF man? two of the most beautiful cities I've visited running against each other? :(
I've been to Athens in 2001. I thought that the acropolis was going to be a disappointment but I'm very glad i was wrong, i found it amazing and i stayed almost a full day just walking around the place. This shows how much i loved it, especially considering that it was July and i got temperatures of about 37ºC or 38ºC :P. The city is also very nice, pity i went there during the summer, the heat is very annoying. Although that week i also went to Ephesus and the heat was much worse there, so maybe i got lucky ;D
Oh yeah, and i experienced a mild earthquake one day. I noticed the bed was shaking and i immediately got dressed and went to the lobby in a mild state of panic. Of course when i got downstairs everyone was acting normal and a guy told me these mild earthquakes happen all the time :P

I travelled to Prague more recently and thankfully the weather was fine :P. It's arguably the most beautiful city I've been to, i absolutely loved it. I spent most of the days just walking around those narrow streets, stopping to eat something and then walking some more. If i had to described everything i liked about the city i could spend hours doing it. It's currently on my list of cities that i HAVE to go back sometime.

I'm going to have to vote Prague. It has better weather ;D (although i never experienced a Prague winter but according to my mom, who went a few years before me, it wasn't THAT bad)


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 13, 2010, 11:40:45 pm
Athens


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Platypus on April 14, 2010, 02:25:25 am
Hard choice, Athens doesn't have plumbing but is sunnier; Prague has plumbing but is colder.

Athens


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: big bad fab on April 14, 2010, 04:15:34 am
OMG, Riyadh-Kampala in one group and Prague-Athens in another one...

Prague, just because I'm fond of Central Europe. Athens "was" (more than "is") a great city


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Hash on April 14, 2010, 07:19:17 am
Prague


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 14, 2010, 09:42:57 am
That's no question for me

Prague

It's one of the nicest cities of the world


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 14, 2010, 01:57:31 pm
Prague


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Nhoj on April 14, 2010, 06:10:31 pm
Prague.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Prague/Athens)
Post by: Platypus on April 15, 2010, 12:43:23 am
Prague wins.

MILAN, ITALY
(http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1864051-Milan_from_the_Cathedral_Roof-Milan.jpg)

VS

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
(http://www.denrus.ru/img/hookcanalcp.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: dead0man on April 15, 2010, 12:46:37 am
Milan


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Nhoj on April 15, 2010, 12:56:37 am
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Platypus on April 15, 2010, 12:57:11 am
Hmph. Neither particularly appeals, but i'll go with St. Petersburg


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Edu on April 15, 2010, 01:08:09 am
Been to Milan several times, but just to the airport, i haven't seen the city :P

But on the other hand St Petersburg is one of my favorite cities and one of the few i visited more than twice. I absolutely love it and i never experienced any kind of problem there. Every time i went to Russia i had to make a stop there, it's just irresistible to me. I always went during summer, so i haven't experienced the harsh winters, maybe i could change my mind after that. It is similar to Venice in the sense that it has lots of rivers and canals (it is built over a swamp after all) and the architecture of every friggin building i saw was beyond amazing. I can't really find bad things to say about it.

This is a crap round because Milan also looks spectacular, but I'll have to go with one of my favorite cities. So, I vote St Petersburg


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: big bad fab on April 15, 2010, 03:39:50 am
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 15, 2010, 07:16:51 am
St. Petersburg


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Hash on April 15, 2010, 09:26:42 am
St. Petersburg


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 15, 2010, 11:56:54 am
St. Petersburg


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 15, 2010, 04:58:02 pm
St. Petersburg


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Milan/St. Petersburg)
Post by: Platypus on April 17, 2010, 11:53:10 pm
St. Petersburg wins.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
(http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2007-09/will-pearson-london-skyline.jpg)

VS

WARSAW, POLAND
(http://www.eapoland.com/assets/images/warsaw-skyline.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Nhoj on April 18, 2010, 12:12:02 am
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Platypus on April 18, 2010, 12:13:01 am
I know a few people who have lived in Poland, and they all loved Warsaw. That said, London is tone of the world's very best cities and so it has to progress to the finals. Warsaw got a tough draw.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 18, 2010, 12:19:32 am
Tough decision, but I have to go with London.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: justW353 on April 18, 2010, 12:22:03 am
Both cities have such rich history...A hard choice, but I'd have to choose London.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Hash on April 18, 2010, 06:59:42 am
Warsaw


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 18, 2010, 09:53:19 am
London


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Edu on April 18, 2010, 03:18:30 pm
Both Beautiful cities. I've been to Warsaw once when i toured all around Poland, but London is another one of my favorites, i've been there 3 times in 10 years.

So i vote London


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 18, 2010, 05:16:19 pm
London


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Cubby on April 19, 2010, 02:26:59 am
London, one of the World's best cities

Warsaw got a tough draw.

I agree.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Come grasp the mighty avatar of our admin on April 19, 2010, 04:42:06 pm
Warsaw, duh. I can't vote against my home.

I wonder how many of you actually ever been there and had chance to see anything.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Edu on April 19, 2010, 05:25:13 pm
Warsaw, duh. I can't vote against my home.

I wonder how many of you actually ever been there and had chance to see anything.

People are saying this is a though round mate, it's not like this is an easy vote for London :P

And i liked Gdańsk better to be honest, though Warsaw was a close second :)


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (London/Warsaw)
Post by: Platypus on April 19, 2010, 08:06:07 pm
London wins.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
(http://www.primetravels.com/PackageImages/696/copenhagen-08.jpg)

VS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
(http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2956251-bruxelles-Brussels.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on April 19, 2010, 08:13:47 pm
Copenhagen


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 19, 2010, 09:54:40 pm
Another tough one. I vote Copenhagen.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Edu on April 19, 2010, 10:41:03 pm
I went to Belgium last year and while most of my week and a half was based on Bruges, i also spent a couple of days in Brussels and compared to Bruges it was kind of dull. On the other hand, i greatly enjoyed my short stay (4 days) in Copenhagen.

I vote Copenhagen.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Nhoj on April 19, 2010, 11:57:20 pm
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, I perceive Brussels to be very dull.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Platypus on April 20, 2010, 12:40:07 am
I have very little interest in ever going to Brussels, but i'd like to visit Copenhagen some day.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Cubby on April 20, 2010, 03:38:44 am
Copenhagen



Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 20, 2010, 03:50:52 am
Copenhagen


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Hash on April 20, 2010, 07:15:18 am
Copenhagen.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 20, 2010, 11:08:07 am
Copenhagen


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: afleitch on April 20, 2010, 03:51:24 pm
Brussels, but that's because it's the only one I visited.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Copenhagen/Brussels)
Post by: Platypus on April 22, 2010, 04:00:30 am
Copenhagen wins.

LISBON, PORTUGAL
(http://www.globosapiens.net/data/gallery/po/pictures_468/--portugal--lisboa--id=25643.jpg)

VS

BERLIN, GERMANY
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Berlin_skyline_3.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on April 22, 2010, 04:07:03 am
Lisbon, Portugal


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Franzl on April 22, 2010, 04:08:11 am
Lisbon, Portugal


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Platypus on April 22, 2010, 04:09:59 am
This is probably the hardest matchup in the whole competition. I'm voting for Berlin, but both deserve to go through.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 22, 2010, 07:34:02 am
Berlin


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Nhoj on April 22, 2010, 09:54:15 am
LISBON, PORTUGAL


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Edu on April 22, 2010, 12:13:29 pm
I've never been to Portugal, certainly a place i would want to go to in the future.
But i enjoyed Berlin a lot, spent a little more than a week and a half there. I was much more of a history buff back then than nowadays and i remember feeling like i had drank 50 red bulls during the time i spent there ;D Some cop gave

I vote Berlin


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 22, 2010, 01:23:40 pm
Lisboa


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: afleitch on April 22, 2010, 01:52:02 pm
Berlin.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Hash on April 22, 2010, 03:31:23 pm
Lisboa


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 22, 2010, 08:18:52 pm
All the top tier matches seem to be in Europe...

I vote Berlin.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 23, 2010, 12:51:42 am
Berlin


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Cubby on April 24, 2010, 04:18:28 am
Another tough round. I like both cities.


Berlin


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: big bad fab on April 24, 2010, 04:30:07 pm
Berlin


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Platypus on April 24, 2010, 04:54:25 pm
Berlin wins.

MADRID, SPAIN
(http://portugal.com/blogs/citybreaks/files/2009/06/madrid-skyline.png)

VS

BELGRADE, SERBIA
(http://media.lonelyplanet.com/lpimg/26874/26874-10/preview.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 24, 2010, 04:54:43 pm
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Platypus on April 24, 2010, 05:11:18 pm
Madrid, pero unicamente porque necesito practicar mi castellano.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Lisbon/Berlin)
Post by: justW353 on April 24, 2010, 06:27:50 pm
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Nhoj on April 24, 2010, 07:53:17 pm
MADRID, SPAIN


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 24, 2010, 08:19:58 pm
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Hash on April 24, 2010, 09:38:03 pm
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Edu on April 24, 2010, 11:04:21 pm
I've been twice to Madrid. Once in the middle of summer of 2008 (i remember watching the opening ceremony of the olympic games there) and the heat was killing me. Then i went in winter and i freezed my butt all week. But despite that i really liked the city and it was good to finally being able to speak my first language when i traveled :P

I vote Madrid.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 25, 2010, 01:11:51 am
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 25, 2010, 02:13:10 am
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: big bad fab on April 25, 2010, 02:41:38 pm
Madrid


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Cubby on April 26, 2010, 02:32:37 am
Madrid



Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Platypus on April 27, 2010, 01:35:31 am
Madrid wins.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA
(http://blog.beliefnet.com/astrologicalmusings/images/moscow%20skyline.jpg)

VS

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/AMSguy/skyline_Zuidas1.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Madrid/Belgrade)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 27, 2010, 01:40:15 am
Damn, yet another incredibly difficult decision.

Moscow


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Edu on April 27, 2010, 01:48:37 am
Some people here might know that i love Russia and Moscow is one of the cities i visited more than once in my life. Never went to Amsterdam so this is pretty easy for me ;D
Though i think Moscow will lose :P

I vote Moscow


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: big bad fab on April 27, 2010, 01:55:52 am
Moscow


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 27, 2010, 02:06:44 am
Amsterdam


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Hash on April 27, 2010, 07:11:28 am
This is quite hard, but I've always had a soft spot for Russia... but then, Amsterdam is a great city and it has the best voting patterns ever.

Ugh. Moskva.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Nhoj on April 27, 2010, 09:57:56 am
Moscow of course.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 27, 2010, 12:07:10 pm
Moscow


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Platypus on April 28, 2010, 06:45:48 am
300 years ago, Amsterdam; 200 years ago, Moscow; 100 years ago Amsterdam; today Moscow.



Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Moscow/Amsterdam)
Post by: Platypus on April 28, 2010, 07:27:46 am
Moscow wins.

ROME, ITALY
(http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/Rome.jpg)

VS

HELSINKI, FINLAND
(http://www.marugfoto.nl/ime/helsinki06b.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: big bad fab on April 28, 2010, 07:57:37 am
Rome

(Helsinki shouldn't have been here: Vilnius should have)


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Hash on April 28, 2010, 08:42:24 am
Helsinki


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Nhoj on April 28, 2010, 10:44:16 am
ROME, ITALY


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 28, 2010, 10:47:07 am
Rome


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 28, 2010, 10:47:52 am
Rome


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 28, 2010, 11:25:45 am
Roma


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Edu on April 28, 2010, 11:10:28 pm
Been to both, but while Helsinki is a very nice city, Rome is another one of my favorites, plus about half of my family was from there before they came to Argentina in the 19th century (the other half is from Sicily and i have one relative that came from Spain) so i have an extra incentive to vote for it ;D

I vote Rome easily.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: justW353 on April 28, 2010, 11:24:45 pm


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 29, 2010, 12:27:44 am
Rome


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Cubby on April 29, 2010, 12:38:53 am
Rome


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on April 29, 2010, 03:22:43 pm
Damn it, tough choice this time.

I'll vote Helsinki.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Platypus on May 05, 2010, 02:49:11 am
Helsinki. Already lost, sure, but a protest vote against Italy is never really wasted.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Rome/Helsinki)
Post by: Platypus on May 05, 2010, 02:55:30 am
Rome wins.

BARCELONA, SPAIN
(http://www.destination360.com/europe/spain/images/s/spain-barcelona.jpg)

VS

VIENNA, AUSTRIA
(http://viennasapartments.com/images/vienna-skyline.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: big bad fab on May 05, 2010, 03:11:13 am
Vienna, so beautiful, so musical, so historical.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Hash on May 05, 2010, 07:49:05 am
Vienna I guess.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Franzl on May 05, 2010, 09:21:13 am
Vienna, so beautiful, so musical, so historical.

Wien!


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: fezzyfestoon on May 05, 2010, 09:27:47 am
WIEN!


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on May 05, 2010, 09:37:52 am
Vienna


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Nhoj on May 05, 2010, 09:49:34 am
Wien


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 05, 2010, 10:43:12 am
Wien


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 05, 2010, 11:54:49 am
I like Barcelona, but I like Vienna more ;)

Wien


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Edu on May 05, 2010, 12:23:17 pm
I've been to different parts of Spain over the years, but not to Barcelona. The city is beautiful according to friends of mine. But it doesn't stand a chance against Vienna which is one of the most beautiful cities I've been to. It was a hot summer and i remember the hotel not having air conditioning, but that didn't deter me from enjoying the city ;D

I vote Vienna


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Cubby on May 06, 2010, 12:39:09 am
Barcelona


I like Vienna too. Not an easy decision


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 06, 2010, 02:22:39 pm
A very hard decision because both are great cities.

Vienna, I guess....


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2010, 12:57:45 am
Barcelona for a weekend, but Vienna for anything else.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Barcelona/Vienna)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2010, 01:01:04 am
Vienna wins.

OSLO, NORWAY
(http://www.istopoli.com/cruise/adminpanel/editor/assets/oslo.jpg)

VS

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
(http://www.praguesaints.cz/downloads/items/thumb/1552-budapest2.jpg_t.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2010, 01:08:48 am
Hard choice, but bitchy ex-housemate was Norwegian, so Budapest gets my vote.


Wait! Eurovision is in Oslo this year!


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Shilly on May 09, 2010, 01:14:12 am
Have to go with Oslo here.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Edu on May 09, 2010, 01:25:42 am
I loved Budapest when i went over there (the same year i went to Poland) and frankly while Oslo looks nice it doesn't appear that much more appealing. Plus i met a girl there that made my opinion of my visit improve quite a lot ;D

I strongly vote for Budapest.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 09, 2010, 01:58:25 am
Budapest


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Nhoj on May 09, 2010, 01:58:38 am
Budapest


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on May 09, 2010, 01:59:34 am
Oslo


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 09, 2010, 02:14:48 am
Oslo


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Hash on May 09, 2010, 09:01:37 am
Budapest


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: big bad fab on May 09, 2010, 03:18:19 pm
Budapest

(Oslo winning would really be outrageous :P)


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 10, 2010, 11:05:58 am
Oslo


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: fezzyfestoon on May 14, 2010, 10:08:04 am
This one's just impossible.  Budapest I guess.  DAMNIT, but I feel bad for being Norwegian.  But Budapest is amazing, BUT so is Oslo.  Alright, fine.  I'm sticking with Budapest.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Oslo/Budapest)
Post by: Platypus on May 15, 2010, 11:50:11 pm
Budapest wins.

MUNICH, GERMANY
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/406391348_c36f150041.jpg)

VS

ISTANBUL, TURKEY
(http://pages.pomona.edu/~gk014747/misc/istanbul04.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 16, 2010, 12:21:22 am
Constantinople


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Platypus on May 16, 2010, 12:22:55 am
This one's easy. Istanbul


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Nhoj on May 16, 2010, 12:38:34 am
ISTANBUL, TURKEY


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 16, 2010, 12:59:52 am
München (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UvYavFq_q8&feature=related)


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Edu on May 16, 2010, 01:36:55 am
Never been to Munich (i have travelled to the north of Germany mostly, like Berlin or Rostock, but never to the south as far as i know :P). I visited Istambul in 2001 and it was very interesting, it's probably one of the cities i would like to go back sometime.

I vote Byzantium :P


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on May 16, 2010, 02:18:14 am
Munich


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Hash on May 16, 2010, 08:59:42 am
Living in Munich sucked balls, largely because of the weather. But still Munich.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 16, 2010, 12:17:04 pm
Munich


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: big bad fab on May 16, 2010, 12:24:28 pm
Istanbul

sorry Hans


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 16, 2010, 12:36:58 pm
Istanbul

sorry Hans

:'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Munich/Istanbul)
Post by: Platypus on May 18, 2010, 02:11:36 am
Istanbul wins.

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
(http://www.destination360.com/europe/uk/images/s/uk-glasgow.jpg)

VS

DUBLIN, IRELAND
(http://www.ucd.ie/english/doublevision/images/dublin.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 18, 2010, 02:24:19 am
Tough decision. I vote Dublin.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Edu on May 18, 2010, 02:28:17 am
Damn it! another hard one.
Been to both and i could certainly retire to any of them. But while Dublin was probably the city in Ireland i liked the best, Glasgow while nice, wasn't the best in Scotland (i liked Edinburgh and Inverness better).

So, i have to vote Dublin in this one :(


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Nhoj on May 18, 2010, 02:37:07 am
GLASGOW, Scotland


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: big bad fab on May 18, 2010, 03:06:48 am
Dublin, quite obviously


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Hash on May 18, 2010, 06:16:15 am
Baile Átha Cliath


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 18, 2010, 11:26:10 am
Glasgow


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 18, 2010, 12:20:26 pm
Dublin!


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Platypus on May 18, 2010, 11:58:21 pm
Baile Átha Cliath

You'll need to clarify that one.

I vote Dublin, just cos.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: fezzyfestoon on May 19, 2010, 01:23:11 am
Dublin easily.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on May 19, 2010, 01:27:17 am
Dublin


Baile Átha Cliath

You'll need to clarify that one.

Dublin


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 19, 2010, 11:41:02 am
Baile Átha Cliath

You'll need to clarify that one.

It's the Irish name for Dublin.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: Platypus on June 06, 2010, 09:06:14 pm
Dublin wins.

FRANKFURT (am Main), GERMANY
(http://www.destination360.com/europe/uk/images/s/uk-glasgow.jpg)

VS

ZAGREB, CROATIA
(http://klub.bgdcafe.com/slike/9078_zagreb_inner_city.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on June 06, 2010, 09:10:58 pm
I'm obviously not playing this game, but Glasgow is actually much better - in almost all ways - than Dublin.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on June 06, 2010, 09:36:20 pm
Frankfurt


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on June 06, 2010, 10:46:32 pm
Frankfurt am Main


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: big bad fab on June 07, 2010, 01:41:03 am
Zagreb


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on June 07, 2010, 01:41:10 am
Frankfurt


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Edu on June 07, 2010, 01:51:22 am
I've only visited the Frankfurt airport and not much else and i have never been to Zagreb but i'll try to make this competitive. Plus i heard good things about it.

I vote Zagreb


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Nhoj on June 07, 2010, 02:20:36 am
Frankfurt am Main


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Glasgow/Dublin)
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on June 07, 2010, 04:06:03 am
FRANKFURT (am Main), GERMANY
(http://www.destination360.com/europe/uk/images/s/uk-glasgow.jpg)


That's obviously not Frankfurt.

The url says it's Glasgow. Wouldn't have recognized it from the picture, though.

Oh yeah, hometown vote! Frankfurt.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on June 07, 2010, 09:45:49 am
Frankfurt am Main


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on June 07, 2010, 11:44:48 am
Really mixed here, I'd like to see the American Frankfurt, but well Zagreb seems to have more sun and I'd like to see Croatia too.

Zagreb.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Hash on June 07, 2010, 04:47:05 pm
Zagreb


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Franzl on June 07, 2010, 04:59:02 pm
Frankfurt!!


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Cubby on June 08, 2010, 01:43:39 am
Frankfurt please

Although I have a feeling Zagreb is one of the better cities of Southeastern Europe.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on June 08, 2010, 12:48:01 pm
Frankfurt


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2012, 11:02:07 pm
Zagreb, but it's lost anyway.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Frankfurt/Zagreb)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2012, 11:07:10 pm
Frankfurt wins.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
(http://media.lonelyplanet.com/lpi/26688/26688-3/469x264.jpg)

VS

KIEV, UKRAINE
(http://duplo.jovan.com.ua/i/2010/kyiv/rodina_mat_kyiv_02.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Stockholm/Kiev)
Post by: Nhoj on May 10, 2012, 12:00:45 am
STOCKHOLM


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Stockholm/Kiev)
Post by: Platypus on May 10, 2012, 12:18:11 am
Both appeal, but I think I'd find more diverse interests in Kiev.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Stockholm/Kiev)
Post by: big bad fab on May 10, 2012, 01:51:28 am
A very, very difficult choice.

Let's say Stockholm.


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Stockholm/Kiev)
Post by: batmacumba on May 10, 2012, 07:15:49 pm
Stockholm


Title: Re: City-Off: Europe (Stockholm/Kiev)
Post by: Platypus on May 11, 2012, 01:12:27 am
Stockholm wins the final round in this group.